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17 4th of July Drinks That Your Holiday Party Absolutely Needs

Celebrate the 4th with a delicious and festive sip.

lemon aid with fresh fruit and mint in a mason jar

There’s a lot to toast on July 4, first and foremost being America’s birthday. So what better way to celebrate our great nation than with an ice-cold celebratory drink in hand? Wow guests at your 4th of July party with these festive drink recipes, ranging from summer drink recipes to sweet beverages you’ll want to sip on all season long. Pick your poison—be it vodka, rum, Champagne, tequila, or no spirit at all—then show your patriotic pride with a fun and (easy!) lemonade, daiquiri, spritz, margarita, or sangria. For the finishing all-American touch? Pour that martini creation into Mason jars to serve friends and family in style.

And don't forget the other important part of a successful barbecue bash, the food! Whip up some delicious grilling recipes, barbecue side dishes, and easy summer desserts. Everyone is sure to chow down on juicy hamburgers, grilled chicken, and bourbon-glazed pork chops served alongside a fresh tomato salad (with a bacon dressing, yum), a marinated squash tart, or fried pickles with a homemade buttermilk ranch. Wrap it all up with a tangy cucumber-key lime pie or towering chocolate chip cookie cake. Guests will be dining and sipping in style and may never leave!

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Strawberry-Lemonade Punch

Maple syrup and fresh in-season strawberries sweeten this perfect-for-the-party punch. Decorate the glasses by cutting slices of watermelon or honeydew with a star-shaped cookie cutter.

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Spring Bouquet Cocktail

Take a delicious cocktail over the top with a garnish of a mini bouquet of fresh edible flowers.

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Raspberry and Lemon Rosé Sparkler

Fizzy rosé gets an upgrade with a heaping helping of fresh raspberries and fresh lemon juice. Seasonal sipping has never been better!

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Rosemary-Infused Honey Sidecars

A fragrant rosemary simple syrup give an modern update to a classic sidecar. The honey and sugar dipped rim take it to the next, delicious level.

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Sparkling Lavender Cocktail

All things lavender go into making this oh-so sophisticated sparkling wine cocktail.

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Old-Fashioned Lemonade

As easy as 1, 2, 3—sugar, fresh lemon juice, and water—are all it takes to whip up a batch of good 'ole fashioned lemonade. Add vodka or gin for an adult kick.

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Mint Tulip Cocktail

Blush-colored pink cranberry juice and citrus-infused vodka are combined in a simple and oh-so-refreshing and perfect-for-summer punch.

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Lillet Spritz

Three ingredients (four if you count the optional edible flowers) are
all it takes to create this wine based spritz. We substituted Lillet ( a sweet aromatised French wine) for the classic Aperol or Campari.

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Grapefruit Ranch Water

This twist on the classic ranch water (essentially a highball) is spiced with thin slices of jalapeño, tarted-up fresh pink grapefruit juice, and seasoned with a salted rim. Happy 4th, y'all!

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Guilt-Free Margaritas

Sweetened with agave instead of triple sec, you can sip on these lower-calories margaritas all day and all night!

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Dogwood Punch

A bottle of your favorite rosé acts a the base for this light and refreshing punch. Mixed with strawberry lemonade, grenadine, and fresh fruit it's the perfect party sipper.

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Honeyed Cherry Daiquiri

Fresh cherries get shaken with light rum, lime juice, and a hint of maraschino liqueur (a cherry-based liqueur) for a refreshing, light drink you are sure to make all cherry season long.

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Campari Sangria

This sophisticated sangria has a hint of bitterness from Campari and fresh citrus and a touch of sweetness from honey and fresh fruit. Guests with ladle themselves glass after glass.

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Bee's Knees Shandy

This double threat—it has beer and gin—gets a little tang from fresh lemon juice and a hint of sweetness from honey?

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Cranberry-Basil Spritzer

Perfect as a cool refresher in the summer or during the fall holidays this spritzer gets a boost of sophistication from a basil simple syrup.

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Blackberry Jam Cocktails

Jam in a cocktail, now that's a novel idea! Sub vodka or even bourbon for the gin and garnish with fresh blackberries if available.

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Apricot Sparkler

Whip up this bright and pretty Proseco sparkler in under 5 minutes! You'll have more time to celebrate!

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