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4th of July Cocktails – Keep Cool

It’s almost summer and the 4th of July, in the United States is a time to celebrate our Independence and bring in the coming of the summer season (unofficially). We, ate everydaydrinkers, want to help you along with your celebration with a few kicking cocktails!

AmericanCollinsAmerican Collins

  • 1 ½ oz. Bombay Sapphire
  • ¾ oz. Simple Syrup
  • ½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 Bing Cherries, pitted
  • 8 Blueberries

In a Collins glass, muddle the blueberries and cherries in the lemon juice and simple syrup. Add Sapphire and ice and stir briefly then Top with club soda

Garnish: one Bing Cherry and one Lemon Wheel

Here is our HOWTO video for the American Collins:

Firecracker

  • firecracker3 oz Flor de Caña 7 Year Grand Reserve Rum
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup (boil and cool equal parts water and sugar)
  • 4 watermelon chunks
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Whirl all ingredients together and pour into a glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

Stars and Stripes

  • stars-and-stripes¼ oz Lucid Absinthe
  • 1 oz Blueberry Vodka
  • ¼ oz Simple Syrup
  • Splash of Lemon Juice
  • Drizzle of Raspberry Liqueur
  • Ginger beer
  • Fresh Blueberries

Muddle fresh blueberries and add syrup, Lucid juice and vodka. Add ice and shake and pour into highball glass.  Drizzle Liqueur and top with Ginger Beer.  Garnish with one sugar cube.

Here is our Stars and Stripes HOWTO:

During the day, after you’ve been busy shopping for a big juicy watermelon, cool off with a refreshing cocktail – sure to quench your thirst during even the warmest summer day. A refreshing American Collins is sure to tantalize your taste buds with tangy lemon juice, fresh cherries and blueberries, and Bombay Sapphire. The Sapphire Collins is “hot” this summer, hitting all the beaches, urban roof-decks, and pool parties in full force, and now you can make this patriotic and playful adaptation created by mixologist Jonathan Pogash.

Your annual BBQ gets an exciting upgrade with the inspired Firecracker cocktail bringing the pop and pizzazz of a rocket’s red glare to this year’s July 4th celebration.

This Flor de Caña rum cocktail has chunks of watermelon and even cayenne pepper to give your mouth a serious flavor explosion. The Flor de Caña 7 year reserve rum adds a smooth and balanced flavor to the cocktail and if your guests like a spicy drink, be sure to adjust the cayenne to add extra heat to your summer night!

In good ol’ 1776 when legend has it, Betsy Ross sewed the first stars and stripes onto the American flag, who would have guessed that today it would serve as an inspiration to a cocktail that contains one of the oldest and most curious spirits around: absinthe. Lucid, the brand responsible for bringing absinthe back to America in over 95 years, is a key ingredient in the Stars and Stripes cocktail, adding a distinctive flavor to this provocative and delicious summer drink. This cocktail is a stand out choice for American summer merriment with muddled blueberries and drizzle of raspberry liquor to represent the stars and stripes on our historic flag.

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