Red, White & Blue “Cocktail Of The Month”

Today is cocktail day!
The things I do for my readers! (Thank you!!)

In planning for our July 4th party I came across this cranberry martini recipe that uses Pop Rocks for the garnish around the rim.

What a fun idea ~ fireworks in your mouth!

Boston Pops Martini

Lime Wedge
Package of Cherry Pop Rocks Candy
2 1/2 oz. Cranberry Vodka
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
Splash of Lemon-Lime Soda

Take the lime wedge or Rose’s Lime Juice and run it around the glass rim.

Place the Pop Rocks in a dish and press the glass rim into the candy.

Fill a shaker with ice and add vodka and curacao. Shake and strain while carefully pouring into the center of the glass. Adding a splash of lemon-lime soda is optional.

I added 3 cherries to the pick for counterweight. Fresh cranberries would be nice too if you can find them this time of year and more ‘New England’ and in spirit with the cranberry vodka.

I found the picks at my local party supply store.

I also found some patriotic cocktail napkins that I had to add to my party.
Yes. I do have a tiny-weeny problema lovin’ these so much! 🙂

Find these at Sur la Table.
Pattern: “Snap, bang, boom!” Love it!

Find at Williams-Sonoma.

Find at Crate & Barrel.
Pattern: “Blue Fireworks”

Soon I’ll be sharing my recipes and styling of red, white and blue daiquiris that you can make a few days ahead of your party.

Visit me tomorrow for some fun patriotic finds!

Cheers, friends!

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  2. I am going to make these! Love it!

  3. Ifth I drinkth too many of theeth will they make my teeth blue? Adorable, as usual!

  4. mmmmmm cocktails! Yummy!
    Love the napkins! In Canada we usually just have Canada flag napkins.

  5. this sounds so good!!! thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. What an amazing idea … I’m going to have to try the martini … HHL

  7. Oh my word, I have to use this recipe!! Now I just have to find the pop rocks!? Very cute napkins too.

  8. Um, YUM! That looks positively delicious! Thanks for the yummy recipe! 🙂

  9. Oh my gosh…I have to make these for my next party!! Such a fun idea…Thanks for sharing it!!

  10. Oh my! This looks like such a fun cocktail for the 4th. I love the pop rock idea! Brilliant!

  11. Cutest cocktail for the 4th! I will definitely be making these!


  12. I love this! Can’t wait to make them!

  13. I agree. These look like so much fun. My family is gathering around the 4th. Hmm. Where to find Pop Rocks?

  14. Pop Rocks can be found at party supply stores that carry candy and I’ve seen them at CVS.

  15. Pop rocks! OMG! This recipe is as cute as it is delicious I am sure! Thanks so much for sharing, I am definitely going to include these on our holiday menu next weekend!! Smiles and hugs xoxo!

  16. This looks delicious and I will definitely make one and have it in your honour on the 4th!
    How about a little cocktail, all in the name of research of course, for your neighbours to the north. We celebrate Canada Day on the first of July and I have been looking for a new signature drink for the occasion, maybe you could help us out!! Please, please, please!! 🙂

  17. Wouldn’t you know it but the new Food Network Magazine arrived today and as I was flipping through it they had a very similar cocktail idea.

    They did suggest crushing the pop-rocks in the package a bit to get a more even rim and used the blue, tropical punch flavor with a red drink (cranberry, pomegranate juices plus seltzer–good for a non-acoholic option).

    Great minds…

  18. YUM!

  19. VERY festive!!! Love it!

  20. Oh wow- it looks fantastic! I love the BLUE…. and I love pop rocks!!

  21. Those look great for the 4th of July.