Red, white, and blue should be the center of your Fourth of July party. With cakes, flowers, food, and outfits all planned to match, why shouldn’t the cocktails? This Firecracker cocktail crafted by Marley Majcher of The Party Goddess is the perfect cocktail to serve on this July day. With refreshing watermelon and cranberry flavors, mixed with a kick of jalapeno and tequila and cooled down with lemon and lime, what’s not to love about this festive drink?
- 1 Ounce watermelon schnapps
- 1 big splash cranberry juice
- 1 very thin slice jalapeno or Serrano pepper
- 1 slice lemon
- 1 slice lime
- 1 1/2 Ounce tequila
- 1/4 Ounce blue curacao
- 1/2 Ounce simple syrup
- watermelon wedge, for garnish (optional)
Mix the schnapps and cranberry juice in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled glass. Muddle the jalapeno pepper, lemon and lime slices, tequila, blue curacao and simple syrup in the shaker. Slowly strain into the glass over the red layer. Garnish with watermelon.