May 24, 2009
Anyone who knows us, knows that we take any opportunity we can to get together with friends and family. Unfortunately, our family can't be together this Memorial Day so we'll be getting together with friends. I thought it might be fun to serve up some festive Patriotic Cocktails so here are just a few ideas.
Here's an easy, Red, White, and Blue Cocktail.
Red, White, and Blue Cocktail
1 part grenadine
1 part peach schnapps
1 part blue curacao
Simply pour each part slowly into a shot glass in order: red, white, and blue.
Here are two more really easy, yet very colorful cocktails.
1 part blue raspberry flavored vodka
2 parts sour mix or lemonade
1 part tonic water
Just pour into a rocks glass, stir and serve over ice.
1 part red cherry flavored vodka
3 parts lemonade
Pour into a rocks glass, stir and serve.
And, I really like this one. I'm sure you could substitute vodka for the gin, if you're not a gin lover.
1/4 c. fresh blueberries
1 small lime wedge
1 1/2 t. sugar
1 1/2 oz. gin
2 oz. club soda
In a cocktail shaker, muddle 15 of the blueberries with the lime wedge and sugar. Add the gin and ice and shake well. Strain into a highball glass half-filled with ice, top with the club soda and garnish with the remaining blueberries.
And, how about some red, white, and blue jello shots? Find all three recipes here on recipezaar.
I always like to serve up a festive cocktail, or two, for whatever the occasion may be, so maybe this gives you a couple of ideas.
Of course, this Memorial Day, we will be remembering what our service men and women do for us every day.
And, we will be remembering those who served our country that are no longer with us. SirHoney's brother was a Marine and served our country in Vietnam. We will definitely be thinking of him this Memorial Day, as we do every day.