4 Drinks For The Fourth

The Fourth of July weekend would typically be time of parties, picnics, fireworks and celebration, but 2020 is no typical year. Though the coronavirus pandemic has muted the festivities in many markets, consumers can still socially distance with a cocktail or two in honor of our independence. Here are four fairly simple recipes for the 4th.

Blueberry + Cranberry Collins

Blueberry + Cranberry Collins
2 oz. Vegas Baby vodka
6 Muddled blueberries
½ oz. Lemon juice
¼ oz. Simple syrup
Splash of Cranberry juice
Splash of Club soda

Combine all ingredients into a Collins glass and stir. Finish with club soda.

Ryan Bruce, director of bar operations for Batch Hospitality’s Platform One, created this recipe.

Red Rum Punch
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¾ parts  Bacardi  Limon rum
¾ parts Bacardi Raspberry rum
¾ parts Bacardi Superior rum
½ parts Grenadine
2 parts Sweet & sour
1 part Cranberry juice
Garnish with lemon wedge or mint

Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl filled with ice blocks. Stir. Garnish the bowl with lemon wheels and raspberries.

The mixologists at Bacardi created this recipe.

Mezcal Blues cocktail
Mezcal Blues

Mezcal Blues
1 ½ oz. Recuerdo Joven Mezcal
1 oz. Blue Curaçao
½ oz. Lime juice
1 oz. Mint syrup
5 Fresh raspberries
Tonic water

Muddle a couple of raspberries with the mezcal, lime juice and syrup, serve in a Old Fashioned glass with ice, add the Curaçao, fill with tonic water and top with 3 fresh raspberries to garnish.

The mixologists at Recuerdo created this recipe.

Berry Smash cocktail
Berry Smash

Berry Smash
2 oz. Bertie’s Bear Gulch whiskey
¾ oz. Fresh lemon
¾ oz. Thyme syrup
4 drops Fee Brothers orange bitters
2 Strawberries, sliced

Muddle strawberries with the whiskey, lemon juice and syrup. Serve in an Old Fashioned glass with ice, garnish with strawberry and thyme sprig.

The mixologists at Saint Liberty Whiskey created this recipe.

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