4th of July Cocktail Recipes

4th of july cocktail recipeThese cocktails may outshine the sparklers at your backyard barbecue this year, or they can serve as top-sellers on your bar’s menu this weekend.

Fire up the barbecue, light up the skies, and celebrate the U.S.A. with a 4th of July cocktail recipe from the selection below.

Smirnoff Red White & Berry Apertif Spritz

4th of july recipes smirnoff6-8 ice cubes
0.75 oz. Smirnoff Red, White, & Berry Seltzer
0.75 oz. Italian aperitif
0.75 oz. Sparkling water
1 thin orange slice for garnish

Fill a wine goblet with ice. Add Smirnoff Seltzer Red White and Berry, followed by Aperol and soda water. Garnish with an orange slice, mint and edible orange flower petals.

Courtesy of Smirnoff



Recuerdo Mezcal Blues

1 1/2 oz Recuerdo Joven Mezcal4th of july cocktail recipes
1 oz blue curacao
1/2 oz lime juice
1 oz mint syrup (1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 2-3 bunches fresh mint. Simply heat the water, sugar, and mint to a gentle boil and reduce to a simmer for 1-2 minutes while stirring. Pull off the heat and allow to sit for 30-60 minutes to infuse the mint. Cool and strain the mint.)
5 fresh raspberries
Tonic water

Muddle a couple of raspberries with the Mezcal, lime juice and syrup, serve in a old fashioned with ice, add the curacao, fill with tonic water and top with 3 fresh raspberries to garnish.

Courtesy of Recuerdo Mezcal.

Blueberry + Cranberry Collins

2 oz. Vegas Baby Vodka
6 Muddled Blueberries4th of july cocktail recipes vegas baby vodka
.5 oz. Lemon Juice
.25 oz. Simple Syrup
Splash of Cranberry Juice
Splash of Club Soda

Combine all ingredients into a Collins glass and stir. Finish with club soda.

Created by Ryan Bruce, director of bar operations, Batch Hospitality’s Platform One


Skinny Strawberry Rita

2.5 oz TafferJon Taffer 4th of July Taffer's Mixologist’s Strawberry Margarita Mix
1 cup frozen strawberries
1.5 oz tequila

Combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until frozen and fully mixed! Serve in a cocktail glass with fun fourth of July decor!

Courtesy of Taffer’s Mixologist.


Recuerdo Mezcal Lilly

1 1/2 oz Recuerdo Joven Mezcal4th of july cocktails
2 oz cream of coconut
1 oz blue curacao
1 dash evaporated milk
5 fresh raspberries
1 small piece of ginger

In a martini glass, muddle 2 raspberries with the curacao and 3/4 oz of Recuerdo Mezcal. Mix the cream of coconut, the evaporated milk, the ginger and 3/4 oz of Recuerdo Mezcal in a blender with plenty of ice, to the consistency of ice cream. Serve this mix on top of what we muddled in the martini glass, and garnish with 3 raspberries on top.

Courtesy of Recuerdo Mezcal.


Berry United Lemonade Punch

2 cups Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva4th of july cocktail recipes
3 cups lemonade
1 cup cold water
4-6 dashes Angostura bitters
Lemons (garnish)
Blueberries (garnish)

In a pitcher with ice, pour Diplomatico Rum, lemonade and water. Add in lemon and bitters. Garnish with lemon slices and blueberries. Serve chilled.

Courtesy of Diplomático.


Sparkling Shed Berry

4th of july cocktail recipes1.5 oz Broken Shed Vodka
Splash of cranberry juice
Fresh seasonal berries
Club soda
Top up with club soda.

Serve over ice garnished with berries.

Courtesy of Broken Shed Vodka.


New World Frappe

1 ½ oz Absente | Absinthe Refined4th of July cocktail recipes
½ oz simple syrup
¼ oz lime juice
pinch of mint
pinch of basil

Muddle shake with ice, double strain, pour over shaved or pebble ice, and serve in a coupe glass.

Courtesy of Absente, Absinthe Refined.


Bulleit Rye Apple Pie Old Fashionedapple pie 4th of July cocktail recipe

1.5 oz Bulleit Rye
.25 oz Cinnamon Syrup
2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters
2 Dashes Hella Apple Blossom Bitters

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice into a doubles rocks glass. Garnish with orange swath and cinnamon stick.

Courtesy of Bulleit Mixologists.


Juan CollinsJuan Collins 4th of july cocktail recipe

1.5oz. tequila
1oz. lime juice
.5oz. simple syrup
Regatta Pacific Sea Salt Club Soda

Fill glass with ice. Add tequila, lime juice and simple syrup. Top up with Regatta Club Soda and garnish with a slice of fresh lime.

Courtesy of Regatta Craft Mixers.



Smirnoff Blackberry Smash

4th of july cocktail recipes smirnoff4 fresh blackberries
5 mint leaves
Juice from 1/2 lemon
6 oz. Smirnoff Ice Zero Sugar Original

In a glass jar, add blackberries, mint, and lemon juice. Using a muddler, crush all of the ingredients together, pressing all of the ingredients to release their juices and flavors. Stir in the Smirnoff Ice Zero Sugar Original; stir briefly. Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour the cocktail over ice. Garnish with blackberries and fresh mint.

Courtesy of Smirnoff


Bourbon Honey Buck

regatta craft mixers 4th of july2 oz. bourbon
1.5oz. lemon juice
.5oz honey/honey syrup
Regatta Classic Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer

Fill glass up with ice. Add bourbon, lemon juice, and honey. Top up with Regatta Ginger Beer and garnish with a slice of fresh lemon.

Courtesy of Regatta Craft Mixers.


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