Get creative and artistic with your cocktail hour this Fourth of July- you can do better than red wine in blue plastic glasses, girls.
1. Who doesn’t love sangria? Combine strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple (use a cookie cutter to cut this into star-shaped slices) in a pitcher with two bottles of dry white wine, a cup of triple sec, half a cup of berry vodka, half a cup of fresh lemon juice and half a cup of simple syrup for an amazing red, white and blue sangria. http://www.punchbowl.
2. Recreate the shot heard round the world this Fourth! Layer in this order, grenadine, peach schnapps or vodka, and blue curacao in a shot glass- and fire away. http://www.punchbowl.
3. Using the same cookie cutters you may have used for your sangria above, slice watermelon into star shaped pieces. Pop ’em on some lollipop sticks and float them in blue lemonade cocktail, made with regular lemonade of your choice, some Maui Blue Hawaiian Schnapps, or blue curacao and vodka. http://www.
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4. When preparing these delicious blueberry mojitos, make sure you have a muddler on hand to crush up the mint thoroughly and get that sweet, clean flavor strong throughout this beverage. Include fresh blueberries, clear rum, mint leaves, sugar, lime juice, and club soda. http://www.riverbender.
5. Hope you’re not tired of blueberry yet- this last recipe will be an instant hit, and all because of one word: margs. Your best girls will totally flip over these layered ‘ritas. Using one basic margarita mix, add different flavors to get your colors- coconut, or regular lime for the white, blueberries for the blue, and frozen strawberries (or raspberries if you prefer) for the red. As long as your mixtures are thick enough, the layers will stay separate until they begin to melt. http://www.