5 Northern Michigan Fourth of July Cocktail Recipes

Sip these Fourth of July cocktails, recipes courtesy of Northern Latitudes Distillery in Lake Leelanau.


Blueberry Rum Collins

  • 12 blueberries
  • 2 oz Manitou Passage Rum
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • Club soda

Muddle 8 blueberries in a glass then add ice. Add the other ingredients, top off with club soda and garnish with blueberries on top.

Strawberry Daiquiri

  • 2 oz Manitou Passage Rum
  • 5 strawberries
  • 1 lime
  • 1 oz simple syrup

Muddle 4 strawberries with simple syrup in a shaker. Add ice, rum and juice of 1 lime. Shake. Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a strawberry.

Blueberry Mojito

  • 2 oz Manitou Passage Rum
  • 2 good-sized sprigs of mint
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 10 blueberries
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • Club soda

Muddle mint (save 3 leaves for garnish), lime wedges, 5-7 blueberries along with simple syrup in a collins glass. Add ice, rum, top off with club soda and garnish with rest of the mint and blueberries.

Pina Colada

  • 2 oz Manitou Passage Rum
  • 1 can Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
  • Pineapple juice
  • Ice

Pour a can of Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut into a blender. Then fill that can with pineapple juice, add to blender and mix the two together. Put ice, rum and the coconut mixture into a shaker. Shake, pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.

Ginger Sunset

  • 2 ounces Northern Latitudes Ice Dunes Vodka
  • 1 ounce Northern Latitudes Northern Roots Ginger Liqueur
  • Juice of one-half lime
  • Pineapple juice
  • Pomegranate Grenadine

In a double Old Fashioned glass filled with ice, add the vodka, ginger liqueur and lime juice. Top off with pineapple juice. Add a generous splash of real pomegranate grenadine over the top and garnish with a lime wheel or fresh ginger slice.

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