Fast forward a few years and perspective starts to shift. Valentine's were a bit more coveted. I always hoped I wouldn't be the one to get to the end of the school day without a cheesy carnation in my hand. At least one. You remember, right? If it just so happened that you were not "going with" somebody that year, you conspired with your girlfriends to plunk down the couple of dollars it took to send each other a carnation.
And then there was collage. Basically, Valentine's Day could come and go and I didn't even realize it. There was one year when I made a huge batch of THE BEST sugar cookies on the face of the planet. I cut them out in the shape of hearts. I topped them with white, pink, and red frosting. And a few sprinkles here and there. I shared them with cute boys. This was when we no longer lived in the dorms. I shared an apartment with three friends (♥ Kel...Bren...Gina - miss u guys). And then I promptly lost (threw away?) the recipe for those cookies and have regretted it for approximately 16 years since. I've never made another sugar cookie recipe that good.
Plus, who can forget that date? I was making it easy on my husband. Never would he have to scramble to get me a gift or wish me a happy anniversary because he forgot our anniversary until the last minute. Nope, he'd have constant reminders every time he turned around for at least a month before the date - and not even from me... from the television and billboards and stores that he would pass by anyway.
I told you it was a doozy. Pretty smart though, huh? Yes, these days I join in the celebration of love not (only) because it's Valentine's Day, but because it is my wedding anniversary.
Wanna know a sexy way to spend the day? Or maybe just the evening... or the afternoon... whatever? Put on some vinyl (record, not pants please) and sip a margarita. Preferably a little Santana. On both fronts. Santana album. Carlos Santana tequila.
El Beso de Luz Margarita (Kiss of Light Margarita)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: n/a
Keywords: beverage alcohol blood orange orange tequila Mexican
Ingredients (1 cocktail)
Combine Casa Noble Crystal Tequila, Licor 43, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with an ice cube. Shake vigorously.
Pour into a glass, over ice, if you wish. Squeeze the orange over the top and then drop it into the cocktail. Enjoy.
"Not only is tequila an aphrodisiac, but Carlos Santana likened his first warm taste of El Beso de Luz to the first time one falls in love. In fact, he was so moved by it that he gave the cocktail its name, a tribute to his wife Cindy."
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-Casa Noble Crystal Tequila: smooth, sexy, very sippable, perfect alone or in a cocktail. New favorite tequila.
-Licor 43: slightly sweet with hints of vanilla and citrus. Loved it. Need a big bottle.
...loved both separately and together.
I received a teeny-tiny sample-size bottle of each Casa Noble Crystal and Licor 43 so that I could try this cocktail. All opinions stated in this post are my own.