Happy Cinco de Mayo! Just popping in today to share this super easy cocktail recipe. We have had a busy but good week. Kyle is in the midst of finals and while the studying has been constant it has overall been an amazing week with lots of good things happening that I hope to share more of soon! To top it all off the weather has been just beautiful, too. There were a couple days on the warm side but overall it has been sunny and just warm enough with a breeze. I even ran outside this week with Sibbie and I think I got a tan from it! We've been craving lots of cold things like ice cream and cold drinks and watermelon but are doing our best to choose healthier things at night.
I've been doing lots of portrait shoots on the side and this week I did a couple of shoots for some Austin fashion bloggers. It has been so fun! Every time I do a new shoot I realize more and more how much I love doing portraits. I love meeting new people and making them happy with photos. I also started a new photography website, and if you are interested you can check it out here!
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo I thought it'd be fun to bring a cocktail recipe (finally) to the blog! I've never really been into making cocktails at home but after co-hosting an incredible dinner party with my friend Rui last weekend (more to come on that too) I got hooked! While a margarita is typically what everyone celebrates with (at least in TX) I am bringing you a paloma today. It is a tequila based cocktail that is supposedly very popular in Mexico. I added strawberry and rhubarb to it because that is one of the best combos ever...duh. Make this and enjoy with chips and salsa or even better, queso!
Tip: If you like your cocktails on the sweeter side then check the ripeness of your strawberries. If they are not super sweet, consider adding a touch of simple syrup to your drink!
Strawberry Rhubarb Paloma
makes 1 drink
3 strawberries, chopped
2 1-inch slices of rhubarb, chopped small
2 oz tequila
Juice of 1/2 lime
Grapefruit soda to top off
Sugar or salt to coat rim of glass (optional)
Fill a glass with the chopped strawberries and rhubarb. Muddle together until fruit is crushed and the juices are released. Add crushed ice. Next add the lime juice, tequila, and top it off with grapefruit soda. DRINK!