Independence Day Cocktails

July 3, 2013 - Written by Diana

Here’s a plethora of cocktails to serve at the 4th of July weekend celebrations.  Since it’s a long weekend and we like variety, I have quite a few that were sent to me to try out.  I can’t try them all, so you’ll have to help.  Here are the recipes, and the pics – if you make one of the cocktails and find it to be delicious, give us a heads up. All of these recipes use a brand name alcohol, but can probably be swapped out with another brand if you can’t find the one you are looking for.  Also, feel free to make it non-alcoholic and share it with us.


4th of July Cran-Apple Cocktail

4th of July Raspberry White and Blueberry Farm to Table Cocktail

Garnish with a Slice of Locally Grown Apples & Blueberries
Serve in Chilled Cocktail Glass





Red, White and Blue Cocktails from Three-O and Maestro Dobel Tequila


Sideline shooterSideline Shooter

Layer in a shot glass!





three-olives-tartz-cocktail-zippity-dooZippity Doo

Mix all ingredients together with ice & serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with a cherry







blue deviltiniBlue Devil-tini

Shake Maestro Dobel Tequila and blue curacao with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass.  Add tonic and garnish with a lemon wedge.






Combine vodka and pomegranate juice in an ice-filled shaker. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with sparkling wine or champagne . Garnish with a cherry





Pour into an iced mixing glass. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.





Whiskey Cocktails from Alibi.


Red Rocket  Red Rocket 

Muddle strawberries in a shaker. Combine with Alibi, simple syrup and ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a mason jar; add ice. Garnish with mint leaves.





Egg White SourEgg White Sour

Crack an egg and separate the egg white from the yolk. Combine with Alibi American Whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker without ice. Dry shake vigorously until the liquid is white and foamy. Add ice, and shake again until the mixture is cold. Pour into a mason jar; add ice.



Blue AlibiBlue Alibi

Muddle blueberries and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Fill halfway with ice and combine with Alibi and simple syrup. Cover and shake vigorously.

Strain into a mason jar; add ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.



Here are some of our previously posted Red White and Blue Cocktails.



Chocolate Raspberry Vodka Cocktail – Friday Unwind

May 11, 2012 - Written by Diana


When I get to play with Chocolate Raspberry Infused Vodka by Godiva, I am one of the luckiest people around.  This was sent to me to try out and I love it, vodka with chocolate and raspberry.  Not one of the sticky sweet liqueurs, but a clear vodka (5 times distilled) with chocolate and raspberry infused in it.  It is a little sweet, you don’t need a simple syrup to go with it, but can drink it straight on the rocks.  This would go great for a mother’s day gathering.  If my mom, my sisters and I were sitting around after dinner looking for cocktails, this would be fun to hang out and mess around with.  This vodka might be good to soak some brownies in or maybe use to make the icing.

I didn’t want a foamy or thick drink to use this infused vodka as an ingredient in.  I wanted a clearish drink, with some berries, ice and fizzy added.  I came up with a decent drink, that my husband also enjoyed.  If you are looking for something to share with mom and the women for Mother’s day – start with a little of Godiva’s  Chocolate Raspberry Infused Vodka and see what you can come up with – it should be fun.

Chocolate Raspberry Vodka Cocktail - Friday Unwind
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Using Godiva's Chocolate Raspberry infused vodka and fresh raspberries, the cocktail is really tasty and would be a great dessert cocktail.
Recipe type: Cocktail
  • 1½ ounces Chocolate Raspberry infused Vodka
  • handful of red raspberries
  • ½ ounce Chambord
  • ice
  • ginger ale or other spritzy soft drink
  1. In a shaker mash the raspberries.
  2. Add in the Chambord and Chocolate Raspberry Infused Vodka and the ice, put on the lid and shake.
  3. Strain into a glass, add in soft drink and serve.
Drink responsibly. A nice touch, if you didn't mind a chocolate mustache you can line the rim with shaved chocolate. Freezing the raspberries before using them in the drink keeps the drink cold longer.


Disclosure:  I was given a bottle of Godiva’s Chocolate Raspberry Vodka to review.  My opinions are my own, the recipe is mine.


Friday Unwind – Yummy Citrusy Spring Fever

March 23, 2012 - Written by Diana

Tonight’s drink brought to you by Ketel One Citroen Flavored Vodka – a lemony, limey floral tasting vodka.  I liked this one a lot, not sweet, but has a dry crisp citrus flavor.  This is not lemonade in a bottle, it doesn’t have a sugar or saccharin finish, but finishes with a lemon/lime floral note.  My husband and I both liked the sip plain and then we tried Spring Fever and loved that too. I think you could have it for breakfast, it’s so yummy.

My photo looks pinkish because I used a blood orange – and don’t you think it’s a very pretty drink with that blood orange.  Makes you think of cherry  or apple tree blossoms.


Friday Unwind - Yummy Citrusy Spring Fever
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Spring Fever is a delicious refreshing citrusy cocktail made with citrus fruits, lemon/lime flavored vodka, simple syrup and lemon lime soda.
Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
  • 1½ ounces Ketel One Citroen Flavored Vodka
  • ¾ ounces Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ ounces Simple Syrup
  • 3 lime Wedges
  • 2 Orange Slices
  • Lemon Lime Soda
  1. Muddle 2 lime wedges and 2 orange slices in the bottom of a rocks glass.
  2. Fill with ice and add Ketel One Citroen, fresh lime juice and simple syrup.
  3. Top with lemon lime Soda.
  4. Stir gently and garnish with a lime wedge.


Disclosure:  I was given a bottle of citroen vodka to try this cocktail recipe out… I’m glad I did, it was good.  My opinions are my own.