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Thirsty Thursday: Star Spangled Sips

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Happy Independence Day! It’s the Fourth of July and you know what that means; Time to hit up a parade, BBQ some burgers, and rock your American flag dress (or just leave that to Katy Perry).

No matter what you’re doing to celebrate your freedom, you’re sure to be indulging a little bit today. So before you watch the firework display, you can really get things poppin’ with some of our favorite red, white, and blue beverages! And hey, if by the end of the night you’ve fashioned a Katy-inspired frock out of your flag, we won’t judge you. You’re just proud to be an American!

Founding Owl Cropped The Founding OWL

2 1/2 Parts Owl’s Brew Pink & Black
1 Part Voli Light Vodka
Splash of lemonade
Assorted berries

Mix Owl’s Brew and vodka in a mason jar. Muddle berries, and top off with a splash of lemonade. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Guy Fieri Cocktail Cropped Guy Fieri’s Fourth of July Cocktail
Photograph by Kate Sears

1 ounce watermelon schnapps
1 big splash cranberry juice
1 very thin slice jalapeno or serrano pepper
1 slice lemon
1 slice lime
1 1/2 ounces tequila
1/4 ounce blue curacao
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Watermelon wedge, for garnish (optional)

Directions: Mix the schnapps and cranberry juice in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled glass.
Muddle the jalapeno pepper, lemon and lime slices, tequila, blue curacao and simple syrup (to make a batch, dissolve sugar in equal parts hot water and chill) in the shaker.
Slowly strain into the glass over the red layer. Garnish with watermelon, if desired.

All American Sangria Cropped Polar Seltzer All-American Sangria

1 bottle fruity yet dry white wine
1 cup Calvados (or light rum)
1 bottle Polar Pomegranate Sangria, chilled
Blueberries, whole
Strawberries, cut in quarter spears
Star fruit, sliced

Mix together all ingredients, except the Polar Seltzer, and let chill in the refridgerator for about several hours so the flavors can settle. Be sure to also keep your Polar Seltzer in the refridgerator so it’s cold too. Before serving add the seltzer to the mixture, stir gently. You may want to have extra fruit on hand to add to the glasses.

Firecracker Cropped Napa Valley Grille’s Firecracker

1 1/4 ounces Vodka
1 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
1 1/4 ounces Blue Curacao
3/4 ounce Grenadine
Splash of Simple Syrup

Pour grenadine into bottom of empty Collins glass.
Add ice.
Shake and strain Curacao to gently layer over grenadine.
Shake vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup together and strain to gently layer over curacao.
Serve with straw on side and allow guest to place the straw into the glass and see the layers “explode” together.

Blush Cropped The Liquid Chef’s Summer Blush Punch

1 bottle (750ml) brut champagne
12.75 ounces Perfect Puree Guava Puree
8 ounces Dainzu Rose Syrup
5 ounces fresh lime juice
1 bottle (750ml) gin
8 ounces fresh pink grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce Junior Merino Vodka Bergamot & Hops Intensives (Bitters)

Pour all of the ingredients into a punch bowl & Stir gently. Garnish with rose petals, strawberry slices & whole blueberries. Serve over ice.

xx, The FabFitFun Team

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