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“Es possible a comer pantalones en Antigua?” John asked our cabbie, as we drove from Guatemala City to Antigua.

That’s right – he asked the guy if it was possible to eat pants in Antigua.

Of course, he meant to ask if he could buy pants.  (Comer and comprar are rather similar I suppose.)

After I quickly assured the cab driver that my poor husband (then boyfriend) just didn’t know his Spanish very well, I realized that I needed to do a bit more of the talking.

That happened about three years ago, but John’s Spanish hasn’t gotten too much better since.  In all fairness, neither has mine.  I can read and listen well, but speaking isn’t my strongsuit.  So in order to avoid embarrassing situations like the one above while we are on World Tour, I’ve just signed myself up for some Spanish classes.

“Me llamo Tracy, y me gusta margaritas.”

Looks like I’ve already passed the first test.

If you also like margaritas, make the recipe below.  Just don’t plan to drive anywhere for like an hour – they’re kinda strong.  And don’t make the mistake of thinking that tequila makes your Spanish better.  It just makes you more likely to use a funny accent while speaking incomprehensible Spanish.

Ingredients

1 oz light agave nectar
2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
2 oz tequila
1 oz triple sec
Lime wedge
Sea salt

Directions

Rub the rim of your cocktail glass with a lime wedge and dip into sea salt.  Pour the agave nectar, lime juice, and tequila into a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously until very cold.  Strain into the prepared glass and serve.

Source: Baking with Agave Nectar

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