Check out these “SPARKLER” cocktail recipes for July 4th weekend!
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
½ part raspberry liqueur
2 parts ginger ale
Muddle 2 or 3 large blackberries in an Old Fashioned glass with a splash of raspberry liqueur. Add in equal parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon and ginger ale. Stir gently. Top off with ice.
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 ½ parts Ménage à Trois Triple Berry Vodka
¼ part cinnamon simple syrup
½ part lemon juice
¼ part wild berry syrup
5 parts dry sparkling wine (such as Ménage à Trois Prosecco)
Add all ingredients over ice. Shake and strain into a champagne flute, top with Champagne.
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
0.5 parts fresh lime juice
1-2 packets of your choice of sugar substitute
Splash of ginger ale or ginger beer
Muddle sweetener and strawberries together; add lime, rum and ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass with ice. Top with a splash of ginger ale (diet optional) or ginger beer. Garnish with half a strawberry on the rim of the glass.
Blueberry 46 Sparkler
Salute your stars & stripes with this refreshing blueberry & bourbon sparkling cocktail!
2 parts Maker’s 46™ Bourbon
1 part St-Germain
10 fresh blueberries
Splash of club soda
Muddle the St-Germain and blueberries together in a glass. Add ice and the Maker’s 46™. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled rocks glass and top with splash of soda.