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For their Independence Day celebrations, F&W editors will be drinking a lot of rosé, festive punches, grill-friendly cocktails and more. Here, their refreshing picks.
Piña Colada-Rum Runner Hybrid “I’ll be at the Maryland shore and good wine is hard to come by in those parts, sadly. I’ll bring along some bottles of rosé though—probably Txakolina rosé, which I’m coveting right now. That said, I might just give in to a drink that’s wildly popular down there called a Pain in de Ass (a staple at a beach bar called Seacrets), which is a combination of frozen rum runner and frozen piña colada. When in Rome…” —Kate Heddings, Deputy Food Editor
Cosmopolitan “I’ve been re-obsessed with Cosmos since we featured the recipe in the F&W Cocktails 2012 book. If you haven’t had one in a while (since the early days of Sex & the City), they’re really good—tart, sweet and sour from the mix of citrus vodka, tart cranberry juice, Cointreau. And of course the bright pink color is awesome and really comes through if you’re drinking it from a big, fat martini glass. I’m not sure it’s especially patriotic, but it was created by a Miami Beach bartender in the ’80s. So that’s pretty American right there.” —Kate Krader, Restaurant Editor