Before I go on a mass texting spree in the hopes of figuring out what “the move” is this Fourth of July weekend, I figured it seemed only right to share a handful of Independence Day inspired cocktails with you guys. Below, you’ll find my personal Fourth of July picks from brands including from Belvedere Vodka, Basil Hayden’s, Courvoisier, and more.
Cheers! And be sure to keep safe this weekend. (Remember to keep a bucket of water on hand if you plan on celebrating with your own fireworks. I heard that on the news yesterday and for some odd reason felt compelled to share.)
Oh! One last thing. I plan (emphasis on “plan”) to take part in my first Periscope (live-streaming app) on July 4th (7 to 10 P.M.) at the Georgia Aquarium’s Red, White & Brew event. So, be sure to follow me! Username is @Lushworthy.
Himalaya Blues (Pictured Above)
1 oz Snow Leopard Vodka ½ oz Blue Curacao ½ oz Lemon Juice 3 oz Sprite 1 Mini Rose
1 Lemon Wedge
Combine Snow Leopard Vodka, Blue Curacao, and lemon juice in a shake with ice. Shake and strain into highball glass. Add ice, top with Sprite, and add a mini rose and lemon wedge garnish.
With World Cup fever at an all time high here in the states, it seems that the home of the brave is full of patriotism these days. And with the Fourth Of July right around the corner it couldn’t have come at a better time. Whether you plan on celebrating Independence Day with friends, family, or even solo this weekend, I’m sure you’ll be celebrating with a cocktail in hand. I mean, if we’re being honest here booze is just as important as barbeque when it comes to the Fourth. So, a number of spirits brands have created drink recipes just for the holiday weekend. Check out a few below and have a safe and enjoyable Fourth Of July!
Herradura’s Red, White and Blue Berries (Pictured Above)
1½ oz. Herradura Silver 2 ½ oz. coconut water ¼ oz. agave nectar
½ oz. lime juice
Place all ingredients in to a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice. Shake hard and strain over crushed ice in to a tall glass. Garnish with raspberries and blueberries.
When Fourth of July rolls around this Thursday, the last thing you want to do is rack your brain in the hopes of coming up with a cocktail that’ll impress the bevy of guests you’ve invited to your Fourth of July fete. With so many great Independence Day-inspired drink recipes out there coming up with a great cocktail for the holiday should be the last of your concerns. Whether you’ve invited half the neighborhood to your backyard BBQ or simply plan on celebrating with a handful of friends at an intimate rooftop gathering you’re sure to find a fitting cocktail, courtesy of SKYY Vodka, Alize, and more, below. As always, be sure to drink responsibly.
Lady Liberty (Pictured Above – Far Left)
1 ½ oz. SKYY Vodka 1 ½ oz. White Grapefruit Juice 1½ oz. White Grape Juice ½ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice ½ oz. Simple Syrup
½ oz. Cold Water
Pour all ingredients in a bottle and close with a metal cap. Chill before serving.
Nothing says “I love the U.S. of A” like an amazing Fourth of July shindig. And no party is complete without an array of tantalizing cocktails. Now while your cranberry and vodka and gin and tonic’s are cool and all they’re just not going to cut it for the Fourth of July. For this patriotic holiday you’re going to need something with a little more pizzazz, something with a little spark to it, a sort of Lushworthy firecracker. And I’ve got just the cocktail for ya. In fact, I’ve got a quite few. I normally post three drink recipes tops when it comes to blog posts, but I figured I’d go all out for the Fourth. So take your pick and have a safe and enjoyable holiday!
Wild Turkey American Honey Wild Mustang (Pictured Above)
3 oz. Wild Turkey American Honey
6 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
1 Sprig Rosemary
Combine American Honey, grapefruit juice and bitters in a tumbler with ice and stir. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.