Empress Firecracker Cooler
Enjoy this refreshing 4-ingredient cocktail for your 4th of July celebration! Made with Empress 1908 Gin, berries, coconut water and lemon for an easy-to-make cocktail for the festivities.
I partnered with Empress 1908 Gin to mix up the Empress Firecracker Cooler recipe! Recipe and ideas are my own.Jump to Recipe
What are you sipping on for the 4th of July? Give the Empress Firecracker Cooler a try! It’s festive and fun with red, white, and blue hues. This refreshing, hydrating, and easy-to-make cocktail is the perfect addition to your holiday celebration. Plus, the Empress Firecracker Cooler recipe incorporates one of the best gins – Empress 1908 Gin. This gluten-free and all-natural spirit complements the cocktail beautifully. Enjoy!
My favorite addition to this cocktail is the blue-hued gin. It pulls together the entire cocktail creating a very fresh and festive sipper.
I love mixing with Empress 1908 Gin not only because of the gorgeous color but also because the taste is so unique! Originating from the Victoria Distillers in British Columbia and crafted with 8 botanicals such as juniper, grapefruit peel, butterfly pea blossoms, and the Fairmont Empress Blend Tea in small-batch copper pots. Click here to find out more about Empress 1908 Gin’s brand story and the inspiration behind the spirit.
Create this cocktail using only 4 ingredients and a few bar tools like a collins glass and muddler. Once you’ve prepped your materials and ingredients, start by adding the berries to the glass and muddle until they are broken down. If you like a sweeter cocktail, you can also add ¼ oz agave with the berries, and muddle well together. Next, fill the glass with crushed ice. Make sure to use crushed ice and fully fill the glass to create a distinct layer effect. Then pour in the coconut water slowly. Then, slowly pour in the Empress 1908 Gin, creating a layer above the coconut water. Garnish with berries and an edible flower. When you’re ready to enjoy, squeeze in a little lemon juice and stir the cocktail together.
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