Cocktails at the Capital: July 4th Edition

Enjoy your July 4th fireworks with a drink in hand. We suggest one of these tasty concoctions from Capital Bar & Grill and One Eleven. These drinks are presented in partnership with Capital Bar & Grill and One Eleven. Check out the Capital Hotel’s Independence Day celebration, as well as other great July 4th events here.

4th of July cocktail from Capital Bar & Grill

Great American Eggsperiment

from Capital Bar & Grill

Each drink on this list from Capital Bar & Grill was chosen because of its historical relevance, and researched and created by bartender Brad Smith. First up is this Civil War-era (1844-1877) cocktail, a whiskey sour (Four Roses Bourbon, freshly squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup) finished with an egg white flag top.

A drink from Capital Bar & Grill

Two PDR Shot 

from Capital Bar & Grill

This cocktail is an Old Fashioned the old way. The whiskey cocktail is made with Four Roses Bourbon, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, Old Fashioned bitters and Peychaud’s Bitters. To create each cocktail the bartender freezes sphere molds and rotates them every few hours, then drains the centers by hand. They fill each sphere with smoke (or sometimes the actual cocktail). The sphere is roughly the size of a cannonball that would have been used during this time period, thus the name “Two Pounder Shot.”

Heavens to Betsy (Ross) from Capital Bar & Grill

Heavens to Betsy (Ross)

from Capital Bar & Grill

This Revolutionary War Era (1770s) drink is made with Fonseca 10-Year-Old Port, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a small amount of simple syrup, to taste.

Freedom from One Eleven


from One Eleven

This red, white and blue cocktail contains passion fruit vodka, lychee vodka, real grenadine, a dash of blue curacao and grapefruit bitters.

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