Once again we present a wide assortment of July 4th inspired cocktails for you to experiment with over the long holiday weekend. We received a ton for consideration of inclusion, but after sampling many of these over the previous week we felt the recipes below were at the top of the class. Everyone stay safe and enjoy the holidays!
Lady Liberty Lemonade
(created by Andrea Correale)
2 oz. triple sec
2 oz. limoncello
1 handful of raspberries
2 oz. mint leaves
A dash of grenadine for color
A pinch of raw sugar
Juice of two lemons
Add raspberries and mint to the bottom of the glass and sprinkle raw sugar on tome. Muddle ingredients until it has the appearance of jam. Add the Triple Sec, Limoncello and lemon juice to your glass. Add a dash of grenadine for color, and then add the ice and top if off with club soda. Stir and serve with a sprig of fresh mint on top
Shake all ingredients with ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
3 oz. Hornitos Plata Tequila
Handful of fresh strawberries
Juice from 1 lime
2 teaspoons superfine sugar
6 oz. club soda
Put strawberries in a small pitcher and mash to your desired consistency. Add juice, club soda, tequila and combine along with 4 good grinds from the pepper mill. Fill 2 glasses halfway with ice and divide drink among glasses.
Red Berry Sangria
1 oz. Red Berry Ciroc vodka
1 oz. rose wine
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
2 oz. berry tea
Combine ingredients, stir over ice in wine glass.
In a cocktail shaker, add fresh blueberries and simple syrup and muddle. Add absinthe, vodka, lemon juice and shake. Strain into a highball glass and top with raspberry brandy and ginger beer. Garnish with fresh blueberries and a sugar cube and serve.
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