Tuesday, June 28, 2011

PARTY STARTER: 4th of July Cocktail

Looking for a new concoction to kick off your 4th of July festivities? Give this red, white and blue spritzer a try.

~4th of July Cocktail~
Courtesy of The Food Network Magazine

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
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.

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