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Fourth of July Cocktails

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. Β  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. Β 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
Club Soda
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.

If you decide to try this, tag us in your pic on IG @ammomag.

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