This weekend will be about celebrating the red, white, and blue...and to help, we have TWO cocktails this week!

We've teamed up with Absolut to transform your summer! Look for me out with the Point Crew this Tuesday at BuyRite in Silverton and Thursday at BuyRite in Manahawkin to score some Absolut swag AND you could win a trip to see Lady Gaga in Sweden!

Now let's get the party started, shall we?

The first drink is mostly for show...the second has the looks and the goods to back it up!

Stars and Stripes

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Ingredients:

  • .5 oz grenadine
  • .5 oz cream
  • .5 oz blue curacao

Start by pouring the grenadine into a shot glass. Then slowly pour the cream over the back of a bar spoon to layer it over the grenadine. Do the same with the blue curacao.

Tasty? Meh. But pretty and patriotic-looking! You could go all out by topping it with a bit of whipped cream and those red, white, and blue star sprinkles.

Absolut SeaBreeze

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One of my favorite cocktails, you could make this just as pretty by adding the juices separately and throwing in a handful of blueberries!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Absolut vodka
  • 2 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 oz. white grapefruit juice
  • lime wedge, to garnish
  • fresh blueberries, to garnish.

Pour all ingredients over ice and stir. Garnish with the blueberries and lime. Voila!

Switch it up:

Use a flavored vodka, like Absolut Ruby Red or Absolut Kurant.
Add more or less vodka or juice to suit your tastes.
Give it a little fizz with a splash of club soda or lemon-lime soda.

Don't forget to enter for a chance to see Lady Gaga live in Sweden! Check out Absolutsummer.com to learn more, and enter all summer long! *You must be 21 or older to win!* This contest ends 9/1/2014. No purchase necessary. 1 trip prize per household. Certain restrictions may apply. Visit Absolutsummer.com for complete list of rules.

*Please enjoy responsibly.*

Have a favorite Absolut product? Tell us about it, and it might be next week's Absolut Summer Cocktail of the Week!