I love the enthusiasm surrounding 4th of July. Other then Thanksgiving it's got to be the biggest American holiday. It of course, comes with all the bells and whistles you'd expect – Flags, Fireworks and Family. American's are just proud to BE American. They look at the world and say: “Yup this is us. We are who we are. Take it or leave it.” On some level, I love that idea of self-acceptance and outward confidence. So, when it comes time to create a drink to celebrate our pals south of the border my mind harkens back to my numerous trips to the states. No matter where I was, it seemed flags hung with pride lined the streets of every town. I decide to make a red, white and blue drink that's stands strong and proud. The Star-Spangled Shooter while pretty, packs a punch that proudly screams “USA, USA, USA”. Happy 4th of July America – keep being you!