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.
- Topo chico mineral water
- Blanco tequila (my favorite is Casa Amigos)
- Lime sliced into wedges
- 1 jalapeno sliced.
- Tajin seasoning
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.
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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
- 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 😉
Start by filling the fish bowl with nerd clusters. Then layer with ice and the gummie sharks.
Pour your blue lemonade, seltzer and tequila (if making for an adult).
Top with lemon slices and a gummie shark on the rim.
Drink at your own risk
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There’s no wrong way to sip a margarita am I right? I’m sharing 9 of the best Margarita recipes for you to try! From the classic, to sweet, and spicy and even a beer margarita! Scroll down to see all of my favorite Margarita recipes.
Whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo, kicking back in the warm weather or just rewarding yourself for making it through the day, these 9 Best Margarita Recipes are sure to tickle your fancy!
9 Best Margarita Recipes
This is my spin on the classic and it’s perfect for your summer parties!
- 1 lime popsicle
- club soda
- 1 shot of tequila (I prefer Casa Amigos)
1.) Start by slicing a wedge of lime, running along the edge of your glass and then dip the rim of the glass in salt (or sugar if you prefer).
2.) Fill the glass with ice.
3.) Add to the glass club soda and tequila and wedge of lime.
4.) Unwrap the popsicle and stir into the glass.
These are so simple! Make a bunch and serve poolside to cool off or serve with some fresh guac and tortilla chips!
The coolness of the watermelon balances out the heat from the jalapeno.
Cool and refreshing with a little bit of sweetness from the elderflower.
This recipe makes a whole pitcher! And the taste blood oranges can be enjoyed in spring, summer and the cooler months too! This makes a great fall or holiday margarita!
This is a sweet way to beat the summer heat when peaches are in season!
I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful margarita! Nor have I ever tried a prickly pear margarita, making this a bucket list item this summer!
This is perfect to bring as a hostess gift to summer parties or get togethers!
This one has Cinco De Mayo written all over it!
Linking some margarita must haves below!
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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
- 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
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.
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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