Cocktail Friday – Patriotic Boston Pops Martini

Happy July 4th to all American Lazy Brides! This long weekend calls for cocktails with a bit of the ole red, white and blue, celebrating the Stars and Stripes forever and all that. Can't think of a more fun cocktail than this one from the Zebra Bistro and Wine Bar in Medfield, MA. Named after the famed orchestra and it's annual July 4th music and fireworks show, this libation features Blue Curacao, cranberry vodka (how apropos for New England) and pop rocks! Yes, those fun candies that explode in your mouth. It's like a fireworks show for your tastebuds. Tres cool.

Boston Pops Martini
Boston Pops Martini
lime wedge
package of Cherry Pop Rocks (try 7-Eleven or Walgreen's)
2.5 oz cranberry vodka
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
splash of lemon/lime soda

Rub a lime wedge around rim of chilled cocktail glass. Dip rim into Pop Rocks to coat. Fill shaker with ice, add vodka, shake and strain into glass. Slowly pour Blue Curacao into middle of glass and allow to settle – you're aiming for two distinct layers of liquid. Add a splash of lemon/lime soda (like 7-UP), crank up the John Philip Sousa and enjoy!

Recipe and photo from Fine Living

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