I think every 4th of July needs red, white and blue Pop Rocks shooters. I’m not exactly known for mixology (except maybe in college, wink wink), so if I can make these layered drinks, trust me, anyone can. If I was better at it, I’d have done three layers: Red, white and blue. But I sort of cheated and mixed the white and blue together. I made these holiday drinks for Celebrations.
These are definitely for the non-shot taking types, as the mix of Pop Rocks fizz and yummy, creamy blend of Schnapps and half and half, goes down pretty smoothly. And I got to buy some grenadine. Sheesh, I haven’t had grenadine since I was a kid, in Shirley Temple form. I used to sit at the bar where my uncle tended and order a Shirley Temple with a zillion cherries. But I digress… on with shooters!
how to make Pop Rocks shooters
- Paint brush
- Light corn syrup
- Shot glasses
- Red or blue Pop Rocks candy
- Creamer or sprouted mixing cup
- Half and half
- Maui Blue Hawaiian Schnapps
- Bar spoon
Spread the Pop Rocks candy on a clean cutting board or plate. Use the paint brush to brush light corn syrup around the rim of a shot glass, then dip the rim in the Pop Rocks, twisting to coat. Pour grenadine in the glass until it is 1/3 full.
In a creamer or a spouted mixing cup, mix one part half and half to two parts Maui® Blue Hawaiian Schnapps.
Slowly pour the creamy Schnapps mixture over a bar spoon or over the back of a spoon so that the dense mixture rests on top of the grenadine. Serve immediately.
TIP: For those of you who are skilled in “floating,” or layering drinks, omit mixing the half and half and Schnapps and simply layer the white and blue, too.
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