Cool off and celebrate the Fourth of July or Memorial Day with these fun and festive stars and stripes drinks! Can be made with or without alcohol.
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I chose to make drinks for the party, so here they are — patriotic and delicious Stars and Stripes drinks! Both can be made with alcohol or as virgin drinks and serve four. I picked up the glasses at World Market on clearance. For $1 each. Bargain!
Here’s how to make the drinks!
Blueberry Limeade with Coconut Stars
1 cup canned coconut milk
6 to 8 limes (about 1 cup juice, use bottled to save time if you want)
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups water
2 cups club soda
1 cup blueberries
1 – 1 1/2 cups of dry gin (optional)
To make the stars, fill star-shaped ice cube trays with the coconut milk and freeze. Simple!
To make the limeade, roll the limes on the counter with palm of your hand to release the juices. Cut the limes in half and squeeze into a pitcher. Set aside.
In a saucepan, bring one cup of water to a boil. Dissolve the sugar in the boiling water. Once dissolved, pour into the pitcher and add two cups water and two cups club soda. Mix. Taste and add additional sugar if desired.
Refrigerate until cold. Pour the limeade through a sieve to strain out the pulp if desired.
Pour into a glass, leaving a bit of room — add a few coconut ice stars and a small handful of blueberries!
To make it grown up: replace 1 cup of water with 1 cup of dry gin (such as Tanqueray or Sapphire)
Piña Colada with Strawberry Stripes
1 1/4 cups canned coconut milk
2 cups unsweetened frozen pineapple chunks
1 1/4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2/3 cup ice
Blend all ingredients except strawberries in a blender until smooth.
Pour the piña colada into the striped glass, layering it with sliced strawberries to make “stripes”
To make it grown up: Add 1 to 1 1/2 cups light rum to the blender when mixing everything together.
Special thanks to Steve Betz for helping me adult-ify my drinks!
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