Published on June 16th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


9 Cocktail Recipes For An Optimal 4th Of July Celebration In 2019

During the weekend of July 4th, tens of — perhaps even hundreds of — millions of people will be celebrating the birth of the United States. In the spirit of this joyful holiday, I gathered recipes from 8 fun summer-themed recipes from some top brands (e.g. Daily Harvest, Zaya, Slow & Low, Seagram’s, Templeton Rye, Woodford Reserve, Stella Rosa, Seagram’s) on behalf of The Hype Magazine.

Strawberry Mint Julep

– 1.5 ounces of Slow & Low 84 Proof
– 3/4 ounces of St. Germain
– 1/2 lemon
– 3/4 ounces of strawberry puree
– 1/2 ounces of mint simple syrup

– Stir together and top with soda
– Garnish with mint

Strawberry + Peach Frozé

– 1 Daily Harvest Strawberry + Peach smoothie
– 7 oz. rosé wine

– Add rosé wine to Daily Harvest’s Strawberry + Peach smoothie and blend

Summer Berry Lemonade

– 2 ounces of Zaya Rum
– 1 ounce of lemon juice
– 1 ounce of strawberry simple syrup
– Lemon soda

– Add all ingredients into shaker
– Shake then strain over fresh ice
– Top with lemon soda
– Garnish and enjoy

Rosemary Old Fashioned

– 2 ounces of Templeton Rye 6 Year
– 1 teaspoon of rosemary simple syrup
– 3 dashes of aromatic bitters

– Add all ingredients into a mixing glass
– Stir then strain over fresh ice into a low-ball glass
– Garnish and enjoy

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Woodford Reserve Eclipse

– 1 ½ ounces of Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Bourbon
– ½ ounce of Chambord
– 1 ounce of cranberry juice
– 1 ounce of raspberry juice
– 1/4 lime
– 2-3 drops of Sorghum

– Combine bourbon, Chambord, cranberry Juice, raspberry juice, lime Juice and sorghum in a shaker shell with ice
– Shake vigorously, then strain into an iced glass
– Top with a dash of club soda and garnish with a speared black raspberry and lime twist

Star Spangled Stella Rosa

Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti
– 2 ounces of lemon juice
– 1 ounce of blueberry vodka
– 1 ounce of Sprite
– Strawberries
– Blueberries
– Pineapple

– Add fruit to a pitcher then add Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti and remaining liquids
– Mix and serve over ice.

Cape Cod Spritz

– 2 ounces of Seagram’s American Label
– 2 ounces of cranberry juice
– Soda water

– Fill wine glass with ice
– Add Seagram’s American Label and cranberry juice
– Stir then top with soda water

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Strawberry Mint Pink Lemonade Punch
Courtesy of Beautiful Booze

– ½ bottle of Seagram’s Extra Smooth
– ¼ cup of mint syrup
– 2 cups of pink lemonade
– ½ cup of soda water
– ½ cup of chopped strawberries
– Garnish with lemon slices and springs of mint

– Add all ingredients to a pitcher over ice
– Stir then garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs

New York Summer Sour
Courtesy of Zach Siegel at New York City’s Gramercy Tavern

– 1 ¾ ounce of Templeton Rye
– ¾ ounces of simple syrup
– 1 ounce of lemon juice
– ½ ounces of egg white
– ¾ ounces of dry red wine (Shinn Merlot)
– Garnish: cherry and orange flag
– 1 ¼-inch Kold-draft cubes

– Dry shake
– Shake and strain into rocks glass with Kold-draft cubes

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About the Author

is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.

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