Fourth of July Cocktails Sure to Bring the Fireworks

The Fourth of July is a holiday synonymous with celebration; from the parades to the bottle rockets, there are all sorts of ways we let freedom ring. BBQs are, of course, a longtime tradition as well, and there is no better way to spice up your cookout than by revolutionizing your cocktails. Consider the following recipes:

Red, White, and Blue Layered Cocktail

A red, white, and blue layered cocktail is a glorious way to honor Old Glory. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it’s a sweet treat that’s easy to perfect. It’s made with red grenadine, lemonade, vodka, and curacao. Follow the directions carefully to keep the layers separate. 

Red, White, and Blue Sangria

Red, white, and blue sangria is another creation that just screams “Continental Congress.” It’s made with sparkling white wine, berries (strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries), apples, brandy, and ice. It’s a patriotic potion that is both simple and satisfying. 

Coconut Pineapple Spritzer

Fourth of July is a holiday where you need to pace yourself; if you have too much fun at a daytime barbecue, you might be too tired to enjoy the firework festivities come evening. That’s where coconut pineapple spritzer enters the picture! This drink is light, fruity, and extremely easy to make. All you need is coconut seltzer and pineapple vodka. 

Watermelon Cosmo Punch

No fruit is as synonymous with summertime as watermelon. Juicy, light, and portable, it’s the perfect food for outdoor dining and outdoor drinking. This watermelon cosmo punch recipe takes a bit of effort, with a preparation time of around 25 minutes. But the end result is delicious and rejuvenating, especially on a day with soaring temperatures. 

Red Wine Slushie

This red wine slushie is made with frozen berries, sweetened coconut milk, and sweet red wine; it’s a drink sure to convert non-wine lovers, turning them into grape enthusiasts. It’s quick to make (under five minutes) and sure to be a hit on the Fourth and all year long.

Sea Breeze

From sea to shining sea breeze! This cocktail is well-known as an iconic 1980s drink but it can channel 1776, as well! It’s made with vodka, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice, offering a light and refreshing concoction that’s sure to hit the spot on an Independence Day afternoon. 

The Fourth of July is the apex of summer and an ideal time to bring out some crafty creations. Celebrate the spirit of America with spirits of your own! 

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