The Sparkler- The Perfect Patriotic Camping Drink

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, which means that the summer is about to officially begin! Aside from barbecues, camping trips, and fun with family and friends, it is an important time to remember all of the brave men and women who have fought for our right to have such fun times and freedom. To celebrate, you should make this delicious, refreshing, Instagram-worthy drink: The Sparkler! You can make it with or without alcohol so the whole family can enjoy!

Ingredients:
Lemon Lime Soda
Pop Rocks (red or blue)
Blueberry Vodka (Optional)
Fresh strawberries or raspberries
Fresh blueberries
Grenadine

Directions:
Spread out the pop rocks on one plate, and a small amount of grenadine or simple syrup on another.
Dip your cup in the grenadine or simple syrup, and then directly into the pop rocks, rimming the glass. Some Pop Rocks will pop, but most will still pop in your mouth.
Put a handful of your raspberries or strawberries in the bottom of your glass.
Drizzle these with grenadine. Pack the glass full of ice, leaving only a small amount at the top. (If you are making the drink alcoholic, pour a shot size amount of blueberry vodka into the glass now.)
Top the glass off with a handful of fresh blueberries. Slowly fill the glass with your lemon lime soda.
Do not pour too quickly or the grenadine and soda will mix, and the red, white, and blue will be less pronounced.

Happy Camping and THANK YOU to our Armed Service Members!

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