There’s no better way to show your respect for America’s highest office than a fancy cocktail. Check out our guide to three great patriotic cocktails for toasting history’s leaders of the free world.
Red, White & Blue Shot
Nothing is more American than drinking straight shots of gross booze – except maybe this patriotic one-sip cocktail. Looking like a tubular American flag, this drink is red at the bottom, clear in the center, and blue on top. Ingredients: grenadine, creme de cacao, and blue curacao. Here are the instructions from The Spruce Eats.
It doesn’t feature splashy colors of the flag or smell like Abraham Lincoln (well, it might – who really knows), but this classic cocktail is as all American as the Old West. Said to have been invented in 1880, there are actually a couple of ways to make it. Our preferred method mixes high-quality bourbon or rye whiskey with Angostura bitters, sugar or simple syrup, and a twist of orange peel. Here’s the recipe.
Honestly, we thought the internet would offer up all kinds of options for patriotic cocktails to share with you – and it did – but there are very few that don’t look really gross. Beer, on the other hand, always looks and tastes delicious. And you have such a wide selection. Like domestics or microbrews? Either one is great – pick your favorite and go from there. They are already made in America, so that’s pretty pro-American, and many beer brands have offerings featuring stars or flags. Or you simply pour your brew into a patriotic beer glass.
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