Happy birthday, America! There are a lot of cocktails suitable for a summertime celebration, of course. A cold beer is always good, or a classic gin & tonic to take the edge off the heat and humidity. But if you have a hankering for something a little different, something that will be in keeping with your red, white & blue theme, then this is the recipe for you.

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Born on the 4th of July

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  • Born on the 4th of July
  • 1 1/2 oz. blue curacao liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz. sloe gin
  • heavy cream


  1. Pour blue curacao into an ice-filled collins glass.
  2. Carefully layer both the sloe gin and the cream on top of the ice.
  3. The result should be a blue and red drink with tendrils of white shooting through the colors.