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July 4 Cocktail Recipes from Chevys and Applebee’s

Happy July 4 weekend! Time to kick back with a festive cocktail!

On July 4, Chevys Fresh Mex, in Linden and Clifton, as well as Applebee’s locations offer a free kids’ meal for each adult entree ordered (up to two, for kids 12 and under). And if you don’t make it in, give these cocktails a try at home!

Firecracker Margarita from Chevys (pictured above)


  • 1 ¼ oz. tequila
  • ½ oz. orange liqueur
  • 3 oz. margarita mix
  • Ice
  • 1 oz. strawberry puree
  • 1 oz. blue curacao


  1. Pour tequila, orange liqueur and margarita mix into blender and fill with ice. Blend until slushy.
  2. Mix 1/3 of the frozen margarita mixture with the strawberry puree and add to a margarita glass.
  3. Fill glass with remaining frozen margarita mixture.
  4. Float blue curacao on top.

Applebee's_frozen-firework-01Frozen Fireworks from Applebee’s


  • ¾ oz. well rum
  • ¼ oz. peach schnapps
  • 4 oz. pina colada mix
  • ¼ oz. blue curacao (place on bottom)
  • ¾ oz. strawberry mixer (float on top)
  • maraschino cherry (optional)


  1. Pour rum, peach schnapps and Pina colada mixture in blender cup.
  2. Pour the blue curacao in the bottom of the frosted glass.
  3. Pour in the blended mix.
  4. Float the strawberry mixer over the mixture.
  5. Add tall straw and maraschino cherry if you wish!
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