It's time for Flags, Bar-B-Ques and Red, White and Booze. Here are some easy 4th of July coctails from countryliving.com to help with the celebration. Strawberry-Lemonade Punch BY SARAH
4th Of July Easy To Make Coctails
It's time for Flags, Bar-B-Ques and Red, White and Booze. Here are some easy 4th of July coctails from countryliving.com to help with the celebration.
Cut slices of watermelon or honeydew into star shapes with a star-shaped cookie cutter. Use to adorn glasses.
YIELDS:8servings TOTAL TIME:0hours30mins
1 c. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c.pure maple syrup
1 1/2 strawberries, hulled and halved
1 c. sparkling water
1 c. blueberries (optional)
Combine lemon juice, maple syrup, 3/4 pound strawberries, and 2 cups water in a blender. Blend until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Combine sparkling water, lemon juice mixture, remaining 3/4 pound strawberries, and, if desired, blueberries in a pitcher. Serve topped with ice.
Every sip of this is oh-so-refreshing thanks to a bottle of sparkling rosé.
YIELDS:6servings TOTAL TIME:0hours5mins
1 1/2 pt. fresh raspberries
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 bottle sparkling rosé, chilled
Sliced lemons and raspberries, for serving
Smash raspberries with sugar and lemon juice in a pitcher. Top with sparkling rosé. Serve over ice with sliced lemons and raspberries.
For a touch of elegance, add a sprig of lavender and orange zest to this chilled cocktail.
YIELDS:1 PREP TIME:0hours5mins TOTAL TIME:0hours5mins
1/2 oz.lavender simple syrup
3 dashes lavender-lemon balm bitters (such as Dram)3dashes orange bitters (such as Fee Brothers)
2/3 c. Gruet sparkling wine, c
hilledLavender sprig and orange zest, for serving
Combine simple syrup and both bitters in a Champagne glass.
Top with sparkling wine, lavender sprig, and orange zest. Serve immediately.
Give your summer lemonade patriotic flair with red and blue berries.
YIELDS:7cups TOTAL TIME:0hours15mins
1 1/2 c.sugar
1 1/2 c.fresh lemon juice (from about 10 lemons), plus
2 lemons, slicedBerries and fresh mint sprigs, for serving
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 1/2 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the sugar dissolves, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice, 1 1/2 cups sugar syrup, and 4 cups cold water (add remaining sugar syrup to adjust sweetness, if desired). Refrigerate until chilled.
This easy, 5-minute recipe gives spiked lemonade a run for its money.
YIELDS:4cups TOTAL TIME:0hours5mins
2 c. pink cranberry juice
1 3/4 c. citrus vodka
1/2 c. St. Germain liqueur
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice, plus slices for serving
Fresh mint sprigs, for serving
Combine cranberry juice, vodka, St. Germain, and lemon juice in a pitcher.
Serve over ice with lemon slices and mint sprigs.
Mix grapefruit juice and homemade jalapeño-infused tequila for a sweet and spicy cocktail.
YIELDS:1serving TOTAL TIME:0hours5mins
1/3 c.fresh pink grapefruit juice3 tbsp.simple syrup1
1/2 oz.Spiced TequilaSparkling Water (such as Topo Chico)Pink grapefruit wedges, cilantro sprigs, and sliced jalapeño, for garnish T
Spread salt on a flat plate. Dip the rim of a 12-ounce glass in water and then in the salt.
Fill glass with ice and top with grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and tequila; stir to combine.
Top with sparkling water and garnish with grapefruit wedges, cilantro sprigs, and sliced jalapeño.
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