Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Strawberry Sriracha Margaritas for Summer

On a beautiful spring day in Boston, two days into my much anticipated stint of “funemployment,” I could think of nothing better to do than enjoy a Strawberry Sriracha Margarita with friends before heading to Fenway for a Red Sox game!

Since this “funemployment” business is news to most of you, let me back up a bit and update you. This past Friday marked my last day of work with ConnectedLiving, the social impact company where I was working primarily in marketing, but also occasionally in grant proposal writing, curriculum development and ultimately filling in wherever needed. I’ve learned so much in my time there and met some of the most incredible people, but now the timing is right to move on to some new endeavors and focus on shaping my career in a new direction.

I’m taking most of the month of May off to travel, which is why I’m calling myself “funemployed.” Come Friday, I’m off to South Africa for a safari adventure with my family. When I return, I’ll have just enough time to pack and move apartments before starting my next adventure at Boston’s Museum of Science in June, where I will be working in fundraising and development. All of these exciting changes have filled up most of my time in the last few months so I’m looking forward to a summer of more stability and of course, more time for baking!

I first stumbled upon these Strawberry Sriracha Margaritas about a month or two ago, and my jaw quite literally dropped open. Strawberries AND tequila AND Sriracha? YES PLEASE!

I shared my discovery with the crew at NoshOnIt and featured it over there last Thursday (just in time for Cinco de Mayo). This week, I gathered the ingredients and invited a few friends over to indulge with me.

These were great! I used frozen strawberries in place of fresh so that I could skip the use of ice (a scarcity in my apartment) and otherwise followed the recipe pretty precisely. Next time I make them, I’ll add some ice back in as the consistency was a bit thick, but the amount of Sriracha was spot on!

As for my photos, I just got a new camera — woo! Exciting, but I don't know how best to use it yet. Will be working through and doing all I can to improve my photography!

Strawberry Sriracha Margaritas (Recipe slightly adapted from Domestic Fits)
Makes 2-4 servings
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha (taste as you go!)
  • about 1-2 cups ice
  • Blend everything together in a blender and enjoy frozen!

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