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Fourth of July cocktail recipes
Fourth of July cocktail recipes
Cristine Struble

Whether sitting on a blanket enjoying the fireworks or conversing with friend over the grill, Fourth of July is more festive with a refreshing cocktail. Luckily, there are a variety of beverages that can quench the thirst of all your guest. From tart margaritas to sweet sangrias, the variety of beverages with a few ingredients can keep the party going all day. While enjoying these beverages, don't forget the hydration, too.

Here are a few items to inspire your Fourth of July celebration.

Blue Salute
Blue Salute Sauza Tequila

Blue Salute

Blue Salute

  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½ part DeKuyper® Blue Curacao
  • 2 parts frozen lemonade
  • 1 2̷3 parts light beer
  • Cherries (for garnish)
  • Lime wedge (for garnish)

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with cherries and a lime wedge and enjoy!

Rocket's Red Glare
Rocket's Red Glare Sauza Tequila

Rocket's Red Glare

Rocket’s Red Glare

  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 part frozen limeade
  • 1 ½ parts light pomegranate juice (no sugar added)
  • 1 part vanilla creme soda (or diet vanilla creme soda)
  • Cherry (for garnish)

Preparation: Combine limeade, pomegranate juice, tequila and vanilla creme soda in a glass filled with ice. Stir well to combine. Garnish with cherry.

Frozen Firecracker
Frozen Firecracker Sauza Tequila

Frozen Firecracker

Frozen Firecracker

  • 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 ½ parts frozen piña colada mix
  • 1 ½ parts mango sorbet
  • 2 parts ice
  • Coconut shavings for garnish (optional)
  • Pineapple slice for garnish (optional)

Preparation: In a blender, combine tequila, frozen piña colada mix, mango sorbet, and ice until smooth. Optional: Rim your cocktail glasses with coconut shavings and garnish with a pineapple slice. Serve immediately.

Patriotic Prosecco
Patriotic Prosecco Skinnygirl

Patriotic Prosecco

Patriotic Prosecco

· 2 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco

· 2 parts limeade

· Sweetener (optional)

· Lime wheels for garnish (optional)

Preparation: Add all ingredients into a stemless wine glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Strawberry Sparkler
Strawberry Sparkler Skinnygirl

Strawberry Sparkler

Strawberry Sparkler

· 1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka

· 2 large strawberries

· 3 – 4 basil leaves

· Splash of soda water

Preparation: Muddle strawberries and basil leaves. Add ice and vodka, top with soda water.

Stars and Stripes Sipper
Stars and Stripes Sipper Skinnygirl

Stars and Stripes Sipper

Stars and Stripes Sipper

· 1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Meyer Lemon Vodka

· Splash of DeKuyper Triple Sec

· Splash of diet lemon-lime soda

· Raspberries or lemon slice for garnish

Preparation: Mix ingredients in a glass with ice. Top with diet-lime soda. Garnish with raspberries and a lemon.

Fireworks Fizz
Fireworks Fizz Skinnygirl

Fireworks Fizz

Fireworks Fizz

· 1 part Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka

· 4 parts sparkling water

· Splash of all natural pomegranate juice

Preparation: Combine vodka and sparkling water over a glass of ice. Finish with a splash of pomegranate juice.