The Fourth of July is right around the corner, so we’re preparing for the holiday the best way we know how—with plenty of frosty, refreshing drinks on deck.

This year, we’re toasting to the United States with an all-American spirit that helped spark the craft gin craze. Bluecoat Gin is a domestic dry gin that’s handcrafted in small batches in Philadelphia and was named in honor of the soldiers that fought for independence in the Revolutionary War.

Botanicals like angelica, coriander, juniper and a blend of sweet American citrus peels give the gin its smooth, crisp flavor, and each ingredient is 100 percent certified organic. The juniper is dialed down so the citrus can shine, and notes like orange and cardamom come through with every sip. Packaged in a stunning blue bottle, Bluecoat Gin will be a standout on your bar cart this summer.

If you want to get into the American spirit on July 4th, whip up this easy-to-make Gin and Tonic that will refresh you all day long.

All-American GnT, cocktail and bottle with old american flag

All-American GnT

All-American GnT

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Bluecoat American Dry Gin
  • 3-4 oz. Quality Tonic
  • Orange Twist (to Garnish)

Preparation: Add gin to highball glass filled with ice. Add tonic water and stir to combine. Garnish with an orange peel or twist.