4th of July Drinks!

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Happy Fourth of July weekend! We’re all going to be doing our fair share or celebrating this weekend, so here are some fun drink ideas for you!

  • Fourth of July Jello Shots

Ingredients:

1-3oz box any flavor Jello5 oz Boiling Water

Up to 19 oz of 80-proof alcohol but I recommend using only 16 oz (if you’re using less proof then you must use less alcohol)

25- 3 oz plastic Dixie Cups

Instructions:

Step 1: Bring water to a boil.

Step 2: Place jello packet in a heat safe bowl (preferably with a spout for easy pouring later) and add boiling water to mixture and whisk THOROUGHLY!

Step 3: Let sit a minute then add the alcohol, continuing to whisk thoroughly to get the gelatin incorporated.

Step 4: Pour into 3 oz plastic Dixie cups.

Step 5: Let sit for at least 6 hours or overnight.

  • Raspberry and Blueberry Mojitos!

I love, love, love mojitos and am 100% making this!!

Handful fresh mint leaves
3 whole fresh raspberries or a handful of fresh blueberries
Juice of 1 lime
2 teaspoons sugar
Ice
1 1/2 ounces spiced rum
Splash club soda

Directions

  1. In a highball glass, muddle the mint, raspberries, lime juice, and sugar.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add the rum and shake for 15 seconds. Pour into the glass and top with the club soda.

**I am not sure if I would use spiced rum for this; I always use Bacardi white rum in my mojitos!

Also, experiment with the technique of layering liquids based upon their viscosity. Grenadine is very thick and conveniently heavy, so put a little in the shot glass first to make it more festive! You can also experiment with layering blue curacao and peach schnapps to make this shot red, white and blue. The best technique is to pour slowly, onto a flipped over spoon, so the liquid pours in verrryy slow. Pour grenadine in bottom first, then pour peach schnapps, then carefully pour the blue curacao. Beautiful and deliciously citrus-y!

Have a great Independence Day weekend !

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