Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue with a Rocket Pop Cocktail
As the summer heat sets in and the sun shines brightly, we all know the summer is going by fast. The calendar is filling up with barbecues, pool parties, and patriotic celebrations with old friends and new ones. Red, white, and blue decorations adorn every corner, fireworks will soon light up the night sky, and the sweet and sour cherry flavor of the iconic rocket pop evokes a sense of joy and excitement. These simple elements collide to create a quintessentially American experience. A red white and blue rocket pop and a cocktail seemed like the perfect way to pull it all together.
Creating the cocktail
The rich aroma of Black Cherry Wood Bourbon wafts through the room, setting the stage for the flavor symphony that is about to unfold. With the bottle of bourbon in hand, you measure out a perfect 2 ounces, knowing that its distinct and robust character will be the backbone of this cocktail.
Next, you reach for the iconic Faygo Firework Bomb Pop, a soda based on the rocket pop flavors. As you pour the 4 ounces of this fizzy concoction into the cocktail tin, memories of childhood summers and red, white, and blue popsicles flood your mind. You can’t help but smile at the thought of the refreshing taste that awaits. Go ahead and take a little sip.
To add a touch of elegance and sophistication, you carefully measure 1 ounce of Heering Cherry Liqueur. This sweet and luscious liqueur is the secret ingredient that elevates the cherry notes and adds a delightful complexity to the mix. It’s like a spark of inspiration, that will rival the fireworks that will be showing up in the sky so very soon.
With the tin now filled with a delightful blend of flavors, you gently stir the mixture with a bar spoon. It is important that you stir this and not shake it because the carbonation would force the shaker tin open. Every turn of the spoon brings the bourbon, soda, and liqueur closer, blending their distinct characteristics into a harmonious unity.
As the mixture is stirred to perfection, you feel the excitement building within. It’s time to present the Red, White, and Blue Rocket Pop Cocktail in all its glory. You carefully place ice cubes in a rocks glass, ensuring that the vessel is chilled and ready to receive this vibrant concoction. Then, with precision and grace, you pour the mixture into the glass. And last, but not least, top it with a rocket pop.
If you love summer, this is one you just may Adore!