It doesn’t really feel like summer until the Fourth of July. Whether you want to start the party with an easy crowd-pleasing punch or with a festive red, white and blue cocktail color scheme, we have the recipe for you. Celebrate your freedom with these 11 cocktails.
Looking for something you can drink all day? This classic will take you from brunch to well into the evening. The mix of gin, egg white, lemon juice and raspberry syrup is light enough for all-day sipping and can be made extra-festive with a raspberry and blueberry garnish.
This large-format cocktail is ideal for big gatherings. Simply mix dark rum, white rum, orange curaçao, juices, simple syrup, St. Elizabeth allspice dram, grenadine and Angostura bitters in a large bowl. Before serving, shake with ice and serve with pineapple, orange and lime slices.
This mellow summer sipper is perfect for any time of year but especially on patriotic holidays like the Fourth. Muddled strawberries and lemon juice are mixed with rich simple syrup and bourbon, then it’s all topped with unsweetened iced tea for a perfect afternoon pick-me-up.