Red, White & Boozy 4th of July Drink Recipes
4th of July just a few days away and I couldn't be more excited! Independence Day is actually my favorite holiday, partially because I am a huge American history nerd and also because I am obsessed with all the star spangled fun that comes with the entire weekend. How could you not love all the patriotic festivities, the fireworks, the barbecues and of course all of the festive drinks? Each year, I love experimenting and trying unique 4th of July cocktails that not only taste yummy, but look really pretty too (come on, you know you want to Insta a cute one). Here are a few festive cocktail recipes that will be sure to make your 4th of July holiday nothing but Red, White & Boozy!
Go with a crowd pleaser!
You can't go wrong with some great sangria. I'm loving Christina Milian's Strawberry Viva Diva Wine because it's high quality sweet Moscato wine infused with strawberry flavor and is super affordable. If you're planning a big get together with friends, this is a drink that everyone will love, and will make your job that much easier as a host. Plus, it'll make for great conversation - Christina Milian: singer, actor, and now has her own line of delicious wines?
Talk about a triple threat!
Red, White & Blue Sangria with
Christina Milian's Viva Diva Wine
1 bottle of Viva Diva’s Strawberry Moscato
1 ½ cups cranberry juice
1 cup brandy
Juice from one large orange
2 cups fresh blueberries
7 ounces’ fresh red raspberries
6 ounces’ blackberries
1 large apple red apple
1. In a large pitcher add wine, cranberry juice, brandy, and orange juice.
2. Add blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and apple.
3. Chill overnight
4. When ready to serve, fill half of glass with ice add fruit from pitcher and pour the sangria in the glass.
Make your cocktail game easier!
You know those mini 50ml bottles at your local liquor store? Take advantage of the minimal measuring and use them for simple and delicious 4th of July concoctions!
RED: Stars and Stripes
1 bottle (50 ml) Jose Cuervo Tradicional
50 ml grapefruit juice
10 ml Campari
10 ml Fresh Lime Juice
10 ml Simple Syrup
Build the drink in an ice-filled mason jar, top with club soda and garnish with an orange slice.
WHITE: Boodles the Beautiful
1 bottle (50 ml) Boodles Gin
10 ml Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
10 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
1 can San Pellegrino Pompelmo
Build the drink in an ice-filled mason jar. Add the gin, liqueur and lemon juice, then top with San Pellegrino Pompelmo.
BLUE: Fresh Picked Freedom
1 bottle (50 ml) Hangar 1 Vodka
20 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
20 ml Simple Syrup
Handful of Blueberries, plus more for garnish
6 Fresh Mint Leaves, plus more for garnish
Add the blueberries, mint, lemon juice and simple syrup into a mixing tin, give it a quick muddle, then add the vodka. Add ice and shake. Strain into an ice-filled mason jar and top with club soda and garnish with a mint sprig and some blueberries.
Introducing... the new Bacardí Raspberry!
If you're throwing a party this Independence Day, a punch is one of the most convenient (and easiest ways to get guests feeling in the mood to celebrate) drinks to serve. Bacardí's newest released flavor, Raspberry makes for the most Instagram-worthy patriotic color... not to mention its mouth-watering berry and citrus taste! If you're a lover of sweet and sour, you'll be craving Bacardí Raspberry since it's got such a yummy sweet and tart blend. It's the perfect summertime rum to incorporate into your punch this 4th of July!
BACARDÍ Red Rum Punch
1.5 parts BACARDÍ Raspberry
1.5 parts BACARDÍ Limon
1.5 parts BACARDÍ Superior
1 part Grenadine
4 parts Sweet & Sour
1 part cranberry juice
Mint & lemon for garnish
Top it off with a sprig of fresh mint and a lemon wedge slice for a beautiful garnish that complement the rum's flavor profile.