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Nothing says the holidays like Congressman Rohrabacher's margaritas

Rohrabacher's secret margarita ingredient? Beer. Keep it under your hat.
Rohrabacher's secret margarita ingredient? Beer. Keep it under your hat.
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Odds are that if you’re looking for Republican Dana Rohrabacher of Huntington Beach during the Congressional recess, you'll find him on his surfboard. So it shouldn’t be surprising that his holiday recipe is for another Southland favorite: margaritas. His version has a secret ingredient.

Congressman Rohrabacher filled me on his holiday beverage of choice during a subway ride from the Capitol to his office.

"There is a secret formula for margaritas that has been at a close hold for a long time," he confided. "In fact, it’s a national security secret. It’s also used to propel our rockets into space."

The concoction is simple: A can of limeade concentrate dumped into a blender with some ice. Fill the can with tequila, and pour that into the blender. "And then the magic component which is beer." That’s right. Beer. Rohrabacher says any beer will do, as long as it's not a dark beer. "The cheaper, the better."

Rohrabacher says there’s a reason his version is great: "Even after two or three pitchers, you can remember the formula. And it puts you in a holiday spirit, no matter what holiday you’re celebrating."

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s Margarita Recipe

1 can frozen limeade
1 can full of tequila
1 can beer – lager, not dark, cheaper the better
Ice cubes

Put limeade in blender. Fill the can with tequila and dump it in. Add beer and ice. Blend.