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2014 Recipe File: Red, White and YOU Better Serve Patriotic Cocktails

June 26, 2014 By: Mary-Kate Dunphy


Independence Day represents freedom and while your customers are obviously free to order whatever they’d like at your bar, a little persuasion never hurt anyone. Here we have provided you with a list of cocktails that will make it impossible for your guests to pass up on this patriotic holiday.

Happy 4th of July!

Firecracker
Created by SVEDKA Vodka

1 1/2 oz. SVEDKA Vodka
1 oz. Watermelon Schnapps
1/2 oz. Cranberry Juice
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1/4 oz. Blue Curacao
Dash of soda water

Build in the glass. Add watermelon schnapps and cranberry juice over ice, then carefully add lemon, simple syrup, and SVEDKA as to layer the white layer, then VERY carefully layer the blue curacao to create the color separation, and gently top with soda. Garnish with fresh watermelon pieces.

Firecracker by SVEDKA Vodka

American Flag Shot
Created by Malibu

3/4 oz. Blue Curacao
3/4 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum
3/4 oz. Campari

In a shot glass layer Blue Curacao, then Malibu and then Campari on the top for a very Patriotic-looking shooter or sipper.

American Flag Shot by Malibu

The Berries
Created by Real McCoy

1 1/2 oz. Real McCoy Rum
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Agave Nectar
2 oz. Ginger Beer
Fresh Strawberry & Raspberries

Muddle Berries in shaker, add Real McCoy, Lime Juice and Agave and shake with ice. Strain into ice filled glass and top with Ginger Beer and a few whole berries.

The Berries by Real McCoy

Life and Liberty
Created by UV

1 oz. UV Blue
1 oz. raspberry sherbet
1 oz. lemon-lime soda

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass.

Life and Liberty by UV

American Honey Slushy
Created by Wild Turkey

1 oz. Wild Turkey American Honey
1 oz. Raspberry Liqueur
1 oz. Peach Schnapps
2 oz. Cran-Raspberry Juice
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
Ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender or margarita machine and blend until smooth.

American Honey Slushy by Wild Turkey

Berries & Basil Summer Punch
Created by Smirnoff

1 1/2 oz.  Smirnoff  No.21 Limited ‘American Summer’ Edition
1 Can Frozen Limeade
3 Cups Pineapple Juice
2 Cups Lemon-Lime Soda
Strawberries, Limes, Basil

Stir together ingredients in large pitcher. Add crushed ice to serve.  Serves 10

American Summer Punch by Smirnoff

The Patriot
Created by Emily Evans

3 oz. Russian Standard Vodka 
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice 
1/2 oz. agave nectar 
6 cherry tomatoes 
8 basil leaves 
Kosher salt 
Cracked black pepper

Muddle cherry tomatoes and basil with a dash each of salt and pepper.  Add lime agave and Russian Standard Vodka.  Shake vigorously with ice cubes and double strain into a coupe glass rubbed with lime and rimmed with equal parts salt and black pepper.  Garnish with a basil leaf.

Patriot by Emily Evans

Citrus Sparkler
Created by TY KU

3 oz. TY KU Citrus Liqueur
Dash of Prosecco

Muddle in Fresh Strawberries. Top with Prosecco

Citrus Sparkler by TY KU

Blue Bikini Martini
Created by Sapphire

1 1/2 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
3/4 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lime
1/2 oz. Blue Curaçao
1 oz. Peach Schnapps
1/4 oz. Sugar Syrup

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange zest.

Blue Bikini Martini by Sapphire

Sons of Liberty Caipirinha
Created by Corey Bunnewith with Cabana Cachaça.

3 oz. Cabana Cachaça
1/2 Lime, Quartered
1 tsp. Cranberry Jam
2 tsp. Muscovado Sugar
1 dash Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters
1 roasted coffee bean

In a shaker, muddle lime quarters. Add all ingredients and shake with ice.  Pour into a rocks glass and microplane a roasted coffee bean over the top for garnish.

Sons of Liberty by Corey Bunnewith with Cabana Cachaça.

 


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