6/30/2011 8:37 PM
Hosting a friendly get together this holiday weekend? Here are six patriotic cocktail recipes sure to liven up your party and get guests into the spirit of 4th of July.
Red, White, and Blue Cocktails
Turn summer drinks into firecrackers by coating the glass rims with Pop Rocks. Just dampen with lemon juice, then dip the rims in the candies on a plate. To get the red-white-and-blue effect, use Tropical Punch (blue) Pop Rocks, then fill the glasses with any red drink or cocktail; we mixed pomegranate and cranberry juice with seltzer.
Red, White, and Blue Shooter
1/3 oz blue curaçao
1/3 oz grenadine
1/3 oz peach schnapps
This is a layered shot so each ingredient is poured on top of the previous.
1. Pour the grenadine into a shot glass.
2. Float the peach schnapps on top of the grenadine.
3. Float the blue curaçao on top of the peach schnapps.
1 oz 10 Cane Rum™
3/4 oz blood orange puree
1/2 oz citrus-infused simple syrup
Lime-mint foam for garnish
1. Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass
2. Add ice and shake vigorously
3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
4. Top with lime-mint foam
3 oz. Three-O™ Berry Vodka
½ Oz. Cranberry Juice
Dash of Grenadine
½ oz. Blue Curacao
Shake vodka, cranberry juice and grenadine in a shaker with ice. Strain into martini glass. Pour Blue Curaçao gently down the side of the glass so it comes to settle on the bottom.
1 part UV Blue Raspberry-flavored vodka
2 parts sour mix
1 part tonic water
Combine ingredients and serve in a rocks glass over ice. For a non-alcoholic version of this drink, substitute raspberry-flavored fruit juice for the vodka.
Stars and Stripes Forever
In a tall glass mix:
1 oz. UV Blue Raspberry Vodka
2 oz. sour mix
Fill the glass the rest of the way with lemonade
Top off with a cherry
For a non-alcoholic version of this cocktail, substitute raspberry-flavored fruit juice for vodka.
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