Bomb Pop Shots

Yum! bomb pop shots (click through for recipe) Growing up, some of my happiest summer memories are of afternoons at the local pool with my family where we would swim and get special treats at the pool snack bar. One of my favorite things to get was a ice cold red-white-and-blue bomb pop popcicle. We even have video of me at age 4 munching on the giant popcicle with the different colored juices dripping down my chin onto my one-shoulder, Tarzan-style swimsuit. Since the 4th of July holiday is coming up this week, I thought it would be fun to mix one of my favorite childhood summer memories into our (now adult) celebration. Guess what? It’s just as delicious!

Yum! bomb pop shots (click through for recipe) Bomb Pop Shots

spiked hard lemonade (or just add some vodka to taste to regular lemonade)
grenadine syrup
blue curacao mixer
tall shot glasses

Yum! bomb pop shots (click through for recipe) Yum! bomb pop shots (click through for recipe) Take your tall shot glass and fill the glass 3/4 of the way full with the chilled spiked lemonade. Tip the shot glass towards you and slowly pour in the chilled blue curacao until it turns the bottom 1/3 of the shot blue. Allow the color to settle for a moment, and repeat the process with the chilled grenadine. Ideally, you want the curacao and grenadine to hit the inside of the glass before it gets to the rest of the liquid, so if you don’t have much room to do that, start with less lemonade on the next one so you have room. The grenadine is the heaviest liquid, so it will fall all the way to the bottom. Don’t worry if you have a bit of bleed between the colors; the ombré effect is what makes them so pretty!

Yum! bomb pop shots (click through for recipe)Yum! bomb pop shots (click through for recipe) Yum! bomb pop shots (click through for recipe) I am happy to report that these totally satisfy my summer bomb pop craving—delicious! These are definitely some of the more colorful shots I’ve made, and I would certainly be impressed if I arrived at a 4th of July party and was greeted with one of these. Think you’ll make some for your next summer gathering? xo. Laura

Bomb Pop Shots

Ingredients

  • spiked hard lemonade or just add some vodka to taste to regular lemonade
  • grenadine syrup
  • blue curacao mixer
  • tall shot glasses

Instructions

  1. Take your tall shot glass and fill the glass 3/4 of the way full with the chilled spiked lemonade. Tip the shot glass towards you and slowly pour in the chilled blue curacao until it turns the bottom 1/3 of the shot blue. Allow the color to settle for a moment, and repeat the process with the chilled grenadine. Ideally, you want the curacao and grenadine to hit the inside of the glass before it gets to the rest of the liquid, so if you don't have much room to do that, start with less lemonade on the next one so you have room. The grenadine is the heaviest liquid, so it will fall all the way to the bottom. Don't worry if you have a bit of bleed between the colors; the ombré effect is what makes them so pretty!
 

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman. Photography: Laura Gummerman and Emma Chapman. Photos edited with Stella from The Signature Collection

  • I totally meant to comment on this on the Fourth of July mentioning that I served these for a family event, and they were a total hit! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Perfect Fourth of July drink!
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  • THIS IS SO UP MY LANE! I can even see getting a real bomb pop and soaking it in vodka – OMG!!!!

  • Cute and bright colours! They look so festive 🙂

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  • These look so cute! I wonder if there’s something green you can use instead of the blue to make christmas versions.

  • I love these! I think I need to buy a box of those Popsicles for my son on Friday and I’ll make myself one of these to match!

    Mana
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  • These look so pretty! Not being much of a fan of alcohol, I’m wondering what these would taste like with regular lemonade!

  • These are so cool!! I loved bomb pops. Can’t wait to try the adult drink version 🙂

  • This is amazing, looks so pretty and colorful…thanks for sharing, i will try the non alcoholic one with gatorade.

    xo

  • Ummm can we say AWESOME?! Definitely want to try!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    ~Sacha

  • Woa, so cool that the layers stay separate. I love grenadine, I haven’t used some in so long. I should buy some and make some yummy drinks!

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  • Yum! I also have lots of memories of hanging at the pool and visiting the snack bar. Fassnight was the best!

  • Really great and I am doing something like that now too. xa
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  • I LOVE this! I am having a mini get-together this weekend and this will make an appearance.

  • These look like so much fun! I can’t wait to try and make them for the upcoming holiday!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Yum! So festive & It’s interesting how the they layer too.

    ox Emily | http://www.emilyorzel.com/blog

  • So perfect! You totally should have accompanied your anecdote with the childhood photo. I love childhood photos from the 80s/90. So cute!

  • Thankyou for doing a 4th July related post that still appeals to international readers. However you celebrate I hope that you are safe and happy 🙂

  • I LOVE this!! If only it was non-alcoholic:((

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  • Oh this is interesting that you add the grenadine last and it goes to the bottom! Definitely will try this, looks much better than the kid versions with koolaid and 7up.

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  • Those look so cool! Bet they taste good too 🙂

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  • You could also do it with Sprite, grenadine, and blue gatorade for a cocktail version 🙂

    Laura

  • I bet you could use a blue raspberry mixer if you like that taste better 🙂

    Laura

  • These are so sweet! What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  • This looks so good! And very pretty too! I’m Dutch and these are the colors of the Dutch flag as well :).

  • Not leaving in the states I don’t celebrate the 4th of july but these shots are kinda of making me want to there so darn cute 🙂

  • I don’t know if I could drink that beauty!! Very nice!!
    <3
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  • Those look (almost) too pretty to drink 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and summer-color-love from Germany:

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    XO Bambi

  • these are too cool! love the idea and they are so colorful too! thanks for sharing this. xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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