Four Fun and Refreshing 4th of July Cocktails

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 07.01.20
Four Fun and Refreshing 4th of July Cocktails
You’ve got your barbeque recipes all set and the outdoor furniture tastefully spread out around the patio. Don’t let your drinks be an afterthought this 4th of July! On these hot, sultry days the summer cocktail & mocktail are an integral part of any celebration.

Check out these spectacular cocktails and iced drinks to make the most of your home bar. Plus, enter to win GoVino Go Anywhere Glasses - a set of four wine/cocktail glasses and a set of four beer glasses. 

GoVino makes shatter-proof, reusable and recyclable glassware that looks like fine crystal. The Oprah Magazine calls GoVino "The best wine glasses for every pour" and PopSugar included them in their editor's 15 favorite must-have items. Plus, we love their signature finger imprint!

"Bomb Pop" Three-Ingredient Cocktail
One drink that is sure to bring back more than just a little nostalgia for a certain red, white and blue popsicle, is the frozen spiked “bomb pop” drink. SheSpeaks member CupcakesandCrossbones gives all the recipe details to make this multi-colored frozen drink, with both alcohol and non-alcohol options. 

Her alcoholic version requires equal parts of just these three ingredients: 
Bacardi Razz Rum
Blue Curacao

Photo Credit: Jessica Elizarraras

If you want to make it non-alcoholic, simply replace rum with cranberry juice and Blue Curacao with blue Gatorade.

CupcakesandCrossbones adds one warning to her recipe, “Note: These are delicious and go down super have been warned!”

Watermelon Rum Punch
Good Housekeeping’s Watermelon Rum Punch recipe also has us counting down the days to the 4th. 

Ingredients for this include:
8 cups seedless watermelon chunks
1 cup light rum
I cup fresh orange juice
¼ cup lime juice
1 12 oz bottle ginger beer

Photo Credit: Safeway

The punch itself can be garnished with fresh watermelon and is a perfect pink melon color. Skip the rum and use ginger ale or non-alcholic ginger bear for a kid-friendly version.

Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush
What says summer time better than an iced cold glass of pink lemonade? Well, maybe one with vodka added in. Why not make it a slushy just for fun? Culinary Hill has a super easy and delicious Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush that doesn’t even require a blender. The icy drink will keep your guests cool and they will be saying “yes, please!” before you even offer a refill.

Just three ingredients make up this slushy drink. Or for a non-alcoholic version, leave out the vodka:
1 can frozen pink lemonade concentrate
Lemon lime soda like Sprite or 7-up. 

Photo Credit: Yummly

All American Daiquiri
The daquiri from The Tipsy Bartender will get you in the July 4th mood. Make each layer separately and then pour one on top of the other. It takes a bit of extra time than the other drinks, but the look and taste makes it worth it. Want it non-alcoholic? Pour a blueberrry smoothie on top of a strawberry one. Top with whipped cream. 

Photo Credit: The Tipsy Bartender

What are your favorite drinks for summer (alcoholic or not)? Tell us to win GoVino Go Anywhere Glasses - a set of four wine/cocktail glasses and a set of four beer glasses!

SheSpeaks July 4th Cocktail/Mocktail Giveaway
*One lucky contestant will be chosen at random to receive a four-pack of 12-ounce GoVino wine/cocktail glasses and a four-pack of GoVino 16-ounce GoVino beer glasses, $55 total value. Items may be subsititued for other items of similar value if these are out-of-stock. Giveaway is open through July 19, 2020 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member laurenpeterson2014.

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  • sw2982 By sw2982

    My go to drinkm of summer is sex on the beach. Malibu rum reminds me of being on an island with total relaxation!

  • Taylor2020 By Taylor2020

    My favorite drink Hennessy and cranberry grape juice with pineapple and orange slices 

  • Honeypie411 By Honeypie411

    My favorite summer drink is a Moscow mule. 

  • medgirl2001 By medgirl2001

    Strawberry lemonade!

  • CoreyOlomon By CoreyOlomon

    I love lemonade.

  • kathand29 By kathand29

    My favorite summertime drink is an arnold palmer.

  • amyd16323 By amyd16323

    i would have to say my favorite summer drink is lemonade

  • amyd16323 By amyd16323

    i would have to say my favorite summer drink is lemonade

  • pattiw5 By pattiw5

    My favorite summer drinks would definitely have to be an icy margarita and a cold glass of grapefruity IPA!

  • Vidamia805 By Vidamia805

    Love LOVE the lemonade & watetmelon idea yummy! Perfect for summer too!

  • likwan By likwan

    I love lemonade!

  • purango By purango

    Coca-Cola and iced tea are my favorites.

  • Miller4 By Miller4

    Pineapple juice with coconut rum is my absulte favorite summer drink. Sipping on this fruity drink will have you in your own tropical pardise.

  • Miller4 By Miller4

    My favorite summer drink is pineapple juce, and coconut rum

  • lak123 By lak123

    My fave summer drink is strawberry infused water.

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