Four Fun Fourth of July Cocktail Recipes

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Wow -- Fourth of July. High humidity, grilled burgers, fireworks, and paint-by-numbers patriotism, all on the same day. Naturally, as a summer holiday, it's usually an excuse for drinking. You can buy a case of Red, White and Blue and pound 'em with your brother-in-law, but what's the fun in that? Why not try a few themed drinks that are icy-cool?

4.  Coconut Mojito at China Grill, Fort Lauderdale Hilton

2 oz. Bacardi Coconut Rum
Splash of Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
Fresh mint leaves (6-10) 
1 lime quartered
Soda water 
Muddle lime and mint together. Fill glass with ice. Add Bacardi and Coco Lopez. Fill remainder of glass with soda water and stir. 

1. Red, White & Vodka by Eben Freeman, AltaMarea Group, NYC 
1 oz. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur 
1 oz. vodka 
1 oz. white chocolate liqueur 
0.5 oz. simple syrup 
 Combine all ingredients in a shaker. 
Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish by floating pomegranate seeds on top.

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