Red Snapper and 4th of July

So today I need recap on the past month from episodes of the show. First we have the Red Snapper Shot from June 4th which is a great recipe that yields 2-3 shots.

Red Snapper Shooter

3/4 oz Canadian Whiskey
3/4 oz Cranberry Juice
1/2 oz Amaretto

Shake with ice, strain into (Chilled) shot glasses (makes 3oz)

Next up we’ve got a side by side comparison tasting of two blue summer-style schnapps. Dekuyper’s Island Punch Pucker and Maui Blue Hawaiian. Where I’m from the Pucker is VERY difficult to find so I had to seek out some kind of alternative. While the Blue Hawaiian has a similar flavor it may require a little bit of sweet/sour mix to use it as a “substitute.” More on that in Episode 8.5:

Finally we have today’s festive 4th of July Shot. It’s a powerful orange blast both in aroma and taste. The presentation (as with any layered drink) is quite impressive and really matches with the Red, White, and Blue theme. Although there is also a “Red, White, and Blue Shot” (made with peach schnapps instead of Cointreau), I found this version layered much easier and made for a better demo. For my initial reaction check out the new episode (9) of the show.

4th Of July Shot

1/3 Grenadine
1/3 Blue Curacao
1/3 Cointreau

Layer in order in a presentation shot glass.

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Pedro’s Blue Island

Did I really think I’d be wearing shorts in April? Nope, but in case where you live it didn’t get unseasonably warm this weekend, here’s a tropical themed delight to at least fool your brain that you’re on the beach. Pedro’s Blue Island is a drink I’ve built based on the traditional Pedro Collins. With a light lemony upper drink (similar to lemonade) and a smoother tropical end toward the bottom, this one is worth making even if it’s not terrible warm out.

This drink features my new favorite ingredient (pineapple rum) and my old one (Dekuyper’s Island Punch Pucker).

Alcohol Rating 2-3/10
Overall Rating 9/10
Make it Again? Yes! Already on the Menu

Pedro’s Blue Island

2 oz Sweet/Sour
1.5 oz Pineapple (or Coconut) Rum
1/2 oz Island Punch Pucker
Club SodaLemon Wedge

Straight build sweet/sour, rum, and pucker in an iced Collins Glass, stir, add club soda. Garnish with lemon wedge.

pedro's blue island

Caribbean Water and a Lemon Island