10 Drinks for This 4th of July

10 Drinks for This 4th of July

Kelli Foster
Jun 29, 2017
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In addition to the flag cake and sparklers, your Fourth of July celebration is going to need an equally fun and festive lineup of drinks. The very best ones are refreshing, easy to stir together ahead of time, and serve a crowd. From a star-studded wine sparkler and a bomb pop pitcher cocktail, to watermelon mint frosé and strawberry-basil sodas, these 10 drinks are perfect for sipping this Fourth of July.

1. 4th of July Wine Sparklers

This is the easiest way to bring some patriotic flair to the drinks table — you only need two ingredients to bring this sparkling pitcher drink to life. Drop in a handful of blueberries and a few star-shaped cut-outs and you're good to go.

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2. Watermelon Mint Frosé

If your motto is "frosé all day," this is definitely the version you want to be sipping on. It's equally refreshing as it is easy to make, not to mention stunning. Get a head start by freezing the cubed watermelon and making mint simple syrup a day in advance.

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3. How To Make the Ultimate Frozen Margaritas

Come hot summer days, frothy blended margaritas have an extra-special appeal. They're ultra-refreshing and go down easy. This recipe makes them by the pitcher.

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4. Bomb Pop Cocktail Pitcher

If, like me, you believe that bomb pops are an absolute must on the Fourth, you're going to want to stir up this layered pitcher cocktail. This Popsicle-inspired drink does take some time and patience to craft, but the beauty of it is that you can prepare it in advance and just stash it in the fridge until it's time to serve.

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5. Strawberry Mojito Pitcher

If you're hosting a crowd or heading to a potluck for your Fourth of July celebration, this is the very best way to stir up mojitos for all. This fruity version starts with muddled in-season strawberries.

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6. Summer Berry Sangria

When you pick up those cartons of berries for your flag cake, you should definitely grab a few extra. A twist on classic red wine sangria, this version skips the citrus for seasonal berries and can be topped off with club soda for a lighter touch.

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7. Sparkling Spiked Peach Lemonade

If really good peaches have already made their way to your neck of the woods, you should include this fruity lemonade in your celebration plans. Top it off with vodka for an adult version or skip it for a pitcher drink everyone can enjoy.

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8. Cold Brew Jamaica (Hibiscus Iced Tea)

This bright-red brew is just as refreshing as it is stunning, and makes for a drink that feels a little fancy. It comes together easily with dried hibiscus flowers or tea bags, and has a cool, sweet-tart flavor.

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9. Iced Green Tea with Mint & Ginger

If you have a special place in your heart for iced tea, this is the drink you'll want to sip on all day long. It starts with green tea that's sweetened with honey and infused with mint and ginger.

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10. Strawberry Basil Soda

This drink screams summer, and there's no better time to make a big batch than right now. Gather up some ripe strawberries and a bunch of basil, and it will be sweet sipping ahead.

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