Cocktail Recipes for Fourth of July

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and while people’s holiday plans are beginning to solidify, perhaps the most important question remains: “What drinks are we going to raise this weekend to celebrate Independence Day?”

Not everyone wants a red, white and blue cocktail this July 4th.  But you can still stay with the Independence day theme with these cocktails.

Whether going to the pool or hosting patriotic-themed parties, the drinks below are sure to kick your July fourth celebrations up a notch.

 

CM White Mojito

 

Going to the pool

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

 

Why it works: If you are going to spend your day in the hot sun lounging by the pool, you will need a drink that is light and refreshing. This mojito recipe screams summer and will be sure to keep you cool.

 

 

Heading to a backyard barbeque

TN Roots

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.

 

Why it works: Impress your friends at the annual Fourth of July barbeque with this easy-to-make whiskey drink that you can drink with wings, burgers, or any of the delicious food that is a staple for Independence Day celebrations.

 

 

Hosting a party

Bulleit Cucumber

The Bulleit Cucumber

.25 oz. Bulleit® Bourbon

3 piece(s) cucumber

1 wedge(s) lemon(s)

1 ozhoney 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.

 

Why it works: Easy to make for a group and light enough for summer, this cocktail will be a hit with all of your guests.

 

 

Traveling to the beach

Caribbean King

 

The Caribbean King

Credit: Joshua Fossitt

1.25oz Crown Royal® XO

.25oz Dry Curacao

.25oz Lime Juice

Bar spoon kumquat cordial

 

Directions: Stir all ingredients and add into a glass.

 

Why it works: Aside from a name that leaves you thinking of waves and the ocean, this drink is a balance of fruity and refreshing that is perfect for spending the day with your toes in the sand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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