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The 4th Of July may not be our independence day, but it’s the perfect summer occasion to spark up the grill, in a cute fit, while celebrating with family and friends. And after a long year in the house, we welcome the outdoor festivities. No holiday BBQ would be complete without boozy offerings and if you’re like us, you love a good signature cocktail or party theme. Your drink should match the vibe.

Check out these seven fancy cocktail recipes that’ll impress your guests:

Lemon Pop-Tail

Seagram's Escapes Italian Ice Cocktail Recipes
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Seagram’s Escapes is a refreshing drink that packs the flavor, which makes it an obvious choice for the cooler. You can take this Cynthia Bailey-loved drink up a few notches with this recipe that includes a childhood favorite – red, white and blue popsicles.

Red, White & Blue Slush

Seagram's Escapes Italian Ice Cocktail Recipes
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July is one of the hottest months of the year, cool down with Seagram’s Escapes boozy slushie.

On The Rocks Premium Cocktails

On The Rocks Premium Cocktails
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Skip the mixing part and look fancy with this premade drink in a standout bottle. On The Rocks Premium Cocktails come in six flavors and is sold at your local liquor store, it’s a great option for a last-minute backyard luau.

SPARKLER SPRITZ

Grey Goose
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Keep it cute and cut your carbs with this Grey Goose spritzer. Add berries to make it pop.

1½ oz GREY GOOSE® Le Citron Vodka

½ oz Bacardi Pineapple

+ Fresh Raspberries and Blueberries

+ Soda Water

Method: Add all ingredients into a glass with ice and stir. Top with soda water. Garnish with fresh raspberries and blueberries.

D’USSÉ FREEDOM OF PEACH

D’USSÉ FREEDOM OF PEACH
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If you like your liquor dark, you’ll enjoy this D’Ussé punch that is as pretty as it is tasty.

Ingredients – serves 4 to 6

75 0 mL D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac

25 oz Peach Syrup

18 oz Lemon Juice

25 oz Cold-infused Green Tea

25 oz Champagne

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a punch bowl. Add ice. Stir until well mixed. Top with peach slices and mint.

Patriotic Coolers with Independence Ice Cubes

Patriotic Coolers with Independence Ice Cubes
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Make your own ice cubes and put a spin on this classic drink recipe. Cranberry juice is the perfect mixer, so expect this cocktail to be a winning combination.

Created by Ocean Spray

Prep Time: 10 minutes plus freezing

Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients:

ICE CUBES

  • 1 ice cube tray
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed
  • 1/3 cup Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Cranberry Blackberry
  • 1/2 cup Ocean Spray® White Cranberry Juice Drink
  • 1/2 cup Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail

COOLERS

  • 2 cups Ocean Spray® White Cranberry Juice Drink
  • 2 12 ounce cans lemon-lime flavored soda, chilled

Directions:

  • Place 4 blueberries in each of 16 ice cube cups. Add about 1 teaspoon blackberry flavored juice. Freeze at least 1 hour or until solid. Add 1/2 tablespoon white cranberry drink to each cup. Freeze 1 hour or until solid. Top with 1/2 tablespoon cranberry beverage. Freeze at least 1 hour or until solid.
  • In each of 4 tall glasses, pour 1/2 cup white cranberry juice drink and 3/4 cup soda. Add ice cubes to each glass.

Hornitos What a Melon

Hornitos What a Melon
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Soak up the sun with this fruity drink by your side serving tropical vibes.

Ingredients:

1 ½ parts Hornitos Plata ​Tequila

¾ part Simple Syrup​

¾ part Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice​

2-3 Cubes Fresh Watermelon

Directions:

Place watermelon and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and gently muddle. Add rest of ingredients with ice, shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

Happy sipping!

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7 Fancy Cocktail Recipes For The 4th  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

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