Independence Day is nearly upon us! We’ve chosen this selection of delicious red, white and blue cocktails to help you prepare.
Try this refreshing version of sangria from Delish. This recipe serves 6.
4 cups of cubed watermelon
1 bottle (750ml) moscato
1 cup rum
Zest of 2 limes
Juice of 4 limes
1 tbsp sugar
Lime slices (for garnish)
Pro tip: Garnish with a few fresh blueberries for an extra burst of flavor.
El Diablo con Limón
For something delicious off the beaten path, we recommend this incredible tequila punch with cassis and lemon from Serious Eats. This recipe serves 18. Serve this cocktail in glasses with ice.
1 cup (plus 2 tbsp) sugar
8 oz brewed black tea, cooled
20 oz silver tequila
4 1/2 oz crème de cassis
51 oz chilled seltzer or club soda
Fresh pineapple kicks this pina colada recipe up a notch. (Credit: Delish.) This recipe serves 2.
4 oz spice rum
4 oz coconut milk
⅓ cup fresh pineapple chunks
Splash of pineapple juice
1 cup of ice
2 maraschino cherries
Pro tip: This cocktail is amazingly delicious, but don’t drink it too fast. You’ll get an ice cream headache.
For something more elaborate, try this delicious cocktail that features vodka, cucumber and Grapefruit LaCroix. It’s another creative concoction from Serious Eats. Serves 1. (Yeah, we know. You should plan on at least making two or five of these though. They’re great.)
5 half-inch slices peeled cucumber
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz simple syrup
1 1/4 oz vodka
1/2 oz elderflower liqueur
1 1/2 oz LaCroix Pamplemousse Sparkling Water
Cucumber slice and lemon wedge, for garnishes
Pro tip: Do you love La Croix? Check out these other great cocktails, too.
Blue margarita? Sure, why not. This recipe from What’s Cooking America serves 2.
1 tsp coarse salt
4 oz 100% agave tequila
2 oz triple sec
2 oz lime juice
2 oz blue Curaçao
2 tsp superfine sugar
1 lime, cut into wedges
Pro tip: Add to the patriotic charm of this drink by garnishing with slices with star fruit.
This recipe from Delishably only serves 1, but it’s so quick to put together that your guests won’t have to wait long.
1 oz vodka
1/2 blue Curaçao
Pro tip: This drink isn’t as potent as some of the others on the list, but it’s very refreshing on a hot day.
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