The Firecracker

Photo credit: Ashleigh Wiehl, PAU Maui Vodka

Heat meets sweet in this perfect July 4th cocktail you will want to make all summer long.

Makes 1 cocktail:

2 oz. PAU Maui Vodka
3 oz. fresh watermelon juice
1/2 oz. agave nectar
1 oz. fresh lime juice
2 jalapeño slices
Rim: Hawaiian black salt
Garnish: watermelon cube and jalapeño slice

First, dip the rim of a short glass in lime juice and then Hawaiian black salt, and fill with ice. Second, combine PAU Maui Vodka, jalapeño, and watermelon and lime juices in a shaker and muddle well. Add agave nectar and ice and shake until very cold. Strain into your rimmed and ice-filled glass, and garnish. Cheers and enjoy!

Party tips from PAU Maui Vodka:

  • When serving a crowd: Prep ahead of your guests’ arrival by multiplying the recipe by how many drinks you expect to serve, and present your batched cocktail in a drink dispenser or carafe. Display already skewered garnishes along with pre-rimmed glasses and a bucket of ice, and let your guests have fun building their Firecracker cocktails.
  • Not spicy savvy? Omit the jalapeño altogether, or only include on garnish skewers.