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7 Fabulous Cocktails to Rev Up Independence Day

by Liquor Wine Time

Happy Independence Day, beautiful citizens of the free nation!

Celebrate 4th of July with a buzzing party and some fabulous cocktails. Enjoy the fireworks at night with a sparkling lavender cocktail and the afternoons with the "Firecracker". Preprandial drinking can start with an Americano, and late-night musings can end with the Old Man and the Sea Daiquiri. And the best part – you can buy liquor online for these cocktails from Liquor Wine Time!

God bless America!

1. Americano

We'll kick start festivities with a classic, as always! Italian aperitif, carmine Campari is the star ingredient of this show, followed by vermouth, cool and sweet going in next. Lastly, sharp, sparkling club soda tops it off!

Low in alcohol, this drink is perfect for a 4th of July afternoon. It won't bring on the alcohol-induced "fireworks" before the actual ones, so you can enjoy couple of glasses happily.


  • 1.5 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1.5 oz. Campari (purchase liquor online from Liquor Wine Time)
  • Ice cubes
  • To top off, club soda
  • Orange twist for garnish


  1. Pack a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add the Campari followed by sweet vermouth.
  3. Top off with club soda.
  4. Mix with a gentle hand to combine thoroughly.
  5. Balance the orange twist as garnish.


2. Old Glory

So many versions of this lovely! Some add honey, others grenadine, but we think this recipe version is close to perfection. Old Glory is a classic example of the Pousse café or layered drinks. The Pinot Noir or any red wine is made to hang mid-way like a portal between ecstasy and bliss.

Lift to your lips and step into a screaming revelation of cold blueberry, vodka, and wine. Here's how to make it. And to make it easier, buy liquor online from Liquor Wine Time!


  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1-2 oz. Pinot Noir
  • 1 oz. lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 8-10 blueberries
  • Some ice cubes


  1. Muddle 8-10 blueberries in a glass.
  2. Fill it with ice.
  3. Add vodka, lemon, and simple syrup to a mixing glass.
  4. Shake mixing glass thoroughly until chilled and homogeneous.
  5. Pour over the ice and muddled blueberries.
  6. Lastly, the act of careful handling. Pour red wine over a spoon into the drink to create a "float".


3. Casa Independence Day

Why a punch bowl for the 4th of July? Not because you must, but because you can! Summery strawberries and blackberries need to be consumed in season, and this is the best way how.

There's nothing better to offset the taste of tart berries than sharp, cut-throat vodka. Add simple syrup and lime juice to harmonize the mix. The result? A tequila punch to rev things up on Independence Day!

Pro tip – Order the liquor online today!


  • 1 liter Blanco tequila
  • 17 strawberries, more for garnish
  • 17 oz. lime juice
  • 17 whole blackberries, more for garnish
  • 10 oz. simple syrup
  • Ice


  1. Blend strawberries and blackberries until liquid.
  2. Strain into a punch bowl.
  3. Add simple syrup, lime juice, tequila, and mix.
  4. Add in 3-4 heaps of ice.
  5. Additionally, use blackberries and thin strawberry slices to garnish. Stir well before each serving!



4. Big Red

Two American heavyweights, beer and scotch, come to a draw in this maverick cocktail creating the perfect yin and yang of spice and refreshing smoothness. Big Red is a nod to Johnnie Walker's Red Label, hence the name. Make this recipe for the quintessential American Joe! Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Beer (Suggested option- Budweiser)
  • 2 oz. Scotch whiskey (order from our online liquor store)
  • 2 oz. ginger beer
  • Ice


  1. Fill a Collins glass with ice.
  2. Add the scotch whiskey, beer, and ginger beer.
  3. Stir gently to combine.

Cheers, bud!

5. Firecracker

Start off a firecracker on your tongue with a definite Independence Day spice kick from this cocktail's cayenne pepper. The alcoholic base of sweet rum is the perfect counterweight to the cayenne and sharp lime juice. Serve watermelon chunks on the side with this pitch-perfect summer extravaganza! Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. aged rum
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/6 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Two 1-inch-cubed watermelon chunks
  • Lime wedge for garnish


  1. Muddle the watermelon in a mixing glass.
  2. Add triples sec, rum, lime juice, simple sugar, and ice.
  3. Shake until well-chilled.
  4. Pour (unstrained) into a cocktail glass.
  5. Use a lime wedge to garnish.


6. Sparkling Lavender Cocktail

Sparkling golden in a Champagne glass, sweet lavender is the taste and scent behind this cocktail. Purple fragrant flowers add to the amber appearance of this classy starter. Enjoy it before dinner or after, when the festivities wind down to a close. Better still, sip while you watch the fireworks!


  • 1/2 oz. lavender syrup
  • 3 dashes of orange bitters
  • 2/3 cup chilled sparkling wine
  • 3 dashes of lavender lemon bitters
  • Sprig of lavender for garnish
  • Orange zest for garnish


  1. Combine lavender syrup and the bitters in a mason jar.
  2. Add sparkling wine.
  3. Garnish with orange zest and lavender sprig.
  4. Serve immediately as the lavender may wilt.

To America!

7. Old Man and the Sea Daiquiri

Inspired by the novel of crazy writer Sir Ernest Hemingway who shot himself, this Daiquiri is a spin on the author's favorite tipple. No better toast to summer than a rum and coconut-infused cocktail. Sea salt adds a cryptic twist to the drink. Cool off on the 4th of July afternoon with this in tow! If you are short on white rum, buy the liquor online today!


  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz. coconut water
  • Grapefruit wedge
  • Sea salt
  • Ice


  1. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Shake until fully homogeneous.
  4. Strain into a glass with ice.
  5. Sprinkle over a pinch of sea salt crystals.
  6. Use a grapefruit wedge to garnish (optional).


Parting "shots"

Don't let the pandemic ruin your 4th of July. Invite mates over for a meaningful reverie.

And, enjoy these lip-smacking summery cocktails with friends and family on Independence Day. Start sourcing ingredients from Liquor Wine Time if you don't have 'em! Buy liquor online in this pandemic and save yourself a trip!


Happy 4th of July, everyone!

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