Fourth of July Cocktail: The Betsy Ross
Sstory By Terry Cermak
Terry Cermak is a spirit specialist, online contributor and writer-at-large for Rollers Wine & Spirits.
No one knows for sure if Betsy really sewed the first American flag featuring thirteen stars on a blue field in June 1776 (or was it May?). However, virtually everyone agrees that she replaced the original six-pointed stars with five points because they were easier to cut out. Regardless, Ms. Ross made a lasting contribution to a symbol that means as much to us today as it did to the Founding Mothers and Fathers.
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The Betsy Ross
1 1/2 ounces American gin, such as Bulrush
1/2 ounce strained fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounces Blue Curaçao
1 barspoon grenadine
Directions  Add the Blue Curaçao into a prepared coup glass that has been chilled and filled with cracked ice. Combine the gin and lemon juice in a separate shaker or mixing glass and shake or mix well.  Pour the gin mixture slowly over the back of a spoon into the coup glass.  Gently drizzle the grenadine over the ice. Garnish with speared cherries.