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Published on June 16th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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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

Ingredients:
– 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

Method:
– Stir together and top with soda
– Garnish with mint

Strawberry + Peach Frozé

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

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

Summer Berry Lemonade

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

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

Rosemary Old Fashioned

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

Method:
– 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

Ingredients:
– 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

Method:
– 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

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

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

Cape Cod Spritz

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

Method:
– 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

Ingredients:
– 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

Method:
– 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

Ingredients:
– 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

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


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz 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 favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, 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, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He is a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.


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