Independence Day is just around the corner! It’s getting hot out there, so you’re going to need some drinks to match whatever you are planning to grill, cook or assemble for your 4th of July party. Don’t let your guests go thirsty, make sure you have plenty of tasty beverages to keep everyone chill.
From fresh, fruity punches, delicious no alcohol fizzy drinks, to classic cocktails, here are our favourite drink recipes for entertaining on 4th of July. Plus, for those of you who consider themselves somewhat a mixologist, we’ve thrown in a couple of fancy cocktail recipes from elBulliand The Aviary - and yes, they involve spherified olives and liquid nitrogen so get your molecular gastronomy tools in order and let's do this.
Get your drinking pants on with these 20 drink recipes for Independence Day.
Make this red sangria in bulk and keep it chilled in the fridge. The flavours get better with time anyway! All you need is some red wine, brandy, curaçao plus some fresh fruit. Easily substitute any other stone fruit for the peaches in the recipe.
This pink-tinted punch gets its colour and that not-too-sweet flavour from fresh grapefruit. It is invigorating, light and non-alcoholic - unless of course you want to spike it with some white wine. Your choice.
If you are after something special to impress your Independence Day party guests, try this summer cocktail called ‘Revel,’ created by Italian bartender Francesco Pierluigi at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Milan.
The perfect way to end a day of grilling, try this very cool granita recipe for grownups. Citrusy granita with vodka granita is actually a very popular dessert in Italy after a fish-focused meal, give it a go at your fancy 4th of July barbecue!
The markets are bursting with fresh strawberries right now so make the most of them by crushing them all into this strawberry lemonade. Don't forget the fresh basil, it's the perfect herb-fruit pairing that will make this simple lemonade extra special.
Healthy and refreshing, this recipe for mango and beetroot juice uses coconut water for extra hydration and agave nectar, to keep the refined sugar away. Make it for your Independence Day gathering and score brownie points for looking after your guests' wellbeing.
For fans of Alinea and The Aviary by Michelin starred chef Grant Achatz. Here's a special recipe of the popular drink called The Green Thumb from The Aviary Cocktail Book. You're going to want to clear out your schedule for this one because of the intensive prep involved, but the results will definitely make you the star host of the year.
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