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”
- 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
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.