3 Perfect Cocktails for the 4th of July: One Red, One White & One Blue

Jun 12, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Image: Leslie Kirchhoff

Ready for a hot weekend full of cool drinks? With America’s birthday right around the corner, it’s crunch time in terms of party planning. Even if you’re not the Independence Day party type, let me and the gang at Disco Kitchen inspire you to at least whip up some seriously festive cocktails.

Here are three of my favorites that taste just as good as freedom feels.

Perfect Cocktails for the Fourth of July: The Red State | Summer Eats
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The red state recipe

Ingredients:

  • Malibu Rum
  • Grenadine
  • Seltzer

Directions: 

  1. Pour 2 parts rum into a shaker.
  2. Add 1 part grenadine.
  3. Shake.
  4. Add 1 ice cube into a rocks glass and pour the mixture in.
  5. For a little something extra, add 2 parts seltzer water.

Perfect Cocktails for the Fourth of July: The Bald Eagle | Summer Eats
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The bald eagle recipe

Ingredients:

  • Coconut cream
  • Tequila
  • Lime juice
  • Cointreau
  • Salt for rim of glass
  • Lime wheel

Directions: 

  1. Start out by pouring 1 part coconut cream in the shaker.
  2. Add 2 parts tequila to the mix.
  3. Mix in 2 parts lime juice.
  4. Add 1 part Cointreau.
  5. Shake.
  6. Finish off by rimming the glass with salt, garnishing with the lime wheel and pouring in your drink.
Perfect Cocktails for the Fourth of July: The Betsy Ross | Summer Eats
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The Betsy Ross recipe

Ingredients:

  • Gin
  • Lillet Blanc
  • Blue Curaçao
  • Lime juice
  • Absinthe

Directions:

  1. Start out by mixing 1 part gin and 1 part Lillet Blanc into the shaker.
  2. For the truly patriotic feel, add in 1 part Blue Curaçao.
  3. Finish off with 1 part lime juice and 1 dash of Absinthe and add a cube of ice.
Perfect Cocktails for the Fourth of July| Summer Eats
Image: Leslie Kirchhoff

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

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