Drinking the American Spirit
Get festive this Fourth of July with these patriotic cocktails recipes.
There’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence than by mixing up an ice-cold cocktail with a patriotic twist. Inspired by Fourth of July motifs, like firecrackers and summertime lawn games, mixologists have crafted some libations perfect for your Fourth of July festivities.
Courtesy of Hornitos
1 ounce Hornitos Plata Tequila
¾ ounce blueberry syrup (1 cup blueberries, ¾ cup sugar, 1/3 cup water)
½ ounce DeKuyper Pucker Raspberry Schnapps Imitation Liqueur
¼ ounce Campari
Dash of lime juice
In a cocktail glass filled with ice, layer in the ingredients in the order they appear.
Red, White & Sauza Blue Margarita
Courtesy of Sauza Tequila
12 ounces of Sauza Blue Silver Tequila
16 ounces cranberry or raspberry juice
8 ounces lemon-lime soda
4 mint sprigs, for garnish
In a pitcher filled with ice, combine the Tequila, cranberry or raspberry juice and lemon-lime soda. Pour into four chilled glasses and garnish each glass with a mint sprig. Serves 4.
Courtesy of Wild Turkey Bourbon
2 ounces Wild Turkey 101
4 ounces limeade
3 mint leaves, muddled
1 sprig of mint leaves, for garnish
Muddle the mint in a tumbler filled with ice. Pour in Wild Turkey 101 and limeade. Shake. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Courtesy of Wild Turkey American Honey
3 ounces Wild Turkey American Honey
6 ounces fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 rosemary sprig
In a tumbler filled with ice, combine Wild Turkey American Honey, grapefruit juice and bitters and stir. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and garnish with a rosemary sprig.
Courtesy of James MacWilliams of Canlis Restaurant, Seattle, Washington
1 ounce rum
¾ ounce rye whiskey
¾ ounce brown sugar syrup (equal parts brown sugar and water)
6 ounces chilled beer
In a beer mug filled with ice, stir together rum, whiskey, brown sugar syrup and beer.