Salute the 4th with Ice Cream Cocktails and More!
Oh yum! Try a patriotic mojito, a cocktail that tastes like apple pie and more cool, tasty goodies.
Whether you’re throwing a backyard get together, rooftop shindig (so you can watch the fireworks), BBQ or just having a few friends over, we’ve found cool, tasty cocktails , (some are only 100 calories) for you including the classic rum punch—beloved by patriots, torys and pirates too!
Miss America Pie
Courtesy of Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub
1.5 ounces Old Shine Apple Pie
3 basil leaves
1 ounce cranberry juice
Small pinch of Nutmeg & cinnamon
Muddle 2 basil leaves with ingredients. Shake well.
Serve over rocks in a rocks glass with basil leaf and lemon twist garnish.
*Repeat every hour until you hear fireworks.
Created by mixologist, The Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash
1 1/2 ounces Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka
1 ounce Pomegranate juice
2 ounces Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer
Build all ingredients over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Van Gogh Skinny Lemonade
2 ounces of Van Gogh BLUE Vodka
4 ounces of Crystal Light Lemonade (dissolve packet into water bottle before mixing)
Combine ingredients and shake vigorously in shaker with ice. Strain into glass and enjoy!
4th of July Firecracker
Created by mixologist Nicolas O’Connor at Apothéke in NYC.
2 parts Kanon Organic Vodka
1 part fresh grapefruit juice
1 part lime juice
1 part simple syrup
pinch of fresh basil
1⁄2 teaspoon chopped chilis
Muddle basil and chilis in simple syrup. Combine ingredients, shake and strain into a martini glass, garnish with a basil leaf.
Major’s Freedom Punch
1 1/2 cups Glen Grant ‘Major’s Reserve’ Single Malt Whisky
1 cup Campari
1/2 cup Combier Orange Liqueur
1 grapefruit (cut into slices)
2 cups Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1 cup Sparkling Water
Place grapefruit wedges in a pitcher filled with ice. Add all other ingredients. Pour into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
Ice cream floats. punches and a patriotic mojito up next!