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Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

Say so long to summer with these Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops! I made these for us on 4th of July and let me tell you, we were feeling fineeee! These are great for Labor Day Weekend or any time you’re feeling patriotic. I’m sharing my recipe below along with some other snack ideas!

 

Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Fill a large pitcher with ice
  2. Pour in Fresca and tequila then stir
  3. Pour into individual glasses and add a Bomb Pop Popsicle. Voila! Enjoy!

 

Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

 

For more Red, White and Blue ideas check out my

Patriotic S’mores Dip

This s’mores dip is super easy to make and no campfire necessary!

Patriotic S'mores Dip

And when all else fails, make a festive Charcuterie board! Aldi’s is my fave spot to get all your charcuterie board fixings.

This popcorn was a hit too! I melted some white chocolate, drizzled over popcorn and sprinkled in red, white and blue M&M’s.

Red White and Blue Patriotic Charcuterie Board

Hope you all have a fantastic Labor Day Weekend!

 

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Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

Spicy watermelon margarita

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

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

Course Drinks
Servings 1 glass

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • Shake well.
  • 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 🙂
Keyword healthy cocktails, margarita,, spring cocktails

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Lilac Lemonade

Lilac lemonade

This lilac lemonade very quickly became a favorite among my Instagram friends (if you don’t follow me on IG click here!) so I thought it deserved a permanent spot on the blog. Who knew lilacs were edible? If you love the smell of these beautiful purple flowers, try adding a few sprigs into your lemonade. It’s just the right amount of lilac.

Lilac lemonade

Lilac Lemonade

Nicolle - Our Tiny Nest
Prep Time 5 hrs
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 5 lemons
  • 2-3 sprigs of lilac Use more for a stronger floral flavor
  • 1 cup granulated sugar Use more to make sweeter (can also use simple syrup)
  • 5-6 cups water enough to fill your pitcher
  • ice

Instructions
 

  • Fill a pitcher with ice
  • Squeeze the juice of your lemons into the pitcher and add your wedges
  • Fill with cold water
  • Add your granulated sugar or simple syrup to sweeten
  • Put in your sprigs of lilac and stir
  • Let sit for 5-6 hours or longer for a stronger flavor
  • You can remove the lilacs prior to serving (you may need to strain) or leave in as a garnish.
Keyword lemonade, lilac lemonade, spring cocktails, spring drinks, spring recipes

Lilac lemonade

 

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Pineapple grapefruit paloma

Pineapple grapefruit paloma

Meet margarita’s ruby red cousin – the Paloma. Personally, I think it’s more refreshing than a traditional marg and I love the pink color.  This pineapple grapefruit paloma is a refreshing, sweet twist.

Serve it up for Cinco de Mayo, lounging poolside, brunching with your girlfriends or just about any time.

Pineapple grapefruit paloma

Pineapple grapefruit paloma

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz tequila
  • 4 oz grapefruit flavored Pellegrino or grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz fresh squeezed pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp simple syrup or agave
  • club soda (to taste)
  • wedge of grapefruit

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. In cocktail shaker, add tequila, grapefruit Pellegrino or juice, pineapple juice, and simple syrup and shake.
  3. Pour into a glass filled with ice and top with some club soda to taste.
  4. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit.

Enjoy!!!

 

Check out some of my other favorite drink recipes

Spicy watermelon margarita

Rose Elderflower Spritz

Rose elderflower spritz

 

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