Chosen One of the Day: Practical Magic's Midnight Margaritas

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Oct 16, 2017

What is a witch to do after a difficult day … doing whatever a witch does? She needs a way to calm down, brush off the doldrums, relax, and unwind after all the spell casting and broom flying and cauldron cleaning. Naturally, there is only one solution …

Yes, that's right. The famous Midnight Margarita, popularized in the movie Practical Magic (in my mind everyone in the world watches this movie during October and it is their favorite). Pro tip: If you want to experience the wonder of the Midnight Margarita, apparently you may want to avoid the Freeform airing of this film, which may or may not remove the greatest scene in the entire film.

I can't be 100% certain what is in a Midnight Margarita, but I can confirm it is, at the very least, triple sec, lime juice, salt, ice, eye of newt, toe of frog, wool of bat, dog tongue, the poison of two different snakes, and the key ingredient — tequila left on your doorstep which may or may not have been cursed by the demonic ghost of the man you and your sister accidentally murdered that one time in your car.

You may also need to use magic to turn on the blender. This part is unclear.

Side effects may include: extreme drunkenness, midnight dance parties, spontaneously breaking into song, and loud, cackling insults volleyed at your close relatives. All of this is followed by sudden-onset paranoia and immediate sobriety.

Magical hangovers are the WORST.

NOTE: I cannot confirm or deny that these effects are worsened by having said dead guy buried in your rose garden out back. Results may vary. Please drink responsibly.