Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thirsty Thursday: Happy Flag Day Everyone!

Patriotic_cocktails_1Cocktails should be fun.  And, what's more fun than concocting cocktails that go with a particular holiday or season?  So, this week, in honor of Flag Day (and in anticipation of Independence Day just around the corner), we looked around for ideas for patriotic cocktail recipes!  

In the search for ideas, we came across a new liqueur we hadn't tried before called Hpnotiq.  It is blend of French vodka, exotic fruit juices and a touch of cognac.  Most special is its wonderful vibrant blue color, which makes it a natural as a base for layered red, white and blue drinks.  (The same company also has introduced Hpnotiq Harmonie, which sports a beautiful violet shade which we will revisit on a future Thirsty Thursday.) 

For actual recipes, try one of the following: 

Old Glory
1/3 oz grenadine syrup
1/3 oz Hpnotiq liqueur
1/3 oz white chocolate liqueur 

Layer the drinks in above order into a shot glass. Red/white/blue like old glory. Shoot.

Simply Stated, a blog by Real Simple, had a series of red, white & blue cocktail recipes.  Check it out!

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