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Fourth of July and Summer Cocktails

By July 1, 2018Top News

Brighten this year’s Fourth of July with colors beyond the red, white and blue. Add some pink and gold seasonal sippers for the holiday, and beyond.

Red Fire Sparkler

Red Fire Sparkler

  • ½ oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire
  • 4 oz. Korbel Brut
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice

Method: Stir ingredients. Pour into an ice-filled glass and serve chilled.

Absolut Sparkler

Absolut Sparkler

  • 1 oz Absolut Vodka
  • ½ oz Blue Curaçao
  • 2½ oz Cranberry Juice
  • 2½ oz Lemon Lime Soda
  • Lime squeezed

Method: Fill a highball glass with ice. Add all ingredients slowly. Squeze lime juice into the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. Important: Add the layers/liquids slowly.

Sparkling Cognac

Sparkling Cognac

  • ¾ parts Courvoisier® V.S.O.P  Cognac
  • 2 dashes Angostura® bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Champagne
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Method: Soak sugar cube in bitters, drop into glass and add cognac. Top with Champagne and garnish with a lemon peel (optional).

Pink Palmer

Pink Palmer

(Use 90 oz pitcher)

  • 2 cup KAS Krupnikas
  • 3 cups of unsweetened tea
  • 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh watermelon juice

Method: Pour all over ice and stir. Garnish with slices of lemon and watermelon.

Figenza’s Garden Party

Figenza’s Garden Party

  • ½ oz Figenza Fig Vodka
  • 2 oz Lemonade
  • 2 oz Strawberry Purée

Method: Mix and serve on the rocks and garnish with a strawberry.

Red, White & Blue Slush

Red, White & Blue Slush

Red Slush Layer:

  • 1¼ cups Strawberries, quartered
  • 2 oz Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka
  • ¼ cup homemade Lemonade

White Slush Layer:

  • 2 cups Ice
  • 2 oz Smirnoff Red, White & Berry
  • 1 cup homemade Lemonade

Blue Slush Layer:

  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 1 cup homemade Lemonade

Method: Blend each layer separately until smooth. Store in freezer until ready to build your cocktail. Pour each layer into a highball glass and serve immediately.

Red, White & Boom

Red, White and Boom Punch

  • 1¾ parts Svedka Vodka
  • ¾ part lemonade
  • ½ part triple sec
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • Juice of six whole limes
  • 12 cups ice
  • Whole blueberries & quartered strawberries

Method: Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl. Add 5-6 cups of ice, stir, and garnish with blueberries and sliced strawberries. As the party continues add more ice and fruit as needed. Yields 25-30 servings.

Western Sunset

  • 1½ oz Western Son Original Vodka
  • ½ oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1½ oz Fresh Lemonade
  • Top with Club Soda
  • Garnish with a Lime

Method: Add all ingredients, shake, pour in a high ball glass, and garnish with a lime.

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