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Cheers to Independence! Cocktail It Up for July 4


Food is great and all, but how do you really get the fireworks going this weekend? Cocktails! Here are some suggestions for celebrating the 4th of July with your glass half (or entirely) full:

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Smash! If the name doesn’t already make you want to try this sparkly bourbon cocktail, the mint and blueberries might be your thing. A refreshing party in a glass.

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If you prefer your bourbon a little less bubbly, try out this simple, slightly-sweet maple bourbon treat. Cheese tip: Pairs well with blue cheese!

The Best Margarita

Nothing truly says summer party more than a margarita—especially this stripped-down, four-ingredient version. Easy and delicious!

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Fill your glass with bubbles and gin with this super simple spin on the classic gin and tonic.

Cocktail made with Greek Yogurt: The Nicolaki

Or maybe you need something a little tangy and creamy to keep you cool this 4th. The Nicolaki give you all that and more with a little Greek yogurt in this delightful vodka cocktail.

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And of course, if you have one too many of the above mentioned cocktails, you’ll definitely want to wake up on the 5th with one of these hearty, spicy Bloody Marys.

Salted Lemon-Limeade

But wait! You could also avoid the need for a recovery altogether and just stick with this light, summery mocktail. They might even help you remember the fireworks! Or you can just, you know, pour in your alcohol of choice…

Feature Photo Credit: “close up of drinks in cups and glasses with american flag on independence day party” by Syda Productions | Shutterstock

Amy Fukuizumi

Amy loves few things more than writing and cheese. As a testament to these loves, she drove across the country to join culture: the word on cheese. Her goal as Social Media Manager is to make the world (digitally) feel this love (and 'Like' it a lot).