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Top Ten Tuesday: 4th of July Cocktails

In honor of the 4th of July holiday, I thought this weeks Top Ten should be something patriotic, however, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get a nice cocktail collection like this. So here it is, my top ten list of cocktails for you to make and serve this 4th of July (don’t drink too much if your playing with fireworks people).

10. Anniversary Punch

Anniversary Punch


2 fifths Champagne
2 fifths Wine, red
2 fifths Wine, white
2 oz. Lime Juice
3 tsp. of grated peel Lime
1 qt. (frozen) Strawberries

Mixing Instructions
A tasty punch! Put the frozen strawberries, lime peel and lime juice into a pan and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes. Pour the result over a block of ice in a punch bowl. Chill the wine and champagne, and add before serving.

9. American Flyer

American Flyer

Fill with Champagne
1 1/2 oz. Rum, light
1 tbsp. Lime Juice
1/2 tsp. Sugar Syrup

Mixing Instructions
Shake everything except champagne in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a white wine glass, then fill the rest with champagne.

8. Master and Commander

Master and Commander

Master and Commander

1 oz. Rum, spiced (Captain Morgan’s)
1 oz. Gin
1 oz. Vodka (Grey Goose)
1 oz. Jack Daniel’s
2 oz. Rum, coconut
Mixing Instructions
Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a rocks glass.

7. Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii

1 oz. Curacao, blue
1 oz. Rum, light
1 splash Pineapple Juice
1 splash Sour Mix

Mixing Instructions
Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

6. Liberty Cocktail

Liberty Cocktail

2 oz. apple brandy
1 oz. rum
Dash simple syrup 

Mixing Instructions
Mix apple brandy rum and simple syrup together in a cocktail shaker.Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garish with a twisted orange peel.


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