13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

Independence Day is quickly approaching. Not sure what mixtures to serve on the 4th of July? We have you covered. We have listed 13 concoctions to celebrate the red, white and blue holiday, involving some of our favorite spirits in a refreshing and seasonal twist. Remember, you have to keep cool during this iconic holiday, after all. So let’s observe and sip to our independence in style with these cool 4th of July drinks, from Firecracker Margaritas, to a Star Spangled Pitcher, and much more.

13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

The Independent G&T

Ingredients:

Method:

Pour Jaisalmer Gin and tonic water over ice in a tall glass. Stir and garnish with a popsicle and cranberries.

13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

Berry United Lemonade

Ingredients:

Method:

In a pitcher, pour Diplomatico Rum, lemonade and water. Add in lemon and bitters. Garnish with lemon slices and blueberries. Serve chilled.

13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

Firecracker Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1½ ounce Partida Tequila Blanco
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 lime wheel
  • 3 ounces fresh watermelon juice
  • ¾ ounces fresh lime juice
  • Watermelon (garnish)

Method:

Place some salt on a small plate. Rub rim of an old-fashioned or rocks glass with lime wheel (reserve for serving); dip in salt. Combine watermelon juice, Partida Tequila, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain cocktail into prepared glass and garnish with watermelon lime wheel.

13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

Smoked Independence

Created by Ivy Mix (New York, NY)

Ingredients:

  • 1  1/2 oz Laphroaig® 10 Year Old
  • 1/2 oz Pineapple Rum
  • 3/4 oz Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
  • Barspoon Pomegranate Molasses

Method:

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

3 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

Knob Creek® Rye Creek Cup

Created by John McCarthy (New York, NY)

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Knob Creek® Straight Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 half slice of Cucumber
  • 2 Strawberries
  • 2 Basil Leaves
  • 2 ounces of ginger ale
  • 1 lemon wheel (for garnish)

Method:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle a half cucumber slice, one strawberry and a basil leaf. Add the Knob Creek® Straight Rye Whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup to the cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake vigorously. Double-strain using a fine mesh strainer into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger ale and lightly stir. Garnish with remaining half slice of cucumber, a lemon wheel, half a strawberry and a basil leaf.

13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

Basil Hayden’s® Endless Summer

Created by Amy Probasco (Chicago, IL)

Ingredients:

Method:

Combine all ingredients, except the Ginger Beer into a collins glass with ice. Stir to combine. Top with Ginger Beer. Garnish with pineapple wedge and skewered candied ginger.

13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

Star Spangled Stella Rosa

Ingredients:

Method:

Add fruit to a pitcher then add Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti and remaining liquids. Mix and serve over ice.

13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

Bucha Berry Summer

Courtesy of Beautiful Booze

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Seagram’s Extra Smooth
  • 1/2 oz of mixed berry syrup
  • Top with kombucha (preferably strawberry lemonade kombucha)
  • Garnish with mixed berry pick

Method:

Combine all ingredients to a cocktail shaker except the kombucha. Shake then strain into a wine glass. Top with kombucha and garnish with a mixed berry pick.

13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

Woodford Reserve Orange Mule

Ingredients:

Method:

Fill a mule mug with ice, Pour Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select, Gents Mule Mix and bitters over ice. Fill with Ale-8-One Ginger Ale. Squeeze Over and drop in both the orange and lime wedges. Rim the glass with both orange and lime twists, then hang both twists on the rim of the glass. ENJOY!

13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

The Northern Peach

Ingredients:

  • 1  1/2 oz Crystal Head Vodka
  • 2  1/2 oz Natural peach juice
  • 1/4  oz. Basil simple syrup
  • Fresh basil leaves

Method:

Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shale well then strain into a cocktail glass.

13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

Caipirinha da Terra

Ingredients:

Method:

Cut off both ends of the lime and slice it down the middle. Remove the pith and slice the lime into 8 pieces, and add them to a shaker. Add rapadura sugar and muddle until the sugar is dissolved and the lime is squeezed of its juice. Add the cachaça and shake with ice.  Pour everything into a tumbler and garnish with flowers.

13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

Rooftop Pool-ep by Spirited LA

Ingredients:

Method:

Combine all ingredients into a mason jar with ice and serve.

13 Exciting 4th of July Cocktails To Serve This Independence Day

Summer Bliss

Ingredients:

Method:

Place all ingredients into cocktail shaker.  Shake vigorously, strain and serve in empty coconut with straw.

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