Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, America!

There are so many neat red, white and blue ideas for the 4th of July, so I thought I'd share a few quick and easy ideas I've seen recently. Between cook outs, pool parties and fireworks, I'm sure they'll come in handy.

For the first one, here's an adult-spin on the childhood favorite, the Bomb Pop:

Bomb Pop Martini

2 oz Bacardi Razz
2 oz Blue Curacao
2 oz lemonade
Capful of Grenadine

Shake Bacardi Razz, Blue Curacao and lemonade with ice. Pour into martini glass.
Slowly pour a capful of grenadine down the side of the glass so that it settles in the bottom. Sip and enjoy!

This second one is a very quick, easy and healthy option! It's especially great for parties with children.

Fruit Skewer Flag

Putting this flag together is super easy. You'll need about 13 wooden skewers, a medium-sized carton of blueberries and strawberries and about three bananas. As you can see from the picture, just arrange blueberries, bananas and strawberries on skewers to resemble the flag.
(Image: Flickr member Randy Son Of Robert licensed for use under Creative Commons) 

Have a happy and safe 4th of July! :)


  1. or my favorite jello cake with a fruit flag on it :)

  2. Put POP ROCKS around the rim of the glass!

  3. Kelsey, your smile in that picture is (as you would say) EPIC!

    And Steph, pop rocks are a great idea ... it's like fireworks in your mouth! :)


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