Party Time: Patriotic Drinks for the Fourth!

These red, white and blue drinks will get the party started in a big way. Cheers and happy fourth!

1. Patriotic Drinks: Pomchi Smash

Red: Pomchi Smash


1-1/2 oz Ron Abuelo Añejo rum (or similar)

2 oz Cranberry Juice

1 oz Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Simple Syrup

10 fresh Raspberries

5 Mint Leaves

Dash Angostura Bitters

Ginger Ale


Muddle raspberry with the mint. Add the rest of the ingredients. Shake hard and strain into a highball glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish with raspberry and mint.

Created by Mixologist Paolo Votano, Bocca di Bacco & On the Rocks, NYC 

2. Patriotic Drinks: Kappa Sour

White: KAPPA Sour


2 oz KAPPA Pisco (or similar)

1 oz fresh lemon juice

1 oz simple syrup

1 egg white


Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice and shake vigorously.  Strain into a small champagne flute.  Top with three drops of Angostura bitters to create the shape of the Southern Cross.

3. Patriotic Drinks: Feeling Blue

Blue: Feeling Blue


1 1/2 oz of Van Gogh Blue Vodka (or similar)

1/2 oz Orange Liqueur

1/2 oz Blue Curacao

1 oz Orange Juice

2 Splashes of Sour Mix


Build all ingredients in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a wedge of orange.

4. Patriotic Drinks: Patriotic Cooler

Patriotic Cooler


1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka (or similar)

1 oz. Pomegranate juice

2 oz. Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer


Build all ingredients over ice into a rocks glass.  Garnish with a lime wedge.

Mixologist: The Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash

5. Patriotic Drinks: Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty Margarita


1 ounce Tequila Don Julio Blanco (or similar)

2 ounces fresh watermelon juice

3/4 ounce sour mix

1/2 ounce Grand Marnier

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

5 ice cubes

1 Watermelon slice


Mix Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh watermelon juice, sour mix, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice and ice in a cocktail shaker.  Shake well.

Pour contents from shaker into an old-fashioned cocktail glass.  Garnish with watermelon slice.