Festive Fireworks Drink for Fourth of July Weekend!

Warm summer days require a cool drink (at least for those over the legal drinking age!). Check out this festive Fourth of July weekend drink mix below but remember to drink responsibly!

Fireworks Red, White and Blue Daiquiris—yields 6 servings

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Ingredients for Blue Layer

  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1/3 cup blue passion fruit liqueur (such as Hpnotiq or Alize)
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons blue curacao liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons white rum
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Ingredients for Red Layer

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup watermelon chunks, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons white run
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Ingredients for White Layer

  • 1 cup coconut sorbet
  • ¼ cup rum
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Blue Layer Directions

  • Put 1 ½ cups of the ice cubes in the carafe of a blender
  • Add the passion fruit liqueur, lime juice, blue curacao, rum and sugar
  • Blend until slushy and there are no chunks of ice left
  • Add the remaining ½ cup of ice if needed
  • Transfer to a large measuring cup or small bowl
  • Place in freezer while you make the next layer

Red Layer Directions

  • Rinse out the blender
  • Add the frozen strawberries, watermelon, lime juice, rum and sugar to the blender
  • Blend until slushy and there are no chunks of fruit
  • With the motor running, add the ice, a few cubes at a time until thick and smooth
  • Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if the consistency is too thick
  • Transfer to another small bowl
  • Place in freezer while making the final layer

White Layer Directions

  • Rinse out the blender
  • Add the coconut sorbet, rum and lime juice to the blender
  • Blend until smooth and thick
  • With the motor running, add the ice, a few cubes at a time
  • Continue to blend until thick and no bits of ice remain

Serving Directions

  • Pour the red layer into the bottom of six 8-ounce glasses, about 1/3 cup each
  • Gently spoon 1/3 cup of the blue layer over the red layer so they stay separate
  • Finish by spooning 1/3 cup of the white layer over the second layer in each glass

Enjoy responsibly!

Source: Food Network Kitchen