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Bar manager Jen Ackril is one of those incredibly talented 'tenders who flies under the radar, but it's about time she gets some well-deserved props. While most of the concoctions she creates in cocktail heaven at Rye are instantly beloved, we're changing things up a bit to give you this festive, icy creation she whipped up just in time to celebrate our nation's birth—and perhaps liven up a BBQ or two. Happy Fourth!

The Bottle Rocket

Serves 1

1 ounce Wild Turkey 81 bourbon

1 ounce Flor de Cana 7 Year Grand Reserve rum

3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

Pinch of salt

3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters


1. Combine ingredients (except blueberries) in a cocktail shaker. 

2. Pour over crushed ice into a Collins glass.

4. Stick blueberries on an American Flag toothpick to garnish.