We started things off with a picnic dinner in one of my favorite place in the whole city, The Grand Basin in Forest Park.
The Grand Basin is a beautiful area below the Art Museum and Art Hill.
|This picture was not taken by me|
Here is a picture of the Basin during the 1904 World's Fair
|This picture was not taken by me either ;)|
It's a beautiful place to picnic, especially at sunset.
The margaritas were made (by me) with my step-dad, John's recipe. We eat at a lot of Mexican joints but I have never found a margarita that I like better. I hope he won't mind me sharing the recipe.
What you'll need:
Course salt (optional)
Triple Sec (or Grand Marnier if you like things fancy)
Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice
Start by salting the rim if that floats your boat (wet the glass and stick on a plate full of course salt).
Then make your own sweet and sour mix. You could use the store bought kind, but I don't see why. This is super easy and you avoid the syrup flavor. Use equal parts water and lemon juice then add as much sugar as you like. The Rose's lime is sweetened so don't go too overboard.
Next, mix one shot of Tequila, about 3/4 of a shot of Triple Sec, 1/2 a shot of Rose's, and two shots of Sweet and Sour. Then squeeze in the juice of 1/2 a fresh lime. Shake and pour over ice. Makes one. But you'll want to make way more than one. Trust me.