Friday, June 22, 2012

Celebrate Independence Day in Style!

Celebrate Independence Day in Style!

This year, step away from the ordinary beverage of choice—July 4th is the largest beer consuming holiday in America—and create fun and festive cocktails for adults and mocktails that partyers of all ages can enjoy!

Red, White and Blueberry
Created by Lee Anne Wong
Serves 3

¼ part lime juice, freshly squeezed and strained
¼ part lemon juice, freshly squeezed and strained
½ part orange juice, freshly squeezed and strained
4 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
1 part simple syrup
4 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
Assorted berries: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries
Splash club soda


Combine the juices, Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, simple syrup, and mint leaves in a large shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into 3 tall glasses over ice and add a splash of soda. Cut berries and mint leaves as garnish. Serve immediately.

Pisco Fireworks


1 part Portón
1 part of Drambuie
¼ part of Campari
¼ part lime juice


Combine and chill all ingredients. Serve in a martini glass with an orange wedge and twist of lime.

The Summer Escape
Image: Linda Bergonia/FollowSpot Media 


2 parts Tequila Avión Reposado
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
4 One-Inch Cubes Fresh Watermelon
Squeeze Agave Nectar


Muddle watermelon with agave nectar in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients, and shake vigorously with ice. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish as desired.

And for the kids…

American Mockarita


1 SLAP FROZEN Energy Strawberry-Frost


Empty one frozen SLAP FROZEN Energy pouch into a margarita glass. Garnish with a strawberry.


~~louise~~ said...

I take one of each Natashya and I won't be waiting for the 4th to do it!!!

Thank you so much for sharing, Cheers!!!

Pierce said...

Anything with Makers Mark would be a huge success in our home. Great cocktails, makes me want one.

Danielle said...

oh my oh my oh i have to choose which one to serve at my 4th of July bbq bash? I want them all!! said...

oh my goodness, those all look so refreshing and delicious! its only noon and i;m craving a bevvy!! uh oh!! haha

Heather said...

One for each hand and foot, please!