10 Cocktails For Your July 4th Celebration

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10 Cocktails For Your July 4th Celebration

It’s July 4th, which means it’s time for outdoor barbecues, fireworks, and of course some wonderful summery cocktails.

Whether you’re spending the holiday at a big party or just relaxing at home alone, these delicious cocktails are sure to hit the spot.

Miami Vice

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Ingredients: (Makes one freeze)
1.5 oz. LocoNut
1.5 oz. Coconut Water
.75 oz. Captain Morgan White Rum
1.5 oz. Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
.75 oz. Water

Directions: Combine LocoNut and coconut water. Stir to combine. Separately, combine Captain Morgan White Rum, strawberry daiquiri mix, and water. Stir to combine. Fill a plastic freezie sleeve halfway up with strawberry daiquiri mixture. Top with LocoNut mixture and freeze overnight before serving.


Watermelon Paloma

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Ingredients:
2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
1 part fresh watermelon juice
1 part seltzer
¾ part agave nectar
¾ part fresh lime juice
Handful cilantro
Pinch of sea salt

Directions: Add all ingredients into a mixing glass, excluding seltzer and shake vigorously. Add seltzer and double strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a watermelon wedge and rim the glass with paprika sea salt.


Cruzan Bay Breeze

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Ingredients:
1 part Cruzan Aged Light Rum
1/2 part Pineapple Juice
1/2 part Cranberry Juice
Pineapple Slice
Strawberries

Directions: Pour Cruzan over ice in a rocks or tall drink glass. Fill with pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Garnish with a pineapple slice and strawberry.


Blueberry Thyme Mojito

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Ingredients:
10-15 Blueberries
1/2 Lemon
1.5 oz. Purus Organic Vodka
.5 oz. Agave Nectar or Simple Syrup
2-3 Springs Of Fresh Thyme

Directions: Muddle berries and lemon in mixing cup. Add Purus vodka, agave nectar, and ice. Shake for 20-30 seconds. Bruise 2 sprigs of thyme and place in the bottom of a highball glass with ice. Strain the cocktail into glass and add thyme and blueberries to your liking.


Hornitos Tequila Shandy

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(Recipe serves 8)

Ingredients:
10 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila
24 parts fresh lemonade
12 parts Mexican lager
2 parts fresh lime juice

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a pitcher with ice and stir.


Getting Jiggle With It


Created by Cody Goldstein, The Fat Monk

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Ingredients:
1.25 oz. Jägermeister
1.5 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Simple Syrup
.75 oz. Elderflower
.50 oz. Fresh Lemon
.25 oz. Aperol
1 cup of Cantaloupe, sliced

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a blender with 4 ice cubes. Blend for 10 seconds and strain into a Jell-O Lime Cup.


Knob Creek Lion’s Tail

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Ingredients:
2 parts Knob Creek Bourbon
.5 part fresh lime juice
.5 part allspice dram liqueur
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 ?teaspoon simple syru?p

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and stir. Pour into a chilled glass.? ?Garnish with a lime twist.


Firecracker Martini

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Ingredients:
3 parts elit Vodka
Garnish of raspberry, blueberry and pearl onion

Directions: Pour elit into a mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a raspberry, blueberry and pearl onion.


Auchentoshan Berry White

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Ingredients:
1.5 parts Auchentoshan® American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky
.25 part fresh lemon juice
2.5 part Shrub & Co. Strawberry w/ Meyer Lemon Shrub
3.5 parts Belgian witbier (wheat beer)
4 dashes rhubarb bitters

Directions: Build drink in tall glass with ice. Fill remainder with Belgian wheat beer. Garnish with lemon peel.


Don Julio Creamsicle


Created by Mixologist Angela Laino

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Ingredients:
1 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
2 oz. Fresh Orange Juice
1/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 oz. Water
Vanilla Coconut Cream*

*Vanilla Coconut Cream

Ingredients:
1 can Coconut Milk
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions: Place coconut milk in refrigerator for 20 minutes. Open can and scrape off solid coconut cream into a bowl. Add simple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth.

Cocktail Directions: Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh orange juice, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and water into a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Pour contents into popsicles mold and freeze. Serve in an Old Fashioned glass with vanilla coconut cream for dipping.