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.
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
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
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
In cocktail shaker, add tequila, grapefruit Pellegrino or juice, pineapple juice, and simple syrup and shake.
Pour into a glass filled with ice and top with some club soda to taste.
Who doesn’t love a cool cocktail on these warmer sunny days or nights? 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. Plus, it oozes that coastal grandmother aesthetic that’s trending right now. I’m sharing how to make it 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.