Independence Day may have looked a bit different last year, but it's looking like small outdoor gatherings are going to be safe for most this summer. And no 4th of July party is complete without festive 4th of July recipes, patriotic desserts, and some delicious 4th of July drinks. Instead of serving your guests the same light beer or wine coolers you drink at every other summer get-together, these festive and flag-themed drinks and cocktail recipes are just the thing your friends and family need to cool off during a cookout.
For guests who don't drink alcohol, opt for a delicious non-alcoholic summer cocktails or serve up fruit smoothies. And for the kids, blend together the slushie or milkshake of their dreams. These 4th of July drinks and cocktails will impress your guests and have them happily reaching for seconds. And if you really want to show off your American pride, pair these patriotic cocktails with some creative (and delicious) red, white, and blue cookies.
Honeyed Cherry Daiquiri
Made with rum, lime juice, fresh cherries, and a hint of maraschino liqueur, this light and bright drink is ideal for all your patriotic festivities.
Get the recipe at Country Living.
Make a large pitcher of this sweet drink a few hours a head of serving so that you're not constantly playing bartender for your guests.
Get the recipe at The Pioneer Woman.
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