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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

Red, White & Blue Sangria with Christina Milian's Viva Diva Wine

Ingredients:

 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

Directions:

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! 

July 4th Cocktails

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

Club Soda

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

Bacardi Red Rum Punch on The Gilded Bellini

Ingredients:

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.

Happy 4th of July!