Posted June 29, 2017

Celebrate the 4th: Red, White + Blue Cocktail Recipes


Nothing gets us in the mood to celebrate a summer holiday like refreshing cocktails with subtle touches of Americana. Here are three recipes to fete the 4th while lounging poolside or watching bright, beautiful fireworks.

RED: “Sherry Cobbler”

From Lead Bartender Sarah Rosner at Radiator in Washington, DC: “The sherry cobbler was the most popular American cocktail throughout the 1800’s. It popularized the straw and helped the New England ice business take off.”

  • 1 thin lime wheel
  • 1 thin lemon wheel
  • 1 thick orange wheel
  • 1 strawberry
  • 1 raspberry
  • Sugar, to taste
  • 2 oz. Lustau Oloroso sherry
  • 0.5 oz cinnamon syrup
  • 2 drops of vanilla extract
  • Mint sprig, for garnish
  • Ice

Muddle the citrus and berries with sugar, to taste. Add the remaining ingredients and swizzle. Pack with ice and serve in a stemless wine glass, garnished with a sprig of mint.

WHITE: “High Planes Drifter”

From Lead Bartender Matt Allred at DNV Rooftop in Washington, DC.

  • 1 oz. Pisco Porton
  • 0.5 oz. La Venenosa Raicilla Costa
  • 0.5 oz. St-Germain
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. Coco Lopez cream of coconut
  • Micro shiso, for garnish
  • Ice

Blend all of the ingredients with a pint of ice. Pour into a glass of your choice and garnish with a few micro shiso leaves.

BLUE: “The Royal Aqua Marine”

From Bartender Phil Clark at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar in Phoenix, AZ.

  • 1.5 oz. Plantation 3-star rum
  • 1 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin
  • 0.5 oz. Blue Curaçao
  • 0.5 oz. Falernum
  • 0.75 oz. Coco Lopez cream of coconut
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Crushed ice

Shake all ingredients to combine. Strain over crushed ice into a glass of your choice.


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  1. Ramayan Supply says:

    This is really interesting post…women love to make recipes specially summer times and it would be good for them. Thanks for sharing information.

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  3. Boyd Kobe says:

    Gorgeous looking cocktail! It sounds so delicious too. Can’t wait to try these, everyone will love them.

  4. Neha verma says:

    Wow, Amazing recipe! I am also looking at this type of recipe thanks.