Here's to a Happy and Safe Fourth of July
This Fourth of July I am looking forward to a day of family, food, fireworks and fun. Try these red, white and blue luscious libations to make your holiday complete. And of course, each of the cocktails below can be made non-alcoholic, if you so desire.
#1 – Red
Raspberry & Lemon Rose Sparkler
1 ½ pints fresh raspberries
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 bottle Sparkling Rose, chilled
sliced lemons & raspberries, for garnish
Smash raspberries with sugar and lemon juice in a pitcher. Top with Sparkling Rose. Serve over ice with lemons and raspberries. Simple and delicious.
#2 – White
Classic three (3) ingredients Pina Colada
1 lb. frozen pineapple
3 oz. white Rum
2/3 cup coconut milk
Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Add more coconut milk if mixture is too thick. Garnish with fresh pineapple.
#3 - Blue
2 cups ice
¼ cup blue Curacao
1 cup white Rum
2 cups lemonade
4 lemon slices
8 maraschino cherries
Put ¼ cup ice in a glass and add a splash of blue Curacao. Then ¼ cup Rum and another ¼ cup of ice. Pour over ½ cup of lemonade. Skewer a lemon slice and two (2) maraschino cherries on a toothpick for garnish.
JAF converters would like to wish you and your families a happy, healthy, and safe Fourth of July. God Bless America! And remember, always drink responsibly.