What do you get when you combine a frozen margarita and a Corona in a Slurpee cup? Answer: the Mexican Bulldog. The picture pretty much says it all. The first time this dog bit me in the ass was a few weeks ago at a Chevys Fresh Mex. Chevys is a mid-sized Mexican restaurant chain on the west coast. My buddies and I went for some tacos, and Chevys just so happened to be letting the Mexican Bulldog off the leash and onto the menu that very same night. One glance at this pooch on the menu and you’re hooked. I mean how could you go to a Mexican style restaurant and not order it? You have the best of both worlds with a margarita AND a Corona in one drink. And it’s not gnarly looking without any drinkability. The Corona is a great equalizer to a super stiff margarita, especially if you’re ordering it on the cheap with bar-mat tequila.
What makes this drink truly unique is that the slushy mixture acts to slow the flow from the bottle, so your Corona only empties into the drink as you slurp. This not only provides the perfect margarita-to-beer ratio throughout the entire drink, but it also makes it appear as if your drink is never-ending. “God, is that what heaven is like?”
Want to make your own? It’s super easy.
1. Take a frozen margarita (or daiquiri) and pour it into a Slurpee-style plastic cup, the kind WITH a bubble lid.
2. Slit a hole (car keys will get the job done) for the straw in the side of the lid.
3. Pop the top on a fresh, full, COLD Corona. Then QUICKLY turn it upside down and sink it as far as it will go into the slushy mixture.
Tips (I learned the hard way so that you don’t have to):
-Make sure you use a full size Slurpee cup so the Corona bottle doesn’t tip it over.
-The more frozen the slush the better – so your Corona won’t simply overflow the drink.
-Challenge someone to a slurp-off. Yes, you will get a brain freeze – but legends never die!
-Pair with lots of chips. (Oh, and if you did this outside the 7-11 store, call a cab.)
The alcohol MacGyver,
- Big Al