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4th Of July Cocktail Recipes- Easy Too!

July 4th is right around the corner and what are you going to DRINK?  Well, no worries we have some cool and easy 4th of July cocktail recipes for you!  I know I'm making the Watermelon slice popsicles for sure.

4th Of July Drink Recipes

Soaked Watermelon Slice Popsicles

4th Of July Drink Recipes

INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ cup tequila
  • ½ cup Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1lb watermelon

DIRECTIONS

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.

Frozé Watermelon Granita

 

4th Of July Drink Recipes

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

Spoon a scoop of sorbet into the bottom of a chilled glass and top with a tablespoon or so of the watermelon cubes. Pour the Santa Margherita Sparkling Roséover the sorbet and melon. Garnish with mint. Serve immediately with a silver spoon.

OPTION

Purchase sorbet from a gourmet market instead of making your own.

TO MAKE WATERMELON SORBET

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 3 pounds seedless watermelon cut into cubes (about 10 cups)
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup and 2 tablespoons tequila

DIRECTIONS

In a small saucepan bring the sugar, water, and rosemary to a boil. Remove it from the heat and let it cool to room temperature, then strain. Combine the rosemary syrup, watermelon, lime juice, and tequila in a blender and process until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and refrigerate overnight. Freeze the sorbet “granita-style” by putting it in the freezer and stirring every hour for five hours.

Blackberry Smash

4th Of July Drink Recipes

 

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

Find some fun glasses to use – rocks glasses or stemless wine glasses look great. Muddle 6 blackberries and 3 basil leaves. Add gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Top off with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Garnish with an extra few blackberries and a sprig of basil.

Aperol Spritzer

4th Of July Drink Recipes

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz Aperol
  • 6 oz Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
  • Orange twist, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

In an ice-filled Collins glass, add Aperol and float with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime. Garnish with an orange twist and serve.

Purity Berry

4th Of July Drink Recipes

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 parts Purity Vodka
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 1 long piece of lemon zest
  • 4 parts distilled water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine the ingredients in a glass pitcher and let sit, refrigerated, for at least 4 hours – or preferably overnight, before serving.
  2. Serve the vodka mixed with the berry water either shaken or served strained or combined over ice.

Red, White, and Blue, Berry Mule

4th Of July Drink Recipes

 

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

Muddle blueberries and blackberries in a 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.

Please let us know what your favorite 4th Of July cocktail recipe is- comment below!  We want to know!

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Ellen Scott

Monday 16th of July 2018

Your post remind me about the time when i work in a mexican restaurant, my boss ( a bartender too) and me spent a lot of time together to make and try different cocktails. It is when my passion with this wonderful drink started.

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