The Fourth of July is almost here and America’s Birthday deserves a celebratory cocktail. If you looking for a special way to say cheers this year, Joe’s Bar NYC has the perfect Rocket Pop Cocktail! It’s the specialty cocktail that will be available at their NYC location on 480 Amsterdam Ave on July 4th. If you can’t make it to Joes, you can still sip on one at home. We’re happy to share the recipe below
Joe’s Bar NYC Rocket Pop Cocktail
For the slushy:
- 2 parts fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 part simple syrup
- 3 parts Gin, we’ve used Hendricks
If you’ve got a frozen drink machine, add 6 parts water to the above. If you’re using a blender, add 3 cups of crushed or pellet ice and blend thoroughly.
For the Raspberry Cordial:
- 4 parts Raspberry Purée, our favorite is Boiron
- 2 parts sugar
- 1 part Vodka
Keep in mind how sweet your raspberry purée is already and adjust the amount of sugar you add to taste. Our recipe uses Boiron purée which maintains quite a bit of tartness.
Making the cocktail:
In the bottom of your favorite retro rocks glass, add 1 1/2 to 2 oz of Raspberry Purée. The more you add, the sweeter the cocktail will be. Then, gently pour your slushy over top until it nearly fills the glass. Top the cocktail carefully with Blue Curacao, stick a straw in it and enjoy! If you’d like to add a fun garnish, we suggest fresh raspberries!