Red, White and Booze


Star Spangled Paradise Cocktail

Celebrate this year's 4th of July with some deliciously red, white and blue boozy concoctions. From Margaritas to Martinis, and everything in between...with one of these in your hand, you'll be feeling patriotic in no time!



Star Spangled Paradise

Ingredients:


Layer 1

  • 1 oz Grenadine

  • 1 cup of Crushed Ice

Layer 2

  • 1 oz Coconut Rum

  • 1 oz White Rum

  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice

  • 2 oz Coconut Water

Layer 3

  • 1/2 oz Blue Curaçao

  • 1 oz Water

Directions:

The layering of this drink is the key to it's gorgeous appearance. Prepare all three layers in advance, then add each one as follows. In a tall glass, pour the grenadine into the bottom, then add the ice. The ice needs to be crushed in order to hold the layers. Slowly pour layer 2 over the ice, then very slowly pour layer 3 on top. If you just dump it in, it will sink down to the bottom! Garnish with a strawberry and enjoy. Three cheers for the red, white and blue!



Americana-Rita


Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Tequila

  • 1 oz Blue Curaçao

  • 2 oz Sour Mix

* substitute with 1 oz fresh lemon juice,

3/4 oz fresh lime juice 1/2 oz simple syrup

  • 1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar (optional)

  • Fresh Strawberries (optional)


Directions:


Wet rim of glass with water, or run a lime around the edge. Scatter the sugar on a small plate. Dip or roll the rim of the glass in sugar to coat. Combine tequila, sour mix, and Curaçao in a cocktail shaker and shake to combine. Drop ice in by hand to the level desired. Garnish with strawberries.



Blueberry Gin Smash


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Gin

  • 1/2 oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur

  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup

  • 12 - 15 Blueberries

  • Strawberries (optional)


Directions:


Fill a glass half full with crushed or cubed ice. Place the blueberries in a cocktail shaker or beaker and smash them down with a muddler tool (this can be done in a glass with a spoon as well). Add the liquid ingredients and continue to muddle until the mixture is combined. Shake or stir a few times, then pour over ice. Garnish with fruit.



Raspberry Lemonade Sparkler


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Whiskey (or Bourbon)

  • 3 oz Raspberry Lemonade

  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice

  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup

  • 3 oz Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale

  • Blueberries and Strawberries


Directions:

Fill a glass half full with ice. Combine whiskey, lemonade, lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine and pour over ice. Top with ginger beer or ginger ale. Garnish with fruit arranged on a toothpick. For larger rimmed glasses, use two toothpicks (one coming in from each side of the strawberry).



Blueberry Mule


Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Vodka

  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice

  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup

  • 3 - 4 oz Ginger Beer

  • 12 - 15 Blueberries

  • Lemon Bitters


Directions:


Fill a glass half full with crushed or cubed ice. Place the blueberries in a cocktail shaker or beaker and smash them down with a muddler tool (this can be done in a glass with a spoon as well). Add vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, and a few dashes of lemon bitters. Continue to muddle until the mixture is combined. Shake or stir a few times, then pour over ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with fruit.


Patriotic Pomegranate Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka

  • 2 oz Pomegranate Juice

  • 1 oz Cointreau (orange liqueur)

  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup (optional)

  • 3 oz Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale

  • Blueberries and strawberries


Directions:


In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, cointreau, pomegranate juice, and lemon juice. You can include simple syrup if you like sweeter drinks. Add crushed ice to the level equal with the liquid. Shake until your hand gets cold and strain into glass (remaining ice should stay in the shaker). Garnish with blueberries and lemon twist if desired.



Cheers and Happy 4th of July! Please drink responsibly.



For more fun cocktail recipes, check out my Travel Inspired Cocktails page, or one of my other recipe collections below!


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