Friday, 7 June 2013

how to make birthday margaritas

One of the highlights of this upcoming weekend for me will be homemade margaritas, as it is my birthday tomorrow and I am planning to indulge!

I'm looking forward to a girls night out tonight, with lots of tapas and dancing, and Steve has a surprise for me on Saturday which I'm excited about. On Sunday we are visiting the city of Lincoln for the day; it's so beautiful. It has the best of both worlds, as it has shops and scenery!

Just in case you fancy sharing a cocktail with me this weekend, here is our recipe:

35ml/1 3/4 fl oz Tequila
20ml/3/4 fl oz Cointreau
35ml/1 3/4 fl oz fresh lime juice
handful ice cubes
lime wedge, to garnish

Pour the Tequila, Cointreau and lime juice in a cocktail shaker.
Add a handful of ice cubes and shake vigorously.
Strain into a cocktail glass with half the rim dampened with water, then dipped in salt.
Add a lime wedge on the rim to garnish.


What are your plans for this weekend? I hope you all have a good one.


  1. Happy Birthday for tomorrow!

    Hope you have a lovely day, Lincoln is a beautiful city


    1. Thank you Rachael, I love Lincoln and hopefully the sun will be out! Have a good weekend. x :)

  2. Yummy love this.:) Rachel thanks for joining my blog. YOu also have a new follower with gfc and bloglovin. :)
    Take care and keep in touch. So glad I found your lovely blog, I truly like it! :)
    Claudia P.

    1. Thanks for following Claudia, I really appreciate it. Will definitely be staying in touch. Have a lovely weekend. :)

  3. You share your birthday with my best friend. So many people have June birthdays - it was also mine yesterday, a colleague's today, & another friend's was on the 4th!

    Hope you have a great birthday! =)

    1. Happy Birthday for yesterday, Katy. Hope you had a lovely day. I share my birthday with my friend and my daughters friend. My Auntie's is today and another Auntie's is on Sunday. You are right, it's a busy month for birthdays. Last year we had a big joint party lol. Have a good weekend :)

  4. Hi Rachel! I'm a new blog follower of yours - I found you through the blog everyday in may challenge! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award :) Check out my blog for all the details! And Happy Early BIRTHDAY!

    Justine @ Lilybitdifferent

    1. Hi Justine
      Thankyou so much for nominating me for a blogging award, that's really kind of you. Thanks for the follow and birthday wishes too. Have a great weekend. :-)

  5. Happy birthday for tomorrow Rachel! Hope you get spoilt rotten by everyone :)
    How has the first week back to school been for you? Mine has been hectic! Only 6 and a half weeks til the summer though! xx

    1. Thanks so much Sarah, I've just had my birthday breakfast! Eggs Benedict, my favourite! It's been a busy week at work for me too, we went on a school trip to the theatre on Wednesday which was good fun. I'm on the countdown!
      Have a lovely weekend. xx

    2. What did you see at the theatre? We have a trip to the beach soon! Think I'm more excited than the children! xx

    3. We went to see Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors. The second half was 3D, it was really good. I'd love to go to the beach on a school trip but it's quite a way for us. You will love it, I hope the weather is good for you. xx

  6. Looks great. Will have to try this recipe. And Happy Birthday!

    1. They taste lovely Cortne, thanks for the birthday wishes. Have a good weekend :-)

  7. Happy birthday, Rachel! Hope you have a lovely weekend celebrating! And that drink looks delish! Must try it out.

    1. Thank you Mae, lots of eating and drinking will be happening! Have a brill weekend. :-)

  8. Yum! Your post is just in time for my bday :) I'm a new blog follower of yours, I found you through the blog everyday in may challenge, and I've nominated you for a Liebster Award :) Check out my blog for all the details!

    1. Happy Birthday Sarah and thanks for the follow and nomination. It's really lovely of you. :-)