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Firecracker Fizz Recipe
Our Firecracker Fizz is a delicious way to celebrate Independence Day with a snap, crackle, and fizz. With hints of cherry pie, not too much sweetness, and a sparkler to add some fanfare, it’s the perfect ode to America. Or simply enjoy it on a hot summer day. This also makes a great bourbon cocktail that isn’t too heavy for warmer weather if you prefer!
2 oz Dark Rum (recommended: Diplomatico Reserva Exclusivo)
1 oz - 1.5 oz Cherry Almond Simple Syrup (adjust to taste)
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Dash Orange Blossom Water
Sparkling Wine or Club Soda
Cocktail cherry for garnish
Mint sprig for garnish (optional)
TO CREATE THE FIRECRACKER FIZZ
Combine all ingredients except sparkling wine or club soda in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake briskly for 30 seconds or until shaker is frosty. Strain into a rocks glass with one fresh jumbo ice cube. Top with sparkling wine or club soda to finish; garnish with a cocktail cherry skewered onto a sparkler. Light it up (carefully!) and watch the show!
Try with bourbon instead of rum or club soda instead of sparkling wine.