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Peppermint Espresso Martini – My Jingle Jangle Cocktail

Peppermint Espresso Martini - My Jingle Jangle Cocktail

It is Thirsty Thursday and I’m coming to you with THE drink you need in your hand all Christmas long. I’m sharing my recipe for my Peppermint Espresso Martini aka My Jingle Jangle Cocktail.

I fell in love with espresso martinis one time when I was out and needed a little pick me up so that I could rally with friends (home girl can’t hang like she used to). Espresso and vodka – I mean it’s the sophisticated version of a Four Loco.

Chocolate and peppermint give this traditional espresso martini some festive holiday flavors. And it looks really pretty too! Scroll down for my Peppermint Espresso Martini aka My Jingle Jangle Cocktail.

Peppermint Espresso Martini – My Jingle Jangle Cocktail

Peppermint Espresso Martini - My Jingle Jangle Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 shots freshly brewed espresso or 1 cup dark roast coffee
  • 2 shots Rumchata
  • 2 shots Peppermint Vodka
  • 1 1/2 tsp coffee liqueur
  • Ice
  • chocolate syrup
  • crushed candy canes

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add to your cocktail shaker the espresso or coffee, Rumchata, vodka and coffee liqueur.
  3. Shake well so that it gets nice and frothy!
  4. On a plate, spread out the crushed peppermint.
  5. On a second plate, pour the chocolate syrup so that it fills the plate.
  6. Take your martini glass and dip in the chocolate syrup covering the rim.
  7. Then dip the chocolate syrup lined glass into the crushed candy canes.
  8. Pour the cocktail mixture into the martini glass.
  9. Enjoy!

Recipe makes about 2 martinis.

For more Christmas inspired drinks check out:

My Homemade Irish Cream

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

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Peppermint Espresso Martini - My Jingle Jangle Cocktail

Peppermint Espresso Martini - My Jingle Jangle Cocktail

Chocolate and peppermint give this traditional espresso martini some festive holiday flavors. And it looks really pretty too! Scroll down for my Peppermint Espresso Martini aka My Jingle Jangle Cocktail. This is the drink you need in your hand all holiday season!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 shots freshly brewed espresso or 1 cup dark roast coffee
  • 2 shots Rumchata
  • 2 shots Peppermint Vodka
  • 1 1/2 tsp coffee liqueur
  • ice
  • chocolate syrup
  • crushed candy canes

Instructions
 

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add to your cocktail shaker the espresso or coffee, Rumchata, vodka and coffee liqueur.
  • Shake well so that it gets nice and frothy!
  • On a plate, spread out the crushed peppermint.
  • On a second plate, pour the chocolate syrup so that it fills the plate.
  • Take your martini glass and dip in the chocolate syrup covering the rim.
  • Then dip the chocolate syrup lined glass into the crushed candy canes.
  • Pour the cocktail mixture into the martini glass.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword christmas drinks, cocktails, espresso martini, holiday recipes

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Peppermint Espresso Martini - My Jingle Jangle cocktail

The Best Peppermint Espresso Martini - aka My Jingle Jangle Cocktail

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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

For more cocktails, check out my pineapple grapefruit paloma

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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!!!

 

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Spicy watermelon margarita

Rose Elderflower Spritz

Rose elderflower spritz

 

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Rose elderflower spritz

elderflower rose spritz

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

Rose Elderflower Spritz

Ingredients –

  • 4 oz of Rose
  • 1 oz St Germain Elderflower
  • 1 oz Seltzer water or club soda
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • ice

Directions:

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.

 

Enjoy!!!

 

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Rose elderflower spritz

 

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