July 4th Liquid Art

Our Favorite Refreshing Summer Drinks
Beat the heat with these cool summer drink recipes. With fruit drinks as well as creative twists on classic lemonade and blended margaritas, we’ve chosen a collection of refreshing drink recipes for you to try this season.

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Old Glory

Recipe courtesy of Atlanta
1 oz. Malibu Rum
½ oz. Blue Curacao
3 oz. Pineapple Juice

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour it into hurricane glass. Use blood orange as a garnish.

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Sparkling Wild Berry Martini

Recipe courtesy of Baltimore
1½ oz Ciroc Wild Berry Vodka
½ oz Chambord
Garnish: Vanilla Syrup, Pop Rocks candy and Fresh Berries

Equal parts cranberry juice and sour mix. Rim glass with vanilla syrup and pop rocks, garnish with blackberry and blueberry skewer

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 Boston Tea Party

Recipe courtesy of Boston
1 ¼ ounce tea flavored vodka
¾ ounce St. Germain
Splash of lemonade
Splash of iced tea

Combine and stir.  Served over ice with lemon garnish

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Summer “Thyme”

Recipe courtesy of Fort Lauderdale
1 oz fresh pineapple
1 oz fresh Key Lime juice
1 oz St. Germain
1 oz simple syrup
2 oz Cazadores Tequila
Garnish: Key Lime twist and sprig of fresh thyme

Muddle fresh pineapple and key lime juice in shaker. Add St. Germain, Simple Syrup, Tequila and Ice and shake.  Strain and serve over ice, top with Key Lime twist and sprig of thyme

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“VKGPC”

Recipe courtesy of Hilton Head Island
Virgil Kaine Ginger & Summer Peach Cider
1.25 oz  Virgil Kaine Bourbon
4 oz Carolina Cider Company Peach Cider
½ tsp Ginger Simple Syrup
Organic Brown Cane Sugar
Peach Slice, Brule Caramelized
Cherry

Rub the rim of a rocks glass with peach and dust the edge with brown sugar.  In a martini shaker add ice and the bourbon followed by the cider and simple syrup. Vigorously shake until well chilled. Pour the drink into the glass, garnish with the caramelized peach and cherry.

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Hemmingway Daquiri

Recipe courtesy of Houston
2 oz Appleton Estate VX Rum
1/3 oz Maraschino Cherry Liqueur
1 oz Texas Pink Grapefruit Juice
½ oz Lime Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup

Shake all ingredients together with ice then strain cocktail. Garnish with lime wheel and brandied cherry

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Red, White and Blue

Recipe courtesy of
Miami – Coconut Grove

2 oz. Bacardi Rum
2 ½ oz. Strawberry Daiquiri (pre-prepared)
2 ½ oz. Pina Colada (pre-prepared)
½ oz. Blue Curacao
Ice, as needed

Add each frozen beverage in layers and garnished with blackberry, raspberry and cherry on top.

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Lady Liberty Cocktail

Recipe courtesy of New Orleans
1½ oz. New Orleans Crystal Rum
½ oz. Blue Curaçao
2 oz. Grapefruit juice

Combine and top with 3-4 dashes of New Orleans Orange Flower water.  Served over ice with a salt & sugar rim.

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Grande Sonesta

Recipe courtesy of Philadelphia
Grand Marnier
Raspberry Peach Liquor
Peach Schnapps
Pomegranate Juice
Champagne

Combine and garnish with a slice of peach and two raspberries on a skewer
Serve in a martini glass drizzled with chocolate

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