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6 Perfect Cocktails for Your July 4th Party

Happy Fourth of July from Proof Syrup

These Big-Batch, Crowd-Pleasing Cocktails Are Perfect for Your Fourth of July Gathering

Planning a big celebration for the Fourth? Mix up some big batch versions of Proof Syrup cocktails to save yourself time and hassle day-of — so you can enjoy your guests and a cocktail or two. For best results, mix no more than 24 hours ahead of time and stir thoroughly before serving.

For a limited time, save 15% off the three syrups used in these recipes — Citrus Sour, Orange, and Pomegranate Proof Syrups — when you buy them together. Use code JULY42021. Offer good only on specified syrups purchased between June 17 and July 4, 2021.

1. Big Batch Margaritas (8 Servings)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (½ bottle) Citrus Sour Proof Syrup
  • 2 cups Tequila
  • ½ cup Cointreau
  • Lime Wheels to Garnish
  • Margarita Salt (or Flaky Salt) for Rims of Glasses (Optional)

Steps

  1. In a large glass jar or pitcher, shake or vigorously stir spirits and Proof Syrup, then refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  2. To serve, stir again, then pour mixture into ice-filled glasses with or without salted rims.
  3. Garnish with lime wheels.

2. Bigger Batch Margaritas (16 Servings)

Ingredients

  • 2 cup (1 16 oz. bottle) Citrus Sour Proof Syrup
  • 4 cups (32 oz) Tequila
  • 1 cup (8 oz) Cointreau
  • Lime Wheels to Garnish
  • Margarita Salt (or Flaky Salt) for Rims of Glasses (Optional)

Steps

  1. In a large glass jar or pitcher, shake or vigorously stir spirits and Proof Syrup, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. To serve, stir again, then pour mixture into ice-filled glasses with or without salted rims. 
  3. Garnish with lime wheels.

3. Batch Orange Old Fashioneds (8 Servings)

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup (4 oz) Orange Proof Syrup
  • 2 Cups (16 oz) Your Favorite Aged Spirit
  • Orange Peel to Garnish

Steps

  1. In a large glass jar or pitcher, stir spirit and Proof Syrup, then refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  2. To serve, stir again, then pour mixture into ice-filled rocks glasses.
  3. Garnish with orange peel. 

4. Proof Orange Crush (8 Servings)

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Orange Proof Syrup
  • 1 ½ cups Vodka
  • ½ cup Cointreau
  • 2 cups Orange Juice
  • Lemon-Lime Soda to Top (16-32 oz)
  • Orange Wedges & Mint Leaves to Garnish

Steps

  1. In a large glass jar or pitcher, shake or vigorously stir spirits and Proof Syrup.
  2. Strain into a pitcher and refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  3. To serve, stir thoroughly, then pour into Collins glasses filled with crushed ice.
  4. Top each with soda and garnish as desired.

5. Bourbon Daisy (8 servings)

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Pomegranate Proof Syrup
  • ½ cup (4 oz) Citrus Sour Proof Syrup
  • 1 ½ cup Bourbon
  • Club Soda to Top (3-5 oz per Serving)
  • Lemon Wheel to Garnish

Steps

  1. Shake or stir bourbon and Proof Syrups; refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. To serve, stir again, then pour mixture into ice-filled double old fashioned glasses. 
  3. Top with club soda and garnish with lemon wheel.

6. Red, Bright, and Blueberry Vodka Soda (8 servings)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Vodka
  • ½ oz–1 cup Pomegranate Proof Syrup (to Taste) Blueberry Waterloo
  • Sparkling Water to Top (2-4 12 oz Cans for 8 Servings)
  • Lime Wheel, Fresh Blueberries, and Mint Leaves to Garnish

Steps

  1. In a large glass jar or pitcher, stir vodka and Proof Syrup, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. To serve, pour into ice-filled Collins glasses and top with sparkling water.
  3. Garnish as desired, squeezing lime wedge and lightly crushing mint over cocktail.

Variation

Omit vodka for a refreshing alcohol-free beverage.

Shopping List

Proof Syrups

  • Citrus Sour
  • Orange
  • Pomegranate
Spirits
  • Tequila
  • Cointreau
  • Vodka
  • Your Favorite Bourbon or Brandy/Cognac

Groceries

  • Blueberries
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Fresh Mint
  • Margarita Salt or Flaky-Style Salt
  • Club Soda
  • Lemon-Lime Soda (like 7Up)
  • Blueberry Sparkling Water (We like Waterloo) 

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