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4th July Summer Cocktails

These delicious cocktails are perfect for summer parties and especially for the 4th of July!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
cool20 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cocktails, jello shots, spiked lemonade, summer cocktails
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

Red, White And Blue Shots

  • 3 cups of vodka
  • 3 cups of boiling water
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
  • 3 ounces blue berry-flavored gelatin
  • 3 ounces strawberry or cherry-flavored gelatin

Homemade Spiked Lemonade for the 4th

  • 8 cups
  • 1 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar or a sugar substitute Add more or less depending on how you like it
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup vodka
  • Strawberries blueberries and mint blueberries and mint

Instructions

Red, White And Blue Shots

  • Blue Gelatin
  • Pour 1 cup of vodka into a bowl or container. Sprinkle 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin over the vodka.
  • Let it stand for about 1 minute. Add blue berry-flavored gelatin and pour in 1 cup of boiling water. Stir until the gelatin completely dissolves.
  • Pour a layer of the blue gelatin into each shot glass.
  • Refrigerate for about 20 minutes or until the gelatin is firm enough to add the next layer.
  • White Gelatin
  • Pour 1 cup of vodka into a bowl or container. Sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin over the vodka. Let it stand for about 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of boiling water and stir until the gelatin completely dissolves. Pour the sweetened condensed milk and stir well.
  • Pour the white gelatin on top of the blue gelatin. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes or until the gelatin is firm enough to add the red layer.
  • Red Gelatin
  • Pour 1 cup of vodka into a bowl or container. Sprinkle 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin over the vodka.
  • Let it stand for about 1 minute. Add strawberry-flavored gelatin and pour 1 cup of boiling water. Stir until the gelatin completely dissolves.
  • Pour the red gelatin on top of the white gelatin. Refrigerate for about half hour or until the gelatin is firm.
  • Serve with mini spoons and enjoy!

Homemade Spiked Lemonade for the 4th

  • Boil water and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add in the fresh squeezed lemon juice and pour into a heatproof glass pitcher.
  • Refrigerate until cold.
  • Add in the vodka and the berries. Serve over ice!

Notes

Serving suggestions, cooking time and nutritional value based on spiked lemonade recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin C: 18.4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg