American Cocktail

I work at EATS! American Grill in South Tampa which serves classic American dishes prepared in their traditional manner. We feature favorites such as our Bin on Weck, New York Buffalo Wings, Fried Green Tomatoes, Philly Cheesesteak and our famous Fried Oreo Sundae. As we are getting ready to open a second location, I have been working on a new cocktail menu that will feature classics from cities around the country. I have always wanted to create a red, white and blue cocktail, and as I was going through drink ideas I have pinned on Pinterest, I saw a Fourth of July Cocktail that inspired me. From the blog, The Nibble, their Star Spangled Banner Cocktail combines muddled raspberries, vodka, orange liqueur, Blue Curacao,and a sugared rim. I decided to take a different approach and used some of my favorite Bols Liqueurs. The result is a gorgeous red, white and blue cocktail layered with Bols Strawberry, Bols Yogurt and Bols Blue Foam. Inspired by their cocktail shooter, Pousse Café, the American Cocktail is a sweet tribute to the colors of the American Flag. You can enjoy this in a martini glass or as a shooter.

american cocktail

If you want to make this drink at home, you need Bols Strawberry, Bols Natural Yoghurt and Bols Blue Foam. You can see if your local liquor store carries them and if not, I am sure they can order them for you. Here is a flavor profile on each with the recipe for this delicious cocktail at the bottom. Enjoy!

I tried Bols Strawberry last week for the first time and was blown away by it gorgeous color and sweet strawberry flavor. The timing was perfect, as I had just attended the Florida Strawberry Festival and have been using strawberries in everything. The first time I made this drink, I used fresh muddled strawberries in place of the Bols Strawberry. While it was great, I prefer the look of the cocktail with the Bols Strawberry and it layers much better than fresh fruit. A must for your bar, you can use Bols Strawberry in margaritas, fruit cocktails, champagne cocktails and even beer cocktails. The possibilities are endless.


Bols Strawberry                       Source: Bols

BOLS Natural Yoghurt Liqueur is a delicious addition to your bar. Made from natural ingredients only, it can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks, and mixes perfectly with fresh fruits, fruit juices, soft drinks, various spirits and other Bols liqueurs. With its unique sweet and sour taste profile, you can enjoy its versatility in numerous cocktails. I fell in love with it when I first tried it and have been enjoying it ever since.


Bols Natural Yoghurt Liqueur  Source: Bols

Lucas Bols recently introduced their line of foam liquers and they are, in my opinion, the coolest thing to hit the cocktail scene. I have been having a blast playing with their Cassis Foam and now their Blue Foam. So, how is the foam created? A special ingredient is added to Bols Blue and together with its unique pump, the Bols Blue  liqueur is transformed instantly into a tasty foam which holds for 15 minutes. You can use it on desserts, cocktails and even coffee drinks.


Bols Blue Foam                  Source: Bols


American Cocktail
Recipe type: cocktail
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1
A patriotic cocktail with a sweet and smooth finish.
  • ½ oz Bols Strawberry
  • 2 oz Bols Natural Yoghurt Liqueur (chilled)
  • 3 Pumps of Bols Blue Foam
  • Chilled Martini Glass
  1. In a chilled martini glass, add the Bols Strawberry to the bottom.
  2. Using the back of a spoon, layer the chilled Bols Yoghurt Liqueur over the Bols Strawberry.
  3. Top with 3 squirts of Bols Blue Foam.
  4. Enjoy!


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