Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

This year’s 4th Of July party may be celebrated differently this year along with the sky-high expectations of having a holiday to remember. Luckily, we have selected some delicious libations to mix up this season to ensure that your Independence Day fête is the best one yet. From spiked popsicles, to rum, tequila and bourbon-based cocktails these concoctions will up your fun-filled celebration. Happy 4th !

Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

Camarena Salsa-Rita

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Camarena Silver
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • .5 oz. Agave Nectar
  • 2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 3-4 Cilantro Leaves

Method:

Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake together to combine/chill. Strain (or Double Strain) into an ice-filled glass, and garnish with Cilantro, Lime, and Pineapple.

Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

Camarena Spicy Ranch Water

Ingredients:

Method:

Add ingredients into an ice-filled glass, and stir together to combine/chill. Garnish with salt + chili powder rimmed glass. Add lime as desired

Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

Italian Rama Tonic

By Alejandro Mazza, Global Brand Ambassador for Ramazzotti

Ingredients:  

  • 1 oz Ramazzotti Amaro
  • 1 oz Malfy Sicilian Blood Orange Gin
  • 6 oz Premium Tonic Water

Method: 

Add Ramazzotti Amaro and Malfy gin to a glass filled with ice. Top with premium tonic water. Garnish with a blood orange slice and basil leaf.

Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

Sandeman Porto Splash

By Anita Musi, Fine Wine & Spirits Specialist for Evaton

Ingredients:

Method:

 Put ice in a highball glass, add Sandeman Apitiv. Top off with tonic water. Garnish with a lemon slice or orange peel.

Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

Bitter & Berries with Ramazzotti Amaro

By Camille Wilson, Founder of The Cocktail Snob

Ingredients:

  • 3 Blackberries (plus extra for garnish)
  • 5 oz Simple Syrup (optional)
  • 5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Ramazzotti Amaro
  • 5 oz Bourbon

Method: 

Place blackberries and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Muddle blackberries until they are macerated. Add lemon juice, Ramazzotti Amaro, bourbon and ice to the shaker and shake for 10 seconds or until chilled. Pour into a glass and garnish with the extra blackberries.

Note: if you’re feeling more festive, sub blackberries for blueberries.

Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

Kona Strawberry Guava Popsicles

Ingredients:

Method:

Pour the seltzer into popsicle molds, filling halfway up. Gently drop the fresh fruit into the popsicle molds and fill the mold rest of the way up with seltzer. Insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for 1-2 hours or until popsicles are firm. Next, remove popsicles from freezer and sprinkle Li Hing Mui powder on top to garnish. Serve on the popsicle stick or drop in a glass to allow for melting.

Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

It’s Mai Time 

Ingredients:

Method:

Shake all ingredients, except beer, and strain over ice in pint glass.  Top with Kona Mai Time Wheat Ale and garnish with pineapple wedge & lime wheel.  Enjoy!

Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

Guilty by Association 

By Trevor Schneider, Reyka Vodka National Ambassador

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 part Reyka Vodka
  • .75 part Apreol
  • .75 part Lime
  • .25 part turbinado simple
  • Garnish – lime slice

Method:

Combine all ingredients into a rocks glass. Serve over crushed ice.

Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

Cascada

By Charlotte Voisey of William Grant & Sons

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Flor de Cana 7
  • ½ a passion fruit
  • ¾ parts fresh pineapple juice
  • ¾ parts vanilla bean syrup
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice
  • 2 parts chilled soda water

Method:

Combine ingredients except soda water and shake well. Pour into a tall glass over ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with fresh passion fruit and a large mint sprig.

Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

I like Piña Coladas 

By  Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Ingredients:

Method:

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all, shake vigorously and pour into a chilled highball glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with fresh pineapple

Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

The Mercadito 

By Jaime Salas, Milagro Tequila National Ambassador

Ingredients:

  • 2 Parts Milagro Silver Tequila
  • ¾ Part Agave Nectar
  • 1 Part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 4 Cucumber slices
  • 1 Pinch Cilantro
  • 1 Thin Jalapeño Slice

Method:

Muddle cucumber, cilantro and jalapeño slice in a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish cocktail with cucumber slice and cilantro sprig.

Elevate Your 4th Of July Party With These Cocktails

The Mai Tizzle Swizzle

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ part Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • ¼  part Orange Liqueur
  • ½ part Liber & Co Orgeat
  • ¼ part Liber & Co Passion Fruit Liqueur
  • 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • Garnish with a lime wheel and brandied cherry flag

Method:

Combine ingredients, shake and double-strain over fresh ice and garnish with a lime wheel and brandied cherry.

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