Masala Margarita – Cinco de Mayo Special!

In honour of Cinco de Mayo we are bringing you a special fusion drink today – the Masalarita. This is a masala margarita that Mr. T whipped up for me a few weeks ago after we pigged out on pani puri. I absolutely love pani puri water, and it’s a good digestive so we figured giving it a spin in a drink couldn’t hurt

We may not celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but an opportunity to create a unique drink is never missed in our home!

masala margaritaA chilled glass is a must for this drink!golgappa vodka shotWe also used the margarita as a ‘shot’ to chase down some super stuffed pani puri’s. I definitely prefer it as a drink to sip, but pani puri shots would be a fun way to entertain.

As with every drink, we both rated it….

Masala Margarita Verdict:

She Said (Raj): I loved this drink! The hint of tamarind from the pani puri water with the tequila was perfect. I couldn’t drink a lot of these, but would love the pairing with an Indian dinner.

He Said (Mr. T): I found this drink a little too spicy (the heat comes from the pani puri water). I also wish we didn’t use a sugar rim – we thought it would balance the sour drink, but I would skip it and stick with salt. It’s not going to be on my repeat list, but I will definitely shake one up for Mrs. T again!

Masala Margarita Recipe (1 Serving):

This recipe calls for pani puri water. If you don’t make your own pani puri water, you can buy some from your local Indian restaurant, or pick up a spice mix for ‘Jal Jeera Sip’ at most Indian grocery stores. Jal Jeera sip is a drink that has some of the same flavours as a pani puri water. (I will work on a recipe post for pani puri’s soon – promise!)

1 ounce Tequila
1/2 ounce Triple Sec
1/2 tbs lime juice
1 ounce pani puri water

  1. Chill your margarita glass ahead of time, and rim with salt before mixing your drink.
  2. Add crushed ice to the bottom of your cocktail shaker
  3. Mix in the rest of the ingredients, shake and strain into your chilled and rimmed glass
  4. Cheers!
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  1. August 20, 2014 / 9:57 am

    Masala Margarita sounds amazing…definitely going to try this:)

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