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Made in ‘Merica Mojito (a Fourth of July cocktail recipe).

By: Maren Swanson • July 4th, 2016
Made in ‘Merica Mojito (a Fourth of July cocktail).

Okay, so I know this is kind of last minute, but I just created the most amazing Fourth of July cocktail! While I should be out on a rooftop or beach somewhere catching the fireworks show, I am instead typing up a quick blog to share this fruity and fourth-inspired drink: Made in ‘Merica Mojito.

Made in ‘Merica Mojito (a Fourth of July cocktail) by Maren Swanson @LoveHappyHour

Above: before cherry juice added. Below: after cherry juice added.

Made in ‘Merica Mojito (a Fourth of July cocktail) by Maren Swanson @LoveHappyHour

Here's a video we made on Instagram with Boomerang of me and my husband making these beautiful drinks :)

Made in 'Merica Mojito: Veev, muddled blueberries, cherry juice, mint, lime, simple syrup, soda and a cherry Fun Dip rim. Cheers, America and Happy Fourth of July! #MakinitwithMaren #happyfourth #fourthofjuly #cocktails #mixology #traderjoes #cocktailporn #lovehappyhour #happyhour #fun #mojito #veev #loveit #instayum @veev

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Aren't these straws fun?

Made in ‘Merica Mojito (a Fourth of July cocktail).

So of course I stuck with the red, white and blue theme and created a refreshing beverage for a hot Fourth of July day. This drink is basically a mojito with blueberries and cherries. Instead of rum, I used Veev and added the red color with some 100% cherry juice I purchased from Trader Joe’s.

Made in ‘Merica Mojito (a Fourth of July cocktail).

I found these adorable glasses and straws from Crate and Barrel and then the drink just came together. Now, here comes the fun part…I actually used Cherry Fun Dip to create the flavor rim for the drink! Also, to make an big impression on my friends, I decided to add a shot of cherry juice at the end to create my own mini cocktail “show” for them on July 4th. Simply add the cherry juice and the end and give it a quick store. I hope you are having a fun and safe Fourth of July and I hope you get a chance to make my Made in ‘Merica Mojito!

Made in ‘Merica Mojito

Made in 'Merica Mojito (a Fourth of July cocktail).


  • 2 oz Veeve Acai spirit
  • 6 blueberries
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 3/4 oz cherry juice
  • soda water
  • *cherry Fun Dip (optional)
  • ice

  • Garnish:
  • fresh mint
  • cherry Fun Dip rim (optional)


    Run a lime wedge around the rim your glass and then dip it in a plate of Cherry Fun Dip. Muddle blueberries and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker, then add Veev, simple syrup, lime juice and ice. Secure shaker top an shake for 10 seconds. Next, take of the top and add the liquid to a fresh glass of ice rimmed with Fun Dip. Slowly top off drink with soda water (this will help mantain blue-ish and clear-ish levels, so that when the the cherry juice goes in, you can really see the color intensity of the red - play Instagram video above!) and the shot of cherry juice. Give a quick stir, top with a spring of fresh mint and serve. Enjoy!

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