The 4th of July Weekend is upon us. As we gear up for all the cookouts, kickbacks, and fireworks the main thing we must not forget are the libations. A ballin’ on a budget sure way to turn up is to grab a few mini 50ml bottles; or as my Aunt Rose calls them “nips”; and use the following recipes curated by Jason Hedges from Gotham Bar & Grill in NYC. The whole party will think you’re studying mixology on the low.
RED: Stars and Stripes
1 bottle (50 ml) Jose Cuervo Tradicional
50 ml grapefruit juice
10 ml Campari
10 ml Fresh Lime Juice
10 ml Simple Syrup
Build the drink in an ice-filled mason jar, top with club soda and garnish with an orange slice.
WHITE: Boodles the Beautiful
1 bottle (50 ml) Boodles Gin
10 ml Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
10 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
1 can San Pellegrino Pompelmo
Build the drink in an ice-filled mason jar. Add the gin, liqueur and lemon juice, then top with San Pellegrino Pompelmo.
BLUE: Fresh Picked Freedom
1 bottle (50 ml) Hangar 1 Vodka
20 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
20 ml Simple Syrup
Handful of Blueberries, plus more for garnish
6 Fresh Mint Leaves, plus more for garnish
Add the blueberries, mint, lemon juice and simple syrup into a mixing tin, give it a quick muddle, then add the vodka. Add ice and shake. Strain into an ice-filled mason jar and top with club soda and garnish with a mint sprig and some blueberries.
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