The concrete is wrinkling under Austin’s sun and every breath seems to linger in the humid heat. Such a proposition - cool, rippling sapphire water and a lime margarita with a bite - feels like every Texan’s fantasy. Pair this relief with the possibility of romance and a day of good living has never seemed so easy. When he asks you this question, he wants to communicate some specificity. He wants to acknowledge his desire, but he also wants to express that he is thoughtful, that he has been thinking about you, about the two of you being together, in this specific context.
The sun’s watered reflection rolls over your skin as you hold the margarita glass by its stem, charmingly swaying with the pool’s motion to ensure nothing spills; this is what he envisions. Poolside, he explains to you that the hot kick in the margarita is Piri Piri sauce and that it's his preference to give the drink some character without garnishing the glass’ rim. Texturally, he says, he doesn’t like anything between his lips and the glass. As he shimmies through the endearing awkwardness of explaining one of the many tiny nuances that make him unique, you get the sense that he is omitting that he prefers the quick assembly of this drink because he feels that giddy need to be back by your side.
Summer flings - like margaritas - are delicious, wholesome, and often finished too soon. Yet there are times when those simple moments can stretch out before you and feel like that elusive endless summer.
Nathan's Endless Summer Margarita
- 1.5 oz of your favorite tequila
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 0.5 oz Agave Nectar or Simple Syrup
- ⅛ teaspoon (or a dash) of Piri Piri Hot Sauce
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker
- Add ice and shake passionately
- Strain into a glass over ice
- Optional: add a salt rim, or tajín rim for extra spice