July 3, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Fourth of July Cocktail

On the eve of Fourth of July it wouldn't be right if I didn't post a recipe dish that was patriotic. This time it's an easy make; a cocktail. I really planned on going to a winery for the Fourth of July but I guess plans weren't going according too. I'm not big on drinking but I do love a good cocktail here and there. 

Browsing through Food Network's website and came across 21 of the favorite 4th of July recipes, I decided to pick this bomb cocktail called Fourth of July Cocktail; basically self explanatory. What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July with a drink in your hand (if you're in my age bracket then you know what's up)! 

Thanks to Guy Fieri from Food Netwrok Magazine for shaking up this red, white and blue patriotic beverage. Check out the recipe  below:


  • 1 ounce watermelon schnapps
  • 1 big splash cranberry juice
  • 1 very thin slice jalapeno or serrano pepper
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 1 slice lime
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/4 ounce blue curacao
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Watermelon wedge, for garnish (optional)


Mix the schnapps and cranberry juice in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled glass.
Muddle the jalapeno pepper, lemon and lime slices, tequila, blue curacao and simple syrup (to make a batch, dissolve sugar in equal parts hot water and chill) in the shaker. Slowly strain into the glass over the red layer. Garnish with watermelon, if desired. 

Have A Happy And Safe Fourth Of July Everyone!!! 
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