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Fun 4th of July Cocktails

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The STAR Martini:
• Start with a classic Blue Curacao Martini:
– 3 oz vodka
– 1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
– Dash of Angostura Bitters®
• Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake well.
• Strain the cocktail into a clear or blue martini glass rimmed with red cocktail rimming sugar.
• For the star garnish, take a red delicious apple, turn sideways, and slice into thin circular disks. Be sure to leave the skin on so you get the red color in your drink! Cut 5 triangles out of the apple disks to create a star shape. Strain the cocktail into the glass, the float the “star” on top. Adorable!

Ameri-Cran (can be made as a cocktail or “mocktail”)
• Cocktail version:Vodka Cranberry
– Mix 1 oz Vodka with 4 oz Cranberry and a splash of club soda
• Mocktail version: Cranberry Punch
– Mix one 4 oz Cranberry with 4 oz 7up® or Sprite®
• Garnish for both:
Take a bamoo skewer and trim down so it’s about 1.5″ taller than your cocktail glass. Thread cranberries and blueberries onto the skewer, alternating one of each color until you have a row of red and blue berries! Put the berry stick into the glass and voila! Another fun patriotic drink!

Independence Day Shooter:
• Ingredients:
– 1/3 oz Blue Curacao
– 1/3 oz Grenadine
– 1/3 oz Peach Schnapps
• Float each liquid one on top of the other into a chilled shot glass so they appear as red, white and blue “stripes”. Serve immediately to avoid mixing!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

7 responses to “Fun 4th of July Cocktails”

  1. Broker Joe says:

    Thanks a bunch. I am having a big 4th of July party and this is exactly what I was looking for. For other great ideas also check out…

  2. Lswan says:

    Wow, I have never thought of 4th of July themed cocktails…what a great idea!

  3. Lswan says:

    Wow, I have never thought of 4th of July themed cocktails…what a great idea!

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  7. chris says:

    Found this by mistake, already looking forward to 4th July