4th of July Cocktail Recipes, 2013

4th of July Cocktail Recipes, 2013

For reasons passing understanding, the inbox flows full for the Fourth of July (for everyone outside of the United States, that’s our Independence Day) with cocktail recipes galore. More than any other holiday, we get an influx of really good recipes to pass on. Here’s but a small sample of our good fortune, and we do hope you get to enjoy them over the upcoming holiday.

Red, Lemon & BlueRed, Lemon and Blue
1.5 oz. Devotion Black & Blue vodka
Dash of grenadine
Fill with lemonade
Blueberries (for garnish)

In an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice, add 1.5 oz. of Devotion Black & Blue Vodka, fill the remainder of the glass with lemonade, and add a dash of grenadine. Garnish with blueberries.

Malibu American Flag
1 oz. Blue Curacao
1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
1 oz Campari

In a shot glass layer Blue Curacao, then Malibu and then Campari on the top for a very Patriotic-looking shooter or sipper.

Roman_CandleRoman Candle
3 oz. Three Olives Berry Vodka
1/2 oz. cranberry juice
Dash of Grenadine
½ oz. Blue Curacao

Shake vodka, cranberry juice and grenadine in a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Pour blue curacao gently down the side of the glass so it settles on the bottom. Garnish with lemon twist.

Nolet’s Silver Peach Lemonade
750 ml Nolet’s Silver Dry gin
2.25 liters fresh squeezed lemonade
375 ml Elderflower liqueur (note: we used St. Germain)
Peach slices

Mix all ingredients in a pitcher or infusion jar and stir. Add one large block of ice. Serve in individual highball glasses over fresh ice. Garnish with a peach slice or raspberry skewer. Serves 15-20.

image001Kilbeggan Patriot Punch
2 parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
1 part DeKuyper Apricot Brandy
1 part cranberry juice
2 parts champagne
Lemon wheel (thinly sliced)

Build all ingredients over ice in a stemless red wine glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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