Punch Bowl Cherry Cosmopolitans
Happy almost 4th of July! What a great holiday. I mean aside from the country’s independence, it’s a day full of drinks, boating, and brats (at least it usually is for us). Those three things might actually be my favorite things of all time. We didn’t get to go to Wisconsin this year (believe it or not flying/traveling/sleeping in pack n’ plays is not enjoyable with twin babies), so while we couldn’t do the boating, we still celebrated throughout the weekend with drinks and brats.
When I’m ordering a drink at a restaurant, I always want to like something exotic on the martini menu. But time and time again, I am disappointed. The only drink I consistently like (besides wine), is a cosmopolitan. Those never let me down. So when trying to come up with a red white and blue drink, I decided to make a redder version of a cosmopolitan. Cherry juice instead of cranberry. Delicious! For the blue I made blue star shaped ice cubes from a mold, and I couldn’t think of a darn thing for white. So it’s really a red and blue drink. And the blue ice cubes are hard to see – next time I’ll make them lighter.
- 4 cups vodka (I used Tito’s)
- 2 cups Triple Sec
- 2 cups cherry juice
- Juice from 1-2 large limes
No real instructions here. Simply mix everything together in a large punch bowl or pitcher, and serve over ice!