6.30.2011

4th of July drinks

If you all are looking for some drinks to celebrate the 4th, I have a few to share!


Patriotic Punch
Freeze flavored beverage(kool-aid, gatorade, etc, in red and blue)  for ice cubes
Drop Cubes in glass
Pour seltzer water or Sprite
As cubes melt, colored bubbles will swirl


the Adult Version


Pour
1 part UV-red Cherry Vodka
3 parts lemonade
over ice and enjoy

Over at Martha Stewart's site, I found this yummy looking shake

  • Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces (1 3/4 cups) raspberries, plus more for garnish
  • 4 ounces strawberries, stemmed and quartered (1 cup), plus more for garnish
  • 5 ounces (1 cup) pitted whole cherries, plus more for garnish
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 16 ounces (4 cups) blueberries, plus more for garnish
  • 2 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Combine raspberries, strawberries, cherries, 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, and 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until berries release their juices, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, and refrigerate until cold.
  2. Combine remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1/4 cup sugar with 2 cups blueberries in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until berries release their juices, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Let cool completely. Stir in remaining 2 cups blueberries, cover, and refrigerate until cold.
  3. Whisk ice cream, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Spoon 1/4 cup of either fruit mixture into the bottom of a glass. Top with milk shake. Repeat with remaining fruit and milk shake. Garnish milk shakes with fresh fruit, and serve immediately.


Don't they look yummy?  Okay, and to top it off, I want one of these, but of course won't be trying one until next year!


Toast your country all year long with this red-and-blue beverage, one of many signature drinks featuring the vodka-based liquor HPNOTIQ.

To make this festive cocktail, follow these simple steps.

1. Puree thawed frozen strawberries.

2. Blend 2 tablespoons each of the strawberry puree, dark rum, coconut milk, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, and ½ cup crushed ice in a blender until smooth.

3. Pour 2 to 4 tablespoons HPNOTIQ into a glass, and top with 2 to 4 tablespoons of the strawberry mixture.

I hope you all enjoy and have a very Safe and Happy 4th of July!

4 comments:

TexaGermaNadian said...

Those all look awesome! I can definitely picture myself sipping on one of these on the 4th :)

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Those look delish! Hypnotiq was my go to drink in college... haha! Thanks for sharing some fun ideas!

Olivia Grace said...

I am loving all your Fourth of July ideas!!! Will have to try a few this weekend!

Cat said...

Okay, so I am totally trying that patriotic punch {um, adult version? yes please!}.

Happy 4th!

❤ Cat brideblu

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