4th of July Cocktails

by Robyn Wright on June 26, 2015

in Food

Red White and Blue Cocktails for Independence Day

It is time to plan ahead for next weekend’s big 4th of July Celebration! I’ve got a few cocktails here to inspire the Red, White and Blue!

American Cherry Mojito

American Cherry Mojito

  • 4 oz.  Cherry Limeade SPARKLING ICE
  • .5 oz.  White Rum
  • 10 Mint leaves (plus a few more for garnish)
  • 6 Cherries (stems and pits removed)
  • Lime slices for garnish

Directions

In a large, sturdy glass, muddle together the mint and cherries until lightly-smashed
Stir in the rum and then top with Cherry Limeade Sparkling ICE over ice.  Stir gently to mix.
Garnish with fresh cherries, mint leaves, and lime slices.

Star Spangled Spritzer Recipe

Star Spangled Spritzer

  • 1.5 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • ½ oz. Agave nectar
  • 3 oz. VOGA Sparkling
  • Fresh berries and Peach Slices (for garnish)
  • Ice

Directions:

Combine Peach Schnapps and Agave Nectar in a shake and shake vigorously
Pour into a chilled glass and top with VOGA Sparkling
Garnish with fresh peaches and raspberries

America The Blue-tiful Recipe

America the Blue-tiful

  • 1.5 oz. White rum
  • 1 oz. Blue curacao
  • 3 oz. Lemonade SPARKLING ICE
  • Fresh berries (for garnish)
  • Ice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until it becomes slushy.
Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a fresh berries.

Uncle Sam's Berry Bourbon Recipe

Uncle Sam’s Berry Bourbon

  • ¼ oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz. VOGA Red Fusion
  • 1 oz. Bourbon
  • Fresh Berries

Directions:

Mix equal parts water and sugar until sugar is dissolved to make simply syrup
Muddle fresh berries into a cocktail shaker
Add ice, simply syrup, VOGA Dolce Rosso and Bourbon – shake well and strain into glass
Add fresh berries and mint sprig for garnish

Firecracker Shots Recipe

Firecracker Shots

  • 1.5 oz. Rum
  • 4 oz. Lemonade SPARKLING ICE
  • 6-7 Strawberries, hulled (plus more for garnish)
  • Ice

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until it becomes slushy.

2. Pour into a chilled glass (or shot glasses) and garnish with a strawberry.

Do you think you will try any of these to celebrate July 4th this year? Which is your favorite?

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{ 6 comments }

1 ginette4 June 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm

Robyn you post the best cocktail recipes..thank you

2 tannawings June 27, 2015 at 9:17 pm

I would try the blue one. I dont know what it is, but I will try and blue coloreed drink. Maybe its the way it looks or something? It is pretty!

3 Julie Wood June 28, 2015 at 11:24 am

Blue is my favorite color, so I am gravitating towards making the America the Blue-tiful drink. It is so pretty and looks delicious. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

4 Shirlee White June 28, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Love all of your unique recipes. My fav is the Mojito as I have spent many holidays on a Cuban beach where Mojitos were the real deal . Incidentally, mint grows profusely in Cuba.

5 Sandy Klocinski July 5, 2015 at 3:08 pm

I am a lightweight when it comes to alcohol. I made the recipe for American Cherry Mojitos yesterday evening to serve to my guests who were coming for dinner. Not only is it tasty but also beautiful!

6 Monique July 25, 2015 at 10:49 am

I want to try America the Blue-tiful. Even though it is after the 4th of July, I think this is a fun drink to wow my guest. Am I wrong for thinking this would be amazing for my big Sunday dinner?

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