When you think of vacationing in the mountains, margaritas don’t exactly come to mind.

Limes.

Salt.

Tequila.

These items don’t equal…

Trout.

Cowboy spurs.

Mountains.

Instead you picture drinking a margarita on a sandy beach under the sizzling sun being stirred with a tiny florescent umbrella floating on top.

But.

I am here to tell you that you don’t need the salty breeze from the ocean or the tan lines to enjoy a margarita. This week, while vacationing in Steamboat Springs, I have found that sipping a cold, salty, tequila-drenched cocktail tastes just as good as when you are wearing cowboy boots and breathing in the fresh pine air.

I speak of not an ordinary margarita, folks. Since we are in the high country we must take things up a notch. Susie, my brilliant mother-in-law, got me hooked on these luscious, not too sugary, won’t break the calorie bank skinny girl margaritas.

They are quite simple to make.

All you need is: tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and lots of ice.

Fill a glass with ice. Then pour in a shot of tequila, shot of triple sec and the juice of about 1 lime. (Susie says if you don’t want it to pucker your puss, then add some Fresca or sugar to the drink).

Now, were are my boots?

High Country Margarita’s

Makes 1 drink

Ingredients:
1 shot of tequila, any kind you like
1 shot of triple sec, any kind you like
Juice of one lime
Ice

Directions:
Fill cocktail glass full of ice. Pour tequila and triple sec into glass, then add lime juice. Add sugar if too bitter. Serve with lime wedge.