Celebrate the 4th of July with Silky Gem's Summer Splash Trio and Perfect Cocktail Pairings

As the 4th of July approaches, there’s no better way to elevate your celebrations than with Silky Gem’s newest collection, the Summer Splash Trio. This vibrant trio features our newest Strawberry Gem, zesty Lemon Gem, and tangy Blue Raspberry Gem. Crafted to perfection, these candies not only embody the spirit of summer but also represent the patriotic colors of the American flag. Whether you're hosting a grand barbecue, a beach picnic, or a cozy family gathering, these candies are sure to add a splash of color and crunchy sweetness to your festivities.

Meet the Summer Splash Trio

  1. Strawberry Jem: This red gem captures the essence of ripe, juicy strawberries, offering a burst of summery sweetness with every bite.
  2. Lemon Gem: With a subtle hint of yellow, this clear gem provides a refreshing and tangy lemon flavor that’s perfect for those hot summer days.
  3. Blue Raspberry Gem: A fan favorite, this blue delight brings a tangy twist with its bold raspberry flavor, adding a vibrant splash of blue to your candy dish.
But why stop athaving these treats on their own? In our ongoing series, we’d love to share fun and creative ways to pair Silky Gem candies with refreshing summer cocktails, mocktails, and teas. Here’s how you can incorporate the Summer Splash Trio into your Independence Day celebrations:

Strawberry Jem & Classic Strawberry Daiquiri

Kick off your 4th of July with a classic cocktail that complements the Strawberry Jem perfectly. The Strawberry Daiquiri, with its sweet and tangy profile, enhances the natural flavors of the candy.


  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 5 fresh strawberries
  • Ice


  1. Muddle the strawberries in a shaker.
  2. Add rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Fill with ice and shake well.
  4. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a Strawberry Jem on the rim.
For a mocktail version, simply replace the rum with sparkling water or lemonade. This refreshing drink is sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike!

Lemon Gem & Spiked Arnold Palmer

Nothing says summer like an Arnold Palmer. By adding a twist of vodka, you get a Spiked Arnold Palmer, which pairs beautifully with the zesty Lemon Gem.


  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 3 oz iced tea
  • 3 oz lemonade
  • Ice
  • Lemon slices for garnish


  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Pour in vodka, iced tea, and lemonade.
  3. Stir gently and garnish with lemon slices and a Lemon Gem for an extra burst of flavor.
For a non-alcoholic version, just skip the vodka. This drink is incredibly refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day.

Blue Raspberry Gem & Blueberry Lemonade Fizz

The Blue Raspberry Gem’s tangy flavor pairs wonderfully with a Blueberry Lemonade Fizz, a drink that’s as refreshing as it is visually stunning.


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Blueberries and mint leaves for garnish


  1. In a saucepan, combine blueberries, sugar, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil and simmer until blueberries are soft.
  2. Strain the mixture to remove solids and let it cool.
  3. In a pitcher, combine the blueberry syrup, lemon juice, and sparkling water.
  4. Fill glasses with ice, pour in the lemonade, and garnish with fresh blueberries, mint leaves, and a Blue Raspberry Gem.
This drink can be easily adapted into a cocktail by adding a splash of vodka or gin. It’s a versatile option that everyone at your celebration can enjoy.

Incorporate Silky Gem into Your Celebrations

Silky Gem’s Summer Splash Trio pairs perfectly with refreshing summer drinks, you can create memorable moments and delicious combinations that your guests will love. We’d love to know which flavor is your favorite! Share with us on socials and celebrate 4th of July with a bang! 🎆 Use code 'AMERICA20' to enjoy 20% off your entire purchase at Silky Gem. 
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