Red, white and blue Ginger Sparklers are a refreshing and festive way to party or relax. What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July or summer in general than to enjoy this tasty, fruity mocktail. It is a classic red, white and blue layered drink with the cool sparkle of ginger ale and zing of ginger.
There is almost no better way to add a little sparkle to your summer celebration.
You can easily substitute watermelon or another bright red fruit for the strawberries if you prefer. You could also add a shot of your favorite liquor for an adult version of the Ginger Sparkler.
Fourth of July Mocktail
This cooling drink is very fun and easy to make as well. Loaded with healthy fruit, is almost a snack and drink all in one. Because the ginger ale is so sweet it is perfect for special occasions. My kids like it so much that they ask for it all the time now.
It is so easy to make it actually only takes a few minutes. It is also very simple to halve the recipe if you are just making it for yourself or multiply it up if you are making it for a crowd.
It is very easy to crush your ice in a high power blender if you don’t have an ice crusher on hand. I used my blender and it only took a few seconds to turn rock hard ice cubes into a perfect crush for this drink.
To make these fabulous red, white and blue ginger sparklers you simply place 1 tablespoon of the grenadine syrup in each glass. Slice the strawberries and carefully position on top of the syrup, dividing them between the two glasses.
Next, you will add about ¾ of a cup of crushed ice to each serving. Pour half the ginger ale into each glass, slowly and carefully pouring over the back of a tablespoon. This will help the syrup stay at the bottom and keep the layers separate.
Then add your blueberries to the top of the glass. You can use frozen or fresh, whichever you are able to get. Finally, garnish with the grated ginger. After you have enjoyed the layered look you might want to stir it all around to mix up the flavors. Then sit back and enjoy!
- 12 oz ginger ale
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup strawberries
- 2 Tb. Grenadine syrup
- 1 ½ cups crushed ice
- ½ tsp grated ginger
- Place 1 Tbs. grenadine syrup in each glass.
- Slice the strawberries and carefully position on top of the syrup, dividing between the two glasses.
- Add about ¾ crushed ice to each serving.
- Pour half the ginger ale into each glass, slowly and carefully pouring over the back of a tablespoon. This will help keep the syrup at the bottom and keep the layers separate.
- Then add the blueberries to the top of the glass. You can use frozen or fresh.
- Finally, garnish with the grated ginger.
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