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Fourth of July - The Who, What and Where of this Special Day

By Stephan Martin

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The Fourth of July is so much more than a typical holiday. You have to begin by honoring the United States and all that it is but the best part of that is all that goes with it. Family, friends, barbeques, cocktails, the beach, this is just one day to take in the summer sun and enjoy. To make this day even better we have put together a list of some of our favorite things to make this day even more memorable.

When it comes to making your grilling choice this Fourth of July why not go with flavor and goodness. Wow your guests with the Original Brat Hans chicken burger or their wide assortment of organic brats. These are not your typical patty or brats, some of the amazing flavors include; Florentine with spinach and fontina cheese, jalepeno and sharp cheddar, uncured bacon and cheddar and the sun-dried tomato and basil chicken sausage just to name a few. These are so good if you happen to forget the ketchup and mustard no one will mind.

Original Brat Hans' Chicken Burger

Looking for an original cocktail to go with your fresh off the grill food, well here are some creative recipes:

Red, White and Blue-berry
Ingredients:
1 1/2 ounces Ketel One Vodka
2 ounces Club Soda
1 teaspoon Sugar
Fresh Blueberries
Lime Wedge
Preparation:
1. Muddle 15 blueberries with a lime wedge and sugar.
2. Add Ketel One Vodka and ice to cocktail shaker and shake well.
3. Strain mixture into highball glass half-filled with ice.
4. Top with club soda and garnish with blueberries.

Red, White & Blueberry

Independence on Ice
Ingredients:
1/2 ounce Baileys Original Irish Cream
1/2 ounce Orange Liqueur
1/2 ounce Meyers Dark Rum
1 ounce of Chilled Espresso
1/2 Inch Piece of Ginger

Preparation:
1. Muddle ginger in a cocktail shaker with the Orange Liqueur.
2. Add Baileys Original Irish Cream, Meyers Dark Rum, and Chilled Espresso.
3. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into a pint glass.
4. Fill with ice and garnish with a slice of Ginger on the side of the glass.

Independence on Ice

To satisfy you sweet tooth you can visit Wonderland Custom Cakes. They just took home the championship in the season finale of this year’s Cupcake Wars on Food Network. Wonderland proved themselves the best of the best, creating patriotic cupcakes to be served at a black tie gala celebrating the 70th anniversary of the USO. The championship cupcakes will be available at Wonderland’s Pasadena bakery on July 4th and Saturday, July 7th. These tasty cupcakes are; Heart - Peanut butter chocolate chip cake with peanut butter frosting, homemade caramel drizzle and Cracker Jacks adorned with a red, white and blue fondant heart. Hope - Chocolate bourbon cake with a bourbon-chocolate ganache center and vanilla-bourbon cream cheese.

Hope Cupcake

If you want to go out and have someone else do the work, we have plenty of great options in Los Angeles.

Irish whiskey bar, Rock & Reilly's on the Sunset Strip will be hosting “Reilly’s Backyard BBQ,” where guests can play corn hole and enjoy delicious brats and burgers on the backyard patio.  Rock & Reilly’s will also be serving their specialty July 4th cocktail “Miss American Pie” all day.  This liquid sensation consists of Old Shine Apple Pie, basil, cranberry juice and a pinch of nutmeg with cinnamon.

Think Red, White, and Pink this Independence Day with the finest of top shelf beverages at Harry Morton's Pink Taco. Served with only the finest of Don Julio’s 1942, the El Presidential Margarita consists of fresh lime juice, raw agave nectar, and a splash of Combier. Enjoy margaritas with Pink Taco's signature Pink Tacos and fresh guacamole, 2 for 1 pitchers of margaritas from 3-7pm and then again from 10pm-11pm on the Sunset Strip’s largest patio or on Century City's outdoor deck.

Fuku Burger will be claiming it's independence this Fourth of July with the Declaration Burger . Served with a side of fries, the Declaration Burger embodies none other than a rich mac & cheese and crispy onion rings.  Wash the all American burger with a Japanese twist down with a Fuku Firework, Sapporo with a shot of Sake, or the Independence Flight of Fuku‘s domestic beers.

Fuku Burger's Declaration Burger

 

Published on Jul 02, 2012

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