We have rounded up some killer cocktails to mix up this holiday weekend.

Whether you’re looking for some last-minute additions to your drink menu or taking a night off and heading to a firework show, sip on one of these festive Independence Day cocktails. There is nothing better than a summer 4th of July drink! You’ve got your pasta salads, hamburgers, and red, white, and blue decorations, now you need a cocktail to enjoy it all.

Feeling patriotic? Here are some 4th of July cocktails to mix up this weekend.

Templeton Rye “Summer Smash”

Templeton Rye “Summer Smash”

Templeton Rye “Summer Smash”

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Templeton Rye 4 Year
  • 1/2 oz. Amaretto
  • 3-4 Blackberries
  • 1 1/2 oz. Fresh Sour Mix
  • Rocks Ice
  • Lemon Twist & Rosemary Sprig
  • Garnish

Preparation: Combine Templeton Rye, Amaretto, blackberries, and fresh sour mix in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and double strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon twist and rosemary sprig.


Stars & Stripes Smash

Stars & Stripes Smash

Stars & Stripes Smash

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. ABERFELDY 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 2 Lemon Wedges
  • 6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 oz. Local Honey Syrup (2:1 local honey: boiling water. Mix to fully integrate and let cool before using)

Preparation: Muddle lemon, mint, and honey in a shaker tin and then add ABERFELDY 12-Year-Old. Add ice and shake vigorously before straining into chilled glass over ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.


Fiesta Americana Acapulco Villas

Fiesta Americana Acapulco Villas

Fiesta Americana Acapulco Villas

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 2 oz. White Rum
  • 2 oz. Coconut Cream
  • Wedge of Pineapple to Garnish (optional)
  • 1 Cherry (for decoration)
  • Strawberry Grenadine

Preparation: Pulse all the ingredients along with a handful of ice in a blender until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and garnish as you like.


Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 oz. Zachlawi Dry Arak
  • 1/4 oz. Omhpiko Mastiha Liquor
  • 2 oz. Fresh Homemade Watermelon Juice
  • 1/2 Lime
  • Cucumber Strip
  • Watermelon Cube
  • Mint
  • Zaatar Salt Rim

Preparation: Mix equal amounts of zaatar and salt in a shallow bowl. Rub a watermelon cube around half the rim of a tall glass. Dip one side of the watermelon cube in the zaatar mix. Leave the watermelon cube to the side. Combine Arak, Mastiha liquor, watermelon juice, lime juice, and a cup of ice in a shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into the glass. Garnish with a cucumber strip, fresh mint, and the watermelon cube

Cocktail from: ZIZI NYC


Red, White & Duke

Red, White & Duke

 

Red, White & Duke

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Duke & Dame
  • 3/4 oz. Hpnotiq
  • 1/2 oz. Blue Curaçao
  • Club Soda
  • Fresh Strawberry Slices

Preparartion: Shake Duke & Dame, Hypnotiq, and Blue Curacao in cocktail shaker and pour into rocks glass over fresh ice. Top off with club soda. Garnish rim with strawberry slices.