Red, White & Boom Firecracker Cocktail
Have you ever wondered what July tastes like? Or red rockets bursting in air? Well, wonder no more dear patriotic one. Our Red, White & Boom Firecracker Cocktail is a July 4th inspired cocktail that will wet your whistle and Yankee Doodle your Dandy (was that cool or what?). But hold on— this one gets its start with a lot of help from old school ice cream truck nostalgia. You know what I am talking about don’t ya? When you heard the first notes of the ice cream truck foretelling its arrival in the neighborhood it was so on! You either begged your mom or dad for money or you robbed your piggy bank (or searched feverishly beneath the couch cushions) because you were not gonna let the ice cream truck go past without getting something cold and delicious from it. Plus, all of the neighborhood kids were there, and you didn’t want to be left out in the cold (you see what I did right there, a pun?). The classic Firecracker Popsicle was a favorite, and if you’re a fan you’ll remember how it would turn your tongue, lips and teeth drastic shades of red and blue? Anyway, I digress. The Firecracker Popsicle is the starting point for this grown up and fun summer aperitif. We mixed in a dram of Smirnoff Red, White & Berry vodka which matched our tricolor theme perfectly. A splash of prepared (or homemade lemonade if you got time for that kinda thing) and a couple of big ounces of Deep Eddy’s Lemon vodka and shards of crushed ice. Just looking at this thing makes my hand involuntarily cover my heart and offer up a solemn pledge of allegiance.
“I pledge allegiance to the wonderful ingredients in this cocktail!”
Am I wrong for that? If so, I kinda sorta don’t apologize ’cause I’m only funning. Tell me, what was, or still is your favorite ice cream truck frozen treat obsession? Strawberry Shortcake? The Push-Up? Or maybe the Drumstick? Leave us a comment below and tell us all about it. For the full recipe for the Red, White & Boom cocktail look down below and play bartender. C’mon you know you want to!
- 3 Firecracker Popsicles
- 2 ounces Lemonade
- 1 ounce of Deep Eddy’s Lemon Vodka
- 1.5 oz of Smirnoff red, white and berry vodka
- Sprig of fresh mint
- 1/2 cup Crushed Ice
- Scrap the Firecracker Popsicles from their sticks and into a blender.
- Add crushed ice, lemonade, Smirnoff, Deep Eddy’s Lemon vodka, and place the lid on the blender and pulse until mixture is roughly combined.
- Pour into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive
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Be sure to check out our other patriotic drinks:
Here’s one for the kids: Captain America: Red, White & Blue
And find more Adult Drink Ideas in our 20 Dranky Drank Patriotic Ideas