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Phil 2014/6/23
Tags: cocktails   4th of July   Drink recipe  

Independence Day cocktails, here are 6 fun patriotic drinks!


July 4th is a time for celebration and fun, filled with fireworks, parades and of course, the quintessentially American backyard barbecue. Why not guarantee a great time at this year's gathering by mixing up some patriotic cocktails? Cold beer may be the standard sipper alongside your grilled feast, but we're thinking these fun drinks could quickly become Independence Day favorites for years to come!

Be sure to let us know your favorite July 4th-inspired drink recipes below!

Phil 2010/8/4


Jessie and I have been on a margarita kick lately. It started with the mild spring and early summer. As summer winds down we found ourselves looking for a variation on our favorite margarita recipe, this is what I came up with…
Phil’s Pineapple Margarita
The pineapple flavor in this variation is a refreshing alternative to standard margaritas

small pineapple (about 3 1/2 pounds) (or buy one of those tubs of pre-cut pineapples)
cup lime juice from 2 to 3 medium limes
cup lemon juice from 2 to 3 medium lemons
cup superfine sugar
pinch table salt
cups crushed ice
cup 100 percent agave tequila , preferably Reposado
cup Grand Mariner (I never skimp and use triple sec… yuck.)
1.      (If using a tub of fresh pineapple, skip to #3) If using a real pineapple,
2.      1. Peel and core pineapple; cut pineapple into rough 2-inch chunks,
3.      Puree ½ of the pineapple chunks in work bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade until smooth and foamy, about 1 minute. Combine 1/2 cup pureed pineapple with lemon and lime juices and sugar.
4.       Strain juice mixture into 1-quart pitcher or cocktail shaker. Add tequila, Triple Sec, and 1 cup of the crushed ice; stir or shake until thoroughly combined and chilled, 20 to 60 seconds.
5.      Divide 1 cup crushed ice between 4 or 6 margarita or double old-fashioned glasses. Strain into ice-filled glasses; serve immediately, raise glasses,clink and say “CHEERS”!

Use the remaining pineapple chunks for the second round! Or double the recipe for larger groups. I learned that straining is key, I made the first round WITHOUT straining the pineapple mixture and found it to be too thick

Enjoy, and as always... CHEERS!