Pop Rocks Cape Codder Cocktail |Spark Your Summer
I just love summer holidays! They are always a great time to get together with friends and family and CELEBRATE! And what’s a holiday celebration without a festive cocktail?! Today’s Spark Your Summer guest is my sweet friend Kim of Today’s Creative Blog, and Kim is serving up a fun adult beverage with a “POP” – Pop Rocks Cape Codder, the perfect 4th of July Cocktail! Be sure to check out Kim’s blog, as you can imagine, it’s full of creative inspiration, recipes, crafts and more!
Let’s really celebrate the fourth with a Pop Rocks Cape Codder Cocktail!
Pop Rocks rimmed drinks are perfect for the 4th of July!
Hosting a BBQ or 4th of July party is so fun, but can be overwhelming. Even though I’m a creative blogger, I keep gatherings at my home pretty simple. Otherwise, I start to resemble a hungry 2 year old who hasn’t had her nap and no one needs to see that side of us, right?
If I keep the menu and decor simple, everyone, can enjoy the party.
As a friend of mine says, “People over Perfection“.
This past weekend I hosted couples bunco for 5 other couples. That means I have a total of 12 hungry people to make happy. Thank goodness, we always make it a potluck affair.
I made the mistake of making my delicious Grapefruit Lime Margarita’s, which were a hit, but they are more labor intensive than I anticipated.
I have decided I’ll only serve those for smaller groups from now on. I should have served a quick drink like the Cape Codder Cocktail.
Just pour four simple ingredients and you’re done! You could even make up a pitcher I suppose for larger groups or even have a self serve bar.
This red drink is perfect for the 4th of July, with the Pop Rocks rim adding it’s own fireworks!
A typical Cape Codder is served in a larger glass, but I’m breaking the rules.
And I don’t really measure either, I just pour.
This red drink is perfect for the 4th of July, with the Pop Rocks rim adding it’s own fire works!
- Crushed Ice
- 1 lime
- Cranberry Juice
- Club soda
- 2-4 packages Pop Rocks (optional garnish)
- mint leaf (optional garnish)
- To rim glass with the Pop Rocks, pour a couple of packages of Pop Rocks into a bowl. Wet the rim of your glass with the wedge of a lime, then dip and roll into the Pop Rocks.
- Fill glass with crushed ice
- Add Vodka – I used a little over half a shot glass in the smaller glass
- Squeeze half of one lime over the ice and vodka
- Add Cranberry juice, leaving about an inch from the top
- Top with club soda
- Garnish with a slice of lime or a mint leaf
In a taller glass I'd use a full shot glass of Vodka. Many would use a full shot glass of Vodka in the small glass like I've shown here. You be the judge.
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