To help celebrate our nation’s birthday we want to raise a glass (or two) in America’s honor. And what better way than with some American-inspired cocktails. Don’t worry, there’s more to it than just some red grenadine and blue curacao.

KENTUCKY MULE 
(not to be confused with those damn Russians)
American Bourbon, ginger beer, squeeze of lime. (mint optional)

BOSTON SIDECAR
Aged rum, cognac, lemon, orange liqueur, lemon twist.

FANCY FREE
Bourbon, maraschino liqueur (or the actual cherries), orange bitters, orange twist.

CHICAGO FIZZ
Spiced rum, port, lemon, raspberry syrup, soda.

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT
Vodka, club soda/Sprite, frozen strawberries and blueberries.
1½ oz. VeeV Açaí Spirit1 oz. sliced strawberries3 oz. club soda2 oz. Vita Coco Coconut WaterGarnish: blueberriesPlace strawberries in the bottom of a highball glass. Add ice, VeeV, club soda, and coconut water. Garnish with blueberries on top, and stir.<br /><br />

PHILLY PUNCH
Peach Brandy, lemon, cognac, spiced rum, splash of champagne.

BERRY UNITED
Triple Sec, lemon, Creme’ de Mure (blackberry liqueur), black berry garnish.
2 oz. Cointreau1 oz. lemon juice½ oz. Crème de MureGarnish: blackberryCombine triple sec and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Top with Crème de Mure. Garnish with a blackberry.<br /><br />

 MONTERREY SOUR
Gin, lemon, simple syrup, grapefruit bitter, sauvgnon blanc, orange essence.