Fourth of July Drink Recipes

Happy Fourth of July to our American readers today. Hope ya’ll having a great holiday. In your honor, I decided to reach out to our friends at Sauza Tequila and Effen Vodka for a few tasty drink recipes to enjoy on Independence Day.

If the following cocktails are too fancy for your liking, my recommendation is to try Sauza’s newest innovation, the Sauza Sparkling Margarita. It’s perfect when you’re looking to spend less time behind the bar and more time entertaining.  Simply chill, pour and pop in a festive straw! As always, drink responsibility and don’t drink and drive.

Sauza® Stars and Stripes Margarita

7 1/2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila*
4 1/2 parts Dekuyper® Blue Curacao
1 13 ounce can frozen lemonade
1 light beer

Method: Combine all ingredients in a pitcher filled with ice. Serve over ice, with or without salt, garnish with a lime wedge or twist and enjoy! Salud! (Serves 7)

Sauza® Strawberry Sparklers

6 ounces Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
2 ounces DeKuyper® Strawberry Liquor
1 bottle (chilled) Rose Champagne
4 ounces limeade
1 pint strawberries
2 tbsp. sugar
1 wedged lime

Method: Wash, stem, quarter and freeze strawberries for at least 1 hour (can be done the day ahead). Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your champagne flute and dip in a plate of sugar to coat rim. Repeat until all glasses are prepared. Place 3 frozen strawberries in the bottom of each prepared flute. Open champagne and pour glasses approximately 2/3 of the way full. In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liquor. Shake. Add a squeeze of fresh lime if desired. Top each glass with the cocktail and serve immediately. (Serves 10)

SAUZA®-RITA

1 can Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 can Frozen Limeade
1 can Water
1 bottle Light Beer

Method: Pour limeade and beer into a pitcher with ice. Fill limeade can with Sauza® Blue Silver and pour into pitcher. Finally, add a can of water, stir and enjoy. (Serves 9)

EFFEN® Pink Firework Lemonade

1 ½ parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka
1 part Pink Lemonade
1 part Honey Syrup*
1 Lime Wedge
1 Lemon Wedge
1 Orange Wedge

*Honey Syrup
1 part Honey
1 part Water

Method: Squeeze and drop lime, lemon and orange wedges into tall glass over ice. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.

EFFEN® Black Cherry American Dream

1 ½ parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka
¾ part Dekuyper® Peachtree Snapps Liqueur
1 ½ parts Organic Apple Juice
½ part Lemon Juice
3 Basil Leaves

Directions: In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients over ice and shake. Strain into a tall glass over ice. Garnish with cherry and peach slice.