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(Courtesy: Angry Orchard)

Hard Cider was America’s original alcoholic beverage of choice, enjoyed by nearly everyone in the colonial era, including our Founding Fathers. Hard cider recently experienced a resurgence; there are more than 18 million cider drinkers in the U.S. today, compared to five million drinkers just four years ago. They appreciate the complexity and balance of flavors, all of which hard cider, and specifically Angry Orchard, delivers.

Fireworks are an integral part of July 4th festivities. Enjoy this Angry Firework cocktail when celebrating our independence and watching those beautiful, but angry fireworks.

Ingredients:
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
1 oz blue Curaçao
1 oz raspberry schnapps

Directions:
In a pint glass, combine 1 oz blue Curaçao and 1 oz raspberry schnapps over ice. Fill with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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(Courtesy: Angry Orchard)

The Founding Fathers threw all the tea into the Boston Harbor; this July 4th, throw all your favorite summer ingredients into this delicious punch, Angry On the Beach. Made with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, your guests will feel like part of this historical celebration.

Ingredients:
4 12 oz bottles Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
4 cups Watermelon Juice
1 cup Vodka
1 cup Cointreau or Orange Liqueur
1 cup Lime Juice
0.5 cup Orange Juice
1 Navel Orange Sliced
1 Lime Sliced
Watermelon Chunks

Directions:
In a large container add the watermelon juice, Vodka, Cointreau, lime juice and orange juice. Stir in ice, orange slices, lime wheels, and watermelon chunks. Top off with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider and stir gently to combine. Serve.

Yvette Caslin

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