4th of July Drinks

Celebrate 4th of July with easy cocktail recipes like refreshing
cucumber margaritas and Thai basil sangria. Plus, more
patriotic party drink ideas like red, white and blue cocktails
that are perfect for grilling.

Easy 4th of July Drink Ideas

  • Saffron Cooler

    Daniel Orr's fantastic drink is an infinitely more complex and food-friendly alternative to the wine spritzer.

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    Saffron Cooler
  • Cucumber Margarita

    The only thing more refreshing than a margarita is one made with cucumbers. The cucumber-infused tequila also makes a great punch.

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    Cucumber Margarita
  • Colonel Beach's Plantation Punch

    This cooler is great for summer parties. Multiply each ingredient by the number of guests you're expecting, mix everything except the ginger beer and garnishes in a punch bowl and chill.

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    Colonel Beach's Plantation Punch
  • Thai-Basil Sangria

    This stripped-down sangria gets its rich golden hue—and zingy flavors—from white wine, fresh-squeezed orange juice and a kick of brandy.

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    Thai-Basil Sangria
  • Sunset Punch

    Chef Ethan Stowell celebrates July 4th with a cookout powered by bourbon-and-ginger-beer punch and Budweiser, his beer of choice.

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    Sunset Punch