diy: one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

i recently put together this gift basket for a friend's housewarming party.  with a little inspiration from one kings lane as well as multiple observations of my friend's love for margaritas... putting this together was a breeze!  i recently learned how to make the most delicious margaritas on the rocks with only three simple ingredients (thanks, BG) and decided to go with that recipe rather than buying a bottle of the bright green, sugary pre-made mix.

 here's what you need:
one bottle of delicious tequila (i'm a patron gal)
 one bottle of orange liqueur (cointreau, patron citronge, etc)
handheld citrus juicer
beverage napkins
a "dolled-up" copy of the recipe (rim a margarita glass with salt and fill with ice.  mix 1.5 oz tequila, 1 oz fresh lime juice, and 0.5 oz orange liqueur in said glass.  stir and enjoy!)

you could even add in some margarita salt, margarita glasses, some fancy straws, or even fresh guacamole and tortilla chips (if you're an overachiever)!

the original idea i found involved packaging everything in an oversized glass lantern, but that was a problem for two different reasons:
1.  i couldn't find an oversized glass lantern anywhere for under $40.
2.  that idea seemed really impractical, not to mention breakable.

 i came up with two alternative ways to present this gift...

1.  (carefully) place everything in a large fun colorful bowl, for the host/hostess to keep long after the margaritas have been enjoyed.

2.  pack everything into a decorative basket (they always come in handy around the house).

what are some of your favorite housewarming gift ideas?

1 comment:

  1. That's such a good idea! I have a few friends who just bought houses, so I might do this for them.