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4th of July Drink: the simple recipe for a red, white, and blue layered cocktail

Total time: 5 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 1 person
By Cookist

Keep cool this Fourth of July with these easy red, white, and blue layered cocktails! Made from grenadine, vodka, lemonade, and blue curaçao carefully layered over one another, this tasty, refreshing 4th of July drink is the perfect boozy beverage to serve at your Independence Day festivities.

Making a layered cocktail is easier than it looks, and with a little practice, you'll have it mastered in no time. These layered 4th of July cocktails are the perfect palate cleanser to sip in between festive recipes such as bites of barbecued ribs, hot dogs, or brats, and will definitely be a hit with the adults at your party.

Tips for Making a 4th of July Cocktail

Slow and gentle is the key to making layered cocktails. Don't pour too quickly.

If the layers do bleed into one another, don't fret. This 4th of July drink is tasty, no matter what.

Use flavored vodka to put a tasty spin on this easy-to-make cocktail. Try citrus, berry, passion fruit, melon, or apple.

White rum or tequila will also work in this recipe.

Add a sprig of mint to garnish your 4th of July drinks.

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How to Make a Layered 4th of July Drink

Add the grenadine to a serving glass.

Fill with ice.

Pour the lemonade and vodka into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for 10 to 15 seconds.

Slowly pour the vodka mixture over the back of a spoon into the glass with the grenadine.

Gently pour the blue curaçao over the back of a spoon onto the vodka layer.

Serve your red, white, and blue 4th of July cocktails immediately. The layers will start to blend after a couple of minutes. Enjoy!

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