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Can you believe it’s already the 4th of July?!? Our friends at BevMo! have some very patriotic cocktail recipes to kick your holiday into high gear. These could also make some really fun signature cocktails for your  wedding!

Hurry to your closest BevMo! and stock up for the holiday, just remember to please drink responsibly!!


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Watermelon Cocktail

Watermelon cocktail




Citrus-Spangled Spritzer

Citrus spangled spritzer




Independence Day Fireworks Cocktail

Angry Fireworks

1.5 ounces Hangar One Citron Vodka
1 ounce Trés Agaves Tequila
1 ounce homemade limeade
1 ounce pineapple juice
4 ounces Angry Orchard Apple Ginger

Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add the Hangar 1 Citron Vodka, Trés Agaves tequila, homemade limeade, pineapple juice. Shake a few times to mix, then strain into a pint glass filled with ice. Top with Angry Orchard, garnish with a lime, and serve.


Red, White, & Blue Sangria


  1.  1 bottle white wine (Note that you will be incorporating several fruits, so you should rely on a dryer, subtler wine like a Pinot Grigio)
  2.  1 ½ cups sparkling lemonade
  3.  ½ cup vodka   Go with a classic like Grey Goose to please the crowd, or venture for the spicy Hangar One Straight Vodka distilled from Viognier grapes and Midwestern grains.
  4. 2 large granny smith apples
  5. 1 pint raspberries
  6. 1 pint blueberries
  7. 1 cup sliced strawberries

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. The morning of your festivities (likely July 4th) wash your Granny Smith apples and slice them fairly thin.
  2. Use your star-shaped cookie cutter to create patriotic star-shaped apple pieces. Plan your cuts so you yield as many stars as possible from each slice.
  3.  The rest of the process is simple. In a large pitcher add the white wine, sparkling lemonade, and vodka of your choice.
  4.  Wash the remaining berries and add the apple slices, blueberries, raspberries, and sliced strawberries.
  5.  Feel free to stir in order to mix the berries, but do not shake once the vodka is in the pitcher.
  6.  Refrigerate for up to four hours before serving, and prepare for your all-American beverage to be a smash hit.

Serving Suggestions: When you’re ready to unveil your Red, White, & Blue Sangria serve it chilled and drink immediately. Mason jars are great glasses for this type of drink – the round design showcases the colorful assortment of berries and the clinking of the glass is pleasing to the ears. Add some patriotic flair by including blue or red-striped straws and coordinating cocktail parasols.


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Red, White and Blue Shots

red, white & blue shot




Apple Pie Cocktail

apple pie cocktail


Simple Steps


Cocktail Recipes all from BevMo!

margarita truck

Rasta Rita mobile margarita bar is not only perfect for Cinco de Mayo, but is sure to be a huge hit at your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner!

This is Rita, the world’s first margarita truck and portable bar service. She can roll up just about anywhere to serve fresh, organic margaritas and specialty cocktails. Rita is a completely renovated, vintage 1965 GMC step-van. Inside, she houses a fully-equipped bar and beverage service station. All drinks are made by skillful bartenders and hand-crafted on location.  Anyone can serve salted-rim margaritas, but who else can roll in on rims to serve them? Only Rita. She’s one-of-a-kind.

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Margarita Truck: Rasta Rita

Photographery:  Honey Photographs

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ABOUT THE VENUE: One of downtowns most charming venues since 1887, The Horton Grand Hotel has an enchanting New Orleans Style courtyard for receptions or large outdoor patio area both with plenty of brick and historical romance.  After recently completing some room updates and we encourage you to take the time to go check out this gem of a hotel, conveniently located in the historical Gaslamp Quarters of downtown San Diego.

Get more inspiration from this styled shoot on our website.

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Venue: Horton Grand Hotel

Photographer: Blessed Wedding Photography

Coordinator: Blush Events

Florist: Artistic Florals, Inc.

Rentals: To Be Designed Specialty Rentals & Event Design

Cocktails: Snake Oil Cocktail Co.

Cake/dessert: Sugar and Scribe Bakery

Invitations: Love Notes Stationery

Bridal gown: Here Comes the Bride

Menswear: A Better Deal Tuxedo & Suits

Hair and makeup: Peretti Hill Glam Squad

Models: Emily and Alvaro

Go ahead, you know you’ve earned it this week!! This weekend is the perfect time to cool down with this “Berry Berry Nice” cocktail. (scroll down for the recipe)

Craft Cocktail

Berry, Berry Nice Cocktail by Swift & Stiff Cocktail Bars

Drink Recipe: Mix together
-Hendricks Gin
-Giffard Rasberry Liquor
-Dimi Liquor
-Fresh Lemon Juice
-Simple Syrup
Garnish with: Sliced Strawberry and Raspberry Froth.

Are you wanting to wow your guests with something custom? Snake Oil Cocktail Co. has the ability to put any custom design on top of a cocktail. The opportunity to customize a design are endless!

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Photo: Garrett Richardson

Looking for a custom cocktail that can color coordinate with your purple wedding? How about this Blackberry Blue Cocktail by Snake Oil Cocktail Co.

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Blackberry Blue: Vodka, Smashed Blackberry & Blueberry, Pressed Lemon, Lavender Infusion

This gorgeous drink by Snake Oil Cocktail Co. is a sure way to impress your guests.  We love the flower pattern on the top of the drink!!

Snake Oil Cocktail, Hummingbird sour, craft cocktails

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Hummingbird Sour with Pattern: Mezcal, Smashed Pineapple, Brown Sugar, Black Pepper, Egg White, Aromatic Bitters in floral pattern on top of the cocktail.

Photo: Luna Photo

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Since I’m currently on vacation in Hawaii, I thought I’d share a little Aloha with everyone.  From our friends at Snake Oil Cocktail Co.

Tiki Cocktail London Calling – Gin, Coconut Milk, Pressed Lemon, Fresh Ginger, Applewood Infusion, Splash of Club Soda.

Photo: Rachael Smith Photography.