updated 07/03/2012 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/03/2012 AT 5:50 PM ET
Oh, say can you swill, a patriotic cocktail? Whether celebrating independence eve tonight or kicking off Wednesday’s July Fourth festivities, try this spirited, refreshing drink.
2 oz. white rum (recipe recommends Caliche Rum, crafted by Cindy Crawford’s husband Rande Gerber)
½ oz. bitters (recipe recommends Campari)
1 oz. grapefruit juice
¼ oz. agave nectar
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, and shake until chilled. Strain into a highball glass and top with soda water.