Red White and Blue Cocktails for the 4th of JULY

Three cheers for the red, white and blue!!! Be sure to celebrate our country’s independent spirit with some incredible American brands.

Square One Organic Vodka: Basil
The makers of Square One are introducing their latest flavor for summer. This strongly herbaceous blend starts with100% organic American rye and is infused with the essences of 4 different organic basil varieties (Genovese, Thai, lemon, sweet) plus a little bit of coriander, honeysuckle and lemongrass. It will make a big statement in your cocktail. The Caprese Martini might be a good way to start your 4th of July party, instead of the typical Bloody Mary, and if you leave off the basil leaf from the garnish, you will have a red/white combo, so all you will need are dark blue napkins or a blue toothpick to tie into the celebration.

1.5 oz. Square One Basil
.75 oz. tomato juice or 5 cherry tomatoes cut in half
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
.25 oz. agave nectar or simple syrup
small pinch of salt
1/2 barspoon of Dirty Sue olive juice or 3 drops of Worcestershire sauce
cherry tomato, basil leaf and mini mozzarella ball as garnish
If using fresh tomatoes, muddle in mixing cup until pureed. Combine all other ingredients and shake with ice. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve with a “Caprese pick”–skewered cherry tomato, basil leaf and mini mozzarella ball. [I recommend using Calabro Mozzarella Fior Di Latte Bocconcini. It’s delicate taste and creamy texture will have you switching from your former brand. Plus it’s made only with the highest quality Grade A Vermont farm milk by an Italian-American family for over 50 years.]

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