July 4th Craft Cocktails

By Gayot Editors

Best Cocktails for the Fourth of July

Let’s toast to Independence Day with these patriotic cocktail recipes. They feature refreshing flavors like raspberry, white rum and blueberry.

Blackberry Smash

INGREDIENTS:
– 2 blackberries
– 5 mint sprigs
– 1.5 oz. lemon flavored vodka
– 1/2 oz. lemon juice
– 1/2 oz. simple syrup
– 1/4 oz. Lejay cassis
– mint sprig garnish

METHOD:
• Muddle blackberries and mint in a tin.
• Add vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and cassis.
• Shake and strain over fresh ice.
• Garnish with the mint sprig and sprinkle powdered sugar over sprig.

> Cocktail recipe courtesy of BOA Steakhouse, West Hollywood & Santa Monica, CA.

Blueberry Yum Yum

Blueberry Yum Yum cocktail




INGREDIENTS:
– 1.5 oz. white rum
– 0.25 oz. Zucca amaro
.- 0.75 oz. blueberry tincture
– 0.75 oz. lime
– mint
– blueberries

METHOD:
• Shake w/1 piece of mint
• Fine strain
• Top w/Perrier
• Ice cubes
• Glassware Collins
• Garnish with blueberry skewer + mint bouquet

> Cocktail recipe courtesy of SHOREbar Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA.

Fire & Smoke



INGREDIENTS:
– 2 oz. mezcal
– 1 oz. pineapple, honey, pink peppercorn syrup
– ½ oz. fresh squeezed lime juice, strained

METHOD:
• Shake all ingredients and strain over a large cube.
• Garnish with the pink peppercorn vine.
To make the special syrup: first make honey syrup by mixing 1 cup of honey with 1 cup of hot water. Stir. Then dice and muddle a whole pineapple with about 50 peppercorns. Crush until juicy. Then add honey syrup and stir. Strain through fine strainer and bottle.

> Cocktail recipe courtesy of BOA Steakhouse, West Hollywood & Santa Monica, CA.

Strawberry Sky

Strawberry skies craft cocktail





INGREDIENTS:
– 1 oz. vodka
– 1 oz. Pimms
– 0.5 oz. strawberry tincture
– 0.5 oz. ginger liqueur
– 0.5 oz. lemon
– 0.5 oz. coconut water
– blueberries

METHOD:
• Shake
• Strain
• Ice cubes
• Glassware Collins
• Garnish with strawberry, lemon wedge, loose blueberries

> Cocktail recipe courtesy of SHOREbar Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA.