#DOTW: 4th of July Cocktails

It’s gonna be a hot one, guys! Looks like most of the country is going through a heat wave, and Independence Day is going to be a scorcher. If you’re having a BBQ or similar festivity for the Nation’s Birthday in your yard or on your deck, you wanna make sure you have the cold drinks ready to go. Need some fun ideas for extra cold cocktails? Of course I have some for you….


Prosecco and Ice Pops


What you’ll need:

  • one bottle of Martini & Rossi Prosecco (or Prosecco of your choice)
  • 5 ice pops of your choice

So simple and delicious: Pour half a glass of prosecco and add your favorite ice pop. It keeps things chilled and sweet!

Red, White and Berry Firecrackers

What you’ll need:

  • Smirnoff Ice Red White and Berry limited edition
  • Blue Curaçao
  • lemonade
  • grenadine
  • Firecracker ice pops

This cocktail is light and delicious, but it does take a little time and patience. The cocktail is supposed to come in three layers (blue, white and red), and apparently I’m not that much of a crafty person. As you can see above, my lines are VERY blurry. Nevertheless, it’s amazingly delicious and refreshing, so I felt this needed to be posted, and hopefully you do a better job layering the colored slushies!

In a blender or slushy machine combine each layer with ice, Smirnoff Ice Red White and Berry and a) Blue curaçao for blue, b) lemonade for white, and c) grenadine for red, Layer to make the colors of the flag, then add a Firecracker Ice Pop upside down.

Happy 4th of July!!!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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