Monday, May 21, 2018

Berry Patriotic

I was sent a bottle of Smirnoff Red, White & Berry to try.  I was not paid for this post.  I am here to tell you what I think about it and the awesome cocktail I made with it.  All views and opinions are mine.

Ready or not, Memorial Day weekend is coming full steam ahead!

But don't worry!  I made a brand new cocktail in celebration!  I call it Berry Patriotic!

I was contacted and asked if I would like to have a bottle of Smirnoff's Red, White & Berry vodka to make some cocktails with.  Um.  Heck yes I would LOVE a bottle!

Berry Patriotic is made with Smirnoff Red, White & Berry vodka.  Perfect cocktail for any patriotic celebration!

Not only did they send me a bottle of vodka, they also sent me two bottles of their Red, White & Berry Smirnoff Ice!  WIN!!

Let's start with the vodka. 


When you open up that bottle does it ever smell DELICIOUS!!!!

The berry aroma is great!  I couldn't wait to create a cocktail with it.

So.......I went a little overboard and.......well sort of created 3 cocktails in one.

They had sent me some recipes that others had created and one of them was layered, so I knew I wanted to create my very own layered cocktail with this bottle.

I wrote down what I thought would work and started blending each layer AS QUICKLY AS  I POSSIBLE COULD!

Yes, I totally could have stuck my glasses in the freezer between layers, but honestly I had all of my ingredients out and it really doesn't take much time to whip up the next layer so I decided to go for it.

It worked...until it was time to take a million photos of these fantastic cocktails......on a warm day......out in the sun.

Needless to say they started to melt a little, but that took NOTHING away from their taste or awesome layering!

I have got to say this cocktail is REALLY good!

I haven't had a sweet cocktail in quite some time and this one right here.......WOW!

Don't you just want to dive in?

OK, maybe it's just me?

Maybe it is.......

Anyways, what are your plans for the weekend?  Any holiday celebrations you are throwing or attending?

We have a party this weekend which should be a great time!  You can't beat family, friends, warm weather, food and of course cocktails!!

Now onto the Smirnoff Ice bottles they sent me!

I will admit, it's been years since I've had a Smirnoff Ice.  Actually the last time I had one, they only came in their original flavor.  Gasp.  I know.  Horrible.

So........these smell........delicious too!  Oh that berry smell is great.  

But how do they taste?

FREAKING AMAZING!  I need to see if I can find these at the store because these are absolutely necessary for this weekend!  Absolutely!  PLUS, they're blue!  I mean what could be better?

Did you notice their cap?  Little stars!!  How adorable is that?

OK, so let's get you that 3 in 1 recipe for the Berry Patriotic!

Author: The Cocktail Lady

Berry Patriotic


Blue Layer
  • 1 1/2 ounces Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
White Layer
  • 1 1/2 ounces Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka
  • 1 ounce lemonade
  • 1/2 ounce peach schnapps
Red Layer
  • 1 1/2 ounces Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces lemonade
  • 1/2 ounce blueberry schnapps


Blue Layer
  1. Blend ingredients for blue layer with ice until ice chunks are gone.
  2. Pour into the bottom of the glass.
White Layer
  1. Blend ingredients for white layer with ice until ice chunks are gone.
  2. Layer on top of the blue layer.
Red Layer
  1. Blend ingredients for red layer with ice until ice chunks are gone.
  2. Layer on top of the white layer.

There you have it!  A fun looking layered cocktail for Memorial Day weekend!

I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend!

Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady

Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.


  1. I love Smirnoff! I wanna try this drink!!!

  2. These look so refreshing and patriotic! I love layered drinks! I think they are so fun!

  3. These are SO fun and festive for summer. Esp for this weekend!

  4. This looks so delicious and colorful! It's perfect to serve at all of the upcoming parties/BBQs!

  5. Smirnoff makes some nice drinks and I like how you made these great cocktails from this one. it looks pretty and I am sure it hits the spot too.

  6. Not a fan of the red white berry vodka or the ice. I think I will use it to make jello shots. Maybe that will work better for me since I make a lot of jello shots

  7. Love all the layers!!! However the blue and red are actually reversed.... not a big deal until you’ve have a few too many. Lol.

    1. Thank you Gina! It's definitely a fun cocktail! Oh don't worry about which layer you put on the top and bottom! As long as you enjoy it all =)

  8. How much ice are you blending into each layer?

    1. When I made this cocktail I made enough for both glasses. I used about a 1/2 cup of ice for each layer. =)