4th of July Cocktails. Red, White & SKYY Blue.

The Fourth of July for many people conjures images of parades, barbecues, flags, and most of all, fireworks. The origins of today’s grand Fourth of July firework displays are often accredited to Thomas Jefferson’s practice of evening “illuminations,” encouraging American’s to place lit candles in street-side windows at night to promote patriotism and unity.  The "rockets red glare" didn't come until much later in 1814 when Francis Scott Key penned what was to become our national anthem.

However, it was another founding father who really knew how to set the celebratory mood of many of today’s Fourth of July festivities. On the fourth of July 1778, George Washington celebrated with his troops in the field by offering them a double ration of liquor.

In the spirit of George Washington, we recommend you present a “double ration” of red, white and blue patriotism to your holiday guests with delicious, vibrant color-coded cocktails featuring SKYY Vodka, Campari and Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila.

Born in San Francisco in 1992, SKYY Vodka has grown to be the largest producer of vodka in the U.S. Partnered with Campari from Italy and Cabo Wabo Tequila from Mexico, the trio captures the spirit of the all-American melting pot.

These great red, white and blue Fourth of July recipes are sure to bring out the true patriot in your guests.

 

SKYY Infusions Yankee Doodle
 
1 ½ oz SKYY® Infusions Grape
1 tsp.Sugar
4 slices of fresh peeledginger
Top withSoda
 
Muddle grapes, ginger, and sugar in pint glass. Add ice and SKYY Infusions Grape Vodka. Shake vigorously and strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice. Top with soda and garnish with raspberries & blueberries!
 
 
SKYY All-American Blue
 
2 oz.Skyy® Vodka
1oz.Blue Curacao
2 oz. WhiteGrape Juice
Splash ofSoda
 
Pour all ingredients except soda in a shaker and shake hard. Pour into a highball glass with the ice and garnish with a lime or green apple slice.
 
 
 
SKYY Infusions Cherry Patriot
 
1 ½ oz.SKYY® Infusions Cherry
1 oz.Lemon Juice
½ oz.Cointreau
½ oz.Sweet Vermouth
¾ Rye
2 oz.Soda
 
Mix ingredients in mixing pint over ice. Shake vigorously and strain into tall pilsner style glass and garnish with lemon zest and cherry.
 
 
Cabo Wabo Firecracker
 
2 shotsCabo Wabo Reposado Tequila
1/4 shotSugar Syrup
6 FreshPomegranate Juice
1 shotPassion Fruit Juice 
 
Muddle pomegranate in base of shaker. Add other ingredients, shake with ice and fine strain into chilled glass. 
 
Pomegranet Margarita (Recipe compliment of world famous Andres Masso and Jacques Bezuidenhout)
 
 
Americano Campari
 
1 oz.Campari
1 oz.Cinzano Rosso
Splash ofClub Soda 
 
Pour Campari and Cinzano Rosso Vermouth over ice in a rocks or highball glass. Add a splash of club soda. Garnish with an orange twist.

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