It’s time to hit the fireworks stand again this year folks. We’ve got one across the street right now. This is the holiday when folks gaze in wonderment at fire in the sky.
What is the perfect grape or grain for Independence Day? I’m talking Fourth of July wine and cocktails for your fireworks spectacular.  Remember there are bottles to go with bottle rockets. Consider some Portable drinks to accompany your Husker Do’s and Husker Don’ts. When you need to wet your whistle after firing off a whistler reach for something portable from the cooler.
Bob and Stacy’s Margaritas and Bob and Stacy’s Cosmopolitans love your cooler.
Sophia, sparkling wine in an can, is ideal for anyone who want to celebrate the 4th with a little bubbly.
And then there is the Stack Wine, I mean what more could you want than portable wine that stacks! Great for any outdoor event especially Fourth of July! How about a unique rum drink?
I recently learned how to make a couple of cocktails that are perfect to add a little tropical style to your Fourth. If you haven’t tried the Cruzan flavored rums now is the perfect time. These are great for entertaining in the heat!



Cruzan® Key Lime Sparkler



      1 ½ parts Cruzan® Key Lime Rum

      ½ parts DeKuyper® O3 Premium Orange Liqueur

      2 dashes Bitters

      1 part Sparkling Wine

      Orange Twist

Preparation: Combine Key Lime Rum, DeKuyper O3 Premium Orange Liqueur & Bitters over ice and stir for 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe and add sparkling wine. Garnish with a wide twist of orange peel.

            Cruzan® Vixen’s Bounty



      2 parts Cruzan® Passion Fruit Rum


      ½ parts DeKuyper® O3 Premium Orange Liqueur


      ¾ parts Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice


      ¼ part Rich Simple Syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)


      1 slice Ginger (One inch slice of ginger the size of a quarter)


      ¼ tablespoon diced Chili Pepper


      4 Cilantro Sprigs


Preparation: Combine Ginger coin, chili pepper, leaves of 2 Cilantro sprigs and Simple Syrup in a shaker. Lightly muddle, next add Passion Fruit Rum, DeKuyper® O3 Premium Orange Liqueur, and Lime Juice & Ice. Shake for 20 seconds & double strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with 2 lightly spanked Cilantro sprigs.


Angel Kane - Kane & Crowell Family Law Center


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