Great Patriot Jim Beam Fires Up July 4th Cocktails

As July 4th approaches, Jim Beam honors the roll good liquor played in our nation's history with a few patriotic cocktails.

John Scott Lewinskiby John Scott Lewinski

America boasts a proud heritage of freedom and booze. It’s a sure bet the guys at the Boston Tea Party were heated up with a hell of a lot more than Lipton when they ransacked British ships. Benjamin Franklin invented Gin and Tonic*. And don’t forget Sam Adams and his lager**.

The folks over at Jim Beam are celebrating out great country’s drunken carousing with some Fourth of July cocktails perfect for your weekend celebrations. Remember: Nothing goes together better than mixology and small, colorful explosives. So, light, drink responsibly and get away.

Berry American (Top)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 parts Jim Beam Original
  • 2 parts fresh Mixed Berries
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 part Simple Syrup
  • Lemon-Lime Soda to taste

Preparation:

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and serve over ice in a cocktail glass. Garnish with berries.

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Liberty Lemonade

Liberty Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Jim BeamĀ® Honey
  • 2 fresh lemon sour
  • 4-6 fresh blueberries
  • Club soda
  • Simple syrup
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Preparation:

In a mixing glass, muddle the blueberries with a splash of simple syrup. Add the Jim Beam Honey, lemon sour and shake with ice then fine strain over fresh ice in a tall glass then top with club soda. Garnish with Berries

Honey White and Blue

Honey White & Blue

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Jim Beam Honey
  • 1 part Blue Curacao
  • 2 parts White Cranberry Juice
  • Juice of one half Lime

Preparation:

Shake all but the Curacao and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Slowly pour the Curacao against the inside of the glass so that it sinks to the bottom. Garnish with a strawberry.

 

* No, he didn’t. But, he did inventĀ the swizzle stick

** I know that’s just modern marketing, but I was making a point.