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