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Independence Day Alcoholic Drink Recipes

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If you plan on throwing a BBQ party for Independence Day, we have some tasty Fourth of July themed drink recipes to consider, to really add the fireworks to your party.


All American

 
 

1 oz bourbon whiskey
1 oz Southern Comfort peach liqueur
2 oz Coca-Cola

Serve with two ice-cubes. You can vary the amount of coca-cola depending on how soft you want your drink to be.

(via Drinks Mixer)

 

American Flag

 
 

1/3 oz grenadine syrup
1/3 oz creme de cacao
1/3 oz Blue Curacao liqueur

When properly prepared this shot will look red, white and blue. First poor in 1/3 grenadine. Then the White Cream de cacao should be poured in over a bar spoon. Finally the Blue curacao can be poured in the same way.

(via Drinks Mixer)

 

American Glory

 
 

3 oz Champagne
2 oz orange juice
2 oz lemonade

Add ingredients to a frosted ice-filled highball glass.

(via Drinks Mixer)

 

Firecracker

 
 

2 oz Flor de Caña 7 Year Rum
.5 oz simple syrup
3 dashes Peychaud Bitters
Dash Lucid Absinthe
Grapes

Salt rim of small rocks glass. Add Flor de Caña, simple syrup, Peychaud Bittes, and Lucid to shaker with ice. Strain into coup style glass. Garnish with red grapes.

(via Drink of the Week)

 

Red, White & Blue

 
 

½ oz framboise (raspberry) liqueur
½ oz half and half
½ oz blue Curaçao

Build in a pony tall shot glass. Beginning with the framboise, layer each successive ingredient on top using the back of a spoon.

(via Drink of the Week)

 

Patriotic Punch

 
 

2 parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
1 part DeKuyper Apricot Brandy
1 part Cranberry Juice
2 parts Champagne
Lemon Wheel (thinly sliced)

To Serve As A Cocktail: Build all ingredients over ice in a stemless red wine glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

To Serve As A Punch: Double the recipe and multiply by the number of guests you plan to serve. Add Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, DeKuyper Apricot Brandy and cranberry juice to a punch bowl, stir and refrigerate. When guests arrive, add champagne and lemon wheels. Serve over ice in stemless red wine glasses.

(via Drink of the Week)

 

Fourth of July Cocktail

 
 

1 ounce watermelon schnapps
1 big splash cranberry juice
1 very thin slice jalapeno or serrano pepper
1 slice lemon
1 slice lime
1 1/2 ounces tequila
1/4 ounce blue curacao
1/2 ounce simple syrup

Mix the schnapps and cranberry juice in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled glass.

Muddle the jalapeno pepper, lemon and lime slices, tequila, blue curacao and simple syrup (to make a batch, dissolve sugar in equal parts hot water and chill) in the shaker. Slowly strain into the glass over the red layer. Garnish with watermelon, if desired.

(via Food Network)

 

The LiberTea

 
 

4 cups water
4 cups lemonade
4 black tea bags
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey
1 1/2 cups American Honey Liqueur

In a large saucepan, boil 2 cups water. Remove from heat; add 4 teabags of black tea. Steep 8 minutes; discard teabags. Add 2 cups cold water and lemonade; transfer to pitcher and chill. Add fresh basil leaves. Using a wooden spoon, crush basil until fragrant. Stir in Wild Turkey Bourbon and American Honey. Serve over ice.

(via Wild Turkey)

 

Yankee Doodle

 
 

1 ½ oz Skyy Infusions grape vodka
1 tsp raw sugar
4 slices of fresh-peeled ginger
5 large green grapes
Top with soda

Muddle grapes, ginger, and sugar in pint glass. Add ice and SKYY Infusions Grape Vodka. Shake vigorously and strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice. Top with soda and garnish with raspberries & blueberries!

(via Drink of the Week)

 

American Pie

 
 

1 ½ oz Malibu rum
3 oz lime juice
1 ½ oz 7 Up
1 tbsp grenadine

Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in Malibu lime juice and grenadine. Top with 7 Up, Sprite, or other lemon-lime soda. Stir well.

(via Drink of the Week)

 

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