Four Amazing 4th of July Drinks- A Lo Latino!

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The Fourth of July celebration is upon us, and we’ve taken the ‘difficult task’ of narrowing down some of our favorite summer drinks for you- here are our top four refreshing cocktails to enjoy this 4th of July holiday weekend. These Miami & NYC style coolers are great for summer parties and will certainly bring some savor Latino to your 4th of July gatherings. Be sure to multiply each ingredient by the number of guests you’re expecting and raise a glad to celebrate Freedom- Salud!

Colonel Beach’s Plantation Punch

How to make this recipe

Put the ice cubes in a highball glass. Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the shaker except the ginger beer and garnishes and shake well. Add the ginger beer to the shaker and pour (don’t strain) into the highball glass. Garnish with the skewered pineapple wedges and leaves.

Ingredients:

  • 3 or 4 ice cubes, plus crushed ice
  • 2 ounces dark rum, we recommend Bacardi Gold Puerto Rican Rum.
  • 1 ounce amber rum
  • 1/2 ounce aged rum, preferably Dominican Ron Barcelo
  • 1/2 ounce Velvet Falernum (clove-spiced liqueur)
  • 2 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • 1/8 teaspoon absinthe, preferably Pernod
  • 2 ounces chilled ginger beer or Fermented Pineapple Drink (Guarapiña o Mavi de Piña)
  • 2 pineapple wedges and 2 pineapple leaves (optional) skewered on a pick, for garnish.

Frozen Grape- Traditional Sangria

How to make this recipe

Spread three-quarters of grapes on a metal baking pan and freeze for 25 minutes, or up to 2 hours. Meanwhile, in a large pitcher, add remaining grapes, apple, lemon, sugar, wine, grape juice, and vodka. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled, about 20 minutes. Divide frozen grapes and ice among 8 glasses. Pour in sangria.

Ingredients

  • 1¾ lb. seedless green grapes
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 1 lemon
  • ¼ c. superfine sugar
  • 2 bottle medium-bodied red wine (such as Merlot)
  • 1 c. Concord grape juice
  • ½ c. Sugar can rum ( Ron de Caña)
  • 4 c. Ice

The Infamous Passion Fruit Mojito

How to make this recipe

The combination of rum and fresh mint in a cocktail is hard to beat, but the added passion fruit in this mojito really brings it to life. Spoon the pulp from the passion fruit and divide between 2 tall glasses with the mint leaves, sugar and rum.

Use the end of a rolling pin or a wooden spoon handle to muddle (mash) the ingredients together, releasing their authentic savor Latino. Que Rico!!  Put a handful of crushed ice into each glass and top up with soda water, serve and celebrate!

Ingredients

  • 2 large, ripe passion fruit, halved (or passion fruit juice cocktail mix)
  • large handful mint leaves, torn
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 65ml (2 1/2fl oz) white Dominican Brugal rum
  • splash of soda water, to top taste

Frozen Malibu Piña Colada

How to make this recipe

Add ice, pineapple juice, crushed pineapple, and cream of coconut into a blender. Blend until it is smooth and pour in the coconut rum and mix with a spoon. Garnish with fresh pineapple and cherries. Serve immediately. Make it fun- you know as Latinos we love a drink right from the source- buy a few ripped pineapples (depending on the amount of guests you are expecting) place them in the freezer for about 2-3 hours before serving or pout into your glass.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice
  • 3 oz of cream of coconut
  • 2 oz of Malibu coconut rum
  • 2 cups of ice

And that’s how you mix-up some summer classics with some latin flavor! Create, Pour, and Enjoy. Salud!

Have a favorite summer drink you’d like to share with us? Send us your recipe- info@trendinglatinos.com

Article by: Anais R.

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