Let freedom reign!!! July 4th is here, so let the fireworks, barbecues and drinks flourish.. Here are some really simple punches, sangria and cocktail recipes that will certainly make your BBQ go off correctly:
2 parts 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey
METHOD: Pour the 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey into a pint glass with ice. Top with ginger ale, followed by a wedge of a lemon and lime.
SPICY WATERMELON FRESCA
1 ½ oz Partida Blanco
¾ oz Cointreau
4 to 5 Pieces Watermelon
2 Strips Jalapeno (cut from top to bottom of jalapeno)
Muddle the watermelon and jalapeno in a mixing glass. Add other ingredients and shake with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
2 oz Partida Blanco
Juice of half a lime
Pinch of salt (small)
Squirt Mexican Soda or Jarritos Grapefruit Soda
Build ingredients into a highball glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.
The Washington Apple
50ml/2oz Belvedere Lemon Tea
50ml/2oz Coconut Water
50ml/2oz Cloudy Apple
Build over cubed ice. Garnish with an apple fan.
200ml / 6 oz Belvedere Mango Passion
Top fresh pressed lemonade
Combine ingredients with ice in a large pitcher and serve with slices of fresh mango. Serves 4-6.
Baron in the USA!
2oz Baron Tequila
1/2 oz Blue Curaçao
1oz St. Germaine
3 oz Lemonade
Red, White and Blue Sangria
Credit: Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs (www.elegantaffairscaterers.com)
(Makes 1 Large Pitcher)
2 bottles dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc is good)
1 cup triple sec
1/2 cup berry-flavored vodka
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (see tips below)
1 cup blueberries
1 1/2 cups hulled and sliced strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks (use star shaped cookie cutter to cut out patriotic star shapes)
To Make the Simple Syrup:
To make 1/2 cup simple syrup, boil 1/2 cup water and add 1/2 cup granulated white sugar. Turn heat to simmer and stir until dissolved. Turn off the heat and let cool.
Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve well-chilled with a good scoop of fruit floating in each drink, or serve over ice.
Cruzan Independence Blend
2 parts Cruzan Estate Diamond Light Rum
1 part Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
4 parts Fresh Pineapple Juice
1/2 of a Banana
1/2 part Strawberry Purée
12 parts Ice
Add all but the Strawberry Purée to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour Strawberry Purée in the bottom of a large glass and add blended mix to combine. Garnish with an American Flag.
1 part Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka
4 parts sparkling water
Splash of all natural pomegranate juice
Preparation: Combine vodka and sparkling water over a glass of ice. Finish with a splash of pomegranate juice.
1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka
2 large strawberries
3 – 4 basil leaves
Splash of soda water
Preparation: Muddle strawberries and basil leaves. Add ice and vodka, top with soda water.
2 oz Sailor Jerry
4 oz Fresh Lemonade
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass.
1 bottle Reyka Vodka
1.5 cups Watermelon Juice
1 cup Pineapple Juice
1 cup Lime Juice
5 Mint leaves
Combine ingredients in a punch bowl or pitcher with large ice and stir.
Black Diamond Margarita
2 oz Dobel
0.5 oz Fresh-squeezed Lime Juice
0.5 oz Agave nectar
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice into a rocks or margarita glass.