What to Drink on July 4th in Los Angeles

This Fourth Of July, skip the backyard Budweiser and PBR in favor of a polished patriotic cocktail. In the “spirit” of Independence Day, check out four red, white and boozy libations that Lady Liberty would certainly approve of.

The All American at Boa

Nothing tastes like summertime quite like watermelon. Over at BOA Steakhouse, a favorite spot of famous U.S. citizens like as Michael Strathan and Serna Williams you’ll find The All American. The refreshing cocktail is made with CÎROC Summer Watermelon Vodka, lemon lime soda, a splash of cranberry and garnished with a lime wheel.

9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, Boasteak.com, @boasteakhouse

One if By Land at Rebellion Bar

Hidden behind the derelict loyalist storefront of Severance Wine Bar on Melrose hides Rebellion Bar, a Drunk History-inspired Fourth of July Pop Up Bar that would make Ben Franklin proud. To enter, you must approach the doorman who will be decked out in 1700s clothing and railing on about loyalist propaganda. Once inside, the bar. dedicated to the American Revolution, will be pouring an enhanced menu of wine, champagne, punches, Patriot and Loyalist beer flights and on-theme cocktails. The standout is the One If By Land made with dry sherry, East India Sherry, Antica Piedmontese Vermouth and orange peel, served in a cedar wood smoked lantern. In addition to serving up American favorites including the hot dogs, burgers. BBQ Fried Chicken and garlic freedom fires, the bar will be showing nostalgic patriotic movies on a 15-foot projection screen. Reserved tickets are $20 per person and include a complimentary cocktail or sparkling wine or beer flight (tax and gratuity included).

7276 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, rebellionbarla.com, @rebellionbarla

Freedom Mule at E.P. & L.P.

Ok, so technically E.P & L.P. is an Australian joint but our friends down under still know how to throw one hell of a Party In The U.S.A. The rooftop hotspot will open at noon on July 4 and July 5 for a two-day bash with burgers, beer and an abundance of cocktails. While celebrating America’s Independence, try the Freedom Mule cocktail, made with Guillotine Heritage Vodka, muddled pink peppercorns, Aperol apéritif,  lemon juice, agave syrup, house-made spicy tincture and garnished with a piece of banana leaf and chili threads.

603 La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, eplosangeles.com, @eplosangeles

Blue Gin Sour at STK

Celebrate America’s birthday in style at STK, located at W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills. The swanky steakhouse is offering a $25 dining credit towards dinner reservations from now through July 7. To pair with the STK’s Red, White & Blue STEAK Topping (Lobster Tail, Blue Corn Tortilla & Garlic Cream), stay on theme with the  Blue Gin Sours made with gin, blue curacao, egg whites, lemon juice, simple syrup and garnished with a strawberry slice.

930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, stksteakhouse.com, @eatstk

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