4th of July Cocktail Recipes

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Looking for a festive cocktail to serve this weekend? Here are 5 fun, patriotic signature drink ideas from ’round the web:

1. Fourth of July Cocktail from Guy Fieri
A thin slice of jalapeno or serrano pepper adds a fiery kick to this tequila-based cocktail, which gets it’s pretty colors from cranberry juice, watermelon schnapps, and blue curacao.
{via Food Network}

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2. Strawberry Sucker
Strawberry schnapps, vodka, and club soda make up this sweet & fizzy afternoon drink. Add a skewer of blueberries for a splash of blue!
{via Rachael Ray}

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3. Watermelon Mint Cooler

Ingredients
• 4 cups seedless watermelon chunks (about 1 pound)
• 1 1/2 cups lemonade
• 1/2 cup fresh mint
• blackberries for garnish (optional)

Directions
In a blender, puree the watermelon and lemonade; strain if desired.
Stir in the mint and serve over ice.
For an instant cocktail: Stir in 1/2 cup vodka or tequila before serving.
Garnish with a blackberries.

{via Real Simple}

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4. Patriotic Margarita
This pretty drink gets it’s striped look from a layer of blue HPNOTIQ Liqueur topped with a red layer made from strawberry puree, dark rum, coconut milk, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, and crushed ice.
{via Coastal Living}

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5. Red, White, and HPNOTIQ Blue Martini
Blue liqueur and grenadine give this citrus vodka-based martini it’s patriotic flair. Garnished coconut adds a touch of white!
{via Bar None Drinks}

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What signature drinks are you planning to serve for your 4th of July party?

More from RealSimple.com:

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4th of July Desserts

4th of July Party Ideas

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