Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope you are enjoying the start of a wonderful 4-day weekend! The best part if you ask me! Now let’s get this weekend started with a festive, colorful and very patriotic beverage that of course is for the adults only.
It is a little hot today in Phoenix, but what do I expect by living here? Not a lot of plans for the day except to enjoy this cocktail. I wanted to post a cold and colorful drink for the occasion and I hope you enjoy as much as I am.
Fourth of July Fruity Cocktail
1 ounce watermelon schnapps
1 big splash cranberry juice
1 slice lemon
1 slice lime
1 1/2 ounces tequila
1/4 ounce blue curacao
1/2 ounce simple syrup (sugar water, or flavored syrup, or agave nectar works too.)
Watermelon wedge, for garnish (optional)
Mix the schnapps and cranberry juice in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled glass.
Muddle the 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.