This post has been sponsored by Tecate Light. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.
Is there anything better than a beach vacation getaway taken smack dab in the middle of winter?
Of course not. Nothing beats stealing away from the cold grips of winter to spend a few couple days bumming beach side, or happy houring at a swim up bar that overlooks the ocean while there is snow slowly falling at home. And besides the pure bliss that comes with a vacation, no matter when or where you take it, the best part is the feeling of the twist. Doing something that changes up the routine, or evokes a sense that you long for is what helps make the fun more fun.
It is in that vein that I write this today. It is December, it is winter, and there is nothing but the holidays happening all around. Yet when it comes to enjoying a solid little Sunday Funday, one way to do it is to do it with a twist. Sunday Fundays are designed to thwart the Sunday Scaries, to take the afternoon to cap off a week of work, living, and responsibilities. Therefore it can be such a blast to tune into the games, make a festive little food spread, and indulge in some kind of cocktail. And while there are pretty standard Sunday sips that we all know and love, I am also always down to break away from the norms and try to bring something with a more summery spin.
One super easy beer cocktail that is synonymous with vacation to me is The Iceberg. And it is so easy – beer with some frozen margarita on top. Adding a lime to a light Mexican beer is a pretty standard move, but imagine where it can go when it is not just the lime, but a frozen lime burst plus some.
There are two simple keys to perfecting The Iceberg. The first is the beer. Going with Tecate Light is totally the right call because this Mexican beer is easy and light, while also being bright and bold. And since an Iceberg is really about the beer, you are going to want something that can both stand alone, but also work well with the margarita floater. The second key is to make the frozen margarita consistency just right. To do this, the ratio of ice to margarita has to be slightly off balance, tilting more so in the direction of the ice. Think more ice than margarita because you will want the consistency to be pretty dense, much like packed snow. When you can achieve that consistency, it will float perfectly on top, which makes drinking it so fun. The beer will cut through and yet be flavored by it all, and I’m telling you, it will be pretty darn refreshing.
Whipping up a couple of Icebergs to sip on, while sharing in a platter of chips and salsa spreads, brings those sunny feelings of a beach vacation getaway right into your living room. Much like the twist of making a winter Sunday Funday reminiscent of a season that seems so far away, is the fun and spunky twist of topping a Tecate with some frozen margarita. Do it and let yourself go on a little mind vacation for just that one wintery weekend afternoon.