The Summer of Drinking Patriotically

Ever wanted to get a nice, patriotic buzz going just like the Founding Fathers intended? Even after Independence Day, you can celebrate with these tantalizing libations.

Fritchie Firecracker

Exclusive at Hootch and Banter for a limited time only:

    • Ingredients:
      • Nolet’s gin
      • Mint Simple Syrup
      • Fresh Lemon Juice
      • Soda Water
      • Peychaud’s bitters
      • Fresh Blueberries

Patriotic Sangria

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 bottles of your favorite dry white wine
    • 1 bottle of your Favorite champagne
    • Strawberries (or raspberries)
    • Blueberries
    • Granny smith apple
    • Star-shaped cookie cutter
  • Directions
    • Combine wine and champagne into a large pitcher. Add in sliced strawberries and whole blueberries.
    • Cut the granny smith apple in half and then cut into flat slices around ¼ inch thick . Use the star-shaped cookie cutter to punch the star shapes into the slices.

Red, White, and Blue Slushie

  • Ingredients
    • 4 oz Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
    • 4 oz PIna Colada Mix
    • 1 oz Rum
    • 1 oz Triple Sec
    • 2 oz Blue Curacao
    • Ice
  • Instructions
    • In a blender, add Strawberry Daiquiri Mix, 1 cup ice, triple sec and 1 ounce of rum. Blend until smooth and pour into a glass. Rinse the blender so there is no color transfer.
    • Repeat the blending process with Pina Colada Mix, 1 cup ice, and 1 ounce of rum. Pour or spoon on top of the first red layer.
    • Once more, in the blender, add 1 cup ice, and 2 ounces of blue curacao. Pour or spoon carefully onto the white layer.

Red and Blue Fireworks Martini

  • Ingredients for Blue:
    • 2 oz. gin
    • 1 oz. Blue Curacao
    • 2 oz pineapple juice
    • Ice cubes
  • Ingredients for Red:
    • 2 oz. vodka
    • 1 oz. apple schnapps
    • 2 oz. cranberry juice
    • Ice cubes
  • Instructions:
    • Wet the rim of the martini glasses and roll in either red or blue Pop Rocks.
    • Mix all of the ingredients in a shaker and pour over ice.

Red, White, and Blue Jello Shots

  • Ingredients:
    • 6-oz package strawberry Jell-O
    • 6-oz package berry blue Jell-O
    • 3 cups of vodka (plain or flavored)
    • 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
    • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
    • Cherries with stems (optional)
  • Instructions
    • Combine berry blue Jell-O and 2.5 cups hot water in a large bowl. Stir. Add 1.5 cups of vodka. Stir. Use a spoon to fill your shot glasses 1/3 of the way. Place in the fridge to set for 60-90 minutes.
    • Combine 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin and 1.5 cups hot water in a large bowl. Stir until the gelatin has dissolved. Mix in sweetened condensed milk. Stir. Use a spoon to fill your shot glasses 2/3 of the way. Place in the fridge to set for 60-90 minutes.
    • Combine strawberry Jell-O and 2.5 cups hot water in a large bowl. Stir. Add 1.5 cups of vodka. Stir. Use a spoon to fill your shot glasses to the top. Add in a cherry. Place in the fridge to set for 60-90 minutes.