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!
A chilled glass is a must for this drink!We 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
- Chill your margarita glass ahead of time, and rim with salt before mixing your drink.
- Add crushed ice to the bottom of your cocktail shaker
- Mix in the rest of the ingredients, shake and strain into your chilled and rimmed glass