As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, there is no better way to celebrate our great country than by raising a glass of America’s Native Spirit – ice cold bourbon. Whiskey has played a major role in shaping our county’s identity, contributing to our culture and enhancing the early days of our economy all while filling the glasses of our some of our nation’s most memorable and heroic leaders, including our Founding Father, George Washington, who was a bourbon distiller.
Americans are gearing up to host parties, barbecues and gatherings to celebrate the 236th birthday of our country. Help your readers raise their flags—and glasses—this July 4th and add a little patriotic twist to their party’s drink menu by sharing these two cocktail ideas with them.
RED, WHITE & BOURBON
1 part Jim Beam
½ part DeKuyper Strawberry
3 part Lemonade
½ part DeKuyper Blue Curacao
Build in order over crushed ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel on the rim.
2 part Jim Beam Rye
1 part Simple Syrup
8-10 mint leaves
4 1”chunks of fresh seedless watermelon
In a double old fashioned glass, muddle the mint with the simple syrup. Add the watermelon and muddle again, add crushed ice and Bourbon. Stir to distribute mint, top with crushed ice. Garnish with melon balls and a mint sprig.