The Easiest Fourth of July Drink

It’s the weekend and time to celebrate. If you’re looking for the Easiest Fourth of July Drink, you’ve found it here!

All you need is two ingredients and you can make it kid friendly too.

This yummy drink doesn’t taste like a mouthful of alcohol and has the extra sweetness of the popsicles.

All you need are these two things:

  • Smirnoff Ice Red, White, and Berry
  • Popsicles (preferably the red, white, and blue rockets)

Yes! That’s it.

All you have to do it pour your Smirnoff Ice in a cup. Then dunk a popsicle.

It always makes me feel like a kid again when I incorporate parts of my childhood. This drink is NO different.

Believe me, the kids will want to join in too.

A perfect substitution is using Sprite or ginger ale with a popsicle. They won’t feel like they’re missing out at all. If your child is anything like Mila, she’ll want to do a cheers.

I figured I’d share a funny story about trying to make these and take pictures.

When I went in my freezer to grab the popsicles, the box was empty. Mila has been sneaking and eating them the last few days. Thankfully she’s thrown the wrappers away!

At this point in the game, it was impossible to find the right popsicles, but others taste just as good.

Just another instance in toddler life!

We hope you enjoy your Fourth of July weekend. I can’t wait to share our adventures with you all.

What’s your favorite red, white, and boozy drink?

Before you go, make sure to check out these other holiday drinks by my mom friends!

Boozy Root Beer Floats

Summer season is upon us! I can’t think of anything more nostalgic than root beer floats to drink on a hot day. The kids love it. To step it up a notch for the adults, I add one more ingredient to make Boozy Root Beer Floats.

One of my favorite things about being an adult is putting a twist on my favorite childhood drinks. It seems silly, but it’s a lot of fun to taste. I imagine this is what all the adults did when I was a kid too.

Plus, when it’s only one extra step, it makes it a lot easier to do.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Root Beer
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Whiskey (I used Jack Daniels)
  • Chocolate sauce *optional
  • Maraschino Cherry *optional

All you have to do is make it like a classic root beer float. I add the whiskey in first, then ice cream, and then the root beer. It feels like it mixes up the whiskey the best!

I also like to add chocolate drizzle and maraschino cherries to the top of my root beer floats too. It tastes so good.

This Boozy Root Beer Float drink will be such a summer staple. Mila loves drinking root beer floats too. So, I guess she’ll be motivating me to make them all the time!

What kind of childhood drinks do you like to put an adult spin on?

If you’re craving some other root beer flavor try this one Root Beer Float Ice Pop by Mom Buns and Mayhem.

Strawberry Mint Sun Tea

One of my favorite summer drinks is sun tea. It’s so easy to make and even more refreshing. Since I’m still battling the mint take over, I thought I could combine my favorite flavors. Out of it came Strawberry Mint Sun Tea.

When I first got my house, my grandpa gave my my grandma’s sun tea container. It felt like such an honor. I usually put iced tea in there when I make it. Now it feels like when I make sun tea, I can connect with her.

Even though I used a different container for this batch (thanks toddler and dog!), it was magical seeing the transformation. Mila loved it too.

Here’s what we used for our Strawberry Mint Sun Tea:

  • Big glass jar with a tight lid
  • Tea bags
  • Strawberries
  • Mint
  • Water
  • A sunny day

Obviously I didn’t put specific amounts for the ingredients. There’s a reason why (there’s always a reason).

The size of your jar or container determines what you’ll need. I personally used six tea bags and then just eyeballed the strawberries and mint. Maybe around seven strawberries and a handful or two of mint!

It’s all about preference! But, I made a l it take cheat sheet in case you’d like some guidance.

The first thing you need for sun tea is a sunny day! With summer coming up, you’ll have no issues with that.

Honestly, all you have to do is fill up your container. Then, put all the ingredients in. We mixed it around to activate the mint leaves, but it’s not needed!

Once every thing is in there, shut the lid and stick it outside.

It’s truly that simple.

We let it stay outside for around seven hours. I could tell it was time to take it in by the color of the water. Again, this is all about preference and what you like in a tea.

To serve, I strained the strawberries, but let the mint leaves come through over a small jar of ice.

It was so refreshing. The mint made it taste so cooling.

Although it didn’t need sugar, Mila asked for it to be a little sweeter. So, you can add sugar if you’d please. Again, tea is all about how your taste buds like it!

Sun tea is so fun to make and your kids will constantly be checking the water. It’s like a little science experiment.

We’ll be making another batch of sun tea soon enough!

What’s your favorite thing to add to tea?

While you’re at it, check out these other amazing iced tea recipes!

Backyard Mint Mojito

One of my favorite parts of having a backyard garden is making new recipes! Since my mint is sort of taking over, I needed to find something quick.

A mojito sounded like the perfect drink for my little problem.

I’ve never made a mojito at home before, but I figured I’d try! After seeing how easy it was, I’ll definitely be making it again.

Here’s the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime juiced or 4 ounces
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces of white rum (I used lime flavored)
  • 3 ounces of seltzer
  • Ice

The first thing you need to do is collect your mint! You can get some at stores or in your backyard. This is what I’ve been working with lately…

My little garden smells so good, but it’s a lot of mint. I cut off two stems. They gave me the perfect amount of leaves and there’s still a ton of mint left.

After you figure out your mint situation, the fun begins.

The first thing you need to do is muddle your mint. I personally don’t have specific bar equipment, but I’m guessing it’d be easier. Honestly, I used the back of my spoon and it seemed to work pretty well.

Then, add your muddled mint, lime juice, rum, and simple syrup in a glass or cocktail shaker with ice. Again, I didn’t have a cocktail shaker, but I shook them with a glass and plastic cup.

It worked so I’m pretty impressed with my ingenuity.

Then, strain your mojito mixture in a glass filled with ice. Top the rest of it off with seltzer. After, you can garnish with extra mint or a lime wedge.

After you’re all done, enjoy it!

I love the taste of mint, so I added extra in there. It ended up tasting amazing, especially after letting it sit for a little bit before I drank it. It just tasted extra minty.

Hopefully I’ll be able to try and make a mint julep sometime this summer too. I have more than enough mint to experiment with! Once I find a recipe that I love, I’ll share it on here. Fingers crossed it goes as easily as this Backyard Mint Mojito.

Let me know what your favorite summer drink or refreshment is in the comments. If you tried this recipe, tell me how yours tasted too!

Enjoy!

Looking for some other tasty summer drinks, try these too!

Mommy Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Mimosa

Summer is quickly approaching and so are weekend brunches. Change up your mimosa game with this Strawberry Lemonade Mimosa. It’ll cool you down, without the overbearing champagne taste.

I love this combination and figured I’d try to make a mimosa with it. It’s a light drink and the Italian ice elevates it even more.

This drink would be perfect for a mimosa bar or anything brunch!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Champagne
  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Strawberry Italian Ice
  • Pink Sugar
  • Fresh Strawberry

First, coat the rim of your flute by cutting a strawberry and putting it around the rim. Then, pour some sugar on a plate. To coat, just roll the rim around the sugar.

Next, put your Italian ice in the bottom of the cup.

Then, fill your flute to your discretion with champagne. It’s really up to you how much champagne you’d like. I’m not one to limit your drinking (haha). Then fill the rest up with the strawberry lemonade. Again, it’s up to you how much you want to drink.

While I was making this drink, Mila was obsessed with the pink salt and the bubbles. So, I threw together this little mix for her too. It’d be great for other littles too.

The Kid Version:

  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Strawberry Italian Ice
  • Pink Salt
  • Fresh Strawberry
  • Carbonated water

This little spin on a classic mimosa is great for strawberry lemonade lovers and is just perfect for summer months too. The champagne taste isn’t too strong and it tastes really great. Being creative with drinks can be so much fun!

I absolutely loved making Mila one too. She felt like a ‘big kid’ and it was so easy to make her special drink.

Next time, I’d love to try a grapefruit mimosa. I’ll share when i do.

What’s your favorite type of mimosa?