Looking for a festive way to celebrate Independence Day? We’ve got a roundup of summer sippers perfect for any patriot party.
Jack Rose Shandy
Recipe by Michael Sammons of Houston’s Weights & Measures, 13 Celsius, and Mongoose vs. Cobra
2 ounce Laird’s applejack
1 ounce lime
.5 ounce grenadine
2 ounces Texas Honey Cider by Eastciders
Combine ingredients in an Old Fashioned glass and serve over ice.
Recipe by Edward Morgan at Travaasa Resort and Spa, Austin
1ounce pomegranate juice
1.5 ounces Dulce Vida Blanco Tequila
.5 ounces blue curaçao
1 lemon wedge
1 lime wedge
2 slices jalapeno
Pour pomegranate juice directly into a clean Collins glass, then add ice. Using bar spoon, add blue curaçao so it layers. In a separate glass, muddle citrus and jalapeño in with tequila, and strain into the pomegranate/curaçao mixture. The ingredients should layer. Finish with lemon wedge.
Bombs Bursting in Air
Recipe by Jesse Torres of San Antonio’s Mezcaleria Mixtli
1.5 ounce Montelobos mezcal
.75 ounce Lime Juice
.75 oz Watermelon Cordial
Dash Blue Curaçao for garnish
Add all ingredients in a Collins glass and pack with crushed ice. Top with Blue Curaçao, add a straw, and garnish with seasonal berries.
Lone Star Lightning Bug
Recipe by Judd Fuia of Irving’s The Ranch at Las Colinas
2 ounces bourbon
.5 ounce Texas honey syrup (cut 2:1 with water)
.25 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
.75 ounce lemon juice
loose handful of mint
2 ounce club soda
In a shaker, combine bourbon, honey, St. Germain, lemon, and mint, and shake with ice. Add soda. Strain over fresh ice into a collins glass. Garnish with a lemon slice and a mint sprig.
Two Drinks Coming
1 ounce housemade “Cuffs and Buttons” bourbon (see below)
1ounce sundried lime syrup (see below)
.25 ounce fresh lime juice
Garnish: 1 spent lime shell filled with 1ounce house Cuffs and Buttons Bourbon.
Shake all ingredients except garnish and strain into rocks glass over crushed ice. Place spent lime shell in the drink and fill with 1 ounce CB bourbon. Serve with a whiskey back.
*Cuffs and Buttons – 1 liter Bonded Bourbon, 3 pieces of dried apricot, 3 pieces of dried peach, 3 pieces of dried cherries infused for 3 hours and strained.
*Sundried lime syrup – 1 sundried lime, boiled down in a 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water.