July 4th is one of my favorite holidays; it's an inspiring day to celebrate, and it's wholly American in its execution. There's no major pomp, no uptight dinner parties, nothing but fun and fireworks with friends and family. Plus, it's some of the best food you'll eat all year, which will pair nicely with these great cocktails.
This cocktail sounds absolutely divine. Chambord and vodka? This one is sure to be a hit.
Sure, this one is technically for Inauguration Day, but it'll make a great after-barbecue treat on Independence Day as well.
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It only looks refined — who says Pop Rocks are just for kids?
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This beverage is fizzy and perfectly named.
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These chilly treats have everything going for them: They're easy, you can make them ahead of time, and they'll take you all the way through to the fireworks show!
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Will you look at those adorable Jell-O shots up there? I mean really look at them! They're insanely cute, and I need one right now.
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The perfect summertime drink on the perfect summertime day.
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Remember bomb pops? Yeah, these are just like those, except a million times better.
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Consider this your bonus cocktail. Sure, it isn't red, white or blue, but it takes us right back to our roots and features St. Germain liqueur, so you know it'll be a hit.
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Looking for something for a crowd? Look no further. As a bonus, you can mix up a batch sans vodka for the youngsters — just be sure to clearly mark the adults-only beverages.
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You know we couldn't leave margaritas off the list, and America is a melting pot, after all!
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I love that the "red" in this one is summer-sweet watermelon, and that star garnish is the perfect touch!
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Are you kidding me with these things? These are absolute perfection, with just the right amount of fizz to finish it off!
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You just can't go wrong with a simple, refreshing cocktail like this one.
If you've never had the pleasure of trying panna cotta — a sweet, creamy, Italian treat — then let this be your introduction to it. You'll never be the same again.
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This one is smooth and sweet with riesling and fresh fruit. Perfect for a little family get-together.
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This is definitely a "saving the best for last" kind of situation. Can you believe these things? Plus, they're on a stick! On a stick, people!
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