Boozy 4th of July Drink Recipes to Start Pinning Now

Cheers to freedom and BBQs and happiness.

It's almost the fourth of July! You know what that means—BBQs, beaches, and definitely a one round (or five) of Miley's "Party in the U.S.A." (Don't apologize.) Make sure the party is a good one with these drinks that you'll actually make because 1) they're easy 2) they require so little effort. *Sparklers*

1 Berry American

Three ingredients, serves eight—what more could you want? 'Merica!

Ingredients:

1.5 cups Smirnoff® Raspberry

3 cups Lemon-Lime Soda

Red, White, and Blue Fruit (for garnish)

Ingredients:

Mix together and enjoy.

2 Red, White, and Blue Sangria

Think of it as an adult take on punch.

Ingredients:

2 bottles of Bai5 Brasilia Blueberry (or similar blueberry drink or juice)

1 can of Wakiki Coconut Bai Bubbles (or coconut water)

1 750ml bottle of White Wine

2 cups of Strawberries (de-stemmed)

1 cup of Raspberries

2 cups of Blueberries

Directions:

Place fruit in a large pitcher. Pour in white wine, Brasilia Blueberry Bai5, and Wakiki Coconut Bai Bubbles. Stir together and let sit in the fridge for at least two hours before serving to allow flavors to mix.

3 'MERICA MULE (AKA Moscow Mule)

The easiest drink for a crowd? You found it. This one serves eight.

Ingredients:

1.5 cups Smirnoff® Vodka

3 cups Ginger Beer

Fresh Lime

Directions:

Mix together. Garnish with lime wedges and mint, if desired.

4 Star-Spangled Punch

A batch serves eight, so you can mix and mingle as you please.

Ingredients:

1.5 cups Smirnoff® Peach

3 cups White Cranberry Juice

1/4 cup Lemon Juice

Fresh Peaches

Directions:

Mix in a pitcher. Enjoy.

5 Hot Summer Peach

Turn up the grill and fire away at something other than burgers and hotdogs. This delicious concoction was thought up by John McCarthy of Cedar Local in NYC.

Ingredients:

A couple of Grilled and Peeled Peaches

1.5 oz. Brugal Extra Dry

.5 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice

.25 oz. Honey Syrup (equal parts honey and water)

2 oz. Club Soda

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker muddle several slices of a grilled peach. Combine remaining ingredients in the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into Collins glass over fresh ice. Add club soda to top and garnish with a grilled peach slice.

6 Blackberry Smash

This drink from Chef Michael Colletti of VB3 restaurant and bar features blackberries and whiskey to really pack a punch.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Death's Door White Whisky

1/2 oz. Fleur Elderflower

1/2 oz. Cherry Heering

1/2 oz. Lemon Juice

1 tablespoon Blackberry Preserves

Mint and Blackberry Garnish

Directions:

Add ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into an old fashioned or rocks glass. Garnish with three blackberries.

7 Freedom Punch

Make two batches! Each serves eight.

Ingredients:

1.5 cups Smirnoff® Strawberry

3 cups Cranberry Juice OR 3 cups Lemonade

Directions:

Mix. That's it.

8 Lady Liberty

A nod to the classiest broad around.

Ingredients:

2 oz. Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach

1 oz. Cranberry Juice

1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Directions:

In a shaker, combine all ingredients. Fill with ice, shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist and a raspberry.

9 Lush Life

Courtesy of Gates Otsuji at The Standard Plaza, New York, this sweet and refreshing drink is perfect for a hot holiday.

Ingredients:

0.5 oz. Lime Cordial

0.25 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

0.75 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice

0.75 oz. Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach

2.0 oz. Smirnoff Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka

Directions:

Combine all ingredients. Shake over ice. Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

10 Sunset Punch

Red, white, and...rosé? Give your tastebuds something different and mix it up for a sparkling fourth. This one serves 4-6.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon agave syrup

2 cups orange juice

1 (750ml) bottle of Chandon Rosé

1 lime sliced thin

Ice

Directions:

Pour the syrup into the bottom of a decorative pitcher. Add the orange juice and then slowly add the Chandon Rosé, a little at a time to avoid it bubbling over. Add ice and sliced limes. Serve.

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