Five for Four – five cocktail recipes to celebrate the Fourth of July, all from different regions of the USA.

 

1. Rocket Pop

Rocket Pop
(Courtesy of The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson Arizona)

This cocktail recipe is from Arizona.

Courtesy of Westin La Paloma‘s Azul Restaurant:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Cruzan rum
  • Blueberry compote (with 1/2 oz. blue curaçao)
  • Piña colada mix
  • Strawberry/raspberry purée
  • Ice

Method:

  • Blend all ingredients together
  • Garnish with strawberry star

 

2. Baoli Grand Fizz

Cocktail - Baoli Grand Fizz (3)
(Courtesy of Baoli Miami)

This cocktail recipe is from Florida.

Courtesy of Baoli Miami

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz of fresh lemon juice
  • 5 organic simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz of Abslout Elyx

Method:

  • In a mixing glass/shaker muddle two whole strawberries.
  • Fill shaker with ice and shake well.
  • Strain contents into tumbler filled with crushed ice.
  • Top with Perrier Jouet Gran Brut.
  • Garnish with fresh mint and strawberries

3. 4th of July Martini

Fourth of July Martini
(Courtesy of Six.One.Six )

This cocktail recipe is from Michigan.

Courtesy of Six.One.Six restaurant at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Grenadine
  • Blue Curacao
  • Lemonade

Method:

  • Mix of Stoli Strasberi and lemonade shaken together then poured into martini glass
  • Grenadine layered at the bottom
  • Blue Curacao float
  • Garnish with maraschino cherry.

4. Astro Pop

Astro Pop
(Courtesy of Hilton Orlando)

Courtesy of Hilton Orlando

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ oz. Bacardi Limon
  • ¼ oz. Blue Curacao
  • ¼ oz. Grenadine
  • ½ oz. Sweet and sour
  • 2oz Sprite

Method:

All the ingredients are layered.

5. Fourth of July Cocktail

Forth of July Cocktail
(Courtesy of AQ by Acqualina)

Ingredients:

  • Red- cranberry and grenadine
  • Blue- Blue caracao
  • White- Titos vodka simple syrup for top layer

Method:

  • Layer the ingredients for the festive coloring
  • Garnish with raspberries and blueberries