This Fourth Of July, skip the backyard Budweisers and PBR and mix up a polished patriotic cocktail. In the “spirit” of Independence Day, we rounded up some easy-to-make libations that Lady Liberty would certainly approve of. Cheers America!
Related | 7 Celebrity Hotspots In West Hollywood
It’s a fiesta in the USA! Casamigos‘ refreshing Red, White and Blue tequila-based cocktail will help beat the Fourth of July heat, especially thanks to its watermelon juice component. It’s also festive AF.
Method: Serve in Collins Glass with Pebble or Crushed Ice. Add fresh watermelon juice, fresh lemon juice and grenadine directly into Collins glass. Fill collins glass with crushed ice and pack tightly. Add Casamigos Blanco, then splash of soda water. Top off with crushed ice and create dome like top. Spray blue curacao over top through an atomizer. Add garnish.
The more the merrier when it comes to the Freedom of Peach, made with D’USEE VSOP Cognac. It’s a fun and festive large-format punch with juicy peach, lively green tea and bubbles.
Method: Add all ingredients into a punch bowl. Add ice. Stir until well mixed. Top with peach slices and mint. The recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.
The Americano isn’t actually American, but it sure does have a lot of history. It was actually the first cocktail mentioned in the James Bond novels. Martini & Rossi‘s version is particularly satisfying.
Method: Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Pour in the Rubino and Bitter, top up with soda water. Stir gently, then garnish with an orange wedge.
Whether you are celebrating Fourth of July on or off the green, tee up this ultra-refreshing cocktail made simply with Dewar’s Scotch, club soda and lemonade.
Method: Combine all ingredients over ice in a Highball glass. Stir to incorporate. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a “golf tee” cocktail pick.
Although it’s not red, white, or blue, the Solar Flare, created by Oak & Eden mixologist Grace Terrell (and on the menu at Ático, a bar and restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas), is a firecracker of a drink, with a bourbon base and an easy-to-make hot maple syrup. The end result is a bright orange cocktail with a spicy and smoky flavor that will heat up any poolside/backyard hang.
Method: Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a chili pepper.
This bright, refreshing cocktail puts the red in red, white and blue. Made with the world’s only Mezquila from Santo and features fresh blends of strawberry, raspberry and fresh squeezed lime juice making it the perfect treat to sip on a hot, summer day.
Method: Rim 16 oz glass with raspberry salt blend, fill with ice and set aside. Fill mixing glass 2/3 with ice and add mezquila, Cointreau, strawberry puree, lime juice, and simple syrup. Cap mixing glass with shaker tin and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain contents from shaker tin into rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and strawberries.
If you are throwing a Fourth of July party, treat your guests to this festive and flavorful cocktail from SVEDKA. Easy to make, this large batch recipe is definitely rad.
Method: Combine all ingredients into a punch bowl or pitcher. Add 5-6 cups of ice, stir and garnish with blueberries and sliced strawberries.