Red, White and Blue/Berry Cocktails

The All-American

You don’t have to offer red, white and blue cocktails just because it’s Memorial Day weekend, but it’s fun to throw in a few to your mix. Here are some red, white and blue or berry drinks to consider.

The All-American 
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1 ½ oz. Grey Goose Le Citron vodka
½ oz. Bacardi Pineapple rum
Soda water
Raspberries and blueberries

Build ingredients in a rocks glass. Add cubed ice and stir. Garnish with raspberries and blueberries.

The mixologists at Bacardi created this recipe.

Liquid Spirit
Liquid Spirit

Liquid Spirit
2 oz. Gem & Bolt mezcal
¼ oz. Black-cherry reduction
¼ oz. Lemon juice
4 Drops damiana elixir*

Add all contents to a tin shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice and garnish with a sage leaf.

*For Damiana Elixir:
Pour dried damiana into clean empty mason jar. Cover with Gem & Bolt mezcal an inch above herb. Seal with lid and place in dark place for 12-24 hours. Strain with tight cheesecloth.

The mixologists at Gem & Bolt created this recipe.

Panyo Panyo
Panyo Panyo

Panyo Panyo
1 ½ oz. Capurro Pisco Moscatel
½ oz. Martini Ambratto vermouth
1 ½ oz. Sweetened rice milk (16 oz. of 1:1 simple syrup for every 32 oz. of rice milk)
½ oz. Chamomile tea
½ oz. Lemon
2 dashes Regan’s orange bitters

Combine ingredients and shake. Double strain into clay cup, garnish with edible viola.

The mixologists at Kaiyo in San Francisco created this recipe.

The Blue Bugsy
The Blue Bugsy

The Blue-eyed Bugsy
1 ⅓ oz. New Amsterdam gin
⅓ oz. Agave
⅓ oz. Blue Curaçao
⅓ oz. Fresh lemon juice

Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist and cherry.

The mixologists at Parlour Bar inside the El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas created this recipe.

Rose-Colored Glasses
Rosé-Colored Glasses

Rosé-Colored Glasses
4 oz. Rosé
1 oz. Rosemary syrup
¼ oz. Elderflower cordial
¼ oz. St. Germain liqueur
1 oz. Watermelon
¾ oz. Lemon juice
1 oz. Soda

Combine ingredients (except soda) and shake. Pour into a Collins glass and top with soda. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

The mixologists at Beaker and Gray in Miami created this recipe.

Libertini Martini
Libertini Martini

Libertini Martini
½ oz. Tito’s vodka
½ oz. Simple syrup
½ oz. Lemon juice
¼ oz. Blue Curaçao
¼ oz. Grenadine

Combine vodka, simple syrup and lemon juice and shake. Strain into a Martini glass and use a bar spoon to layer the Blue Curaçao and grenadine.

The mixologists at Fyve Restaurant Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, created this recipe.

Berry Cooler

Berry Cooler
1 ½ oz. Deep Eddy Lemon vodka
5-6 blueberries
3 Mint leaves
¼-½ cup House sour mix

In a rocks glass, muddle 4-5 blueberries with 2 mint leaves. Add vodka and pour into a shaker with ½ cup of ice and sour mix and shake vigorously.

Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with a blueberry and mint leaf on a skewer.

The mixologists at Ten50 BBQ in Dallas created this recipe.