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It’s noon somewhere! (Is that how it goes? That’s how it goes around here when we have a full house of weekend warriors- cheers!) This holiday is no different, so I thought I should probably find some fun cocktail recipes on Pinterest! With the 4th of July being on a Wednesday this year, which I am not liking, by the way, we have guests visiting the weekend before and after the holiday.
At this point, I have no plans for the 4th itself- I don’t even know if my husband will come home from IL because it’s kind of a waste of time for him to drive to IL Monday morning, come back Tuesday night, leave again Thursday morning, and head back here Friday night. Sounds like a traffic nightmare to me, but I’ll let him decide. 😉 Anyway- let’s get down to business and check out some fun, holiday-inspired cocktail recipes and everything you may need for the perfect summer set up!
Looks Like Happy’s Favorite Cocktail-y Things:
- First up are these fabulous anchor cocktail picks by Fred. They are stainless steel with a gold finish. We live on a lake- there was no way I was passing these up when I found them in Florida last winter!
- Next up, I *love* this cocktail bar set! The bamboo stand is super cool and it has everything you could possibly need- minus the booze.
- My last favorite thing is disposable paper drinking straws. I love these because they are fun and biodegradable, with no chance of harming wildlife. You might think paper cannot withstand a drink, but it’s heavy paper and they hold up surprisingly well!
Ok- bottoms up!
First, we have this fun Sparkling Red, White and Blue Sangria from Gimme Some Oven. Ali has *amazing* recipes and I am sure this one will not disappoint. Sangria is a great drink for any time of day. Ok, fine, maybe any time of afternoon or evening. This recipe is so festive it would be great to bring to a BBQ or to have ready for a quick drink with neighbors.
If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain, If you´re not into yoga, if you have half a brain, then these Red, White & Blue Pina Coladas are going to be a “must make” for your BBQ. (Remember the pina colada song? It’s actually before my time, which is a phrase I am saying fewer than ever these days, but it’s somehow hilarious and awful at the same time.) Sadly, my blender cannot handle ice. I think I need a Ninja if I am going to do this Lake Life thing correctly! IMO, you cannot go wrong with whipped cream. Top this with a drunken cherry (up next) and you’re set!
Have you seen these Drunken Cherries before? Oh. My. FUN! These are fantastic! Round 2 of our holiday weekend involves some 24ish year olds and I am going to win the “Most Fun Friend of My Mom’s” award with some fun drinks. (No risk of drinking & driving when you live in a town that offers very little in the way of entertainment & everything closes by 9pm, lol!) These would be great on the pina coladas above, but also in any hard liquor-based drink, too.
Cosmopolitan has some fun with these Suddenly Summer drinks! I love the layers- it’s all about the order in which you pour the liquid. Another great drink for a drunken cherry topper!
This Red, White and Blue Sparkling Blueberry Punch looks so refreshing! And, I love IZZE beverages, so I bet this is really good! Did you know Smirnoff makes a Sorbet Light Pineapple Coconut? I did not. But now that I do….
Everyone loves a shandy! They seem to be a universal drink- great for beer lovers, wine lovers, and everyone in between. This Watermelon Shandy looks delicious!
These lemonade slushies are turned blue with Blue Curacao- which seems to be a staple of patriotic drinks! Learn how to make these 4th of July Lemonade Slushies at Lemon and Mocha. With just 4 ingredients they are super easy to make. I love the little flag toothpicks, too!
So, which one will you start with? I’m torn between the sangria and the blueberry punch! I guess it will depend on if I can find the Smirnoff coconut sorbet liquor or not in this tiny town. My neighbors love sangria, so I will definitely be making this very soon!
Need more cocktail inspiration? Check out our “all liquor all the time” Shut Up Liver, You’re Fine Pinterest board for hundreds of recipe ideas!
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