The 4th of July is a time to be spent with family and friends, celebrating Independence Day. The holiday that commemorates the Declaration of Independence of the United States that happened on July 4, 1776. Here are a few cocktails perfect for groups to celebrate, indulge, and enjoy:
NOLET’S Silver Berry Independent Punch
1 1/2 cups NOLET’S Silver Gin
1/2 cup Chambord Liqueur
1/2 cup Maraschino Cherry Liqueur
2 1/2 cups Lemonade
1/4-1/2 cup Simple Syrup
1 cup Blackberries or Blueberries
1 cup Strawberries
1 cup Raspberries
Method: Puree fruit in blender and strain out solids or juice fresh berries in a juicer. Mix berry juice with NOLET’S Silver Gin, Chambord, and Maraschino Liqueur with lemonade in a large pitcher or punchbowl. Taste for sweetness and adjust with simple syrup as needed. Add ice to the mixture, and serve over ice with fruit or floral garnish in a rocks glass.
Rebellious Red Sangria
1 bottle of Apothic Red
1/4 cup Brandy
Choice of Lemon Lime Soda or Ginger Ale/Beer
5 Blood Oranges and Plums, sliced
1 Pomegranate, seeded
Mix ingredients in a large pitcher, stir and pour over ice.
24 oz. Argonaut Brandy of choice
48 oz. Pineapple Juice
8 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
4 oz. Simple Syrup
Method: Add ingredients into a punch bowl with large ice cubes and stir together to combine. Garnish each cocktail with fresh pineapple, a brandied cherry or fine Amarena cherry, and lime wheel.
2 oz Silver Tequila
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Fresh lime juice
METHOD: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel placed directly into the glass.
The Macallan Speyside Sipper
- 1 ½ oz The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old
- ½ oz Membrillo
- ¼ Lime
- 3 oz Sprite’s Delight Tea
- 1 grapefruit
- Dissolve ½ oz Membrillo into Sprite’s Delight Tea
- Add 1 oz Fresh grapefruit and .25 oz lime
- Serve tall over ice in a highball glass
- Garnish with membrillo slice
Kimberly Fisher is a Pursuitist contributor. As a freelance writer and on-camera host, Kimberly has traveled the world and has published over 400 articles in over 44 publications including Sherman's Travel, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Lifestyles UK, eHow, Examiner, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Luxe Beat, NiteGuide, Ocean View, and USA Today. Disclosure: Kimberly is under contract with Casa Del Sol.