Nothing is more patriotic than having a few beverages on the 4th of July.  Oops, yes there is. You could drink red, white and blue shooters (otherwise known as “Liquid America”) and be the most festive person on the block, if not the US. Thanks to the varying specific gravities of alcohol this shot is nice and layered.  It screams United States and thus you should make it for your 4th of July celebrations. I will be honest, this drink is more for show than it is for flavor, but the taste is pretty good too.  After the third one, people started calling me Uncle Sam.  It is that good.

Red, White and Blue Shooter

  • 1/3 Grenadine
  • 1/3 Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/3 Blue Raspberry Vodka

In a shot glass, fill it 1/3rd the way up with grenadine.  Then using an inverted spoon, slowly pour the Irish cream over the spoon and let it slowly pour over the grenadine.  You may get a bit that will fall through, but most of it will float on top of the grenadine.  Finally using the same inverted spoon, gently pour the raspberry vodka over the Irish cream. The vodka should float nicely over the top of the Irish Cream.   That is it.

The layers

Take it all in one shot to get the full feel of “Liquid America”.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.


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