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Spicy Ranch Water

Spicy Ranch Water

Have you tried Ranch Water? It’s a refreshing, low calorie cocktail. I decided to give it a little kick since I have discovered my love of spicy beverage. Scroll down for my easy spicy ranch water recipe anytime you want a nice cool tequila cocktail with a little punch.

What is Ranch Water?

Ranch Water originally was made in Texas out of Topo Chico mineral water, limes and tequila. It was the cattle ranchers preferred beverage to cool off after a long day of working in the heat. With just a few ingredients, it’s super easy to make and is more of like the casual sibling of the margarita.

Spicy Ranch Water

Ranch water on it’s own is very refreshing but I wanted to give it a little extra kick. I’ve never been a fan of spicy things but last year I fell in love with spicy margaritas. A friend of ours gave us a bunch of jalapenos from their garden and I made this Spicy Watermelon Margarita (click here for the recipe).

The jalapenos add a nice heat and are balanced by the coolness of the bubbly Topo Chico so it’s not too incredibly spicy. Rim your glass with a little Tajin seasoning for some salty spice with each sip.

Spicy Ranch Water

Ingredients:

  • Topo chico mineral water
  • Blanco tequila (my favorite is Casa Amigos)
  • Lime sliced into wedges
  • 1 jalapeno sliced.
  • Tajin seasoning

Directions:

1.) Start by rimming your glass with some Tajin seasoning. (I found this Tajin seasoning rimmer on Amazon)

2.) Fill your glass with ice. I like to use a rocks glass, like this set. Squeeze the juice from a wedge of lime and add the lime wedge and a few slices of jalapenos.

3.) Add your tequila. I don’t measure so use your judgement 😉

4.) Fill to the top with Topo Chico and stir.

5.) Add a few more jalapeno slices to garnish.

Enjoy!!!

I love to see what you create so if you try my recipe, take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

 

Spicy Ranch Water

Spicy Ranch Water

 

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Shark Week Fish Bowls

Shark Week Fish Bowls
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These fish bowls are the perfect drink to kick off Shark Week!

It’s the most wonderful time of year! No not Christmas in July – Shark Week! I have loved Shark Week ever since I was little and I still look forward to it as an adult. And now, my boys love it too! Shark Week starts this Sunday July 24th.

These shark week fish bowls are super fun and festive to sip on while you’re watching Shark Week. Showing you how to make them below!

Shark Week Fish Bowls

Ingredients

  • Nerd clusters
  • Blue lemonade (Linking the one I used or you can do regular lemonade and add blue food coloring)
  • Splash of Lemon-Lime soda or seltzer water
  • Shark gummies or Sweedish Fish
  • Lemon Slices
  • A generous shot of your favorite tequila to make it an adult cocktail 😉

Shark Week Fish Bowls

Directions:

Start by filling the fish bowl with nerd clusters. Then layer with ice and the gummie sharks.

Shark Week Fish Bowls

Pour your blue lemonade, seltzer and tequila (if making for an adult).

Top with lemon slices and a gummie shark on the rim.

shark week fish bowls

Drink at your own risk

I love to see what you create so if you make these be sure to tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest.

 

Fish bowls

Shark Week fish bowls

Nerd clusters

Shark Week fish bowls

Blue Lemonade

Shark Week Fish Bowls

 

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Rainbow Sangria

Rainbow Sangria

Layer fruit in a pitcher to make this pretty Rainbow Sangria. This is honestly like the most cheerful beverage and it’s perfect for spring and summer. And it will get you pretty buzzed too! Scroll down for my easy Rainbow Sangria recipe.

Rainbow Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 can fresca
  • sliced fruit – strawberries, peaches, pineapple, kiwis, blueberries, grapes

Rainbow Sangria

Directions:

  1. In a pitcher mix together the white wine, Cointreau, brandy and fresca. I will usually prep the step the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.
  2. Prior to serving, slice the right and layer in a carafe in the order as follows – grapes, blueberries, kiwis, pineapples, peaches, strawberries.
  3. Pour the white wine mixture into the carafe covering the layered fruit.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

 

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Rainbow Sangria

Linking my stemless wine glasses here! There are my favorite.

 

Rainbow Sangria

Rainbow Sangria

This rainbow sangria is so eyecatching and easy to make for those warmer months. Make it for a brunch with girlfriends, or just to have in the fridge to sip on throughout summer. Either way, you will be feeling pretty fine 🙂
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Prep Time 1 d
Course Drinks
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 can fresca
  • sliced fruit - strawberries, peaches, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, grapes

Instructions
 

  • In a pitcher mix together the white wine, Cointreau, brandy and fresca. I will usually prep the step the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.
  • Prior to serving, slice the right and layer in a carafe in the order as follows – grapes, blueberries, kiwis, pineapples, peaches, strawberries.
  • Pour the white wine mixture into the carafe covering the layered fruit.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

Spicy watermelon margarita

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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.

And check out this super cute salt rimmer too!

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 🙂
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