When we received these bright Icy-Cools Reusable Ice Cubes ($9) and red-and-white Kikkerland Biodegradable Paper Straws ($6), we sought out a clear cocktail with plenty of flavor that would highlight the festive red, white, and blue colors.
We were looking for something refreshing and light and came across the 1930s Pegu Club Cocktail from The Savoy Cocktail Book. The original cocktail contains orange curacao and lime juice, but we substituted those ingredients with Dry Soda drinks, since they offer the essence of orange and lime flavors without using the juices, which would cloud the cocktail. "Fourth" plays off the Fourth of July holiday but also the four ingredients that make up the cocktail.
Wish you had a sparkler in hand this holiday? Twinkle with this cocktail instead.
6 ounces gin
1 12-ounce bottle Dry Blood Orange Soda
1 12-ounce bottle Dry Wild Lime Soda
6 dashes Angostura bitters
The cocktail itself if so simple to prepare; just measure the ingredients and pour them into a mason jar. If you can't find Dry Sodas, use half sprite and half soda water.
- Fill three mason jars with ice. In each jar, combine 2 ounces gin, 1/2 cup blood orange soda, 1/2 cup lime soda, and 1 or 2 dashes of bitters. Stir with a spoon or straw before serving.