Red, white and blue cocktails to gin up your 4th of July celebrations

Oh, say can you see these tasty gin cocktails made to match the American flag? Across the pond, it's American Independence Day - and we'll take any excuse to throw a gin-soaked cocktail party!

These patriotic tipples are perfect for summer, and proudly match the stars and stripes. 

Red: Raspberry Gin Fizz

Red Raspberry Gin Fizz over ice cocktail 4th july

Recipe adapted from Eatwell101

25ml raspberry simple syrup*
50ml gin
50ml lime juice
Soda water
Raspberries and lemon thyme, to garnish

For the raspberry simple syrup:
400g fresh raspberries
400g sugar
400g water

To make the raspberry simple syrup, combine raspberries, sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Heat gently and stir until the berries have broken down and the sugar and water have combined into a syrup. Strain into a glass and allow to cool. Makes enough for several drinks.

Once your syrup is cool, combine syrup, gin and lime juice in a glass with lots of ice and stir. Top up with soda water and garnish with raspberries and lemon thyme.

White: Summer Babe

White gin cocktail with lemon twist garnish 4th july

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetite

50ml gin
20ml Chartreuse or Génépy des Alpes
20ml fresh lemon juice
Twist of lemon, to garnish

Combine all of your ingredients in a cocktail shaker packed with ice. Shake until frosty and strain into a chilled Martini glass or cocktail coupe. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Blue: Blue Lagoon

Blue lagoon cocktail over ice fourth of july

30ml dry gin
30ml vodka
30ml blue curaçao
30 ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
30ml simple syrup*

*To make syrup, heat equal parts sugar and water until dissolved, then allow to cool.

In a blender, blend all of the ingredients with a large scoop of crushed ice. Pour drink into a chilled glass and garnish with an orange twist or maraschino cherry. Serve with a straw.