Firecracker Cocktail

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I don't have to tell you how many parties, cookouts, and holidays are coming up this summer!

Adam and I have been making plans left and right and we finally took a good look at our calendar for the summer months a few days ago when it occurred to us that we will be incredibly busy over the next couple of months! Not to mention, our favorite summer holidays are right around the corner (Flag Day and Independence Day), so we will be stocking up on everything red, white, and blue to celebrate our patriotism this season. 

Everyone loves the Fourth of July, and everyone has their own favorite traditions to make this American holiday memorable. But for us, we have a special place in our hearts for Flag Day! It was on Flag Day quite a few years ago that Adam told me he loved me, and we sat on the trunk of his car and kissed underneath the fireworks at the county fair that night. It was magical, and I have been in love with Flag Day ever since!

Head down to the store to stock up on everything you need for this festive red and blue cocktail drink including lemonade, grenadine, blue curacao, and Absolut® America (the limited edition, Absolut® Vodka red, white, and blue bottle)!



Firecracker Cocktail

Ingredients:
  • 1 part ice
  • 2 parts lemonade
  • 1 shot of Absolut® America
  • 1/2 part grenadine
  • 1/2 part blue curacao

Directions:
1. Pour ice into a tall cocktail glass. 
2. Fill the glass with lemonade and pour in one shot of Absolut® America vodka. Stir well. 
3. Pour in the grenadine and stir.
4. Slowly and gently pour the blue curacao on top of the grenadine. Be careful to not go too quickly or pour so forcefully, otherwise, you will lose the layering effect and your drink will turn into a rich purple color. If you are not used to layering your cocktails, you can use a trick that my bartender friend taught us--pour the liquor onto the back of spoon that is tilted down into the glass, so that it slowly drips from the back of spoon into the cup. Serve immediately and enjoy!
5. After your friends have seen their layered drink and taken some foodie Instagram pictures with it and the picturesque blue and red layers, toss them a spoon or stirrer and encourage them to mix it up to get all of the flavors mixed and enjoyed in every sip!

Be sure to stock up on Absolut® America for all of your summer cocktails this year. It's made with no artificial ingredients and it is the ideal base ingredient for any vodka-based cocktail! While you try this firecracker cocktail recipe, you can also try another easy, cocktail favorite from the Absolut® team--one part iced tea, one part lemonade, and Absolut® America.

Be on the lookout for Absolut® coupons valid from May 20th - July 28th! Offer only valid in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Also, this summer, the Absolut® company is donating $100,000 to Keep America Beautiful, which is an organization that helps to bring an end to littering, improves recycling efforts, and aids in beautifying communities across the United States! 

Get your camera ready because Absolut® will donate $1.00 for every photo shared online using #AbsolutAmerica on social media or on AbsoluteAmerica.com while they are partnering with the Keep America Beautiful organization. 


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