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06/27/2018

5 Red White And Blue Cocktails

Let’s all cheers to America’s birthday and drink up with these fun and festive 4th of July cocktails!

1. Frozen Bomb Pop Daiquiri

Take your favorite childhood summer treat, the bomb pop, and add an adult kick! This drink will surely cool you down all summer long!

red white and blue cocktail

Ingredients:

6 oz. white rum

.75 oz. blue curacao

2 oz. lime juice

.75 oz. simple syrup

.5 cup strawberries

3 cups crushed ice

bomb pop

 

Directions: 

For blue layer: In a blender, blend blue curaçao, 2 oz of white rum and .75 oz lime juice with 1 cup ice until smooth. Divide evenly between two old-fashioned glasses. Place glasses in the freezer until the next layer is ready.

For white layer: In a blender, blend 2 ounces white rum, .75 oz lime juice and .75 oz simple syrup with 1 cup ice until smooth. Remove old-fashioned glasses from the freezer and divide the mixture evenly between the two glasses, pouring slowly to create defined layers. Place the glasses in the freezer until the next layer is ready.

For red layer: In a blender, blend 2 oz white rum, .5 oz lime juice and .5 cup strawberries with 1 cup ice until smooth. Remove old-fashioned glasses from the freezer and divide the mixture evenly between the two glasses, pouring slowly to create defined layers. (There may be some Strawberry Daiquiri left over, feel free to sip on the side as a reward.)

Garnish with Bomb Pop popsicles, and enjoy!

 

{Recipe and Photo via Supercall}

 

2. Red White And Blue Frozen Sangria

The perfect cocktail for July 4th parties – this recipe helps you add a little patriotic flair to a classic summer drink!

red white and blue cocktail

Ingredients:

Red Layer -

2 cups frozen raspberries

3/4 cup white wine

1 Tablespoon cane sugar (or maple syrup)

White Layer -

2 1/2 cups ice

1/2 cup white wine

Blue Layer -

3 cups ice

2 ounces gin (rum or vodka can be subbed for gin)

1/4 cup white wine

1 Tablespoon cane sugar (or maple syrup)

1/4 teaspoon natural blue food coloring 

 

Directions:

Red Layer - It’s easiest to blend this layer first because it stays thick. Add ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a large cup or jar and place into the freezer while you create the other layers.

White Layer - Repeat the steps and set aside in the freezer.

Blue Layer - It’s best to save this layer for last because it’s going into the glasses first.

Add everything to the blender and blend until smooth.

Assemble - Pour the blue layer into glasses, followed by the white layer, and finishing with the red layer. 

 

{Recipe and Photo via The Fitchen}

 

3. Boozy Snow Cones

An Adult Drink to Make You Feel Like a Kid Again and it’s equally as patriotic for the 4th!

red white and blue cocktail

Ingredients:

1 c sugar

1/2 c water

crushed ice

For red syrup -

1 c strawberries, halved

¼ c white rum

For blue syrup -

juice of 1 lime

¼ c blue curaçao

 

Directions:

Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, and then reduce to a simmer, and stirring cook for two minutes.

For red syrup: Pour half of the simple syrup - about 1/2 cup - over the strawberries. Allow to macerate for 1 hour, then puree in a blender with the white rum. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and reserve.*

For blue syrup: Combine remaining syrup, lime juice, and curaçao. Stir to combine completely. Chill syrups until ready to serve.

To make ice: Use a snow cone machine or blend ice in a blender (you may have to do this in batches, keeping each batch in the freezer as you make the next one.

Scoop crushed ice into glasses, then squirt syrups over packed, crushed ice and enjoy!

*For a more intense red color, add a drop or two of red food coloring.

 

{Recipe and Photo via Clinton Kelly}

 

4. Rocket Jello Shots

The key to summer happiness? Give your favorite treat a boozy red, white and blue makeover in time for the holiday!

red white and blue cocktail

Ingredients:

For the red layer -

1/2 c. water

1 box instant cherry Jell-O

1/2 c. vodka

For the blue layer -

1/2 c. water, boiled

1 box instant blueberry Jell-O

1/2 c. vodka

For the white layer -

1 envelope gelatin

1 c. Milk, Divided

3 tbsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/2 c. vodka

 

Directions: 

In a small bowl, combine boiling water and berry Jell-o mix and stir until completely dissolved. Stir in vodka.

In a separate small bowl, repeat process with cherry Jell-o mix. Let both mixtures cool.

Meanwhile, make white layer: In a medium bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup of milk. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring remaining 3/4 cup milk to a simmer. Turn off the heat then stir in sugar, vanilla, and vodka.

Pour heated mixture over plain gelatin mixture and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Let cool for 10 minutes.

Lightly spray 20 one-ounce plastic shot glasses with cooking spray. Spoon about 2 teaspoons berry Jell-o mix into each. Refrigerate until set but not completely firm, about 15 minutes.

Top with about 2 teaspoons white gelatin mixture. Refrigerate until set, about 10 minutes.

Cover with about 2 teaspoons cherry Jell-o mixture. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

 

{Recipe and Photo via Delish}

 

5. Fireworks Piña Colada Recipe

If you like piña coladas….this drink is just as delicious as it is festive!

red white and blue cocktail

Ingredients:

6 oz frozen strawberries

2 tbs white rum

2 cup crushed ice

1/2 c coconut cream

1/2 c Blue Curaçao

1/2 c crushed pineapple

1/4 c white rum

whipped cream or coconut cream, optional

 

Directions: 

Heat a small saucepan over medium heat and add frozen strawberries. Cook, stirring, until defrosted and somewhat liquid. Add 2 tbs white rum and blend with a hand-blender or transfer to a blender and puree. Divide between 2 glasses.

Clean out the blender if it was used for the strawberries and add crushed ice, coconut cream, blue curaçao, pineapple and remaining rum. Blend until combined. Slowly pour into the glasses.

Top with whipped cream or coconut cream, if desired.

 

{Recipe and Photo via Home Sweet Jones}

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