Cocktail Recipe Hack: Layered 4th of July Cocktail
You know those really cool red white and blue layered 4th of July cocktails you see on Pinterest? The ones that need like 900 ingredients and require you to basically blend up three different cocktails to make one layered patriotic situation? They look amazing, but all of that hard work? Yeah, I don't think so. Mama doesn't want to make a cocktail, washout my blender, repeat three times. Mama has things to do. BUT they really do look lovely, so I went ahead and found an easy little hack to recreate them that takes a few minutes with only four ingredients.
4th of July Cocktail Recipe (makes one easy 4th of July cocktail):
One popsicle - I used coconut but you could also use lemon
About 1/2 cup of raspberry or strawberry sorbet (adjust based on the size of your glass)
About 1/4 cup blueberries or blackberries
Muddler - if you don't have one you can use a spoon or the bottom of a spatula
Let your popsicle and sorbet soften a little bit. Not too much though, you still want them to be solid.
Cut the popsicle off the stick into little chunks and put it in your glass. Use your muddle to pack it a little bit so it's solid but not liquified.
Next, add your sorbet. Use your muddler again to pack it. You want it to look layered like a parfait.
Add the third layer of blueberries on the top. You want to make sure you have a few inches of room at the top for your prosecco.
Finally, top it off with prosecco. Pour a little bit at a time so it can de-foam and really seep into the layers.
The best part of this cocktail (other than the faaaabulous taste of course) is you don't have to have the exact ingredients. As long as you're able to find ingredients with a similar texture and color pattern, you're set!