This July 4th celebrate your independence with these tasty Patriotic Lemonade Shooters. Red, White, and Berry flavored vodka is mixed with lemonade and served in a patriotic decorated shot glass.
These tasty Patriotic Lemonade Shooters are perfect for your next July 4th BBQ. Your guests will love drinking these yummy lemonade-flavored shooters.
You can use these red, white, and blue shots to celebrate the holiday. With the Fourth of July just around the corner, it's time to start planning your barbecue menu.
We're going to take you back in history with a recipe for patriotic lemonade shooters that are so delicious and refreshing! With easy-to-find ingredients, these little guys can be whipped up in no time at all.
These two-ingredient shooters are easy to throw together. You just need some flavored vodka and lemonade. You’ll have plenty of time to make other recipes for your holiday party.
In about 15 minutes, you'll have a berry lemonade flavored shot ready to enjoy!
HOW TO MAKE PATRIOTIC LEMONADE SHOOTERS
Flavored vodka is mixed with lemonade for a simple but tasty Patriotic Lemonade shot you will enjoy! Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
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PATRIOTIC LEMONADE SHOOTERS INGREDIENTS
This fun and easy Patriotic Lemonade Shooters recipe uses easy-to-find ingredients to create an alcoholic shot you will love.
All you need is:
- some Calypso Lemonade
- Red, White, and Berry Smirnoff Vodka
- patriotic sprinkles
- corn syrup or honey
PATRIOTIC LEMONADE SHOOTERS RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
Place some corn syrup or honey on a small plate or bowl.
Place some sprinkles into a small bowl.
Take some blueberries and place them through a toothpick, enough for each shot glass.
Next, take a shot glass and dip the rim into the corn syrup or honey, then dip into the sprinkles.
The corn syrup/honey will act as glue.
Fill half the shot glass with vodka.
Top off with lemonade.
Garnish with the skewered blueberries.
In about 15 minutes, you’ll have a patriotic-themed alcoholic shot that’s sure to become a new favorite!
PATRIOTIC LEMONADE SHOOTERS TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made a batch of shots, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE PATRIOTIC LEMONADE SHOOTERS?
These alcoholic shots can be made quickly. This Patriotic Lemonade Shooters recipe takes approximately 15 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:
- About 4 minutes of prep time
- Close to 3 minutes to dip the shot glasses into sprinkles
- Around 3 minutes to half fill with vodka
- 3 minutes to top off with some lemonade
- 2 minutes to garnish with blueberries
HOW DO I STORE PATRIOTIC LEMONADE SHOOTERS?
You can store Patriotic Lemonade Shooters on a tray in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Simply remove from the refrigerator and serve immediately.
CAN I MAKE A PITCHER OF PATRIOTIC LEMONADE SHOOTERS?
Yes, you can make a pitcher of Patriotic Lemonade Shooters.
I suggest filling a pitcher half full with vodka and then with lemonade and some ice.
CAN I USE COLORED SUGAR AROUND THE RIM INSTEAD OF SPRINKLES?
You can use colored sugar around the rim instead of sprinkles to decorate the shot glasses.
I suggest using red or blue-colored sugar for a patriotic look. You can also skip this step if you want.
The patriotic-inspired sprinkles add a special touch to this recipe.
CAN I MAKE PATRIOTIC LEMONADE SHOOTERS AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, you can easily make Patriotic Lemonade Shooters ahead of time.
I suggest making the drink and keeping it stored in a pitcher in your refrigerator and decorating the shot glasses and setting it aside.
Then just before serving, pour the alcoholic drink into each shot glass.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH PATRIOTIC LEMONADE SHOOTERS?
Patriotic Lemonade Shooters go well with a wide variety of snacks and drinks. These recipes would be great to serve together at a 4th of July party.
Some of my personal favorites include:
- Patriotic Lemonade
- Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake
- Pink Lemonade Jello Shots
- Red, White, and Blue Trifle
- Alabama Slammer
CAN I USE ANOTHER LEMONADE INSTEAD OF CALYPSO LEMONADE?
Yes, you can use another lemonade in this recipe instead of Calypso lemonade. The steps will be pretty much the same.
Calypso lemonade gives these shots a unique taste but they’ll still taste great if you use a different brand of lemonade.
CAN I USE PLAIN VODKA INSTEAD OF RED, WHITE, AND BERRY VODKA?
You can use plain vodka instead of red, white, and berry-flavored vodka to make these shooters.
Red, white, and berry vodka has a cherry, citrus, and blue raspberry flavors all blended together that will add a fun taste to these shooters.
If you use plain vodka this recipe will not taste the same but it’ll still be great.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE PATRIOTIC SPRINKLES?
You can purchase patriotic sprinkles through places like Amazon and Etsy.
A small bag or container of sprinkles will cost around $10 and you can keep these in your pantry and use them every holiday for a variety of recipes like cupcakes, cake pops, cake, etc.
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS PATRIOTIC LEMONADE SHOOTERS RECIPE?
This fun Patriotic Lemonade Shooters recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Try adding some red or blue food dye for a fun look. YUM!
PATRIOTIC LEMONADE SHOOTERS RECIPE
- Calypso Lemonade
- Red Whites & Berry Vodka
- Patriotic Sprinkles
- Corn Syrup or Honey
- Take a shot glass and dip the rim in either corn syrup or honey. Then dip in the sprinkles. The corn syrup/honey will act as a glue.
- Fill half the shot glass with vodka.
- Top off with lemonade.
- Garnish with blueberries & patriotic decor.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 63gSugar: 61g
If you’re looking for a fun and patriotic cocktail to serve your guests this July 4th, these Patriotic Lemonade Shooters are a perfect choice.
Will you be serving any of these shots at your upcoming BBQ? Let us know in the comments below!
I hope you enjoy this fun alcoholic shot recipe as much as my family does!
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