What do you think of when you here the word tequila?
Salt and a bite of lime?
Cinco de Mayo?
Some of the worst hang overs known to man?
Those would be normal thoughts for a normal person. I am, however, not a normal person.
I think about “The Sandlot”. The movie. Have you seen it? It is a must, an absolute must. It combines baseball with an underdog story. I am such a sucker. Why do I think of this movie when I am taking a shot of tequila or when I order a margarita? There is a scene in the movie, where the young boys, decide they are going to celebrate their victory with a trip to a carnival. Where they quickly learn that ‘chaw, big chief, plug, wad, chewing tobacco or ‘Baccy does not mix well with the Tilt-a-whirl. Large amounts of nicotine and carnival rides can only mean one thing…puke. Projectile vomiting. All to the music of The Champs and their one hit wonder … TEQUILA!!!
TEQUILA! (instrumental) TEQUILA! (instrumental) TEQUILA!
The song has been in my head since Saturday. Since I whipped up these bars. TEQUILA!
Lime juice, lime zest, and of course tequila create the base for this summery dessert. A dessert to pull you out of any winter slump. I took mine to a SuperBowl Party, where they were enjoyed by all. And if you are worried about the alcohol consumption…the baking process removes most, if not all the alcohol content, leaving just the flavor of tequila behind.
TEQUILA! Just make these and join me in shouting TEQUILA whenever the urge strikes.
Tequila Lime Bars
Makes about a dozen
1 Box Graham Crackers
1/2 Cup Walnuts
1 + 1/2 Sticks Butter, melted
1 + 1/2 Teaspoons Lime Zest
1/2 Cup Fresh Lime Juice, about 4 limes
1/3 Cup Tequila
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 ounce can)
5 Eqq Yolks
2 Egg Whites
1 Tablespoon Sugar