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Fourth of July Cocktails – What the Stars Like to Drink!

07/04/2011 at 09:00 AM EDT

Independence Day, July 4 Cocktails Loved by Leonardo DiCaprio, Reese Witherspoon
Leonardo DiCaprio and Lea Michele
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All men are created equal – but all cocktails are not. Make a toast to the founding fathers, and celebrate Independence Day with these celeb-approved cocktails that have Reese Witherspoon and Leonardo DiCaprio feeling proud to be an American.

Celebs who swill: Kirsten Dunst, Alexander Skarsgard, Lea Michele, Kellan Lutz and Reese Witherspoon

The Ultimat Summer Martini

• 3 ½ oz. Ultimat Vodka
• 1 oz. passion fruit puree
• 1 oz. lime juice
• 1 lime wheel for garnish

In an ice-filled mixing glass, add all ingredients, and shake until well blended. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

The Ultimat Peach Punch

• 1 ½ oz. Ultimat Vodka
• splash of peach schnapps
• ice cubes
• peach sorbet
• lime juice
• peach-flavored sugar
• fresh peach slices for garnish

Pour vodka into a blender. Add a splash of schnapps, sorbet and ice cubes. Pour into a serving glass rimmed with peach sugar. Garnish with peach slices.



Celebs who swill: Leonardo DiCaprio, Leighton Meester, Katy Perry and Jay-Z

The Firecracker

• 2 oz. TY KU sake silver
• 0.75 oz. Thai Chile agave nectar
• 0.5 oz. lemon juice
• 3 slices of English cucumber
• 0.5 oz. club soda

Combine the sake, agave nectar and lemon juice in a shaker. Strain over ice, and then top with club soda and cucumber slices.

The Sparkler

• 3 oz. TY KU Citrus Liqueur
• 1 oz. lemon juice
• 1 oz. pineapple juice

Put all three ingredients in a shaker. Strain over ice.

Celeb who swill: Beyoncé Knowles, Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney

Cherry Caipiroska

• 2 oz. Belvedere Black Raspberry
• 4 fresh cherries
• ¾ oz. lemon juice
• dash amaretto liqueur

Muddle cherries. Add the rest of the ingredients, and shake with cubed ice. Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Stir and re-top with crushed ice. Garnish with a fresh cherry.

Belvedere Pineapple Mary

•1.5 oz. Belvedere BM
• 3oz. fresh pineapple juice
• 0.75 oz. fresh lime juice
• 2 bar spoons simple syrup
• 2 dashes orange bitters
• ½ bar spoons smoked paprika (hot)

Shake and strain all ingredients into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice. Garnish with a pineapple chunk.

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