Four Fun Fourth of July Cocktail Recipes

Categories: Booze Hound
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Wow -- Fourth of July. High humidity, grilled burgers, fireworks, and paint-by-numbers patriotism, all on the same day. Naturally, as a summer holiday, it's usually an excuse for drinking. You can buy a case of Red, White and Blue and pound 'em with your brother-in-law, but what's the fun in that? Why not try a few themed drinks that are icy-cool?

4.  Coconut Mojito at China Grill, Fort Lauderdale Hilton
2 oz. Bacardi Coconut Rum
Splash of Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
Fresh mint leaves (6-10) 
1 lime quartered
Soda water 
Muddle lime and mint together. Fill glass with ice. Add Bacardi and Coco Lopez. Fill remainder of glass with soda water and stir. 

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3. Colorful Fourth of July Cocktail 
1 1/2 ounce vodka 
1/2 ounce triple sec 
1/2 ounce sweet & sour 
1/2 ounce blue curacao 
1 dash grenadine 
Mix all ingredients, except grenadine, in a shaker and chill. Serve in a martini glass. Add grenadine. 

2. Stars and Stripes Martini
Muddled blueberries 
1.5 oz. SKYY Citrus Vodka 
¼ oz. blue curacao 
¼ oz. Chambord raspberry liqueur 
½ oz. simple syrup 
1 oz. lemonade 
Splash lemon-lime soda 
2 juiced lemons 
Muddle blueberries with the blue curacao in a martini glass. Place a lemon wheel slice over mixture. Pour vodka, simple syrup, a splash of lemon-lime soda, and lemon juice in a martini shaker. Shake and strain over the lemon in a martini glass. The mixture will layer. Drizzle Chambord down the side of the glass. It will layer in between the vodka and blueberry mixture creating a striped appearance; garnish will float to top.

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1. Red, White & Vodka by Eben Freeman, AltaMarea Group, NYC 
1 oz. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur 
1 oz. vodka 
1 oz. white chocolate liqueur 
0.5 oz. simple syrup 
 Combine all ingredients in a shaker. 
Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish by floating pomegranate seeds on top.

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