Happy Fourth of July everyone!! This year it feels a little bit different than in year’s past, but it is still important to mark the birthday of our nation and celebrate the freedoms we all hold dear. To help you with the festivities, we are sharing the Red, White and Blue Smash. It is a delicious concoction of vodka, grapefruit and basil. If you are lighting your own fireworks or watching them virtually, this beverage will add to your 4th of July celebration!
Like most beverages on this site, we have stripped this drink down to the essentials. It is an easy, tasty and fresh drink to make no matter how your 4th Festivities take shape. To make the Red, White and Blue Smash, you will need premium vodka, grapefruit juice, (ruby red makes a redder drink), fresh basil, grapefruit soda, and fresh blue berries for garnish.
Place two basil leaves and vodka into a shaker. Muddle for about 15 seconds. Add grapefruit juice and ice. Shake for another 15 seconds. Pour mixture over ice into a rocks glass. Take another basil leaf and clap it between your hands. This helps to release the oils and aromas in the basil. Add the basil leaf to the rocks glass. Top off with grapefruit soda ( we used Q Drinks grapefruit soda). Garnish with fresh blueberries and another basil leaf.
How are you celebrating your 4th of July Holiday this year? We wish you a safe and fun-filled weekend. May your sparklers sparkle brightly and your firecrackers not be duds!
Disclaimer: Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking. Drink responsibly.