Cheers To America: Fourth Of July

Celebrate Independence Day in style with this patriotic-inspired cocktail.

Invite your friends over, get out your red, white and blue decorations and prepare some of your favorite home-cooked family recipes. For an extra special touch, create a delicious homemade cocktail too. There’s no better way to raise a toast on the Fourth of July than a delicious chilled punch at a festive party in honor of the great America.

Talented mixologist and cocktail creator, ‘The Cocktail Spin’, has created the tasty ‘Founders Punch’ - a cocktail inspired by the story we celebrate on this day, America’s Independence from Britain. This Bourbon and Gin based cocktail is a nod to both countries. With traditionally English Sloe Gin and Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, a native spirit of the USA, you are left with a mind-blowing cocktail that will be sure to impress the guests.

Waterford Fourth Of July Cocktail
Tip: This cocktail can be particularly boozy. So, if you prefer something more refined, split the mixture into two glasses before adding the club soda and garnish.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Plymouth Sloe Gin
  • .5 oz Earl Grey Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Cherry Bitters
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • To your taste Club Soda
  • Lemon peel to garnish

Method

  1. Combine the bourbon, lemon juice, sloe gin, earl grey syrup,
    and bitters in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add a large ice cube and shake until the shaker is
    too chilled to hold.
  3. Strain the ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice,
    then top with club soda.
  4. Garnish with a lemon peel and serve.

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