June 30, 2021 — The Fourth of July falls on Sunday this year which is great for anyone organizing a celebration. The following recipes are festive, easy to make and definitely have the appropriate color scheme. What’s more, they will carry you through every summer occasion.
Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka’s patriotic red, white and blue bottle is a great table decoration and sets the mood for Independence Day and summertime parties to follow. This year’s cocktails add Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Ice or Red, White & Berry Seltzer (zero sugar in this one) which can also be served well-chilled on their own.
This Fourth of July kick off your celebration with a Very Berry Smash or Strawberry Lemonade or both. Smirnoff makes entertaining easy!
Bacardi Rum has just the recipe for a red, white and cool Fourth. There’s nothing like watermelon to put summer in a glass. Watermelon juice is available at Target, Trader Joe’s and other places or you can make your own in a juicer or blender.
And no summer party would be complete without a cocktail from Hornitos Tequila that also includes a few chunks of the quintessential fruit of summer – watermelon, of course.
Enjoy a relaxing, stress free Independence Day with any or all of these great suggestions.
Very Berry Smash
1.5 ounces Smirnoff Red, White & Berry flavored vodka
¼ cup fresh berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and cherries
4 ounces club soda
2 ounces Red, White & Berry Smirnoff Ice
Mint for garnish
Method: Add vodka, berries, and a few sprigs of mint to the bottom of a glass. Muddle to combine. Add ice to the glass. Top with club soda and Smirnoff Ice. Stir to combine. Garnish with mint and extra berries.
1 ounce Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka
4 ounces strawberry lemonade
Chopped strawberries and lemon wedges for garnish
2 ounces Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Seltzer
Method: Add vodka and lemonade to a shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour over ice. Add chopped strawberries and lemon wedges. Top with seltzer; stir to combine.
Bacardi Summer Watermelon Cooler
1.5 ounces Bacardi Superior
0.75 ounces watermelon juice
2 ounces grapefruit soda
Blueberries and lime wheel as a garnish
Method: Fill a tall glass with ice. Add all ingredients. Give a quick stir to combine and garnish with blueberries on a cocktail pick and a lime wheel or wedge.
1 ½ parts Hornitos Plata Tequila
¾ part simple syrup
¾ part fresh squeezed lime juice
2-3 cubes fresh watermelon
Method: 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. Garnish with a chunk of watermelon and half a lime wheel.