Disclaimer: This post is dedicated to all my 21 and up readers. This post does not condone underage drinking. I’d also like to remind my legal ladies and gentlemen to always drink responsibly.
Red, White and Boozy!
Hi kiddos, we’re t-minus 2 days from Independence Day! An exciting day to celebrate our Country’s independence and the midday holiday from work ain’t that bad either! I don’t know how you celebrate where you’re from, but, in my neck of the woods, July 4th means family, grilling. and pool time! And nothing pairs better with a classic hamburger or hot dog than a nice cool beverage!
For today’s post, I thought it would be cool to show you how you can impress your friends with a red, white and blue layered cocktail that will have them feeling patriotic af. It’s the perfect amount of fruity and citrusy without being overpowering or tasting like a straight up sharpie. This patriotic cocktail does require a small bit of finesse to get the colors to layer evenly without bleeding. I’ll share a little tip later on in this post that will make you a master in no time!
A Patriotic Cocktail for Independence Day
If you follow these directions just as they are in this handy-dandy, Pinterest-friendly recipe card, you will end up with a beautifully layered beverage that looks like the photo below. It’s imperative that you follow the recipe exactly in the order that is shown in the recipe card because otherwise, you will have colors that bleed into each other and look more like purple Kool-aid and less like the American flag.
When you do decide to taste the beverage you will want to mix it. You don’t want to run the risk of getting a mouthful of grenadine or a mouthful of straight liquor. Unfortunately, this will ruin the illusion of the layers. Make sure you get the perfect shot of this patriotic cocktail for the gram before you start mixing it!
If you make this patriotic cocktail, make sure to take a picture and tag it with #roseandrufflesredwhiteandboozy. I’d also love to hear how making the drink and tasting it went for you in the comments below.