Stars & Stripes: 4th Of July Cocktails To Heat Up Your Holiday
1. Blue Margarita
Start with two parts Cascade Ice Skinny Margarita Mixer. Add your choice of tequila with one part blue curaçao and one part ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a margarita glass. Garnish with strawberries for a red, white and blue theme!
2. Coconut Spritzer
Take two parts Cascade Ice 0-Calorie Coconut Sparkling Water. Add in one part rum and one part pineapple juice. Stir well and serve over ice in a cold glass. Decorate the rim of the glass with blue and/or red sugar crystals for a festive look.
3. Wild Berry Bomb
For this fun concoction, start with two parts Cascade Ice 0-Calorie Wild Berry Sparkling Water. Add a splash of your favorite vodka and a handful of blueberries and strawberries. Muddle the fruit just a bit to release the flavor and serve over ice.
4. Kilbeggan Patriot Punch
Ingredients: -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.
5. Blue Pom Sangria
1 bottle ACTIVATE Defy Blueberry Pom 1.5 cups of Blueberries 1 Bottle (750 mL) Red Wine ¼ Cup Cognac ¼ Cup Triple Sec 1 Orange – cut into half wheels o Mix all ingredients into a large container, and let it sit for a minimum of 4 hours then serve over ice
6. Raspberry Lemonade
ACTIVATE Defend Raspberry Citrus 2 Lemons Juiced 2 oz. Absolute Raspberry Vodka
7. Mike's Hard Lemonade Shandy
8. Mike's Hard Lemonade Frozen Margarita
9. UV All-American
1 part UV Cherry 1 part lemon-lime soda Splash of lime juice Serve in martini glass and garnish with cherries.
10. UV Liberty
1 part UV Blue 1 part raspberry sherbet 1 part lemon-lime soda Serve over ice in a lowball glass.
11. UV Long Weekend
1 part UV Peach 1 part tequila 1 part rum 1 part gin 1 part cola 2 parts lemon juice Serve over ice in a highball glass and garnish with orange slice and cherry.
12. UV Watermelon Sparkler
1 part UV Salty Watermelon 1 part triple sec 1 splash of sparkling lime juice Blend with ice and serve. Garnish with watermelon slice.
13. Mike's Hard Lemonade Black Cherry Lemonade
14. All-American Sangria
makes 1 pitcher 1 bottle fruity yet dry white wine 1 cup Calvados (or light rum) 1 bottle Polar® Pomegranate Sangria, chilled Blueberries, whole Strawberries, cut in quarter spears Star fruit, sliced Mix together all ingredients, except the Polar Seltzer, and let chill in the refrigerator for about several hours so the flavors can settle. Be sure to also keep your Polar Seltzer in the refrigerator so it is cold too. Before serving add the seltzer to the mixture, stir gently. You may want to have extra fruit on hand to add to glasses.
15. Sauza Sparkling Flavored Margaritas
These come in Mango Peach, Wild Berry and original
16. Sauza Sparkling Flavored Margaritas
This yummy drink comes in Mango Peach, Wild Berry and original.
17. HPNOTIQ’s Red, White, and Blueberry
-2 oz. HPNOTIQ -1 oz. Premium Blueberry Vodka -Splash of Lemonade -Mix HPNOTIQ and Premium Blueberry Vodka. Add lemonade to taste. Garnish with fresh blueberries and mint.
18. Red Velvet Shortcake
-1 ½ oz Zing Red Velvet -2 oz Cream Soda -Splash lemon juice *Muddle 2 fresh strawberries add all but soda shake and strain over fresh ice *Garnish with a half strawberry *Strain into a low or highball glass on rocks
19. Refresh Zing
1.5 oz Zing Vodka 5 cucumber chunks (approx 1 oz. juice) 1 basil leafs Splash of lime juice Muddle cucumber and basil. Add remaining ingredients and shake. Serve up. Garnish: Cucumber slice
20. Smoke Liquer
21. SMOKE Coconut Cool
2 oz. SMOKE 2 oz. Red Bull 1 half hollowed out coconut, raspberries and mint to garnish
22. SMOKE Stars & Stripes
1.5 oz SMOKE 1.5 oz. Rose Champagne Splash of Pineapple Juice Garnish with mint and a piece of watermelon
23. SMOKE Sunset Sip
6 oz. SMOKE 2oz. Sprite Garnish with lime wedges
Every holiday gives us a reason for a good cocktail, but when said holiday is during the hottest month of the year, strong and spirited drinks are almost like a right of passage.
From Hpnotiq to Sauza to UV Vodka, #TeamBeautiful has you covered for a wide range of flirty cocktails to celebrate our country’s independence. Happy drinking!
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