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June 27, 2020

Red, White & Blue Bomb Pop Drink

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Two tall glasses filled with a red, white and blue bomb pop drink

 

This bomb pop drink is the perfect red, white and blue cocktail to ring in your fourth of July festivities. This cocktail recipe is versatile and easy to make with just a few key ingredients.  

 

Cheers to your Independence Day celebrations, everyone! 

Raise your hand if you love celebrating the 4th of July holiday as much as we do?  Both hands raised here!  

Independece Day marks the height of Summer here in Chicago.  Break out the fireworks, call your closest friends, throw your burgers on the grill and serve up a double dose of these delicious red, white and blue bomb pop drinks.  What’s great is these festive 4th of July cocktails can be served either as an alcoholic or non-acoholic drinks for the kids and adults alike. 

With just a few key ingredients including raspberry vodka, a splash of grenadine and Mike’s Hard Lemonade this bomb pop cocktail recipe is a sure crowd pleaser! 

 

Two tall glasses filled with a red, white and blue bomb pop drink

 

TIPS FOR MAKING A BOMB POP DRINK

There are a number of different ways you can serve this delicious bomb pop drink recipe.  And, a number of different alcohol types you can use to create it. Here are a few of our recommendations: 

First and foremost, it’s good to remember the grenadine is almost always going to be the heaviest of the three layers and will sink to the bottom of any glass as a result.  With that said, you’ll want to make sure that’s always your bottom layer if you’re using grenadine.  

For the ‘white’ layer you can either choose to use Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Smirnoff Ice, a citrus vodka, regular lemonade or some choose to use water or Sprite if you’d like to minimize the alcohol content.  

For the ‘blue’ layer, you can use a number of different options including blue cuaracao, blue raspberry vodka (like Bacardi Razz) or you can use the Smirnoff Ice Red, White and Berry

Smirnoff Red White and Berry Vodka is a Limited Edition Summer vodka with cherry, citrus, and sweet blue raspberry flavor.The aroma is Hawaiian punch with notes of cherry, raspberry, orange, and lemon. 

The cherry and blue raspberry entry is joined by orange flavor, building to a tart raspberry lemonade peak.  It fades with creamy vanilla flavor which provides sweetness without added sugar.

 

BOMB POP DRINK ESSENTIALS

 

Two tall glasses filled with a red, white and blue bomb pop drink

 

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO SERVE A BOMB POP DRINK

While we used a 16 ounce glass for a taller more dramatic effect, there are so many other great ways to serve this festive red, white and blue cocktail.  Here are just a few of our favorites:

NOTE: Of course, you will need to adjust the serving size for each of these recommendations. 

  • SHOTS – Don’t’ want to make an entire 16 ounce cocktail? Go with shots instead!  You can still easily achieve the layering effect.  I would recommend choosing a tall shot glass.
  • IN A PITCHER – If pouring individual bomb pop drinks doesn’t sound fun, make an entire pitcher and allow your guests to pour themselves.
  • SLUSHY – A red, white and blue slushie is a really fun drink to serve your fourth of July guests – both adults and kids alike! Simply crush your ice and follow the same layering steps below. 

 

 

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INGREDIENTS FOR BOMB POP DRINK

ALCOHOLIC

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC

 

HOW TO LAYER A BOMB POP DRINK

  1. Pour one ounce of Grenadine into the bottom of your glass. You will notice the Grenadine starts to rise with the ice. 
  2. Fill your glass with ice and slowly pour in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade until roughly 1-2 inches remain at the top of the glass.
  3. Next, carefully pour the blue raspberry vodka on top of the Mike’s Hard Lemonade.
  4. Serve with a Bomb Pop popsicle and enjoy!

 

Two tall glasses filled with ice and a bomb pop drink

 

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Red, White and Blue Bomb Pop Drink

5 from 1 vote
This red, white and blue bomb pop drink is the perfect cocktail to ring in your fourth of July festivities. Made with 4 simple ingredients.
SERVES/MAKES: 2 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

ALCOHOLIC

  • 2 ounces Grenadine
  • 1 12 ounce bottle Mike’s Hard Lemonade (you can also use regular lemonade if you’d like the cocktail recipe to be less potent)
  • 2 ounces Blue Raspberry Vodka (I used UV Blue Raspberry Vodka for reference. Use can also use Blue Curacao)
  • 2 Bomb Pop popsicles
  • 2 cups ice

NON-ALCOHOLIC

  • 2 ounces Grenadine
  • 1 12 ounce bottle lemonade of your choice
  • 2 ounces Hawaiian Punch Polar Blast (you can also use Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid or Calypso Berry Blast Lemonade)
  • 2 Bomb Pop popsicles
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions:

  • Pour one ounce of Grenadine into the bottom of your glass. You will notice the Grenadine starts to rise with the ice. 
  • Fill your glass with ice and slowly pour in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade until roughly 1-2 inches remain at the top of the glass.
  • Next, carefully pour the blue raspberry vodka on top of the Mike’s Hard Lemonade.
  • Serve with a Bomb Pop popsicle and enjoy!

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