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With the Fourth of July just around the corner, there’s no better way to celebrate this all-American holiday than with festive,colorful cocktails. Here are a few that are sure to make your celebration special. Cheers and Happy 4th!

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Twisted Bocktail

Created by Pamela Wiznitzer, USBG NY Chapter President and Creative Director Seamstress, NY

1 ¼ parts Tres Agaves Reposado

¾ part Lemon

½ part Cointreau

½ part Simple Syrup

Hefeweisen

Combine all ingredients minus the beer; shake and strain into a highball. Top with beer and garnish with lemon.

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Island Time Spritz

Created by Pamela Wiznitzer, USBG NY Chapter President and Creative Director Seamstress, NY

1 part Sugar Island Coconut Rum

1 part Pineapple Juice

¾ part Lemon Juice

¾ part Aperol

¼ Simple Syrup

Sparkling Rose

Combine together over ice. Garnish with pineapple chunks on a skewer.

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Honeydew Agua Fresca Margarita
Cassandra Rosen for Soltado Tequila
Makes 8-10 servings

12 cups honeydew, seeded and cubed (appx 4 lbs, depending on water content)

½  cup water*

¼ cup lime juice*

8 tbs agave simple syrup (50:50 water and agave nectar)

8 oz Soltado Spicy Añejo Tequila

Top soda

Garnish: jalapenos, lime slices

Directions
Add the melon, lime juice, simple syrup, and water to a blender, and puree gently. Press through a mesh strainer into a pitcher, cover and refrigerate at least two hours, or overnight.

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The Watermelon Crawl

1oz American Born Moonshine Original

1oz watermelon schnapps

4oz lemon-lime soda

Fill rocks glass with ice, pour ABM Original, add schnapps, top with lemon-lime soda.