4th of July Drink Ideas
With the fabulous festivities of American independence upon us we thought we’d scour the web and ask our local mixologists about some drink ideas. If your planning a party or hosting something for the 4th of July these are some great drink mix ideas to really bring out that American theme. Coyotes will also be hosting our very own 4th of July party with 2 euro drinks all night so if your about Galway city make sure you pop in!
Jamaican me Blue
A nice simply one for starters! In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine one ounce of simple syrup, 3/4 ounce curacao, 1/2 ounce lime juice, 1/2 lemon juice. Shake vigorously and strain into a collins/tiki glass with ice.
Props to Helin Jung from Cosmopolitan for this masterpiece!
Red, White and Blue Jello shots
Who doesn’t love a good jello shot? Always fun and delicious, color these red, white and blue and you have yourself some great themed shots.
1 6-oz package strawberry Jell-O
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 6-oz package berry blue Jell-O
1. Combine strawberry Jell-O and 2.5 cups hot water in a large bowl. Stir. Add 1.5 cups blueberry vodka. Stir. Use a spoon to fill your shot glasses 1/3 of the way. Place in the fridge to set for 60-90 minutes.
2. Combine 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin and 1.5 cups hot water in a large bowl. Stir until the gelatin has dissolved. Mix in sweetened condensed milk. Stir. Use a spoon to fill your shot glasses 2/3 of the way. Place in the fridge to set for 60-90 minutes.
3. Combine berry blue Jell-O and 2.5 cups hot water in a large bowl. Stir. Add 1.5 cups blueberry vodka. Stir. Use a spoon to fill your shot glasses to the top. Place in the fridge to set for 60-90 minutes.
4. Top Jello-O shots with whipped cream and sprinkles. Enjoy!
Francesca Bean at Brit + Co is the creator of this work of wonder. Go check them out here!
Looking for something more sophisticated? Look no further, we’ve got a slightly more fancy looking recipe for you here so you can celebrate your theme with class.
2 tablespoons grenadine
2 ounces blue colored tropical fruit liqueur, chilled (recommended: Hpnotiq)
2 ounces Mandarin orange vodka, chilled
Pour grenadine into the bottom of a martini glass.
Gently pour the blue colored tropical fruit liqueur over the back of a spoon to avoid mixing with the grenadine.
Gently pour chilled vodka into martini glass over the back of a spoon to create a layered effect.
Thanks to Sandra Lee at the foodnetwork for this one!
1 c sugar
1/2 c water
Enough for 12 snow cones
For red syrup:
1 c strawberries, halved
¼ c white rum
For blue syrup:
juice of 1 lime
¼ c blue curacao
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 curacao. 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.
We found this over at Clinton Kelly, keep up the good work guys, looks great!
And finally for one of our own the infamous Uncle Slam. One of our mixologists said he whip up something for the occasion and have something ready for our 4th of July night. These are super quick to make and taste great so make sure to come visit us and try one!
To make on of these fill a shot glass 85% full with both Sambuca and Malibu. Follow with a dribble of Blue Aftershock until blue as shown. Then get some strawberry grenadine and put your finger over the opening. Release small amounts of the grenadine at a time until it sits nicely at the bottom as shown.
We’ll that’s our quick round up guys hope you find something usefull out of these 4th of July drink ideas. If you have any of your own amazing drink ideas please send them into us so we can show them off on facebook for you! Have a great 4th of July!