Sip On This: Fourth of July Cocktails

There’s no better way to celebrate the 4th of July (or any holiday!) than with an awesome cocktail in your hand.  If you’re looking for red, white, and blue cocktails, you’ve come to the wrong place.  Seriously, Google is your friend.

If you’re headed to a barbecue or day party to celebrate the holiday, these 8 cocktails are sure to be refreshing, potent and won’t leave your tongue looking (or feeling) blue.

1. Stoli Doli

Ingredients:

  • Whole pineapple
  • Bottle of your favorite Vodka

Directions:
Soak pineapple slices in the vodka for 2 to 3 days. Serve over ice or as a martini.

 Stoli Doli

Stoli Doli

2. Festive French 7576

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Gin or Vodka
  • Half lemon squeeze
  • .75 oz St. Germain
  • Champagne to top*

Directions:

Build the cocktail in an ice filled glass. Add spirits, squeeze lemon (feel free to leave the lemon in the glass, as the zest is delicious), and top with champagne.

Pro-Tip: Substituting a light beer for champagne is also a winning strategy.

 Festive French 7576

Festive French 7576

3. Blueberry Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 4-5 lime wedges
  • 4-5 mint leaves
  • 4 blueberries

Directions:

Muddle simple syrup, limes, mint and blueberries. Add rum, ice and top with club soda.

 Blueberry Mojito

Blueberry Mojito

4. John Daley

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 oz vodka
  • 1/2 cup iced tea
  • 1/2 cup lemonade

Directions:
Serve over ice or as a martini.

Pro-Tip: Use Peach Ciroc Vodka for a yummy peach tea.

 John Daly

John Daly

5. Whiskey Smash

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 3 lemon wedges
  • 3 mint leaves
  • .5 oz simple syrup

Directions:

Muddle lemons, mint and simple syrup. Add Bourbon and pack with ice.

 Whiskey Smash

Whiskey Smash

6. Aperol Spritz

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Aperol
  • 1.5 oz Prosecco
  • 1 oz Club soda

Directions:

Fill wine glass with ice. Add Aperol, Prosecco and top with club soda. Use an orange twist for garnish.

 Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

7. Tequila Smash

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • .5 simple syrup
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • Cubed pineapple, mango, and papaya

Directions:

Muddle simple syrup, lime juice, and fruit. Add tequila and ice. Optional to shake all ingredients or serve as built.

 Tequila Smash

Tequila Smash

8. Strawberry Caipirinha

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Cachaca
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1 strawberry, quartered

Directions:

Muddle fruit and simple syrup. Add Cachaca, ice and shake.

 Strawberry Caipirinha

Strawberry Caipirinha

Cocktail heaven, right?  You’re welcome.  Enjoy your holiday and drink responsibly!

Cheers!
Ashlee