Mad World

Like all of you, I can't wait for the premier of Mad Men tonight! In case you REALLY can't wait, why don't you follow your favorite character on twitter, catch up with the Drapers on their blog, make a drink Don would be proud of, or turn yourself into one!

See! I do watch other things besides mindless reality TV (but wait, check out me and my husband's new fave).


Move Over Skinnygirl......

Because there is a new margarita to love. I had dinner with my parents last week at Sol, a new Mexican spot near their home. As you know, I love a drink with a little kick. So when I saw a margarita with cucumber AND jalapeno, I had to try it! Now I'm completely obsessed and even found a recipe online so I could make them at home. Try one tonight (or today, I don't judge), you won't be disappointed!! Oh and there is no mix, in case you are watching your sugar intake.

Based on Tim Love's Jalapeno Cucumber Margarita

Lonesome Dove, Fort Worth, Texas

(Serves 4)

8 1/8-inch slices of jalapeno

8 1/8-inch slices of cucumber

2 packets of Splenda (he uses real sugar)

8 oz. Cointreau

10 oz. Patron Silver tequila

Juice from 2 limes

4 lime wedges

Large ice cubes

Kosher salt

Using a mortar and pestle, grind 4 slices jalepeno, 4 slices cucumber into 1/4 cup sugar. Pour mixture into a shaker. Add tequila, Cointreau and lime juice. Fill shaker with ice and shake heavily. Rub rim of 4 highball glasses with lime wedges and coat with salt. Fill with ice. Give the shaker one more shake and strain contents into each glass. Garnish with jalapeno and cucumber slices.

Image and recipe found on forbes.com