Make Memorial Day Weekend Red, White & Berry!

It’s May and our sights are set on the summer. What better way to kickoff the summer and warm weather than by celebrating Memorial Day Weekend. And while we’re at it, why not have a patriotic cocktail in-hand to celebrate the festivities!

It’s back and better than ever; SMIRNOFF Red, White & Berry! This #DrinkofSummer Vodka is perfect, from its purely patriotic packaging to its fantastic combination of citrus, cherry & blue raspberry.

Check out a few of our summer favorites with SMIRNOFF and let us know what you can create with this Americana branded product!

The Triple Berry Mojitini

courtesy of Megan Marlowe – Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

3/4 cup Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka

1 cup limeade

Club soda

Handful of mint leaves

6 oz raspberries

6 ounces blackberries

4 ounces cherries, pitted and cut in half

Sugar and lime wedge for rimming

4 teaspoons sugar

In the bottom of 4 – 11.5 oz glasses, place 1 teaspoon of sugar and a few torn mint leaves. Muddle. To each glass add 2 raspberries, 2 blackberries and 2 cherries. Muddle with the sugar and mint until liquefied. Pour 1.5 oz Smirnoff Red, White & Berry into each glass. Top with 1/4 cup limeade, crushed ice and a splash of club soda. Garnish with a cocktail pick of a raspberry, blackberry and lime wedge.

 

The Summer Berry Mule

courtesy of Sylvia Fountaine – Feasting at Home

1.5 ounces Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka

4 ounces Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale

1/4 cup fresh berries- blueberries, raspberries or blackberries

Squeeze of lemon (optional)

In a shaker, muddle half the berries with the vodka, add ice and shake. Pour into an ice filled mason jar. Top with Ginger Beer and a squeeze of lemon. Garnish with fresh berries on a skewer

Red, White & Berry Limeade

courtesy of Karly Gomez – A Simple Pantry

1 cup Smirnoff Red, White, & Berry or Smirnoff No. 21

1 cup Black Raspberry Liqueur

3 cups Limeade

In a large pitcher, combine the Smirnoff, black raspberry liqueur, and limeade. Chill until cold, then serve over ice with blueberries, raspberries, and apple stars for a patriotic twist.

Boozy Blackberry, Pineapple, & Cilantro Pops

courtesy of Karly Gomez – A Simple Pantry

For the Blackberries:

3½ cups blackberries
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 ounces Smirnoff Red, White, & Berry Vodka

For the Ice Pop Purée:

4 cups fresh pineapple chunks
½ cup cilantro leaves
⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
2 ½ ounces Smirnoff Red, White & Berry
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Pinch kosher salt

Prepare the blackberries:

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the blackberries, sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking, stirring occasionally and gently mashing half of the berries using a wooden spoon, until the berries are soft and the liquid has reduced to a syrup, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in the vodka and immediately remove from the heat. Allow to cool completely.

Prepare the ice pop purée:

In a high-powered blender, purée all the ingredients on high until smooth, around 3 minutes. For an extra smooth purée, strain through a sieve to remove any small bits of pineapple and cilantro that didn’t blend completely.

Assemble the ice pops:

Spoon 2 tablespoons of ice pop purée into the bottom of each ice pop mold. Layer with 2 tablespoons of the blackberries. Repeat with 1 more layer of each. Insert a popsicle stick and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

To serve:

One at a time, dip a frozen ice pop mold into a bowl of warm water for 10 to 15 seconds. Gently pull the ice pop to release from the mold and serve.

Spiked Triple Berry Basil Lemonade

courtesy of Megan Marlowe – Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

1.5 cups Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka

8 cups Lemonade

1 cup Basil Syrup

4 Berry Lemonade Ice Cup

In a pitcher combine lemonade, vodka and basil syrup. Stir to combine. To serve, place 4 ice cubes into a high ball glass and top with lemonade cocktail.

 

Red, White & Blue Boozy Slush

courtesy of Taylor Bradford -Pink Heels Pink Truck

Blue Slush Layer:

2 cups ice

2 oz. Blue Curacao

1 cup homemade lemonade

 

White Slush Layer:

2 cups ice

2 oz. Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka

1 cup homemade lemonade

 

Red Slush Layer:

1 ¼ cups strawberries, quartered

2 oz. Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka

¼ cup of homemade lemonade

Blend each layer separately until smooth. Store in freezer until ready to build your cocktail. Pour each layer into a highball glass and serve immediately.