4th Of July Weekend: 10 Fizzy, Fruity, Boozy Cocktails For A Festive Fourth [RECIPES]

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Whether you are sitting pool side, going to brunch with your gals, watching Monday night’s episode of the Bachelorette, or enjoying 4th of July fireworks, a cocktail is a must. 

From Bloody Marys to Fruity Cocktails, we've got you covered! Check out some of our favorite recipes below:​

  • Blackberry Lemon Smash

Blackberry Lemon Smash Blackberry Lemon Smash Photo: Courtesy

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz of white rum

1.5 oz of vodka

Blackberries

8 oz Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

DIRECTIONS 

Add blackberries and vodka to shaker. Muddle. Add rum and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled pint glass over ice. Fill with Sparkling IceLemon Lime.

  • Spiked Strawberry Slushie

Strawberry Slushie Strawberry Slushie, Photo: Courtesy

INGREDIENTS

3 cups strawberries

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 sprig of fresh mint

Ice cubes

1 tablespoon sugar

Bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG

DIRECTIONS

Stir lemon juice and ½ bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG together, set aside. Combine ice cubes, mint, sugar and strawberries in blender, blend on high until smooth. Pour in lemon and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG mixture and blend on medium until smooth. Distribute mixture and top each glass with remaining Prosecco. Garnish with strawberry.

  • America the Blue-tiful

America The Blue-tiful America The Blue-tiful Photo: Courtesy

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz White rum

1 oz Blue curacao

3 oz Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade

Fresh berries (for garnish)

Ice

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until it becomes slushy.

Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a fresh berries.

  • Cucumber Lime & Basil Prosecco Spritzer

Prosecco Spritzer Prosecco Spritzer Photo: Courtesy

INGREDIENTS

1 lime juiced

4 basil leaves

4 cucumber slices

Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG

DIRECTIONS

Muddle lime juice, basil and cucumber in a shaker glass. (For extra flavor infusion allow mixture to marinate in the fridge for at least one hour). Add ice and shake mixture. Strain the juice only (about ½ oz.) into a Prosecco glass. Top with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG and garnish with a basil leaf and cucumber slice.

  • Sparkling Watermelon Vodka Lemonade

Sparkling Watermelon Vodka Lemonade Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade Photo: Courtesy

INGREDIENTS

3 cups seedless watermelon pieces

3 lemons, juiced

½ cup vodka

¼ cup fresh mint

2 cups Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade

DIRECTIONS

In a blender, puree the watermelon and lemon juice, strain through a sieve into a drink pitcher. Add mint, vodka, and Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade - then stir. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint.

  • Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade 

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Photo: Courtesy

INGREDIENTS

Bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG

1/8 Cup Sugar

1/8 Cup Lemon Sugar

1/2 Tablespoon Lemon Rind, Grated

1 Cup Mashed Raspberries

DIRECTIONS

Combine sugar and juice in a small saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon rind and ½ cup of mashed raspberries. Combine mixture and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG in pitcher. Sprinkle remaining lemon rind raspberries among the glasses.

 

  • Flor Adora

Flor Adora Flor Adora with craft ginger ale: Bruce Cost Ginger Ale and Brooklyn Organics. Photo: Courtesy

INGREDIENTS

4 oz Bruce Cost Ginger Ale - Original

0.75 OZ lemon juice

0.75 oz Small Hand Foods raspberry gum syrup

1.5 oz Plymouth gin

DIRECTIONS

In a glass with ice, combine the listed ingredients. Stir, garnish with blackberries and enjoy!

 Bruce Cost Ginger Ale and Brooklyn Organics You can actually SEE the ginger pieces in each bottle, and it's recommended that drinkers "shake gingerly" before enjoying! Photo: Courtesy

If you are into Ginger Ale, we suggest these refreshing beverages! Bruce Cost Ginger Ale and their sister brand, Brooklyn Organics have a wide variety of flavors to choose from. 

 They are made from whole, 100% fresh ginger, and naturally sweetened with pure cane sugar. Available in the following flavors:

  1. Original Ginger Ale (bottle and can)
  2. "66" (66 calories with monk fruit)
  3. Jasmine Tea
  4. Ginger Beer
  5. Pomegranate with Hibiscus
  6. Passion Fruit with Tumeric
  7. Blood Orange with Meyer Lemon

Biotta Premium Juices also shared a healthier version of your favorite cocktails. With Biotta Juices you can have your cake and eat it too! Perfect for your healthy lifestyle for Summertime Sun.

Biotta Juices  Perfect for your healthy lifestyle for Summertime Sun. Photo: Courtesy

  • Biotta’s Bloody Mary

INGREDIENTS

Vodka

 Biotta’s vegetable juice

Worcestershire sauce

Hot pepper sauce

Salt and pepper

Celery

Olives

DIRECTIONS

In a cocktail mixer full of ice, combine the vodka, Biotta’s vegetable juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Shake vigorously and strain into the glass. Garnish with a stalk of celery and olives stuck onto a toothpick.

  • Biotta’s Celery Martini

INGREDIENTS

Gin tonic

Biotta’s celery root juice

 Lemon juice

DIRECTIONS

Combine gin, Biotta’s celery root juice, lemon juice, a dash of bitters, and a dash of Lillet in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with celery leaves, if you like.

  • Biotta’s Bellini

INGREDIENTS

Elderberry juice

Sparkling wine

DIRECTIONS

Add one half ounce of Elderberry juice to a champagne flute, top with sparkling wine. For the sparkling wine, use something cheap and cheerful, no need to break the bank on high-fluting champagne, the fruit will bury all the nice flavors you may get from a more expensive bottle.

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