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5 must have 4th of July drinks: Cocktails

4th of July Cocktail / Photo credit: Shutterstock.com
Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

THE 4th Of July Cocktail


1 ounce watermelon schnapps


1 big splash cranberry juice

1 very thin slice jalapeno or serrano pepper


1 slice lemon

1 slice lime

1 1/2 ounces tequila

1/4 ounce blue curacao

1/2 ounce simple syrup

Watermelon wedge, for garnish (optional)

Mix the schnapps and cranberry juice in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled glass. Muddle the jalapeno pepper, lemon and lime slices, tequila, blue curacao and simple syrup (to make a batch, dissolve sugar in equal parts hot water and chill) in the shaker. Slowly strain into the glass over the red layer. Garnish with watermelon.

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