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Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

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It’s National Margarita Day!!! And I have the most delicious and refreshing margarita recipe for you! This cucumber elderflower margarita is so light it’s the perfect drink for spring and all throughout summer. Scroll down for my recipe below.

And if you make a glass, take a pic and share on Instagram saying “Cheers” and be sure to tag me @ourtiny_nest!

For more of my favorite margarita recipes, click here to check out 9 of the Best Margaritas!

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 cucumber slices (sliced thin)
  • 1/2 lime wedge
  • 2 1/2 oz tequila (my favorite is Casa Amigos)
  • 1/2 oz St Germain Elderflower Liquer
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • salt (optional for the rim)

Directions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, squeeze the juice of the lime, adding the wedge and muddling together the lime and cucumbers.
  2. Add to the shaker ice, tequila, Elderflower liquer, and honey.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Take your glass and a slice of cucumber. Rub the cucumber around the rim of your glass then dip into salt. (This is the cutest lime and salt rimmer)
  5. Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into your salt rimmed glass.
  6. Enjoy!

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

For more of my favorite cocktail recipes check out:

Rainbow Sangria

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

Pineapple Grapefruit Paloma

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Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

This is a light and refreshing twist on the traditional margarita. A great drink for spring and summer with notes of cucumber and elderflower.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1 glass

Ingredients
  

  • 6-8 cucumber slices sliced thin
  • 1/2 lime wedge
  • 2 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz St Germain Elderflower liquer
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • salt optional

Instructions
 

  • In a cocktail shaker, squeeze the juice of the lime, adding the wedge and muddling together the lime and cucumbers.
  • Add to the shaker ice, tequila, Elderflower liquer, and honey.
  • Shake well.
  • Take your glass and a slice of cucumber. Rub the cucumber around the rim of your glass then dip into salt.
  • Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into your salt rimmed glass.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword cocktails, margarita,

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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!
5 from 2 votes
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

1 In Christmas/ food

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

I recently whipped up this recipe as I needed a dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur for my Christmas truffle recipe.

This tastes delish in a glass over ice as a dessert nightcap or drink warm for a boozy chocolate hazelnut hot cocoa. (It’s also really good in a nice mug of coffee too!) The best part is this recipe is dairy free so it’s perfect if you can’t have dairy, are plant-based or vegan.

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups dairy free hazelnut spread
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups dairy free cream (I used Oatly.)
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

Directions:

  1. In a pot, pour the chocolate chips, hazelnut spread, cream and sugar.
  2. Heat and whisk often until completely melted and combined.
  3. Whisk in the vodka.
  4. Pour in a mug and drink warm for a boozy hot chocolate. Or allow to cool and pour into a glass bottle. Keep chilled and shake well before using. Works well in coffee or as an after dinner dessert drink.

Click here for my chocolate truffle recipe using this chocolate hazelnut liqueur.

dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur

Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

This dairy free chocolate hazelnut liqueur is the perfect holiday recipe! Enjoy warm as an adult hot chocolate or serve chilled over ice as an after dinner dessert drink. It's also a great addition in my chocolate truffle recipe!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks
Servings 1 bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups dairy free hazelnut spread
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups dairy free creamer
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

Instructions
 

  • In a pot, pour the chocolate chips, hazelnut spread, cream and sugar.
  • Heat and whisk often until completely melted and combined.
  • Whisk in the vodka.
  • Pour in a mug and drink warm for a boozy hot chocolate. Or allow to cool and pour into a glass bottle. Keep chilled and shake well before using. Works well in coffee or as an after dinner dessert drink.
Keyword cocktails, dairy free, holiday recipes, vegan

For more holiday recipes check out

My Peppermint Espresso Martini

My Homemade Irish Cream

Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

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Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur

4 In food/ Recipes

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!

If you make these, be sure to share a photo on Instagram and tag me @ourtiny_nest and say “Cheers!”

 

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

Patriotic Door Basket Decor

 

And when all else fails, make a festive Charcuterie board! Aldi’s is my fave spot to get all your charcuterie board fixings. (If you’re looking for an easy eye catching board idea, click here check out this Steak Charcuterie Board!)

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

And for more cocktail inspiration, click here check out my favorite margarita recipes!

Hope you all have a fantastic Labor Day Weekend!

 

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Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

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