America boasts a proud heritage of freedom and booze. It’s a sure bet the guys at the Boston Tea Party were heated up with a hell of a lot more than Lipton when they ransacked British ships. Benjamin Franklin invented Gin and Tonic*. And don’t forget Sam Adams and his lager**.
The folks over at Jim Beam are celebrating out great country’s drunken carousing with some Fourth of July cocktails perfect for your weekend celebrations. Remember: Nothing goes together better than mixology and small, colorful explosives. So, light, drink responsibly and get away.
Berry American (Top)
- 1 1/2 parts Jim Beam Original
- 2 parts fresh Mixed Berries
- 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 part Simple Syrup
- Lemon-Lime Soda to taste
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and serve over ice in a cocktail glass. Garnish with berries.
- 1 part Jim Beam® Honey
- 2 fresh lemon sour
- 4-6 fresh blueberries
- Club soda
- Simple syrup
- Lemon wheel for garnish
In a mixing glass, muddle the blueberries with a splash of simple syrup. Add the Jim Beam Honey, lemon sour and shake with ice then fine strain over fresh ice in a tall glass then top with club soda. Garnish with Berries
Honey White & Blue
- 2 parts Jim Beam Honey
- 1 part Blue Curacao
- 2 parts White Cranberry Juice
- Juice of one half Lime
Shake all but the Curacao and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Slowly pour the Curacao against the inside of the glass so that it sinks to the bottom. Garnish with a strawberry.
* No, he didn’t. But, he did invent the swizzle stick
** I know that’s just modern marketing, but I was making a point.