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Celebrate America’s Birthday With These Red, White & Blue Cocktails

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July 4th is just a few days away, and there’s no better way to celebrate America’s birthday than with some patriotic red, white, and blue cocktails, am I right? 

No matter if you’re enjoying a day at the beach with the fam, hosting a sunny outdoor BBQ, or sitting back and enjoying the fireworks, we’ve got some delicious, easy-to-make cocktails that are perfect for everyone (21 and older) to enjoy.

Cheers to this great country of ours.. ‘MURICA!

Americana Faux-Jito
Smirnoff Americana Faux-Jito

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz Smirnoff Ice Red, White & Berry
  • 1 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 4 Cherries
  • 4 Raspberries
  • 2 Basil Leaves
  • 2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 Lemon Wedge
  • 1 Sprig of Basil

Directions:
Combine cherries, raspberries and basil into the bottom of a cocktail shaker and smash. Add Juice, Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass and pour in Smirnoff Ice Red, White & Berry. Garnish with lemon, cherries, raspberries and sprig of basil.

Red Rum Punch
Bacardi Red Rum Punch

Ingredients:

  • ¾ parts BACARDÍ Limon
  • ¾ parts BACARDÍ Raspberry
  • ¾ parts BACARDÍ Superior
  • ½ parts Grenadine
  • 2 parts Sweet & Sour
  • 1 parts Cranberry Juice
  • Garnish with Lemon Wedge or Mint

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

BACARDÍ Lime Frozen Daiquiri
Bacardi Lime Frozen Daiquiri

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts BACARDÍ Lime Flavored Rum
  • 1 part fresh Lime Juice
  • ¾ parts Simple Syrup
  • Lime Zest
  • Lime Wheel

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender with 2 cups of ice. Blend until smooth. Garnish with a lime wheel.

American Dream
American Dream cocktail
(Photo Credit: Casa Tua Cucina at Saks Brickell City Centre)

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Blue Lavender Infused Gin
  • 2 oz. Raspberry Sour Foam
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 Mint Leaf

Directions:
Blue base: Infuse the gin with dock anchan flower and dry lavender, add 1 oz of fresh lime juice and 1 oz of simple syrup, shake vigorously and poor on wine glass over ice.

Raspberry foam: Fill the siphon with fresh strained raspberry juice, 2 egg white, 1 oz simple syrup. Charge the siphon with 1 cream charges. Spray in the glass.

Finish by decorating with fresh mint leaf.

Red, White & Berry Sangria
Smirnoff Red White & Berry Sangria
(Recipe courtesy of Jennie Phaneuf of One Sweet Mess)

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Smirnoff Red, White & Berry
  • 1 cup White Cranberry Juice
  • 1 (750ml) bottle Pinot Grigio
  • 1 cup Lemon-Lime Soda
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • 1 cup Blackberries
  • 1 cup Honeydew Chunks

Directions: Fill a large pitcher with fruit. Add vodka, cranberry juice, and Pinot Grigio; stir to combine. Store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Stir in lemon-lime soda right before serving.

Here’s hoping everyone has a Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, and one of the biggest automotive enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."