Jazz Up Your Fourth of July Drinks with Ice Made From Quality Water
July 4th Layered Drinks Recipe
YIELD: 3 cups
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 10 minutes
Layered drinks in red, white, and blue- perfect for 4th of July! Non-alcoholic and kid-friendly for your next party!
1 Cup Red CranApple juice
1 Cup White Sobe Pina Colada flavored drink
1 Cup Blue G2 Gatorade
Fill your glass 1/3 of the way full with CranApple juice.
Fill to the top with ice.
Slowly pour the remaining drinks directly on top of a piece of ice.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 ¼ cups fresh lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
24-28 oz fresh cold water
Bring the sugar and water to a simmer in a small saucepot. Stir so that sugar melts completely then remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
Place the strawberries in a blender and process until smooth. Pour pureed strawberries in the sugar water and stir well. Add the lemon juice.
Combine the strawberry lemon syrup and the cold water in a large pitcher. Stir well and add lots of ice.
Serve lemonade with thin slices of lemons and strawberries.
Red, White, and Blue Snow Cones
Yields: ½ cup of each syrup, enough for 12 snow cones
Cook time: 12 minutes, plus time to cool
1 c sugar
1/2 c water
For red syrup
1 c strawberries, halved
¼ c white rum
For blue syrup
juice of 1 lime
¼ c blue curacao
Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, and then reduce to a simmer, and stirring cook for two minutes.
For red syrup: Pour half of the simple syrup - about 1/2 cup - over the strawberries. Allow to macerate for 1 hour, then puree in a blender with the white rum. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and reserve.*
For blue syrup: Combine remaining syrup, lime juice, and curacao. Stir to combine completely. Chill syrups until ready to serve.
To make ice: Use a snow cone machine or blend ice in a blender (you may have to do this in batches, keeping each batch in the freezer as you make the next one.)
Scoop crushed ice into glasses, then squirt syrups over packed, crushed ice and enjoy!
*For a more intense red color, add a drop or two of red food coloring.
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