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39 Super Easy Fourth of July Cocktails to Try

Forget the fireworks. The real show is what you can make with your bar cart.

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When you're not thinking about America's current state, the Fourth of July is an excellent excuse for BBQs, a socially-distanced party on the beach, endless rounds of cocktails, and an unapologetic round (or five) of Miley's "Party in the U.S.A." After all, July 4 is the only holiday where you can wear red, white, and blue in one outfit without the fear of clashing. So, sure, your celebration might look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate in style. Whether you're registering to vote for the upcoming election, shopping one of the many great sales of the long weekend, or even just chilling on the couch with your good ole' friend Netflix, we got just the cocktail drink for you. Make sure your at-home (or six-feet-apart) celebration is a banger with these drinks that you'll actually make because 1) they're delicious and 2) they require so little effort. Ahead, here are deliciously cool cocktails sure to make you kick off the patriotic holiday in style.


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red rum punch
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Red Rum Punch


¾ parts BACARDÍ Limon

¾ parts BACARDÍ Raspberry

¾ parts BACARDÍ Superior

½ parts Grenadine

2 parts Sweet & Sour

1 parts Cranberry Juice

Garnish with Lemon Wedge or Mint


Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl filled with ice blocks. Stir. Garnish the bowl with lemon wheels and raspberries.

Courtesy of BACARDÍ Rum

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Broken Shed Vodka
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Sparkling Shed Berry


1.5 oz.Broken Shed Vodka

Splash of cranberry juice

Fresh seasonal berries

Club soda


    Top up with club soda. Serve over ice and garnish with berries.

    Courtesy of Broken Shed Vodka

    blackberry lavender martini
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    Blackberry Lavender Martini


    2 oz Aviation American Gin

    3 muddled blackberries

    3/4 oz. housemade lavender syrup

    1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

    Lavender sprig


    Combine all in a shaker with ice cubes and shake. Garnish your drink with a lavender sprig.

    Courtesy of Arielle Natale, Bar Manager, Elaia Estiatorio, Bridgehampton

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    Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
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    Berry United Lemonade Punch


    2 cups Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva

    3 cups lemonade

    1 cup cold water

    4-6 dashes of Angostura bitters





    In a pitcher with ice, combine your Diplomatico Rum, lemonade and water. Add in your lemon and bitters. Finally, garnish with lemon slices and blueberries.

    Courtesy of Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva

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    Chandon American Summer
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    Berry Bubbly


    6 oz. Chandon Brut

    3 frozen blueberries

    3 frozen raspberries


    Put your frozen fruit into a wine glass or flute. Pour the Chandon Brut in slowly.

    Courtesy of Chandon

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    Recuerdo Mezcal Blues
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    Recuerdo Mezcal Blues


    1 ½ oz. Recuerdo Joven Mezcal

    1 oz. Blue Curaçao

    1/2 oz. lime juice

    1 oz. mint syrup (1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 2-3 bunches fresh mint if you're making it.)

    5 fresh raspberries

    Tonic water


    Heat the water, sugar, and mint to a gentle boil. Reduce to a simmer for one to two minutes while stirring. Pull off the heat and allow to sit for 30 to 60 minutes so the mint infuses. Cool and strain the mint.)

    Then muddle a couple of raspberries with the Mezcal, lime juice and syrup. Serve with ice, adding the curaçao, and then filling with tonic water. Top with three fresh raspberries to garnish.

    Courtesy of Recuerdo Mezcal

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    Clara Bow


    ½ oz of Grenadine

    ½ oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur

    ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice

    1 ½ oz. Bourbon

    5 to 6 mint leaves


    Combine all cocktail ingredients except for the mint in a shaker. Add 4 to 5 ice cubes and shake. Using a Hawthorne strainer and a fine-mesh strainer, pour the contents into a glass and garnish with mint.

    Courtesy of Lynnette Marrero, Co-Beverage Director of Wonderbar

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    Smirnoff Blackberry Smash


    4 blackberries

    5 mint leaves

    Juice from 1/2 lemon

    6 oz. Smirnoff Ice Zero Sugar Original


    Add blackberries, mint, and lemon juice in a glass. Using a muddler, crush all of the ingredients together to release their juices and flavors. Stir in the Smirnoff Ice Zero Sugar Original. Pour the cocktail over ice and garnish with blackberries and fresh mint.

    Courtesy of Smirnoff

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    Kleos Raspberry Cooler


    2 oz. Kleos Mastiha (Greek liqueur)

    1.5 oz. cointreau

    1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

    1 oz. club soda


    Combine ingredients and top with club soda. Garnish your beverage with raspberries and lime slices.

    Courtesy of Arielle Natale, Bar Manager, Elaia Estiatorio, Bridgehampton

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    Collinzz Fizz


    1 oz. Gin

    1 oz. Triple sec

    ½ lemon, freshly squeezed

    Top with SpikedSeltzer Ventura Lemon

    Serve over ice


    Build ingredients in a Collins glass over ice, top off with SpikedSeltzer Ventura Lemon, and stir.

    Courtesy of SpikedSeltzer

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    Tequila Blackberry Punch


    4 Blackberries, plus more for garnish if desired

    3⁄4 oz Raspberry or blackberry liqueur

    1⁄2 oz Agave nectar

    1 1⁄2 oz Cazadores blanco tequila

    3⁄4 oz Fresh lime juice


    Combine the blackberries, berry liqueur, and agave nectar in a shaker and muddle. Add the tequila, the lime juice and ice, and shake well. Strain into a stemless wine glass, and garnish with 3 skewered blackberries and an orange peel.

    Courtesy of Manny Hinojosa, global brand ambassador for Tequila CAZADORES

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    Soaked Watermelon Slice Popsicles


    ¾ cup tequila

    ½ cup Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon

    ¼ cup lime juice

    1lb watermelon


    Stir together tequila, Strawberry Watermelon Sparkling Ice, and lime juice in a large bowl. Cut watermelon into wedges and soak in Sparkling Ice mixture for 15 minutes. Insert popsicle sticks into wedges then freeze on a rack-lined baking sheet for 1 hour.

    Courtesy of Sparkling Ice

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    Pomegranate Mojo Lemondrop


    6 blackberries

    4 oz pomegranate juice

    1 oz lemon juice

    1 oz vodka

    Sipp Mojo Berry


    Muddle blackberries and place in shaker with ice, juice, and vodka. Shake for 20 seconds, strain into glass, and top with Mojo Berry. Garnish with blackberries.

    Courtesy of Sipp

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    Red, White, and Blueberry Mule


    2 oz berry Vodka (blueberry or raspberry)

    6 oz Extra Spicy Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini




    Muddle blueberries and blackberries in shaker. Add vodka and shake. Fill Moscow mule mug with ice. Pour in muddled berries and vodka and fill with Brooklyn Crafted (roughly 6oz). Garnish with blueberries and blackberries.

    Courtesy of Brooklyn Crafted

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    Red Lady


    2oz The Botanist Gin

    1oz Cointreau

    1oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

    6 strips Julienned Red Bell Pepper

    3 drops Homemade Orange Bitters


    In a shaker, muddle the red bell pepper, then add all remaining ingredients. Shake without ice vigorously, then add ice and shake briskly. Double-strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a strip of julienned red bell pepper.

    Courtesy of The Botanist Gin

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    Firecracker Daiquiri


    3 oz. light rum

    1 cup frozen strawberries

    1 bottle Lemon Flower Sipp, chilled

    Juice of 1 lemon


    Add rum, frozen strawberries, lemon and Lemon Flower Sipp in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses and garnish with lemon and strawberries.

    Courtesy of Sipp and Mia Syn, MS, RDN

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    Peach Nectar Ginger Beer


    1.5 oz. Handcrafted Peach Vodka

    3.5 oz. Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini in Mango

    Peach slices

    Mint for garnish


    Mix peach vodka and Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini in Mango. Garnish with sliced peaches and mint over ice.

    Courtesy of Brooklyn Crafted

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    Spiked Triple Berry Basil Lemonade


    1.5 cups Smirnoff Red, White & Berry

    8 cups Lemonade

    1 cup Basil Syrup

    4 Berry Lemonade Ice


    In a pitcher combine lemonade, vodka, and basil syrup. Stir to combine. To serve, place 4 ice cubes into a high ball glass and top with lemonade cocktail.

    Created by Megan Marlowe of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

    Drink, Mojito, Non-alcoholic beverage, Cocktail, Drinking straw, Distilled beverage, Spritzer, Straw, Blueberry, Italian soda,
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    Blueberry Mojito


    10-15 Blueberries

    1/2 Lemon

    1-1/2 oz. Purus Organic Vodka

    1/4 - 1/2 oz. Agave Nectar or Simple Syrup

    2-3 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme


    Muddle berries and lemon in mixing cup. Add Purus vodka, agave nectar, and ice. Shake for 20-30 seconds. Bruise 2 sprigs of thyme and place in the bottom of a highball glass with ice. Strain the cocktail into glass and add thyme and blueberries to your liking.

    Courtesy of Purus Organic Vodka

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    Blueberry-Thyme Gin Smash


    1 ½ oz. Prairie Organic Vodka

    ½ oz. Elderflower Liqueur

    ½ oz. Simple Syrup

    Muddled Blueberries


    Mix all ingredients.

    Courtesy of Prairie Organic Vodka

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    The Picnic Basket


    Two 1-inch cubes of Watermelon (muddled)

    2 oz. London Dry Gin

    3/4 oz. Lemon Juice

    1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

    Pinch of Salt


    Mix together in a mason jar and add a slice of watermelon and a blueberry for garnish.

    Courtesy of Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant

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    Blue Grapefruit Cosmo


    2 oz. Blue Ice Vodka

    1 oz. Blue Curacao Liqueur

    1 Tblsp. Grenadine

    0.5 oz. Grapefruit Juice

    0.5 oz. Simple Syrup


    Combine Blue Ice Vodka, Blue Curacao, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup in a mixing glass. Stir to combine and to prevent cloudiness. Strain into chilled martini glass. Add tablespoon of grenadine.

    Courtesy of Blue Ice Vodka

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    The Angry Firework


    Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider

    1 oz. Blue Curaçao

    1 oz. Raspberry Schnapps


    In a pint glass, combine the Blue Curaçao and the Raspberry Schnapps over ice. Fill with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple. Garnish with a lime wedge.

    Courtesy of Angry Orchard

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    The Sparkler


    3 oz. Tropicana Strawberry Peach Drink

    1 ½ oz. Bourbon

    ½ oz. Lime Juice

    Ginger Beer

    Fresh Raspberries or Blueberries, for garnish


    Combine all ingredients except ginger beer in a mixing glass. Add 2-3 ice cubes and stir well to combine. Pour into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with fresh raspberries and blueberries.

    Courtesy of Tropicana

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    Boozy Slush Pink Heels


    Blue Slush Layer:

    2 cups Ice

    2 oz. Blue Curacao

    1 cup Homemade Lemonade

    White Slush Layer:

    2 cups Ice

    2 oz. SMIRNOFF Red, White & Berry vodka

    1 cup Homemade Lemonade

    Red Slush Layer:

    1 ¼ cups Strawberries, quartered

    2 oz. SMIRNOFF Red, White & Berry vodka

    ¼ cup of Homemade Lemonade


    Blend each layer separately until smooth. Store in freezer until ready to build your cocktail. Pour each layer into a highball glass and serve immediately.

    Created by Taylor Bradford of Pink Heels Pink Truck

    Food, Floats, Frozen dessert, Sundae, Ice cream, Knickerbocker glory, Milkshake, Cuisine, Whipped cream, Cream,
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    Cherry Lime Float


    2 oz. IZZE Sparkling Cherry Lime

    1 scoop of Cherry Ice Cream

    ½ oz. Rum Cream

    1 oz. Rye Whisky


    In a milkshake glass add rye whiskey, cream rum, and ice cream. Top with IZZE Sparkling Cherry Lime. Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry.

    Courtesy of IZZE

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    Strawberry Moscow Mule


    1.5 oz. Smirnoff Vodka

    1 Lime

    4 oz. Ginger Beer


    Scoop of Strawberry Sorbet


    Into the bottom of a copper mug, add vodka, lime juice, and ice. Top with ginger beer and a scoop of sorbet.

    Created by Megan Marlowe of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

    Food, Drink, Ingredient, Non-alcoholic beverage, Cuisine, Italian soda, Gulaman, Juice, Punch, Dessert,
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    Wild Berry Smash


    1.5 oz. Belvedere Wild Berry

    Half Lemon, cut into quarters

    1 oz. Simple Syrup

    1/4 cup Fresh Berries (could be blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, or a combination of any and all.)


    In a mixing glass, muddle the lemon quarters and berries with the simple syrup. Add the Belvedere Wild Berry. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain contents over ice. Garnish with fresh berries and serve.

    Courtesy of Belvedere Vodka

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    Bottle Rocket


    1.5 oz. Absolut

    .5 oz. Chipotle-Agave Nectar*

    1 oz. Pineapple Juice

    .5 oz. Lime


    Shake all ingredients, strain into a bottle, funnel smoke into bottle, and garnish with a faux bottle rocket stick.

    *Combine 1 cup of agave nectar with 1 oz. of liquid from canned chipotle peppers (adobo) and strain. If canned chipotles are unavailable, use one teaspoon powder, blend vigorously, and strain.

    Courtesy of Absolut

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    Born in the LES


    2 1/4 Flor de Cana Extra Dry

    3/4 Mint Simple Syrup

    1/4 Blue Curaçao

    1 Lime Juice


    Add blue curaçao to empty glass. Shake remaining ingredients in tin and pour slowly over crushed ice. Dash angostura and peychauds bitters liberally over the top. Optional: garnish with American paraphernalia and mint leaves.

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