Spring has sprung, and with it, time in our backyard. Right after Nita and I got married, we lucked into a wonderful discovery. You don’t need Triple Sec to make a margarita. You can use Jameson. Or rum. Or Jack Daniels. Or…
We wanted margaritas one night to sip out on the back deck of the old Rancho Winter, but we had no Triple Sec. We did have Jameson. So in went the Jamie.
We tried it with rum and Jack and Beam and… Yeah, we taste tested a lot of these ritas. But it’s not really a margarita without Triple Sec, is it? No, it’s not. It’s a Nita Rita, and you, too, can enjoy responsibly.
Nita Ritas are 3 parts Cuervo margarita mix, 2 parts tequila (We recommend Cuervo Especial, but I really want to try Cabo Wabo one of these days), and one part… Well, what kind of Nita Rita do you want?
Irish Nita Rita: Jameson
Jamaican Nita Rita: rum
Nuclear Nita Rita: Bacardi 151 dark spiced rum
Tennessee Nita Rita: Jack Daniels
Kentucky Nita Rita (legal): Jim Beam
Kentucky Nita Rita (illegal): moonshine
Canadian Nita Rita: Crown or Seagrams
Jaeger Nita Rita: Dude, that’s just insane. Don’t ever do that. Trust me. It’ll end badly. Agave and absinthe’s cheap cousin do not mix.
So there you have it. The Nita Rita, invented by my wife, the incomparable Nita.