A Margarita
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There are some of these food- and drink-related daily observations for which I can work up considerable enthusiasm. Wine, dark chocolate, cherry pie—bring it on. Margaritas, well…they’re just OK. They’re not among my top 20 favorite cocktails, and I won’t go out of my way to obtain one today. But if I happened to trip and accidentally knock over a bottle of tequila, some Cointreau (or other orange liqueur), and a bit of lime juice into an iced glass, maybe one that randomly had some salt on the rim for some reason, well, I would feel disinclined to let it go to waste. On account of the vitamin C and antioxidants and whatnot. I’m thrifty that way.