July 4th - Independence Day
Interestingly enough, July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years), marking 180 days remaining until New Year's Day. Here in the US, it is also known as Independence Day, celebrated as a federal holiday marking the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Independence Day is usually celebrated with fireworks, parades, pool-side barbecues and the like and the red white and blue theme often extends to what people are drinking.
The following recipes can be mixed up with the Rabbit's electric cocktail mixer ($20).
Blue Hawaiian (from the website http://mixthatdrink.com/blue-hawaiian/)
◦ 1 ounce Blue Curacao
◦ 1 ounce white rum
◦ 3 ounces pineapple juice
◦ 1 ounce sweetened coconut cream
Put the ingredients and the ice into your Rabbit Electric Cocktail Mixer and celebrate!
◦ 1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream with a Hint of Caramel
◦ ½ ounce Zacapa rum
◦ ¼ ounce allspice dram
◦ 1 ounce iced coffee
◦ 1 cinnamon stick
Add Baileys Irish Cream, Zacapa rum, allspice dram, and iced coffee into a Rabbit Electric Cocktail Mixer full of ice and let her rip! Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Red, White, and B-Lucid Punch (from http://www.drinkoftheweek.com/drink_recipes/indepe... )
This punch packs…. well, a punch! Absinthe, Gin, fresh berries, ginger and OJ. Not exactly Apple Pie, but maybe we could start a new tradition.
1 oz Lucid Absinthe
1 oz gin
2 strawberries, 2 blackberries
1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup
3/4 oz. Fresh Orange Juice
Muddle the berries in the ginger syrup and orange juice. Add remaining ingredients and add to the Rabbit Electric Cocktail Mixer. Strain over ice. Garnish with sliced strawberries and blackberries.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, have a happy 4th!