So happy to share a cocktail recipe just in time for Galentine's/Valentine's Day from my friend Arielle. Arielle is a blogger over at Scotch & Nonsense and the inspiration behind my suggesting Rose Chili as a cocktail rimmer to anyone that will listen. I asked her to share her master recipe and she generously agreed!

 Photo by Arielle Goldman

Photo by Arielle Goldman

Forget the bouquet, cards, and chocolate (OK, maybe we keep the chocolate). This Valentine’s day I’d like a vacation. And since I can’t manage to get myself on a plane to a beachy getaway, then I’d like to at least drink like I’m there. So obviously, I’m mixing up margaritas this February 14th. Specifically, a cucumber margarita with rose chili salt. The cucumber and lime combo is refreshing and relaxing. And that rose chili salt garnish, let me tell you. I love it year round, but the floral and spicy blend is perfect for a Valentine’s treat.




2-inch slice of cucumber, chopped roughly

2 ounces tequila blanco

1 ounce fresh lime juice, plus lime wedge for rim

½ ounce agave nectar or honey

Hummingbird Garden Rose Chili salt


Add cucumber and tequila to a cocktail shaker. Use a wooden spoon to muddle cucumber. Let sit.
Pour rose chili salt blend onto a small plate. Swipe the lime wedge around rim of cocktail glass, then rim the glass with the rose chili salt.
Add lime juice, agave, and ice to the cocktail shaker. Shake well, then strain into rimmed cocktail glass. Enjoy.


And hey, looks like we got our roses after all.