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

Mon, July 4, 2011 12:05pm EDT by Chloe Melas Add first Comment

The best day of the summer is finally here but you need a fun cocktail to ring in the holiday with all your besties!

Break out your flags and fireworks because it’s the Fourth of July! We hope you’re by the pool, beach or just having fun with friends and family today. Luckily for you, has searched far and wide for yummy and simple cocktails that you can whip up to impress your best friends — and here they are:

Firework Fizz:

  • Created by Jon Gasparini, Rye, San Francisco
  • 1.5 oz. SKYY Infusions Grape Vodka
  • 1 teaspoon of Raw Sugar
  • 4 slices of fresh peeled Ginger
  • 4 blackberries
  • Top with Ginger Ale
  • Directions: Muddle fresh blackberries, ginger and sugar in pint glass. Add ice and SKYY Infusions Grape Vodka. Shake vigorously and strain into a collins glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger ale and garnish with blackberries and candied ginger.

Independent Indigo:

  • 1 oz. SKYY Infusions Citrus
  • 1 oz. Blue Curacao indigo
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • Directions: Mix ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, strain into a low ball glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

All-American Beauty:

Created by Adam Wilson of Beretta San Francisco

  • 2 oz. SKYY Infusions Ginger
  • 0.5 oz. Orange Juice
  • 0.5 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 0.5 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1.5 tbsp. Fresh Cranberries
  • 3 Chunks Pineapple
  • Club Soda
  • Directions: Muddle cranberries and pineapple in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and rest of ingredients except soda and shake vigorously. Pour into a Collins glass with fresh ice and top with soda. Garnish with chunk of pineapple and/or three cranberries on a toothpick laid horizontally over rim of the glass.

Patriotic Punch:

Found at: The Lobby Bar at The Empire Hotel, NYC

  • 1 bottle X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
  • 1 bottle Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila
  • 25 oz. Pomegranate Juice
  • 25 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • Directions: Combine one bottle of Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila, one bottle of X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, 25 oz. of pomegranate juice, and 25 oz. of cranberry juice in a bowl. Serve mixture directly into ice filled glasses and stir to cool the mixture. Garnish with lime twist.

Baby, You’re a Firework:

  • 2 oz citrus vodka
  • 3/4 oz triple sec
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple
  • 5 muddled raspberries
  • 1/2 oz raspberry liquor

Sweet Lady Liberty:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 large chunk watermelon, muddled
  • 1/2 oz watermelon liquor
  • 1 eye-drop of Orange Blossom Water

Harmonie Fireworks:

  • 3 oz Hpnotiq Harmonie
  • 1 oz Premium Vodka
  • 1 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • Touch of Grenadine

Independence Bot:

Found at: The Chandelier Room, Hoboken, NJ

  • 1 oz pomegranate syrup
  • 1Ž2 oz SVEDKA Citron
  • 3Ž4 oz Crème de Peche or Peach Schnapps
  • 1Ž2 oz Blue Curacao
  • Directions: Pour 1 oz of pomegranate syrup into a martini glass. In a separate glass, mix 1Ž2 oz SVEDKA Citron with 3Ž4 oz Crème de Peche or Peach Schnapps with ice, shake cold and layer on top of the pomegranate syrup. Finish the drink by layering 1Ž2 oz of blue curacao on top of the white layer.

Raspberry Sin:

  • 2 ounces Fresh Lemon Sour
  • .75 ounce Crème De Cassis
  • 2 ounces Belvedere Black Raspberry
  • Float Red Bull
  • Glass & Garnish
  • Cotton Candy
  • 10 ounce Martini Glass


Found at: JET Nightclub at The Mirage

  • 2 ounces Fresh Strawberry Puree
  • 1 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .5 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 ounce Fresh Lemon Sour
  • 3 ounces Belvedere Black Raspberry
  • Directions: Glass & Garnish
  • Sugared Rim
  • Fresh Berries on A Stick
  • 10 ounce Martini Glass

Blue Suede Shoes:

Found at: GOLD Boutique Nightclub and Lounge at ARIA

  • 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 ounce White Cranberry Juice
  • 2.25 ounces Grey Goose L’Orange
  • .75 ounce Blue Curacao

Raspberry-Lemon Sorbet:

Found at: Caramel Bar & Lounge at Bellagio

  • .5 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 ounces Fresh Raspberry Puree
  • .5 ounce Toschi Lemoncello
  • .5 ounce Belvedere Black Raspberry Vodka
  • 1 ounce Belvedere Citrus Vodka
  • Directions: Glass & Garnish
  • Vanilla-Lemon Foam
  • Fresh Raspberry
  • 10 ounce Martini Glass

Sinful Vixen:

Found at: BARE Pool Lounge at Mirage

  • 3 Lemon Wedges
  • 4-5 Fresh Raspberries
  • 1.5 ounces Lemon Sour
  • 1.5 ounces Stoli Razberi Vodka
  • .75 ounce Crème De Cassis
  • Directions: Glass & Garnish 6″ skewer of fresh raspberries
  • 16 ounce Margarita Glass


Found at: Diablo’s Cantina at Monte Carlo

  • 4 ounces of Lemon Sour
  • Juice form 1 Lime
  • .75 ounce Cointreau
  • 1.5 ounces Hornitos Reposado Tequila
  • Directions: Glass & Garnish
  • Whole Jalepeno Pepper
  • 16 ounce Margarita Glass


TYKU is practically the ambassador of healthier drinking, and the award-winning brand has rolled out new skinny cocktails for the 4th of July!

  • TY KU Soju is an all-natural vodka alternative with 40% fewer calories and no additives, sweeteners, or preservatives.
  • TY KU Liqueur is a low sugar option with a TY KU Soju base infused with health-boosting superfruits and antioxidants as well as potassium, cholesterol reducers, Vitamins B, C, and E, and energy enhancers.
  • TY KU Sake Silver is the newest addition to TY KU’s portfolio of the most awarded sakes in the world and contains only four all natural ingredients: pristine iron-free water, specialty Akebono rice, famed #901 yeast, and handmade koji and no sulfites or tannins. It is gluten free, as well as additive and preservative free.

The Sparkler

  • 3 oz. TYKU citrus liqueur
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • The Ultimat Summer Martini:

    • 3 ½ oz Ultimat Vodk
    • 1 oz passion fruit puree
    • 1 oz lime juice
    • Lime wheel for garnish
    • Directions: In an ice-filled mixing glass, add all ingredients, and shake until well blended. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

    The Ultimat Cucumber Cooler:

    • 1 oz Ultimat Vodka
    • ½ oz ginger simple syrup
    • ½ oz lime juice
    • Seltzer or mineral water
    • 3-4 mint leaves
    • 2-3 fresh cucumber rounds
    • Directions: In a high ball or Collins glass, muddle cucumber, lime juice, ginger simple syrup, and mint. Add Ultimat Vodka and fill with ice. Top with seltzer and stir well.
      Garnish with a mint leaf and cucumber rounds.

    The Ultimat Peach Punch:

    Found at: The Ainsworth 122 West 26th Street New York, NY

    • 1 ½ oz Ultimat Vodka
    • Splash of peach schnapps
    • Ice cubes
    • Peach sorbet
    • Lime juice
    • Peach-flavored sugar
    • Fresh peach slices for garnish
    • Directions: Pour Ultimat Vodka into a blender. Add a splash of schnapps, sorbet, and ice cubes. Pour into a serving glass rimmed with peach sugar.
      Garnish with peach slices.
    • Celebrity Fans: Selita Ebanks, Kanye West, Kris Humphries, Amar’e Stoudemire, Fabolous

    Blood Orange Cosmo:

    • Kettle One Oranje
    • Triple Sec
    • Lime Juice
    • Blood Orange Juice
    • Cranberry Juice
    • Served with a slice of orange
    • Short Rib Grilled Cheese (7 Grain Bread, White Cheddar, Marinated Grilled Onions, Vine Ripe Tomatos, Tender Braised Short Rib Meat Boneless)

    Coco Loco:

    • Served at Pub ONE (5 Front Street Brooklyn, NY)
    • Ciroc Coconut Vodka
    • Splash of PIneapple Juice
    • Topped with club Soda
    • Served in High Ball glass
    • Celebrity Fans: John Mayer, Anna Faris

    Xanté Frozen Berry:

    • Strawberry Puré
    • Lemon juice
    • Xanté (Pear-Infused Liquor)
    • Directions:Mix equal parts and blend with ice, serve with a sugar rim*
    • Celebrity Fans: Owen Wilson, Olivia Wilde, Jill Zarin, Rosa Blasi, Charlotte Ronson, etc.

    Espresso Shooters:

    • 4 servings
    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • 1 cup Starbucks VIA®, prepared according to package directions
    • 4 Tbsp. Starbucks® Coffee Ice Cream
    • Directions: Pour chilled Starbucks VIA® into 4 chilled shot glasses. Sweeten to taste. Top with Starbucks® Coffee Ice Cream. Garnish, if desired, with cinnamon and serve with cut straws.

    — Chloe Melas