This past weekend is going down in the record books as one of my favorite in history.
Well, in all of my 30 years, to be exact. :)
Since you only turn 30 once, and since I happen to be obsessed with Mexican food, I decided this year seemed like the perfect occasion to throw a big Cinco de Mayo birthday fiesta. It was a night of all of my favorites — my favorite family (including my sis and brother-in-law who surprised me by flying in from Chicago!), my favorite friends, my favorite food, my favorite drinks, and all of this took place in my favorite coffee shop. I was pretty much smiling from ear to ear all night. My friends and family blow me away with their awesomeness.
More stories and photos to come. But of the many highlights of the night, I’d have to say that the margarita machine and our tequila tasting turned out to be delicious fun. I was generously supplied by Casa Noble with 3 different kinds of organic tequila for the party so that we could host a tequila tasting. And my friends and family were more than happy to participate. We even Googled (and then posted signs with directions) for the fancy steps for exactly how to taste tequila, which resulted in endless amusement and some terrific photos. Such a great idea for a party!
Afterwards, we still had some tequila remaining, so yesterday I whipped up some fresh pineapple margaritas to celebrate. The super sweetness of the pineapple was absolutely perfect with the tart lime margaritas, and the good-quality tequila definitely made a difference. Can’t wait to make these again soon!
Ali these look so crazy good and I love the color!
This sounds sooo good!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And such a fun party idea. I should try to “educate” myself on tequila–I love it, but currently only familiar with two categories: “burns” and “goes down nicely” lol. Glad you guys had a great time!
This was such a fun addition to the party. And these margaritas, love the sound of pineapple margaritas!
Love, love, love fresh pineapple…and tequila! I have to make these soon!
Sounds like such a fun way to celebrate! This pinepapple margaritas sound wonderful too, can’t wait to make them this summer!
My 30s have been the best years of my life so far. Congratulations on this milestone! And a fabulous drink.
These look so heavenly! What a refreshing way to start any party!
These look fantastic!! My 30th is coming at the end of the month, and I would love to celebrate with these! :)
I cannot even get over these. I love pineapple – it’s my favorite fruit! – and in a marg? I’m pretty sure I’d drink too many just because they taste so good ;)
These margaritas look wonderful! Sounds like a fantastic way to turn 30! Happy birthday!
This looks so delicious and refreshing! It sounds like you had an awesome birthday!
YES to everything about this. Glad you has a happy birthday! :)
These look amazing – pineapple is one of my favorite fruits! Sounds like one awesome birthday!
Hi Ali! First I’d like to wish you a happy (belated) Birthday. It looks like you had a fabulous celebration. I read your previous posts on the things you’ve learned so far, it was brilliant. Cheers!:)
Beautiful margaritas! Perfect way to celebrate your birthday :D
Your fiesta sounds like such a fun birthday celebration. Love the pineapple here!
Happy belated birthday!
These look amazing and using fresh fruit is a great idea. Very summery!
Dreaming about this cocktail for Memorial Weekend!!!! Can’t wait to try it.
I don’t know what it is but that picture of the tequila is amazing! All your pictures always are, but there’s something about that one…
Sounds like a fun birthday / Cinco de Mayo bash you had. And love the sound of these margaritas!
Cinco de Birthday? Heck yes! You used that extra tequila the right way girl!
Seriously, that is so swet of your sister and bro in law to fly in and surprise you! What a wonderful weekend for you to celebrate, Ali. I love Mexican food too! So glad to hear your birthday was everything it should have been. PS: love these pineapple margs!
Happy happy happy and those margaritas! Swoon.
That looks fantastic! The fresh pineapple juice and pulp have me craving dinner outside and that drink for our next dinner party. Great photos and gorgeous tequila bottles!
This sounds great! Yum!
So, so glad you had such a fantastic birthday weekend, Ali! :) It sounds like a blast! And these pineapple margaritas were definitely the perfect treat to whip up with the leftover tequila.
So happy your birthday weekend was a success!!! These margaritas need to shimmy into me life like right now!!!
So glad you had a great birthday weekend! And dude, I really need to get me a margarita machine. And now I need this margarita. Although after BTP, I should probably lay off the alcohol. Oh well, I’ll make it a virgin margarita then! :)
I’m in pineapple heaven right now, I should get some and make these for when the little guy hits the hay ;)
You have no idea how badly this photo is killing me!! I just may need to make a virgin version. :) Happy 30th!! Can’t wait to see more photos!
Happy Belated Birthday Ali! I love these margaritas- perfect for a summer cook-out!
I have been thinking about these since yesterday!! Geez, sooo thirsty!!!
Yay for the 30’s! They’re the best (so far). And I love this, it reminds me of the drinks I had in Costa Rica where you can get a Pineapple for about 25 cents.
What an awesome combo! I have a soft spot for pineapple but have never thought to use it for a margarita! Can’t wait to try these!
oh wow these look amazing. Happy thirty girlfriend! Your leading the way and I’m right behind you ;)
I have to say a well made margarita is always a favorite of mine. This looks amazing Ali!! I can’t wait to make this for myself (in fall :) )!
Do you think I could replace the tequila with a Caribbean rum? I’m not much of a liquor drinker and I already have the rum, so it’d be nice to not have to purchase any more alcohol. Thanks :)
Tasty! I love pineapple :) this drink looks delicious!
I want to know how many drinks does the Fresh Pineapple Margarita recipe make please. Could I try it with canned pineapple ? I would be the only one drinking it because my husband does not like pineapple.
Does It require ice?
I have to say I usually pass on frozen margaritas, but I would definitely make an exception for these babies. They look delicious! Your birthday sounds amazing. Cheers to entering your 30s :)
What is simple syrup? Thank u! JF
I had a go at making this, so delicious!
This is a pretty good summer drink. Possibly it needs to be mixed with cracked ice to make it colder or shaken with ice.
Would you mind telling me where I can purchase the same glass you used for the pineapple drink? It’s beautiful!
OMG I’m so making this with my sister thank you so much this looks amazing :)
Ohhhhhhhhhh, these look SO good! But because of meds, I can’t drink any alcohol! I’m also diabetic, so the less sugar the better. Ali, can you think of a way I could make these so I can drink one?!?!??!?!
I love your blog! :D Thanks so much!
Looks delicious! Fresh pineapple in the grocery store right now. Any possibly of breaking down the recipe for a single serving? Thank you!
Wow. Those drinks look amazing. I will def. be trying t hem!
Thanks Tammy, we hope you like them!
I can’t wait to try these! Can ice be mixed in too to make frozen margs instead of pouring over ice? Thanks!
Yes, totally! We hope you enjoy these Kristen! :)