4th of July Cocktails That Will Set off Fireworks

On July 4, 1776, the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, declaring the original thirteen states separation from Great Britain. As Americans we should take time to appreciate and celebrate the freedom gained on this monuments day with a flavorful patriotic cocktail. Here we have put together some of our favorite 4th of July themed cocktails to help you lure patrons into your bar this Independence Day and all weekend long.

Declaration Daiquiri
Created by Phil Adler, PMA Bar Consulting

1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Superior
3/4 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
3/4 oz. The Perfect Purée Yuzu Luxe Sour blend
1/2 oz. egg white (optional)
1/4 oz. lime juice
2 blackberries, 2 strawberries, 8 blueberries

In a mixing glass, muddle ½ the berries. Add all additional ingredients, (excluding ½ non muddled berries), into the mixing glass on top of muddled berries. Add ice and shake. Using a tall glass, add non-muddled berries in bottom of the glass and add ice halfway. Add additional berries on top. Strain liquid into tall glass.

Created by Christina Maffei, Mixologist Trump International Waikiki

1 1/4 oz. ginger vodka
1/4 oz. pomegranate liqueur
1 1/2 oz. The Perfect Purée Chipotle Sour blend

Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into serving glass.


Liberty and Justice for All
Created by Manny Hinojosa

3/4 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon
1 oz. Disaronno
1 oz. The Perfect Purée Cherry Puree
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1 1/2 oz. cranberry juice

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice, shake and strain into a tall glass with fresh ice. Garnish with fresh berries and an orange slice.

Liberty and Justic for All

All-American Beauty
Created by SKYY Vodka

1 1/2  oz. SKYY Vodka              
1 oz. Freshly Squeezed Meyer Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
3 Meyer Lemon Peels

Muddle lemon peels, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Add the vodka and ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice  cubes. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

American Dream
Created by EFFEN Vodka

1 1/3 parts EFFEN Black Cherry Vodka
3/4 part Dekuyper Peachtree Schnapps Liqueur
1 1/2 parts Organic Apple Juice
1/2part Lemon Juice
3 Basil Leaves
In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake with ice.  Strain into a tall glass over ice. Garnish with cherry and peach slice.
American Dream

The Sparkler
Created by Smirnoff Vodka

1 1/2  oz. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Lemon
3 oz. Tonic

Fill Glass with ice.  Add SMIRNOFF Sorbet Light Lemon and tonic. Garnish with a Lemon wheel


Big Blue
Created by SKYY Vodka

1 1/2 oz. SKYY Vodka
2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
1/2 oz. Water
4 Blackberries

Mix all ingredients together in a shaker and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with blackberries on a wooden or metal skewer.


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