4th Of July Easy To Make Coctails

Dated: 06/24/2020

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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

strawberry lemonade punch

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)

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  1. 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.

Raspberry and Lemon Rosé Sparkler

Rosé drinkers will love this sweet, fruity libation.


raspberry and lemon rose sparklerBRIAN WOODCOCK

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

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  1. Smash raspberries with sugar and lemon juice in a pitcher. Top with sparkling rosé. Serve over ice with sliced lemons and raspberries.

Sparkling Lavender Cocktail


sparkling lavender cocktail recipeDAVID TSAY

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 

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  1. Combine simple syrup and both bitters in a Champagne glass.

  2. Top with sparkling wine, lavender sprig, and orange zest. Serve immediately.

Old-Fashioned Lemonade


old fashioned lemonadeDAVID TSAY

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 

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  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

Mint Tulip Cocktail


mint tulip cocktail recipe

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

Powered by Chicory DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine cranberry juice, vodka, St. Germain, and lemon juice in a pitcher. 

  2. Serve over ice with lemon slices and mint sprigs.

Grapefruit Ranch Water


Grapefruit Ranch WaterBUFF STRICKLAND

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

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  1. Spread salt on a flat plate. Dip the rim of a 12-ounce glass in water and then in the salt.

  2. Fill glass with ice and top with grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and tequila; stir to combine.

  3. Top with sparkling water and garnish with grapefruit wedges, cilantro sprigs, and sliced jalapeño.

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