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16 May 2014

Momma's Skinny Marg // Jose Cuervo Tequila // + A Giveaway

We've got a slow week in the sports world, two teams have already moved on to the next round of the NBA playoffs, baseball is baseball (162 games people, Rangers are right around the 40 game mark -- not the makings of edge-of-your-seat excitement), the NFL draft has just finished up... There is just a bit of a lull. 

So what do I do when there is a lull? Talk about Tequila! I will seriously love you guys forever if you would click here before we start so you can get some background info! And who knows, there may even be something in it for you down below, just for doing so!

History can be defined two different ways in my opinion.

One way to view history is through factual data and timelines and General MacArthur and his merry men and textbooks that cost $149 and only sold back for $1.42 (I'll just keep the dang book if you are going to just give me $1.42 back, sir). 

But me? The Public Relations major who was sure to pick Dr. Anderson's 12:40MWF European History lecture because he posted all of the power points online and you never had to go to class to ace the exam--- well I like to think of history in terms of memories of playing catch with my dad on the fresh cut grass out in the back yard. Or old black and white pictures of great great grandparents I never got to meet. Or through home movies and the shoebox sitting in the back of my closet full of birthday cards, handwritten notes once taped to Christmas presents and concert ticket stubs from 1998. 

History is a personal journey of where you came from to where you are today, not knowing the exact dates that Pangea began to break apart.

Jose Cuervo Tradicional® is more than just tequila, it’s a 100% agave tequila with a rich history. Jose Cuervo, a company whose family + brand history dates back to 1795, has a really cool new app called History in a Bottle, which allows you to explore the journey and heritage of the Cuervo family--- in the coolest way possible. You just hover your phone over a bottle of Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver and it starts an augmented reality history lesson. For example, did you know the Cuervo family invented the Margarita and inspired Beach Volleyball?! Now that is my kind of history lesson!

Since Jose Cuervo shares my sentiment of history (and my love for family, margs and beach volleyball) today I'm brining you my Mom's Margarita recipe. I realize it isn't ground breaking and the main ingredient isn't children's tears that have harvested for 118 years off the coast of Bali. It is just a simple recipe, with great ingredients that she has been making forever!  And it is delish!

Momma's Skinny Marg

1.5oz Jose Cuervo Tradicional® 100% blue agave tequila
0.5oz Grand Marnier
4.5oz Jose Cuervo Light Margarita Mix
Jose Cuervo Margarita Salt + Lime for Salt Rim

Moisten the rim of your cocktail glass with lime juice and coat with salt. Add ice to cocktail glass. Add the all ingredients to your shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into the cocktail glass.

////Giveaway Time////
I'm giving away your choice of either ESPN sized ad space --or-- a $25 Shop Credit (yup, even though I'm not currently taking new clients, this will be an exception!!)

All you have to do is...
1. Click here
2. Watch this video (it is only 1 minute long) and tell me something you liked or a fact you learned!
3. Earn one extra entry if you tweet the following...
(just let me know in your comment that you tweeted)

"Margs + Beach Volleyball?! What could be better than the history of Jose Cuervo? See for yourself #sp"

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  1. Your tequila game looks classy. My tequila game is usually a hot mess in a sombrero with slurred words and a bad karaoke performance.

    Just kidding, I've never had a bad karaoke performance.

  2. I tweeted!

  3. I learned that margs are named after a real person. Who knew.

  4. More free booze? You are SO lucky! I may or may not have done a shot of Jose last night on top of a couple of margs. #thirstythursday

  5. This may sound terrible but I had no idea Jose Cuevro invited the margarita...oops.

  6. you know I did all of the above. where do i get that glass? so pretty!

  7. Tequila has never been good to me the next morning, but the app thing with the bottle and 3D stuff is cool!!

  8. I love their video. Very well put together. I love the thought that Jose Cuervo inspired volleyball. Who knew? Thanks for sharing and now I am craving a marg at 8:40 am. Is it happy hour yet?

  9. Well, I couldn't listen to the video because I am at work, but I watched it with no sound! Does that count? And I tweeted:) P.S. I just signed up for Linqia, but haven't gotten a campaign yet!

  10. Love this! Love that margaritas were apparently inspired by a beautiful woman Jose wanted to make a drink in honor of. I LOVE tequila and watching this really makes me want a margarita like right now even though it is only 1 in the afternoon! I think I foresee a happy hour before work tonight in my future! I also tweeted about this because I do think it is fantastic and I know my tequila loving friends will get a kick out of the history!

  11. I learned that the margarita was born in 1945!

  12. margs, yum <3 i'm totally due for one.

  13. I learned something!! I DIDN'T KNOW THERE WAS A TEQUILA VOLCANO?!?!?!? HOW FREAKIN AWESOME!!! haha.

  14. 1945 is an awesome year, yea for margueritas

  15. They invented the margarita AND beach volleyball?! That's fantastic. Also, where did you get that glass? So pretty!

  16. I just tried that skinny marg mix, and it was DELICIOUS!! The volleyball thing is cool too...

  17. I love that app! Doesn't hurt that my go to beverage is a shot of tequila!!!

  18. That app is really cool! I'm definitely downloading it next time I buy a bottle of tequila!


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