Independence Day is around the corner, and we’ve rounded up some red, white, and blue cocktails for you to add to your 4th of July cocktail menus.
Rocket Pop Cocktail
1½ oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
½ oz. Lime Juice
1 oz. Coconut Water
½ oz. Blue Curacao
Shake Skrewball, lime juice and coconut water with ice. Pour blue curacao into a Collins glass, then add crushed ice to shaken Skrewball cocktail and top with grenadine. Garnish with a popsicle stick.
Recipe courtesy of Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey.
Van Gogh’s Flame
0.5 oz Absente Absinthe Refined 110
1.25 oz Mezcal
0.25 oz Passion Fruit liqueur
0.25 oz Orgeat
Whip shake. Top with pebble ice in Julep glass. Garnish with a lime peel cup
holding .25 oz absinthe. Light absinthe and shake ground cinnamon over to flame.
Recipe courtesy of Absente Absinthe Refined 110. Made at Cafe de L’Enfer.
Cherry Bomb Sour
1.5 oz Stranahan’s Original
.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
.75 simple syrup
.75 oz lemon juice
2 bar spoons cranberry preserve
Combine Stranahan’s Original, sweet Vermouth, simple syrup, lemon juice, cranberry preserve and egg white in a shaker. Shake and strain into glass over ice and garnish with cranberries on prick and lemon oil. Add a dash of italian bitters and stir. Pour into coupe glass and garnish with brandied cherry.
Recipe courtesy of Stranahan’s Original.
NEFT Watermelon Julep
1.5 oz NEFT Vodka
1 oz Fresh watermelon juice
0.5 oz Lemon juice
0.5 oz Mint simple syrup
1 Splash of soda water
Shake all ingredients in a mixing tin with ice. Pour into Collins glass. Top with soda. Garnish with watermelon and fresh mint.
Recipe by NEFT Vodka.
2 parts Brockmans Gin
Splash of Raspberry eau de vie
1 part Fresh lemon juice
½ part Black currant leaf syrup
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon and fresh raspberries.
Recipe courtesy of Brockmans Gin.
1.5 oz oz Recuerdo Mezcal Joven
1 oz blue curacao
.5 oz lime juice
.25 oz simple syrup
1 maraschino cherry
Mix all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.
Recipe courtesy of Recuerdo Mezcal.
2 oz. Don Papa Rum
1 oz. coconut cream
1½ oz. pineapple juice
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of bitters
3 drops of Ube extract
2 cups of ice
Add all into a blender and blend into smoothie consistency. Pour in to glass and Garnish with an edible flower.
Recipe courtesy of Don Papa Rum.
1 ½ oz E11EVEN Vodka
8 mint leaves
3 tbsp watermelon cubes
2 oz Brut Rosé
Muddle cucumber, mint, & watermelon. Add ice & E11EVEN Vodka. Shake vigorously. Double strain over goblet filled with fresh ice. Add Brut Rosé & top with club soda. Garnish with watermelon slice and/or mint sprig and blueberries.
Photo: Lionel Photography. Recipe created by Julia Melucci, Tampa, Florida.
Red, White & Duke
1 oz Duke & Dame
3/4 oz Hypnotiq
1/2 oz Blue Curaçao
Fresh strawberry slices
Shake Duke & Dame, Hypnotiq, and Blue Curacao in cocktail shaker and pour into rocks glass over fresh ice. Top off with club soda. Garnish rim with strawberry slices.
Recipe courtesy of Duke & Dame.
.75 oz Pomegranate Syrup
1 oz Lime juice
2 oz SelvaRey White rum
.5 oz Blue Curacao
Pour .75 oz Pomegranate Syrup (Grenadine) into a glass. Next, add ice to that same glass. In a separate glass, shake, strain, & pour 1 oz Lime Juice and 2oz SelvaRey White Rum down a bar spoon into the original glass. After, pour .5oz Blue Curacao on top of the lime and rum mixture. Add a Mint Bouquet Garnish to the rim. Lightly stir all ingredients in the glass before enjoying.
Recipe by SelvaRey.
Inspiro She’s A Firecracker
2 oz Inspiro Tequila
2 oz watermelon juice
¾ oz lime juice
¼ oz agave nectar
Sugar and chili lime salt, to rim
Chill coupe. Meanwhile, add all ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold. Rim chilled coupe with sugar and chili lime salt. Strain cocktail into glass and enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of Inspiro Tequila.
Blood Orange Sparkler
1 1⁄2 oz of Dirty Devil Vodka
3 oz freshly squeezed Blood Orange Juice
1 tbsp of Rosemary simple syrup
1 dash of orange bitters, or the bitterness of your choice
Add ice. Fill with sparkling water.
Photo & recipe by Dirty Devil Vodka.
Red, White, & Blue Gancia Spritzer
1 bottle of Gancia Prosecco D.O.C.
3 large apples
4 cups club soda, well-chilled
4 teaspoons of sugar
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
½ cup fresh raspberries
½ cup fresh blueberries
Place apples on a cutting board and slice 2-3 large pieces on either side of the core. Cut the
pieces into ¼” thick slices and use a small star cutter to cut out star shapes from the apples. In a large pitcher stir together Gancia Prosecco D.O.C., club soda, and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add apple stars, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries and serve.