Promotional consideration provided by Hornitos. I think we have time for one more 4th of July post before we’re officially on vacation, right? I kid. My boss is totally denying me any vacation. Have I mentioned I’m my own boss? I think I’ll let myself take a tiny break on the 4th, though. If I work hard for the next day or so.
Every holiday needs a signature cocktail. I humbly propose the super fun and super delicious Firecracker Margarita for the 4th of July. I’ll definitely be enjoying one then, assuming I get the time off.
We’re starting with a basic blue margarita recipe.
- 1.5 to 2 parts Hornitos® Tequila
- 1 part Lime Juice
- 1 part Blue Curaçao
- Light Corn Syrup
- Red Pop Rocks
- Coat edge of margarita glass with light corn syrup.
- Dip edge into Pop Rocks candy.
- Shake Tequila, Lime Juice and Blue Curaçao over ice.
- Pour into glass rimmed with Pop Rocks candy.
The pop rocks make this perfect for the 4th. After experimenting with both cherry and strawberry, I can confirm that cherry is the redder of the two. Either will work, though. You’ll get the best adhesion if you give the corn syrup a few minutes to set up before applying the candy.
Adjust the tequila to the strength you desire. If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can also add one part simple syrup before shaking. To make your own simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water and bring to a boil. Allow syrup to cool before creating your cocktails.
Whatever your plans, I hope you have a fantastic 4th of July!