"Self-care" is so trendy on social, but for John and me, that means Treat Yo Self Fridays...with Tacos! We are so lucky to have met the owners of Tacos Y Birria La Única. They run their truck out of L.A., so if you don't live here...hop on a plane. It's worth the flight! Their tacos are crispy AND soft AND melty. I'm literally drooling as I type this. And what's better than tacos and margs? Tacos with FIVE GALLONS of margs. We decided to make enough for a football team. Check out the recipe below, and... TREAT YO SELF.
Serves a crowd (recipe can be quartered)
6 cups sugar
6 cups water
12 cups hulled strawberries
50 shiso leaves (or mint leaves)
Pour 96 ounces (12 cups) lime juice (bottled ReaLime is just fine, or if you have DS (Designated Squeezer), a gazillion fresh limes (ok, more like 50)
4 bottles blanco tequila
To make simple syrup, bring the water and sugar to a boil in a large (at least 4 quart) saucepan.
Reduce the heat to a simmer until dissolved, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool for a few minutes.
Working in batches, blend the strawberries with the shiso with syrup until smooth (the color will be pinkish-green).
Pour the lime juice into a giant container or cooler. Add the strawberry-shiso syrup, then finish with the tequila.