Drink of the Month: July 2017

Happy July board gamers!

Well, July 4th specifically. This month I’ve got your drink of the month to celebrate none other than American red-white-and-blue. Prepare yourself for one of the simplest and easiest drinks to make. It’s fairly tasty too.

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All American



I’m not gonna lie, I watched a bar make this drink a few times and decided to make it myself with a few adjustments and a name change. It’s a very popular drink at the table, but that’s because it includes a popsicle! Who doesn’t love popsicles? Especially red white and blue ones to celebrate America. Play some Ticket to Ride or other U-S-A themed games while sipping this guy down for your Fourth celebration.

What you’ll need:

Vodka
Lemonade
Bombpop Popsicles (Firecrackers or store brand work too)
Ice

How to prep:

Fill cup with ice. 1-2 method of vodka around the cup. Fill cup with lemonade leaving a little room. Drop in a bombpop and let it melt while stirring with the popsicle.

What’s it taste like?: It’s going to taste like lemonade with some extra sugary flavors of the popsicle- which vary. The Bombpop has cherry, lime and blue raspberry flavors while the Firecracker has lemon instead of lime. Some store brands also have different flavors, but overall it’s got a lemony taste to it. If you use a lot of vodka, or a strong vodka, you’ll taste the alcohol too.

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Young American

The virgin version of the All American, the Young American, ditches the vodka but keeps the popsicle! It’s only fair that everyone gets to eat- or drink- a melted popsicle with some lemonade. Give it a little kick by adding lemon lime soda.

What you’ll need:

Lemonade
Bombpop Popsicles (Firecrackers or store brand work too)
(optional) Lemon Lime Soda
(optional) Grenadine
Ice

How to prep:

Fill cup with ice. Optional: Put some lemon lime soda and/or grenadine in the bottom to desired taste. Fill cup with lemonade leaving some room. Drop in a popsicle!

What’s it taste like?: Without the soda, you probably won’t taste much of a difference between this and the All American unless you use a strong vodka and/or really like the taste of vodka. With the soda it adds some extra lemon-lime flavor to it, and a little fizz. With the grenadine a little more flavor. It’s mostly going to be flavored lemonade no matter which way you look at it though.
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Well that’s all for this month board gamers. If you’ve never made a mixed drink for your table, give it a go at your next meetup! And remember: drink responsibly, play to win and tip your bartender generously.

 

  • The Bartender

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