Tuesday, June 21, 2016

All-American 4th of July Celebration

As we all know, Independence Day is a celebration of all things American. The list of truly American things—apple pie, baseball, Aerosmith— also includes bourbon, the most American of spirits.
In 1964, the United States Congress recognized Bourbon Whiskey as a distinctive product of the United States—meaning it couldn’t be made anywhere but here. Wild Turkey Bourbon dates back to 1869 and truly is The Great American Spirit.
Though many spirits have made their way from around the world into the United States, this Independence Day think about serving your guests All-American spirits.

Lawn Dart
2 oz. Wild Turkey 101
4 oz. limeade
3 mint leaves, muddled
1 sprig of mint leaves, for garnish
Muddle mint with ice in a tumbler, pour in Wild Turkey 101 and limeade and shake. Strain into a highball filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint leaves.

Wild Mustang
3 oz. Wild Turkey American Honey
6 oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
2 dashes angostura bitters
1 sprig rosemary
Combine American Honey, grapefruit juice and bitters in a tumbler with ice and stir. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

SKYY Pineapple Lemonade
2 oz. SKYY Infusions Raspberry
2 oz. pineapple juice
5 oz. fresh lemonade
Combine SKYY Infusions Raspberry and pineapple juice in a Collins glass filled with ice. Add lemonade and stir. Garnish with a lemon slice.

The Bluecoat American Sling
1.5 oz. Bluecoat American Dry Gin
.75 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 oz. pineapple juice
.5 oz. simple syrup
2 dashes angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients over ice in a tumbler and shake. Strain into a highball filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Cajun Tea
1.5 oz. Old New Orleans Cajun Spiced Rum
.5 oz. simple syrup
6 oz. unsweetened iced tea
Combine Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum and simple syrup in a highball filled with ice. Fill with iced tea. Stir and garnish with a lemon slice.

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