I had my first spicy margarita recently. If you know me, I don’t like spicy things. But ever since I’ve had that spicy marg, I was hooked and I’ve been wanting to create my own. Fresh watermelon, limes and jalapenos makes this drink soooo refreshing and the perfect contrast of heat and coolness. Scroll down below for my Spicy watermelon margarita recipe.
Spicy Watermelon Margarita
- 1/2 cup watermelon fresh watermelon juice
- 1 lime fresh squeezed juice of lime
- 1 shot blanco tequila (I prefer Casa Amigos)
- 1 jalapeno cut into slices
- 1 tsp agave or simple syrup
- salt to rim your glass
Using an immersion blender or regular blender, blend your watermelon until juiced.
In a cocktail shaker, add ice, watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila, agave.
Add a few slices of jalapeno, depending on how spicy you want it.
Rim your glass with salt (or sugar if you prefer). I think salt works better for this one.
Pour your cocktail mixture into glass.
Add a few jalapeno slices on top and garnish with a slice of watermelon.
Tip: Take one of your jalapeno slices and rub around the rim of your glass for the perfect kick with each sip 🙂
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Who doesn’t love a cool cocktail on these warmer sunny days or nights? And with Memorial Day Weekend this weekend, it’s the unofficial start of summer. My favorite lately has been this rose elderflower spritz. St Germain elderflower takes this glass of chilled rose to a whole nother level and will make you feel feminine and like you’re sitting in a fragrant flower garden. I’m sharing how to make it below.
And for more cocktail/mocktail inspiration, check out some of the other ladies I’m teaming up with and their creations all the way at the bottom of this post.
Rose Elderflower Spritz
- 4 oz of Rose
- 1 oz St Germain Elderflower
- 1 oz Seltzer water or club soda
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Sprig of rosemary
1.) Fill a wine glass or tumbler with a few ice cubes.
2.) Add in rose, St Germain Elderflower and seltzer water or club soda.
3.) Squeeze in the juice of 1 lemon.
4.) Stir with 1 sprig of rosemary.
5.) Top with a wedge of lemon.
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For more cocktail/mocktail recipe inspo, check out these ladies below:
Starbucks recently released their new holiday beverage – the Irish Cream Cold Brew. Being a coffee junkie and lover of Irish Cream I obviously had to run out and try it. It is pure magic in a cup. Without the booze of course. However, at about $4.50 a cup, not so magical on the wallet. I’ve created my own Copycat Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew recipe so that you can make your own. And I’ve also included a boozy edition for when you want to be a little extra 😉
Copycat Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew
- 1 cup of cold coffee (I usually just make a cup, refrigerate for a bit and then add some ice)
- 2 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- cocoa powder (for dusting)
- First you’ll need to make your Irish Cream. (I made this ahead of time in a larger quantity and stored in the fridge in a mason jar). Mix together 1 3/4 cups of heavy whipping cream, 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 tsp of almond extract. Stir together.
- Next make a cup of coffee, chill and then pour over ice.
- Add some of your Irish Cream to your coffee, as much as you want.
- In a bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Whip or use an immersion blender until the mixture is frothy.
- Top your coffee with the cream foam and a dusting of cocoa powder.
To make my boozy adults only edition:
- Make a batch of my Homemade Irish Cream. (Recipe here)
- Pour into your iced coffee
- Sip and get happy 🙂
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