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Red, White, and Blueberries: Delicious July 4th Cocktails!

Published on June 30, 2010 by   ·   8 Comments Pin It

Drink it up with 4th of July-appropriate updates on classic cocktails.

Bloody Mary with Dill

11/2 ounces (1 shot) vodka
1/2 cup tomato juice
2 tsp fresh lime juice

Pinch of each of the following:
Dried dill
Celery Salt

A dab of each of the following:
Vegan Worcestershire sauce
Horseradish sauce
Habenero sauce (or your fave hot sauce)

Shake everything together with ice.

Garnish with any or all of the following:
Celery stalk
Radish with leaves and stem
Pickled okra
Green olives
Lemon and/or lime wedges
Spiced Horchata

Spiked Agua Fresca

1/2 cup of Horchata (fresh or mixed according to package instructions. Horchata is a cinnamon-flavored rice milk beverage that can be found as a powdered mix or in shelf-stable boxes at many Latin markets and some natural food stores.)
1 1/2 ounces of spiced or coconut flavored rum
cinnamon sugar

Rim a glass with cinnamon sugar, add ice, horchata, and rum. Stir. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Blueberry Mojito

Give a little patriotic zing to a classic summer drink by topping off mojitos with fresh blueberries. They’re in season, have a complementary sweet/tart flavor, and add a burst of color.

1 1/2 ounces light rum
4 tbsp fresh lime juice
8 mint leaves
8 fresh blueberries (plus a couple extra for garnish)
1 tsp sugar
club soda
lime slice and mint sprig

Muddle (or smash) berries, mint leaves, and sugar in a mixing glass. Add light rum and lime juice and shake with ice. Pour into a tall glass. Drop in blueberries and club soda. Garnish with lime and mint sprig.

VEGAN BOOZING TIP: Want to make sure your booze is vegan?   Check for your favorite brands before buying.

Special thanks to Susan Burgos and bartender, Steve Schweiger, at Gallo Blanco Cafe.   Recipes via Chelsea Biondolillo/ Venus Zine.

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Readers Comments (8)

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    for bloody marys, i use dill pickle spears instead of celery, they’re pretty fantastic that way.

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