Clink: Four for the 4th

(Clockwise from top left) Three-O Sparkler, Samba Juice, The Patriot, and Star Spangled Mojito.

Independence Day means holiday fun with fireworks and gatherings over sizzling barbeque grills for many in South Florida. Why not add these four cocktails to the festive mix at your own 4th of July party?


Three-O Sparkler
Chilled champagne flute
Add 1 ounce of Three-O Pomegranate Vodka
Add a splash of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice
Top off with 2 ounces of sparkling wine or champagne


SushiSamba Dromo’s Samba Juice
Prepare a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Add 1ounce Bacardi Razz
Add ½ an ounce of Bacardi Grand Melon                                                              
Add 1ounce of acaí berry purée                                                   
Add ½ an ounce of passion fruit purée
Add ½  an ounce of crème de banana                                                    
Add 1 ounce of guava juice                                             
Shake vigorously
Serve into a wine glass
Garnish with a star fruit

The Samba Juice is $11 at SushiSamba Dromo, 600 Lincoln Rd., South Beach; 305-673-5337.


Grey Goose Patriot
Prepare a chilled martini glass
Prepare a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Add 1 ounce of Grey Goose Vodka
Add 1½ ounces of orange juice
Add ½ an ounce of cream
Add ½ an ounce of Chambord
Add ½ an ounce of Galliano
Garnish with a fresh raspberry skewer

The Grey Goose Patriot is around $12 at Lime Lounge, Trump International Beach Resort, 18001 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305-692-5600.


RA Sushi’s Star Spangled Mojito
Prepare a muddling tin
Prepare a bomber glass
Squeeze 2 limes and drop 4 mint leaves
Add 1.5 ounces of Bacardi white rum
Add 1 ounce of blueberry purée
Pour into bomber glass
Fill with ice
Add a splash of soda water
Add a splash of lemon-lime soda
Garnish with blueberries and a sprig on mint

The Star Spangled Mojito is $8 at RA Sushi, 5829 SW 73rd St., South Miami; 305-341-0092.


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