AMERICAN SMASH

AMERICAN SMASH

In need of an adult beverage to wow guests with this holiday weekend, but fresh out of inspiration and ideas? You want something festive but not cheesy, something red, white or blue but not too sweet, and the only thing coming to mind is Budweiser, or that sticky, sugary Blue Curaçao that brings on the queasies just seeing the bottle? Well, put the cheap stuff down, compadres, we've got just the cocktail for your July 4th fête. 

We've mentioned them before and we'll happily suggest them time and again as long as they are up and running: @bottomsupnyc is our go-to for new cocktail inspiration and all things that make imbibing fun, easy, and purely enjoyable again. This Instagram account is run by two gals that maintain the page simply for fun, and because they like to drink only the good stuff. Every post is a gorgeous classic with a modern upgrade, or a new invention all together complete with lovely garnishes, stylish staging and a recipe rundown for experimenting at home. One of their latest concoctions made our mouths water and instantly brought on the need to entertain. If cherry pie really isn't your thing then throw together a Cherry Smash (@bottomsupnyc did not provide a name for this beautiful beverage so we are only helping them out until further notice..) and give thanks to this great country and for those that fought for our freedom today. Get the recipe here

Cheers, America! Happy 4th, and a safe, lovely weekend to all.

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