Summer is in full swing here on Chincoteague Island, officially. During the week the boys and I spend alot of time in the pool, or at the beach…but on the weekends we’re usually found on the boat. With the 4th of July weekend upon us, I thought it appropriate to share this mermaid-inspired margarita.

Mermaids happen to be crazy popular right now. But for a girl who’s had saltwater running through her veins since birth – I’ve always felt a kindship to them. Even more so now that I’ve gotten into sea-glassing and beachcombing. I can’t help but feel like those salty sirens sent up those pieces from the depths just for me to find…

Incidentally, I’ve always felt a kinship to tequila too. So, it was only natural to  combine those two things here on the blog eventually. Fresh margarita mix, combined with tequila and triple sec, and the addition of Blue Curacao to give it it’s signature blue hue. Don’t be lazy and buy the store-bought mixer, it takes all of three minutes to make your own. And once you do, you’ll never go back. Trust me.

I did a sugar-salt combination on the rim, I love the salty/sweet combo – much like the attitudes of my homegirls under the waves. Added some fresh lime zest too, loved the pop of color and flavor that it lent.

Garnished with a lime wedge skewered onto a dinglehopper , it’s a cocktail that I’d be proud to serve to any mermaid. Maybe I’ll come across one in our boat journeys this weekend…will make sure to have all the ingredients on hand, just in case one shows up.


  1. Posted June 30, 2017 at 9:49 AM | Permalink

    Dinglehopper! Ha ha!. Read your margarita mix post. You are so right about how dumb it is that bartenders rely so heavily on it. I hate it when they won’t make me a margarita because they have no mix! Grrr…I don’t use a mix at home, but I also make sure anyone who drinks one of my margaritas has a designated driver! A little blue curacao sounds like a great, boozy addtion. Throw in a splash of grenadine and don’t mix it for a unicorn effect!

    • Posted June 30, 2017 at 10:41 AM | Permalink

      That sounds like so much fun, will definitely try that. Luckily, here on Chincoteague – we can walk home! 😉

  2. Posted June 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM | Permalink

    This looks so good and refreshing! And, the dinglehopper…so clever! 🙂

  3. Posted June 30, 2017 at 11:52 AM | Permalink

    I am going to have to try the Blue Curacao in it…it looks so refreshing! Perfect for this weekend!

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