Street Meets Chic…in a Drink!

Pani Puri

Ever find yourself sipping your favorite cocktail, you know the type – ice cold with a sweet smell, potent yet perfectly blended, and flavors that leave you wanting more, more, more? Well, whether shaken or stirred, sweet or savory, there’s a certain magic when it comes to mixology.

And when you combine tried and tested street flavors with tequila, you can’t go wrong. Bring on the pani puri margarita. We found this one at Vermilion in New York. One sip and you’ll be reminded of  roadside vendors peddling delicious wares, before you’re hit with that flavorful, brain-tripping margarita jolt.

We find this the perfect drink for hot summer days, when a little spice inside matches the heat outside.

RECIPE:
2 oz. of the tequila of your choice
3 oz. Pani Puri Water *
½ oz. simple syrup
½ oz. lime juice

Shake all the ingredients over ice.
Salt rim and serve in a chilled glass.

* Pani Puri Water

1 cup mint
½ cup cilantro
2 tbsp. ginger
1 jalapeno
¼ cup sugar
½ tsp. red chili powder
1 tsp. amchur powder (dried mango powder)
3 cups water
Salt to taste
Blend all the ingredients and strain

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