Festive July 4th Cocktails
By FBWorld Team

With Independence Day less than a week away, it's time to start thinking about how to celebrate. Whether you're planning on heading to the beach or grilling in your backyard, a refreshing cocktail is the perfect way to enjoy the holiday.

Strawberry Firecracker
Created by John Henderson, The Happiest Hour, NYC

This sweet & bubbly concoction adds an exotic island flair to any beach bound fireworks celebration.

1.5 parts Sugar Island Coconut
1-2 Strawberries
0.5 parts Fresh Lime Juice
1-2 packets of your choice of Sugar Substitute
Splash of Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer

1. Muddle sweetener and strawberries together; add lime, rum and ice.

2. Shake and strain into a tall glass with ice.

3. Top with a splash of ginger ale (diet optional) or ginger beer.

4. Garnish with half a strawberry on the rim of the glass.

A Fiery Ménage
By Niccole Trzaska of The Liberty, NYC, NY

Show your pride this Independence Day with this mouthwatering mix of fresh ingredients and gluten-free California-made vodka.

1 1/2 parts Ménage à Trois Triple Berry Vodka
1/4 part Cinnamon Simple Syrup
1/2 part Lemon Juice
1/4 part Wild Berry Syrup
5 parts Dry Sparkling Wine (such as Ménage à Trois Prosecco)

1. Add all ingredients over ice.

2. Shake and strain into a champagne flute, top with Champagne.

Red, White & Bluegrass State

Nothing is more Americana than America's native spirit - bourbon! Raise a glass this 4th with a bit of the good stuff: Maker's Mark.

2 parts Maker's Mark® Bourbon
2-3 large Blackberries
1/2 part Raspberry Liqueur
2 parts Ginger Ale

1. Muddle 2 or 3 large blackberries in an Old Fashioned glass with a splash of raspberry liqueur.

2. Add in equal parts Maker's Mark® Bourbon and ginger ale.

3. Stir gently. Top off with ice.

Ledger's Lemonade

2 parts Premium Gin
1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
Dash Simple Syrup
Lemon Wedge, for garnish

1. Add 2 parts premium gin, 1 part fresh lemon juice and a dash of simple syrup to a cocktail shaker.

2. Vigorously shaker and pour into a tall glass with ice.

3. Top with Q Tonic as desired.

4. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

The Saluki

6 parts Q Grapefruit
2 parts vodka
Salt, for rim of glass
1 Lime Wedge, for garnish

1. Rim a highball glass with salt and fill it with ice.

2. Pour in the vodka, top with Q Grapefruit and garnish with a lime wedge.


1 1/2 oz Jack Daniel's Fire
1 oz Apple Juice
Ginger Beer
Apple Slices for garnish

1. Shake Jack Fire with apple juice and ice.

2. Strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass.

3. Top with a mild ginger beer.

4. Garnish with apple slices and fun 4th of July decor.


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