How Margarita Lovers Celebrate April Fool's Day
April Fool's Day may not be one of the biggest holidays in the United States, but it definitely can be one of the most fun. Use this April 1 as an excuse to enjoy a party with your friends and family. Here are a few ideas for what you can do to ring in this not-so-serious holiday.
Replace the Salt Shaker With Sugar
One of the classic pranks that's probably more annoying than funny is to switch the sugar with salt. This often leads to parents sipping a very gross cup of coffee and young children laughing.
This April Fool's Day flip this classic tomfoolery on its head. Switch out the classic salt rims on your margaritas for sugar. Sugar rims add an extra taste of sweetness to every sip. They're popular with other cocktails already and even certain varieties of craft beer. While salt is the staple for margaritas, try sugar this April Fools. It'll add a nice touch to one of the best drinks out there.
Throw a Costume Party
April Fool's may not seem like a big party day, but why not? Every holiday is a great excuse to have your friends and family over for a celebration. Encourage your guests to come dressed as anything they want to. They could dress up for spring in a funny bunny costume or they could go all-out for the holiday and dress as a pun or prank such as a Deviled Egg.
Provide your guests with festive frozen cocktails and food that fits the prank- and joke-filled holiday. Set up some indoor or outdoor party games to get this random holiday bash off to a great start.
When you invite your friends over for an April Fool's party just make sure they know it's not a prank so they actually show up.
Make April Fool's Margarita
Prank all of your friends with the ultimate bait and switch. Tell your guests that you're going to whip up a batch of margaritas in your frozen concoction maker only to make a different recipe. Here's what you'll need to get started:
- 3 ounces white rum
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1 1/2 ounces citrus liqueur
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
- Green food dye
- Lime wedges
Start like you would with a margarita and fill the ice reservoir to the appropriate line. Next combine the rum, liqueur, simple syrup and juice in the blender jar along with about 2 drops of food coloring. Blend your drink out of sight from your guests. It should look just green enough to pass as a margarita. Pour into a salt-rimmed margarita glass and garnish with a lime wedge or two.
Serve your guests this tasty cocktail as if it's a margarita. They'll take their first sips and will definitely be surprised. However, even though they aren't getting the margarita they expected, they're still getting a great cocktail. After a few laughs they'll be sure to enjoy the drink and ask for another.
Use Prank Glassware
Aside from making a joke with the types of drinks you actually serve, you can prank your friends with the glassware itself. There are specially designed glasses that will spill or leak when your guests fill them to a certain extent or use them in a special way. Two of the most common are the Dribbling Cup and the Pythagorean Cup.
The Dribbling cup is simple to use and is popular with practical jokers. All this device is is a cup that has a small hole in the side of it. This hole is often hidden by some sort of design on the exterior of the cup so your friends won't see it. They simply drink out of the cup and the liquid dribbles out the side as they sip, making for a funny April Fool's prank.
The Pythagorean Cup is more complex but not as strange as it sounds. This unique glass has a tube in the center of it that runs to a hole at the bottom of the stem. When liquid in the cup is at one level there are no leaks. However when more liquid is added and it reaches a certain level all the liquid will drain out of the bottom of the glass. It sounds more complicated because of the use of fluid principles but all you need to know is that it's funny and a great practical joke for friends that's existed for literally thousands of years.
Both of these glasses and other prank materials can easily be found online or in local stores.
This April Fool's Day, in addition to having fun and pranking people, make sure you drink responsibly and follow all laws.