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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, the definitive men's lifestyle blog, and he's one of the biggest car 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."

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