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5 Cocktails for Fourth of July

July 4, 2015

Light up your Fourth of July with these patriotic-themed cocktails. America, y’all!

Manhattan Moonshine Sea Breeze

1¼ oz. Manhattan Moonshine
3 oz. Cranberry Juice
¾ oz. Cointreau
¼ oz. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

Serve in a chilled glass over ice.

Deleon_Miss Independence

Miss Independence, above

2 oz. DeLeón Platinum infused with fresh sage
¾ oz. clarified lime juice
¾ oz. fresh cane syrup

Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass over cracked and cubed ice until thoroughly cold. Strain into a chilled coupe and serve up garnished with a sage leaf.

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Deep Eddy Blue Betty

¼ oz agave nectar or simple syrup
6 blueberries (muddle)
1 basil leaf (muddle)
¼ oz. fresh lemon juice
2 oz. Deep Eddy Vodka
2 oz. Topo Chico
Garnish: Blueberry and basil leaf

Combine first 4 ingredients, then muddle, shake and strain over new ice. Top with Topo Chico. Garnish with blueberry and basil leaf. Enjoy!

SIA Basil-tini

SIA Basil-tini, above

2 oz SIA Scotch Whisky
1 oz Lemon juice
1 oz Simple syrup
4 Slices fresh ginger
3 Fresh basil leaves
Garnish: 2 fresh basil leaves

Muddle ginger and three basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Pour over ice in a glass. Use one basil leaf to rim the glass and garnish with the second.

Rockets Red Glare, top

1 ½ oz. Trianon Blanco Tequila
1 ½ oz. cranberry juice
½ oz. orange liqueur
1 oz. lime juice
Garnish: Blue sugar and watermelon star

Add all ingredients into a blender with ice. Blend and pour into a blue sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with watermelon star and serve.

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