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Check Out These Delicious & Easy To Make Fourth Of July Cocktails

Fri, July 4, 2014 1:00pm EDT by HL Intern Add first Comment
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The Fourth of July is finally here and there is no better way to celebrate than with friends and family while sipping on a delicious cocktail! Check out our favorite Independence Day inspired recipes below.

It’s time to breakout the fireworks and your patriotic attire because it’s the Fourth of July! While you’re eating hamburgers and hotdogs, don’t forget to make yourself a cocktail! put together a list of some yummy drinks that you can enjoy with your friends and family.

White Mojito

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan White® Rum
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
.5 oz. simple syrup
Fresh mint, muddled
Fresh limes, cut into small pieces
1 oz. club soda
1 mint sprig

Directions: Put all ingredients except club soda and mint sprig into a mixing glass. Add ice and shake vigorously. Add club soda, shake once, and pour into a tall glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

The Bulleit Cucumber

.25 oz.Bulleit® Bourbon
3 piece(s)cucumber
1 wedge(s)lemon(s)
1 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and water)
1 splash(es)club soda

Directions: In a mixing glass, muddle cucumber, lemon wedges and honey syrup. Add Bulliet Bourbon and ice. Stir vigorously. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with a cucumber wheel and lemon wedge.

Shark BAI-t
Made for the Shark Attack Sounds Party at Gurney’s Inn Resort & Spa in Montauk

1.5 oz. Absolut Vodka
6 oz. Bai5 Tanzania Lemonade Tea
Top with soda
Lemon slice for garnish

Directions: Mix & serve over crushed ice

The BAI-kini
Made for the Shark Attack Sounds Party at Gurney’s Inn Resort & Spa in Montauk

1 part Absolut Vodka
3 parts Bai Brasilia Blueberry
1 part soda water
Lavender honey
Fresh lemon wedge

Directions: Mix all ingredients together, squeezing lemon into cocktail. Garnish with additional lemon.

Tennessee Roots

1.3 oz. George Dickel No. 1
.3 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
.3 oz. Simple Syrup
.3 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Ginger Beer
1 Lemon Wheel

Directions: Stir all ingredients and strain into a Collins glass.

Disaronno Summertime

¾ part Disaronno
1 part Vodka
2 parts Cranberry juice
Ginger ale

Directions: Pour ingredients over ice, top with ginger ale.

Disaronno Blue Heaven

½ part Disaronno
1 part Dark rum ½ part Blue curaçao
3 parts Pineapple juice
½ Fresh lime

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with pineapple leaves.

Tequila Healer

1.5 oz chilled tequila
2 oz Never Hungover

Directions: Pour & serve in a rocks glass over ice.

Morning Glory

1.5 oz Dark or Spiced Rum
1.5 oz Pineapple Juice
.75 oz Red Cranberry Juice
2 oz Never Hungover

Directions: Shake all ingredients over ice and strain.

Red, White and Blue Bamboozled Shake

Found at Holsteins Shakes and Buns inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas

For one shake, plus a shake tin:
4 large scoops vanilla ice cream
1 oz. Jack Daniels whiskey
4 Tbsp blueberry jam
4 Tbsp Strawberry jelly
Whipped cream for garnish
Freeze-dried blueberries and strawberries (available at your local health food store) for garnish

Directions: Stir the strawberry jelly until smooth and transfer to a small squeeze bottle or piping bag with a plain tip. Swirl the strawberry jam onto the inside of your shake glass. Place ice cream, whiskey, & 4 Tbsp blueberry jam in a blender and blend until smooth. (It is helpful to let the ice cream melt slightly before blending.) Fill a shake glass with the blended shake and place any excess in a shake tin on the side. Garnish with whipped cream and freeze-dried blueberries & strawberries.

Bottle Rocket

Found at Henrietta’s Table at The Charles Hotel

½ oz Blue Curacao
2 oz Malibu Rum
4 scoops Coco Lopez
4oz Raspberry Rum Mix

Directions: Pour raspberry and rum mix into a mason jar and fill with crushed ice. Combine Coco Lopez and Malibu rum in a shaker with ice, and shake and pour into the mason jar. Then, carefully pour Blue Curacao into the jar trying not to separate the liquids, and layering all three.

Yellow Bird

Found at Half Moon on Jamaica’s North Coast 

1 ¼ oz Jamaican Gold Rum
¼ oz Crème de Bananes
¼ oz Blue Mountain Mist Coffee Liqueur
3 oz Orange juice
Dash of lime juice

Directions: Shake all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice cubes. Take a Pilsner Glass and rub the rim of it with a wedge of orange and then using a glass rimmer, spin it with coloured sugar so that the sugar clings to the rim of the glass. Pour in the drink.

Garnish with an orange wheel with skewered banana that has been dusted with coloured sugar, a cantaloupe ball and honeydew ball.  Add one ice cube made from ¼ oz coffee liqueur mixed with orange juice.

Even though team USA lost against Belgium on July 1, you can still cheer on the remaining teams while sipping on some World Cup inspired cocktails!

Campari Fizz

1 oz. Campari
1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. pineapple juice
2 dashes of Angustura Build, add ice, shake
Splash of Sierra Mist and flute top with Moet

Belvedere Mango Passion Caiprioska

50ml / 1.5 oz. Belvedere Mango Passion
10ml / ¼ oz. Simple Syrup
3 wedges of lime

Directions:Place lime wedges in base of rocks glass and muddle with simple syrup. Add Belvedere Mango Passion and a small scoop of crushed ice. Gently stir before topping with more crushed ice and a slice of mango.

For the Cup

1 ½  parts Hornitos Plata Tequila
1 part agave nectar
Splash of freshly squeezed orange juice
Club soda
Basil leaf

Directions: Add tequila, agave and squeeze fresh orange juice into a glass with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with orange and a basil leaf.

The Yellow Card Recipe

1 ½ oz Voli Original vodka
1 oz mango juice
¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
½ oz honey

Directions: Shake and strain into rocks glass. Garnish with lemon and lime peels.

Play Bai Play

3 parts Bai Brasilia Blueberry
1 part gin
1 part soda water
Lavender honey
Fresh lemon wedge


Created by New York City Mixologist, Thomas Waugh

6 ounces Tequila Don Julio Reposado
6 ounces Sparkling Wine
2 ounces Pear Brandy
2 ounces Dry Fino Sherry
2 ounces Simple Syrup
2 ounces Fresh Lemon Juice
3 Sliced Lemons

Directions: Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, sparkling wine, pear brandy, dry fino sherry, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and 2 lemon wheels into a pitcher with ice. Stir with bar spoon and pour contents into punch glass. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Recipe makes 6 drinks. No drink contains more than 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol

The Yellow Card Recipe

1 ½ oz Voli Original vodka
1 oz mango juice
¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
½ oz honey

Directions: Shake and strain into rocks glass. Garnish with lemon and lime peels.

— Stephanie Bray 

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