Friday, July 1, 2016

Fourth of July Cocktail–Happy Independence Day!

Do you and your family celebrate the Fourth of July?  It’s the Independence Day in the U.S. and many of us celebrate this National holiday with gatherings and parties.  I love summer time parties because it usually involves B.B.Q.  I’ll list a few of my favorite grilling recipes, side dishes, and no bake desserts at the end of this post for your reference.  Of course, in my humble opinion, any celebration should includes a refreshing cocktail as well.  Today, I want to share this festive and refreshing Fourth of July Cocktail with you, it has all the patriotic colors of the American Flag!  

Fourth of July Cocktail–Happy Independence Day!

Don’t forget to watch the video tutorial on how to make this festive cocktail, the link is at the top of this post.  It’s super easy to make and so much fun.  Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean.

Fourth of July Cocktail–Happy Independence Day!

This Fourth of July Cocktail has a few different layers.  We start with a little bit of grenadine (pomegranate syrup) at the bottom for the red color.  It’s sweet and tart at the same time, which goes really well with the blue layer, the HPNOTIQ.  HPNOTIQ is an alcoholic beverage, native to New York but bottled in France.  It’s made from fruit juices, vodka and a cognac.  It’s slightly sweet, super refreshing, and has all the fruity delicious flavors.  Last but not least, I top the cocktail with some prosecco, you can also use Champagne if you like.  I serve this cocktail in a festive sugar rimmed martini glass garnished with maraschino cherries!  It’ll be the best cocktail for your summer celebration, I guaranteed it! 

Fourth of July Cocktail–Happy Independence Day!

I added a few edible gold star glitters around the sugar rim, but that is totally optional.  I’ll list the items used at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

Fourth of July Cocktail–Happy Independence Day!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I want to wish you all a wonderful Fourth of July celebration.  How do you and your family celebrate?  Do you host parties or BBQ cookouts?  Or do you spend it quietly, or at the poolside?   I would love to hear from you!  Cheers!

Fourth of July Cocktail–Happy Independence Day!

Please drink responsibly.  Health and General Disclaimers

Favorite Grilling Recipes:
American Classic Burger
Grilledd Ribeyee Steaks with Coffee Rub
Citrus Marinated Tri Top Roast
Spinach Pesto Spaghetti with Grilled Shrimps
Penne Pasta Salad with Rib Eyes Steak

Favorite Side Dishes:
Grilled Vegetable Salad
Honey Roasted Carrot Salad
Rainbow Salad
Broccoli Salad
Roasted Shrimp Salad with Thyme and Lemon Frico

No Bake Desserts:
Sparkling Watermelon Bubbles
Strawberry Tiramisu
Mango Panna Cotta
Nutella Cheesecake
Meyer Lemon Sorbet

Tools and Ingredients:
Edible Gold Star Sprinkles (Click here for more information)
Martini Glasses (Click here for more information)
Grenadine (Click here for more information)
Maraschino Cherry (Click here for more information)
Cocktail Picks (Click here for more information)

Fourth of July Cocktail
Makes: 2 cocktails
2 ounce grenadine, chilled
6 ounce HPNOTIQ, chilled
4 ounces Champagne or Prosecco, chilled
2 maraschino cherry, for garnish
1 tablespoon sugar, garnish for glass rims
1 lemon wedge, garnish for glass rims
edible golden stars, optional for garnish

With the cut side of the lemon wedge, rub the rims around 2 martini glasses. Place the sugar on a plate and dip the rims on the sugar to create the sugar rims.

Evenly divided the grenadine into the 2 prepared martini glasses. Carefully pour the HPNOTIQ on top from the side of the glass so that the blue liquor stays separate from the grenadine on the bottom.

Then, top the glasses with Champagne or Prosecco and garnish with a cherry. Cheers and enjoy!

Fourth of July Cocktail–Happy Independence Day!


  1. That's a really beautiful drink!
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Amy.

    1. Thank you, Angie! :) Wish you a fantastic weekend too.

  2. The colour of this cocktail is so serene! Happy celebrating the 4th of July!

    1. Thank you Mun. Have a wonderful weekend! :)