#SCBDExclusive: 4th July Beers & Cocktails!!

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It’s time to sit back and enjoy the fireworks, but not with a refreshing beer or cocktail. Whether you want to try a new bar or a cocktail recipe SCBD has got you covered this 4th of July. We has a list of great beers & cocktails for you to try.

What could be more all-American than craft beer? This July 4th toast our founding fathers with Founders. Based in the heartland of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders Brewing Co. is one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the nation, best known for complex, in-your-face ales with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Like our founding fathers these beers celebrate the independent spirit in all of us ‒ here are 3 to choose from:

All Day IPA: American Amarillo and Simcoe hops drive the bold taste of this popular ‘sessions IPA.’ At only 4.7% alcohol-by-volume and newly available in a 15-pack of cans, this is the beer to sip all day and on-the-go with friends and family (and still be responsible!)

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Devil Dancer: Ready for the fireworks? Devil Dancer is a limited release, Triple IPA that has just been bottled. Massively complex with bold aromatics, Devil Dancer delivers burnt sugar and caramel, balanced with earthy hops (dry hopped with 10 different varieties). At 12% ABV, we recommend Devil Dancer to end the 4th with a bang!

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Centennial IPA:  Centennial hops from Oregon lend their name to one of Founders’ most popular beers. If you’re on the road for the 4th, this sweet yet balanced IPA is also available in cans — handy for trips and the great outdoors. A beer that epitomizes Founders’ balance between citrus accents from dry hopping, sweet flavors from the malt and a hop character that never turns bitter.

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Wild Hibiscus Red White & Blue Cheer

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Wild Hibiscus Flower

1/2oz Wild Hibiscus Syrup

1/4oz Fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup crushed ice

2oz Hpnotiq Liqueur

2oz Dry Sparkling Wine or Champagne

MixingInstructions:

Place a Wild Hibiscus Flower up right in bottom of a champagne flute. Combine hibiscus syrup with lemon  juice; pour over  the flower. Add crushed ice on top; slowly pour hpnotiq liqueur over the ice. Slowly top this cocktail with dry sparkling wine. It  should have a layered look:red on bottom,layer of blue in the middle,with crushed ice  and champagne giving the illusion of white! To make this cocktail  in batches, be sure to separate the  flowers from the syrup.

Wild Hibiscus is available at select specialty stores and supermarkets, online at www.wildhibiscus.com Visit us at Facebook –  Wild Hibiscus Flower Co,Twitter @WildHibiscusCo and intrangram.

 

Red, White & Bourbon

Created by Chef Lee Anne Wong, serves 2

Time to kick it up a notch with this festive mix of fresh fruit and America’s Native Spirit – bourbon!

 

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¼ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed and strained

¼ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed and strained

½ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed and strained

4 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon

1 part simple syrup

4 mint leaves, plus more for garnish

Assorted berries: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries

Splash club soda

Combine the juices, Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, simple syrup, and mint leaves in a large shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into 2 tall glasses over ice and add a splash of soda. Cut berries and mint leaves for garnish. Serve immediately.

 

Baron in the USA!

4th of July Cocktail - Brother Jimmy's 2

·         2oz Baron Tequila

·         1/2 oz Blue Curaçao

·         1oz St. Germaine

·         3 oz Lemonade

·         Muddled lemons

Mix ingredients together, serve and enjoy some fireworks.

You can find this drink made at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ in NYC also, every  Brother Jimmy’s BBQ NYC location will have $5 high ball versions on July 4th and on July 3rd the upper west side Brother Jimmy’s BBQ (Amsterdam between 80th and 81st) is having a ‘Merica party also offering $5 highballs and $20 fishbowls.

 

SUMMER PEACH BOURBON LEMONADE (PICTURED)

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Author: Maris Callahan

Recipe type: Things to Drink

Prep time:  10 mins

Total time:  10 mins

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups brewed peach iced tea

  • 2 cup coarsely chopped peaches

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about six lemons)

  • 4 cups ice

  • ½ to ¾ cup bourbon

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the first three ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Slide the pan off the heat, and let the peach mixture cool for 20 minutes. TIP: You can substitute ¾ cup peach juice in lieu of fresh peach and sugar mixture to save time.

  2. Using a regular blender or an immersion blender, blend the mixture until it’s smooth. Pour it into an airtight container, and chill it in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Strain the peach mixture through a sieve over a bowl. Keep the liquid, and toss the solids. Stir in the lemon juice and bourbon. Place ½ cup ice in each glass, and add about ⅔ cup peach tea.

WATERMELON GREEN TEA COOLER

Author: Maris Callahan

Recipe type: Things to Drink

Prep time:  5 mins

Total time:  5 mins

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup pureed watermelon (strained)

  • 2 cup cold brewed green tea

  • ½ cup vodka

  • 1-2 tablespoons agave nectar

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Puree about 2 cup fresh watermelon and strain through a mess strainer until you have ½ cup of juice. Add to 1 cup of cold brewed green tea. Stir and add ½ cup vodka or gin. Serve over ice.

LEMON ELDER FLOWER FIZZ

Author: Maris Callahan

Recipe type: Things to Drink

Prep time:  10 mins

Total time:  10 mins

Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lemon, cut into 6 sections

  • 1½ cups cold brewed white elderflower tea*

  • 1 bottle chilled Champagne or Prosecco

  • ¾ (about ½ pint) cup lemon sorbet

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Squeeze each lemon section into a glass. Add 3 teaspoons of elderflower cordial to each glass. NOTE: If you aren’t able to find elderflower tea, use your favorite white tea and add 3 tablespoons St. Germain or elderflower liqueur.

  2. Top slowly and carefully with chilled Champagne or Prosecco. Garnish with a heaping tablespoon lemon sorbet.

WHITE STRAWBERRY SANGRIA

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Prep time:  5 mins

Cook time:  60 mins

Total time:  1 hour 5 mins

Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 750-milliliter bottle dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc

  • ½ cup strawberry schnapps

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

  • Ice cubes

  • Whole strawberries (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a 2-quart pitcher stir together wine, strawberry schnapps, and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add sliced strawberries. Cover and chill for 1 to 4 hours. Serve in glasses over ice. If desired, garnish with whole strawberries.

MELON MARGARITA MADNESS

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3 cupsWatermelon,cut into 1-inch pieces and seeded 12 oz. Casa Noble Crystal Tequila

6 oz. Orange Liqueur

6 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice

4 cupsIce Cubes 2 tbsp. Sea Salt Lime Wedges

In food processor orblender, process the watermelon until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher that holds at least 10 cups. Add the Casa Noble tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice and stir well. Add the ice and stir again to chill. Run a lime wedge around glass rim to moisten it, then turn the glass upside down and dip the rim in the salt, if desired. Serves 8.

Voli Raspberry Cocoa Smash

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2 oz Voli Raspberry Cocoa

½ lime quartered and squeezed

½ oz Agave nectar

4 raspberries

6-8 pieces of mint

Muddle raspberries and mint, shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with fresh raspberry and mint leaf.

 *Please drink responsibly*

 

 

 

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