the boozy blogger

by Holly on April 5, 2011

in reviews,silliness

I’d like to say that despite what you see and read on my blog, I am not a lush.

Even if my mom called me one on the phone last night.

She was joking, I swear.

But then there are times when I seriously wonder, like when I get an email from the lovely folks over at Mar-GO-Rita asking me if I want to try review ther all-natural margaritas made with agave wine, a smoother, lighter form of tequila fermented from the agave plant.

What? Do I look like some party hardy, 20-something girl suped up on booze because she doesn’t know where her life is going and it’s the only way she knows how to cope with her conflicting feelings? Is that why you emailed me? Huh? To take advantage of an emotional, boozy blogger?

That was my first reaction, because clearly I’m a drama queen.

But then I calmed down.

Free booze?

Sure, send it on over.

At first glance, these on-the-go drinks are quite an oxymoron.

Drinking on the go? Doesn’t seem like such a good idea (if you know what I mean).

But if you look at these pouches more as a margarita juice box, a whole new realm of adulthood possibilities blossom before you. Everywhere little kids are able to bring juice boxes, you, as a grown, of-age adult, should be able to bring your margarita juice boxes. You’re sure to one up those crumbsnatchers on the playground.

Or, the beach. The park. The local pool. The McDonalds playplace. Your choice.

Or, take the more mature route and sip one while laying on the couch watching a rated R movie or reading a racy novel titled “Claimed by the Highland Warrior” in bed at night. Simply freeze, squeeze and perhaps add some blood orange juice to your glass for an extra kick of citrus while you lazily entertain your salacious adult interests.

Flavors come in classic lime or strawberry daiq-GO-ri.

Trust me when I say both are quite delicious – not too strong, not too light.

Especially when served with sweet potato hashbrowns + a veggie burger salad.

A perfect Tuesday night after dinner drink, if you ask me.

And when your mom calls you on the phone and jokes that you’re a lush after a weekend of beer, tell the woman who birthed you that she did not raise an emotional boozy blogger but rather a mature, young person who knows how to drink responsibly.

Then, hang up and drink up. Nobody turns down free booze.


Maren April 5, 2011 at 10:11 pm

haha I love this post. so funny! I want some of that margarita. NOW.

sofia April 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm

dude. why aren’t these kinds of companies contacting me?! these little pouches are awesome. let’s add this to the list of things sofia and holly are gonna do when holly is in nyc: drinking margaritas out of juice boxes in central park. perfect mixture of childhood, adulthood, and some weird space in between. ya down?

Low April 5, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Sounds delicious. I am all about easy, delicious booze. Bring it on!

sarah (sarah learns) April 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm

jealous that you get contacted to try alcohol… so jealous.

Mama Pea April 5, 2011 at 10:34 pm

You were thinking of me with that playground remark. Admit it.

Kelly April 5, 2011 at 10:34 pm

These look awesome. Like super fun juice boxes for adults! :)

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 5, 2011 at 10:42 pm

You got booze samples?! Some people have all the luck. If any wineries want to sponsor me (in an anti-AA way), I’m open to the idea!

amanda April 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm

adult bevs in a pouch? that is awesome. this makes things so much easier. adios to the flask!

Erica D @ Gratitouille April 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I’ve never even heard the term “lush” before! Is it because I’m still surrounded by college binge drinking and alcoholism is completely acceptable if not encouraged? Probably.

Good idea with the McDonalds playplace, too. I don’t know how most parents sit through that…

Carbzilla April 5, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Wow – these would be amazing at Concerts in the Park or Zoo Tunes. I can see why you couldn’t say no!

Lauren April 5, 2011 at 11:50 pm

OMG!! You are hilarious :) No… no one should ever turn down free booze… unless it’s from that creepy stranger in the corner of a bar. Just say no to that situation!

Just a head up on keeping margaritas in stock. During the summer, I like to take tequila, fresh lime juice, some orange juice and some canned frozen lime-aid (don’t make the lime-aid as directed, just add the slushy, yumminess into the bag)… put it all in a large plastic bag and stick it in your freezer. Everything but the alcohol freezes, making it slushy but not totally frozen. No diluting your booze with ice!!! And it can stay in your freezer, flat, for a long time :) Just an FYI!!! I live in a very hot place so in the summer, having these ready made, is a must!!

Enjoy :)

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] April 6, 2011 at 2:36 am

So true. Nobody turns down free booze.

Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 6, 2011 at 3:59 am

sweet potato hash browns are so darn good.

Katie April 6, 2011 at 5:43 am

these are awesome, and yes who the hell turns down free booze?! Love this! I would want one to take to the movies, I have snuck mini bottles of bacardi and vodka before, but I like these !

Lauren April 6, 2011 at 6:02 am

These look so good and refreshing!!! Perfect for summer.

Amber April 6, 2011 at 6:48 am

This could make the niece and nephew’s soccer games much more interesting ;)

Madeline - Greens and Jeans April 6, 2011 at 7:04 am

You are never too old to turn down free alcohol. Enough said.

Elizabeth@The Sweet Life April 6, 2011 at 7:14 am

How fun! Gorgeous photographs.

Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby April 6, 2011 at 7:20 am

hahaahaha oh my goodness. i really hope i’m the type of adult that gets caught on mcdonald’s playplaces with margarita juice boxes. but then again, i think i just contradicted myself. being an adult is overrated, i think there should be a planned “mcdonalds and margarita juice box-athon 2k11” in the near future. everyone would come. i mean, come on.


Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland April 6, 2011 at 8:06 am

Blood orange marg? Oh yes. I think I’m going to make those the next time I’m in a tequila mood…so tonight then.

Erica April 6, 2011 at 8:12 am

owww-I want to try the strawberry daiq-GO-ri (once I’m done being preggers of course). What a fun product to sample

brandi April 6, 2011 at 8:27 am

you are too funny :)

Ashey @ 365 things April 6, 2011 at 8:41 am

Great pics! OH yum, sweet potato hashbrowns? Never had that, but now I will. :)

Mallory April 6, 2011 at 8:52 am

LOL it’s like they manufactured those *just* for WI.

but actually… i feel like i’d try those… even if it does make me a lush :)

Kristie April 6, 2011 at 9:00 am

Free booze? Slushy free booze in a bag?! Yes yes without a doubt yes. Now I’m craving that with a hefty dose of summer. Bring it on!

caitlin April 6, 2011 at 10:32 am

Yum!!! Did I see you tweet a comment about drinking a Nutella milkshake thing?! If so, I MUST try one. If not, then I will invent such a drink! I heart Nutella!

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 6, 2011 at 11:07 am

Bahaha – boozy blogger. I love it. I swear I could smell margaritas straight through the screen. It smelled delicious.

Megan (Braise the Roof) April 6, 2011 at 11:20 am

Haha, amen, sister. I’ve totally seen those at the liquor store and they’ve scared me and tempted me all at the same time. Making booze portable usually means trouble in a town like Chicago. Although, to be fair, Holly, Franzia really has the market on the “alcoholic juice box” cornered. These are more of an “alcoholic Capri Sun pouch”, yes? ;)

Katie April 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Such possibilities! I’m a little embarrassed to admit that the first thing that popped into my mind was breaking these cute little pouches out in class and claiming they were juice. My kiddos would fall for it, no question.

Karis' Kitchen April 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Ha, love this post! Could definitely use a margarita now :)

Denice April 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Holly! I love this, and my weekend was nothing like yours, and nor was my tuesday night! ;-) I Totally don’t feel like you are a lush (and that is not for personal reasons). You’re just enjoying your mid-20’s just like any other single 20-something girl!

Stephanie@MyThornsHaveRoses April 6, 2011 at 4:02 pm

sweet deal! I keep hoping that if I blog about Chocovine enough one of their reps will notice. haha

Sal LaMartina April 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Free Cordina Gift box to the person that can tell me the name of our next product! The first was our mar-GO-rita and the second was the daiq-GO-ri. The third launches next week.

my little celebration April 6, 2011 at 5:26 pm

How totally awesome that you were contacted by an all natural margarita company. You’re probably the trendiest blogger I know. Like, for reals.

Tamar April 6, 2011 at 5:55 pm

We all have our boozy moments, nothing wrong with that. I don’t drink much, but I spent an entire evening putting ‘whipahol’ ( on everything the day I discovered it. Juice box margaritas would be great for parties; no more spilling party fouls! It’s like adult sippy cups.

Pure2raw twins April 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Free drink send my way too ;)
These drinks to go look great, perfect for my dad, he loves his margaritas!

Amanda @ The Artsy Kitchen April 6, 2011 at 8:50 pm

That is awesome! Those margaritas look fantastic!! I seriously WANT some!

Antonio (Founder of the mar-GO-rita) April 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Thank you for the great review! We really appreciate your support! If you or your followers ever need anything, please feel free to reach out! Also, like us on facebook at cordina frozen cocktails. Myself and the other 2 owners check it on a regular basis to make sure we can always hear feedback straight from the people who enjoyed our product! Once again thanks for the support!

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