Yes. With so many of you off tomorrow, I thought I’d do a series of patriotic-looking cocktails. Don’t get all excited, none of them really worked out. But first…
Drinking and driving is for assholes, so if you’re having cocktails tomorrow, then TAKE A CAB. Or stay at home and host a party, but make sure your guests take cabs home if they’ve been drinking. Got it?
So, yesterday we went to Party City to buy Fourth of July decorations to use in a photo, and today my husband went to the liquor store to pick up a few things to experiment with (yes, smartypants, there are certain types of liquor we don’t stock at Bar Vesta, with good reason). We just made a lot of crappy drinks. Most of which were shots. We thought we’d do a layered red, white, and blue shot, except every variation we tried turned purple and tasted terrible.
So, I re-learned lesson #1 – Shots are bad. The sole purpose is to get you smashed, in a short period of time, and they all taste disgusting.
After pouring numerous shots down the drain, we decided to make a layered blue and red martini, with Hypnotic, of all things. That is when I learned lesson #2 – Hypnotic tastes like ass. No, really. Actually, my husband said he thought ass was different and felt it was more akin to what his dirty socks might taste like.
Here’s the pic, but I will not provide you with a recipe, because I love you guys and wouldn’t do that to you.
So we decided to go with something easy, and drinkable, a Blue Margarita.
- 3 oz anejo tequila
- 1 oz Blue Curacao
- 1/4 oz Rose’s Lime Juice
- 3 oz Sweet and Sour
- Grand Marnier floater (optional)
In an ice-filled shaker, pour tequila, blue curacao, Rose’s, and sweet and sour. Give a vigorous shake and pour entire contents into margarita glass. Float Grand Marnier on top if you like, and garnish with lime wheel and blueberries.
Have a safe and wonderful July 4th!