Cruzan Caribbean Dream
Cruzan Rum believes in living the “Don’t Hurry” and embracing every day. With the Independence Day weekend coming up next week, embrace the “Don’t Hurry” by kicking off an evening of fireworks with the Cruzan Caribbean Dream. With colors of red, white and blue, this refreshing rum shooter has idyllic patriotic flair that will leave you (and your guests) wanting another!
Firecracker Red Manhattan
There is a lot to celebrate this 4th of July weekend — with marriage equality, freedom, and the World Cup truly at the forefront this Independence Day! So, what better way to celebrate than with a Miss Independence or a Firecracker Red Manhattan featuring DeLeón Tequila?! These festive drinks will be sure to get all of your friends and family in the spirit of celebration. Un-aged and unrivaled in finish, the DeLeón Tequila line-up starts at $60 per 750ml and is made from 100% Highland agave and rich, complex agave honey that is slow-fermented and twice-distilled.
This tequila-based variation on a Manhattan celebrates the flavors of Mexico through DeLeón’s oak-aged Reposado and a play on traditional mole flavor. Instead of whisky, Reposado tequila is used to impart an aged, oaky flavor, while Cardinal Mendoza Spanish Brandy takes the place of vermouth. Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao and Bittermans Hellfire Shrub marry to create an original and compelling flavor profile boasting warm spiced notes and clove, with just a hint of chocolate.
2 oz. DeLeón Reposado
½ oz. Cardinal Mendoza Spanish Brandy
¼ oz. Tempus Fugit Creme de Cacao
½ dropper Bittermans Hellfire Shrub
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass over cracked and cubed ice until thoroughly cold. Strain into a chilled coupe and serve up.
A modern play on the traditional margarita, Miss Independence uses clarified lime juice (from which all of the juice solids have been strained) to give this drink an incredibly silky mouthfeel, highlighting the smoothness of the Platinum tequila. The herbaceous qualities of the DeLeón Platinum are enhanced by the addition of sage, adding a uniquely herbaceous twist to the margarita’s classic flavor profile.
2 oz. DeLeón Platinum infused with fresh sage
¾ oz. clarified lime juice
¾ oz. fresh cane syrup
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass over cracked and cubed ice until thoroughly cold. Strain into a chilled coupe and serve up garnished with a sage leaf.
Known for its distinctive bold flavor, Alberta Rye Dark Batch is an award-winning, super-premium rye whisky from the highly acclaimed Alberta Distillers, Ltd. Ideal for whisky enthusiasts wanting to create their own twists on classic cocktails, July 4th is the perfect summer occasion to rethink your rye in a refreshing and unexpected way.
We recommend mixing up the RyeBall this 4th, featuring crisp hard cider and a dash of bitters.
1 part Alberta® Rye Dark Batch™ Whisky
4-5 parts hard cider
1 dash aromatic bitters
Build in collins glass over ice.
FIRE IN THE SKY
This all-American-themed cocktail from Jack Daniel’s is the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day with
family and friends this summer. This whiskey cocktail brings together the perfect amount of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Apple Juice and Ginger Beer for a great drink that will keep you refreshed from the BBQs during the day to the fireworks lighting up the sky at night.
1 1/2 oz Jack Daniel’s Fire
1 oz Apple Juice
Apple slices for garnish
Shake Jack Fire with apple juice and ice. Strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Top with a mild ginger beer. Garnish with apple slices and fun 4th of July decor.