TODAY IS ALL ABOUT CELEBRATION!
I can barely contain my excitement.
Today is my birthday and the last year of my 20’s.
(See how I quickly moved past that….on to the next excitement!)
JUSTIN GOT INTO HIS DREAM GRAD SCHOOL.
Words cannot express how happy I am for him. He has worked SO hard and is SO deserving of this great opportunity.
Soon we will pack our suitcases to B O S T O N, where I will be reuniting with some of my best friends and family.
Justin will be attending Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals where he will earn a doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Yeah. My baby is going to be a doctor.
No big deal.
Anyways in true celebratory fashion, we are drinking!!
Last year I really started to get into tequila. I feel like it’s a beverage you appreciate more as you get older. I often find myself ordering tequila based drinks.
You guys know I am ALLLLLL about the SPICES so I found a cool way to incorporate it into my new drink.
In comes my S P I C Y but S W E E T (sweet&masala) Tamarind and Serrano Margarita!!
The tamarind brings a sweet and sour mix to the drink while the serrano gives it some heat.
I started with Hornitos. This tequila is sweet with citrus and mint notes. The touch of heat added to this drink helps round out the tequila and give it that citrusy, crisp taste.
Shake in some tamarind paste and muddled serrano’s; a dash of triple sec (if you like it sweeter use Cointreau), followed by all the usual suspects, OJ, lime juice and simple syrup with a tajin or salt rim and you are ready to DRINK!
This drink will have you ready to CELEBRATE.
What do you usually celebrate with? Xx
- 2 ½ tsps. orange juice
- 2 ½ tsps. simple syrup
- 2 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 ½ oz. tequila of choice
- 1 ½ tsps. tamarind paste
- 1 oz. triple sec
- ½ a serrano, diced into rounds
- Tajin or margarita salt for the rim
- In a glass or shaker muddle serrano’s.
- Add tamarind paste, tequila and triple sec. Shake until the tamarind has dissolved.
- Add remaining ingredients and shake well.
- Pour over ice into a rimmed glass.
- Garnish with additional serrano’s and a lime wedge.
- Enjoy! xx
Happy Birthday to you & CONGRATULATIONS on the great news and upcoming move. I loveee Boston so I’m definitely jealous! This recipe is being made this weekend for SURE. The spicier the better in my mind!
Thank you so much Kristen! Let me know how it turns out!
Now this looks SOOO good! I love a good cocktail, saving it for later as I am taking a dry month this month after all the booze in December haha
PS I love anything with tamarind paste, where did you get yours, I haven’t seen any since I left Thailand
Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com
Thanks Courtney! A dry month is a very good idea lol. I got it at Whole Foods! It was in a little jar.
Happy birthday to you! It sounds like you have so many reasons to celebrate too. That tequila looks like the perfect way to celebrate the day!
Thank you! Tequila makes the best celebration!
I used to love tequila until I got myself 2 kids. Lol! Happy Birthday, love! I hope you had an amazing day!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
Hahaha, i am sure it will become 2nd fiddle for me too!
Happy Birthday!!! And Dangg girl this recipe looks incredible!!!!! I cannot wait to try!
Thanks lady! Let me know how it turns out!
My three favorites — tequila, sweet and spicy! Must try this!! xx
What can be better? ????
I lovveee tequila! Need to try that rim!
Vanessa | http://www.vanessarenae.com
This drink looks delish! When i lived in Mexico my go to drink was a pepino martini w/ tajin on the rim! I will have to try this one out. Love how you put the calories on this btw.
Oh and Happy Birthday!!
Thank you Ashley!
That sounds delicious! What is pepino? And thank you! It’s for curious minds. ❤️❤️
This margarita sounds amazing! Happy Birthday to you and congrats to your guy!
Boston Chic Party
Thank you Jenna!
THIS LOOKS SO GOOD! Tequila is my Jam!
Jasmine | thesignaturecoast.com
What’s your favorite kind?!
Happy Birthday Komal! Glad you had an awesome day! 🙂
Thank you Sumana!
Happy birthday and congrats to your boyfriend! I love spicy cocktails.. this is a must try!!
Gisel // http://www.mintandthrift.com
Thanks so much Gisel! WhAt other spicy drinks do you like?
My husband would love this!! What a great cocktail!!
Thanks Ruthie! Give it a go and let me know what he thinks!
Congrats- lots of exciting things happening for you! Also, thanks for sharing that recipe- looks delish. Will be using it at the next party we have.
Amanda can’t wait to hear how it turns out!