Celebrate the Fourth of July with Patriotic Cocktails

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Celebrate our country's independence and your own personal freedom with a few patriotic cocktails that are perfect for any 4th of July gathering.

My rule of thumb is to create a signature cocktail for your gathering. Your guests will remember the drink long after the party has ended.

Here are few fabulous drinks to try.

Blue Crush

  • 1 cup Three Olives Loopy Vodka
  • 1/2 cup Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Lime Soda
  • Splash of Sweet and Sour
Mix all in a shaker and stain over ice into a rocks glass.
Garnish with a cherry.

The Sparkler Martini

  • 1 oz. Three-O Pomegranate Vodka
  • 2 oz. Sparkling Wine
  • Splash Pomegranate Juice
Combine vodka and pomegranate juice in an ice-filled shaker.
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Top with sparkling wine or champagne.
Garnish with a cherry.

Red, White, and Blue Sangria (This is so pretty!)

  • 2 bottles of Sauvignon Blanc wine or any other dry white wine
  • 1 cup triple sec
  • ½ cup Smirnoff Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate Vodka or any raspberry or pomegranate flavored vodka
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 ½ cups hulled and sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 ½ cups pineapple chunks (cut in the shape of stars)

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl and stir well.
Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or longer
Serve well-chilled with a good scoop of fruit floating in each drink.

Whatever, you'll be drinking, have a wonderful 4th of July!

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