A festive 4th of July celebration calls for barbecues, fireworks and some flag-themed food and beverages. So why not raise a glass and party with some patriotic potions this Independence Day? From an “Ameritini” cocktail to a red, white and blueberry mocktail, here are five 4th of July cocktail recipes to let freedom ring.
Martinis are a classic American cocktail, and this rendition in particular shows an allegiance to the flag. Start by adding vanilla-flavored vodka and peach schnapps to a shaker over ice. Once shaken, pour sour cherry schnapps into a martini glass, followed by the shaken vanilla vodka and peach schnapps. Finally, top with prosecco and blue curaçao, and bottoms up!
This margarita recipe is a surefire crowd-pleaser. Start by adding tequila to a large pitcher, followed by elderflower liqueur and blue curaçao. Next, strain fresh squeezed lime juice into the pitcher. Then add ice and gently stir. Finally, toss in some strawberries, and garnish with a few mint leaves before serving.
Stay cool in the July heat with this raspberry mocktail. First, add raspberry simple syrup to a tumbler glass. Next, toss in a few ice cubes with mixed berries frozen inside them. Then top with your favorite sparkling water. Finally, garnish with a few raspberries, and enjoy!
When life gives you lemons, make liberty lemonade. Start by rimming a glass with simple syrup dyed with blue food coloring followed by sugar. Next, add vodka and lemonade to a shaker over ice. Once shaken, strain the mix into the sugar- and syrup-rimmed glass over ice. Then pour in grenadine before topping it off with lemon-lime soda.
This mocktail is layered with red, white and blue colors. First, add nonalcoholic piña colada mix. Next, add cherry 7-Up with some grenadine. Finally, pour in some Berry Blue Kool-Aid, which will sit on top of the white and red layers. Finally, add whipped cream and sprinkles, and enjoy!
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