Is it just me or is the Fourth of July always a blast?
Obviously it rocks because you get the day off – especially when it’s in the middle of the week like this year.
And there’s the fact that it’s summer so the holiday normally evolves around water, BBQ’s and tasty cold treats.
But the best part about the Fourth? Fireworks. They’ve always been my favorite. I get giddy just looking up in the sky.
This is a little nerdy but I have this weird thing where I like to pick out my “favorite” fireworks.. You know, pointing out the ones that you like the best.
I really like the ones that look glittery/sparkly after they burst. And I like the ones that are gold and kind of look like falling stars (turns out it’s actually pretty hard to describe how fireworks look haha). Have you ever deemed one type your favorite – or is it just me?
When I started brainstorming for this 4th of July drink I somehow got the idea of Pop Rocks in my head and knew I had to use them in some way. They are like the candy version of fireworks. Besides Pop Rocks are awesome in general so why the heck not?!
I ended up loving them as the garnish for this drink. The entire time they made that crackling noise and made it fun to drink.
To help celebrate the 4th of July, Ari and I put together a couple festive red, white and blue recipes on our latest episode of Drink & Dish. Ari made this to die for Red, White and Blue Grilled Cheese – it’s a perfect combo of savory + sweet.
- 1 package pop rocks
- 3 shots Rum
- 2 shots Blue Curaçao
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Rim two martini glasses with pop rocks.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in rum, Blue Curaçao and lemon juice. Cover and shake until well combined and chilled. Strain into prepared martini glasses.