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    Festive drinks for the Fourth!

    FFF-TTH- 4th of July

    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 CroppedThe 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 CroppedGuy 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 CroppedPolar 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 CroppedNapa 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 CroppedThe 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

    Posted on July 4, 2013 in Health


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