Red White & Blue Cocktails to spice up your 4th

Photos By: Valorie Darling

Photos By: Valorie Darling

I mean let's be honest, a 4th BBQ usually entails a cocktail or two, so why not make it a festive one?  These bad boys are red, white and blue thanks to the fruit and the fruit purees.  I even made a popsicle to toss in there.  I mean what could be better on a hot day then a refreshing, and healthy popsicle?  

Red, White & Blue Mojito

  • 1.5 oz rum (one shot, I used Bacardi)
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 lime (cut in half, slice one side)
  • 1 pint strawberries (fresh or frozen work here)
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp agave
  • 1 can club soda or lime sparkling water

Hull strawberries and place in a blender.  Squeeze half the lime and add half the mint leaves and the honey.  Blend until smooth.  Strain through a fine mesh sieve (this is optional but I like to get any seeds or chunks out). 

~At this point I placed some of the puree in star molds to create the cute little ice cubes.  

Place 3 tbsp strawberry puree in glass, add 5 mint leaves and two slices of lime.  Muddle in glass, then add shot of rum.  Top off with club soda or lime sparkling water.   Add a few strawberry star ice cubes, blueberries and enjoy!

~My other ice star ice cubes are simply lime sparkling water with pomegranate seeds

Photos By: Valorie Darling

Photos By: Valorie Darling