Celebrate Team USA with These Patriotic Cocktails

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We’re just 3 days away from 2016 Summer Olympics! We’ve covered Olympic promotions. We’ve discussed using cachaça, Brazil’s most popular spirit, the spirit featured in their national beverage, and the third most consumed spirit in the world. We even shined a spotlight on three of the best artisanal cachaça producers, Avuá, Leblon and Novo Fogo. And while we’ve enjoyed exploring Brazil’s favorite spirit for Rio 2016, we think it’s time to celebrate Team USA.

We appreciate a well-made Mojito just as much as the next cocktail aficionado. But now is the time to break out the patriotic libations, keep the big screens on the Olympics, and toast Team USA. Below are some of our favorite cocktails to raise to the good ol’ Red, White and Blue.


Red, White & Boom cocktail recipe - 2016 Summer Olympics

Want to literally hoist one to the Red, White and Blue? The Red, White & Boom is just what you need to declare your allegiance to Team USA!

The Patriot cocktail recipe - 2016 Summer Olympics

The Patriot Cocktail also makes use of red, white and blue.

Old Fashioned cocktail recipe - 2016 Summer Olympics

Supposedly the Old Fashioned was invented in Louisville, KY at the Pendennis Club by a “bourbon aristocrat.” It doesn’t get much more American than that!

illy Gold cocktail recipe - 2016 Summer Olympics

The illy Gold is a summer refresher that goes well with watching Team USA collect gold medal after gold medal.

Rio Rose cocktail recipe - 2016 Summer Olympics

No specialty Olympic menu is complete without at least a nod to the host city. Don't worry, we're still keeping it patriotic: the Rio Rose was created in Lexington, KY.

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