July 4 Cocktail Recipes: Cheers to the Red, White, and Booze!

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Happy Independence Day!

Flags are flying and the rockets are red-glaring, and we're all preparing for a day of cooking out with family and friends. Want to jazz up your celebration and get the fireworks started early?

Here are some Fourth of July cocktail ideas to help you do just that!

Red, White, and Blue Daquiris
The 4th of July is guaranteed to be a scorcher. Cool off with red, white, and blue frozen daquiris. Layer watermelon, blue raspberry, and pina colada and enjoy. Bonus! These are easily made without alcohol for the kiddos celebrating, just serve in different glasses to avoid confusion.

When it comes to having colorful mixed drinks and mocktails for your guests, look no further than your good friends in your grocer's produce department.

Strawberries, blueberries, watermelon and pineapple are abundant, seasonal and add a little something sweet to your fête.

Blue Curacao, grenadine, and red juice cocktails are also easy mixers for your clear spirits. They'll add pops of color to your drinks and can even be used to create some cool layering effects in your glasses.

Just remember: the mixer with the heaviest sugar content goes on the bottom to prevent your layers from mixing prematurely. Follow these drink recipes to fully understand.

Don't overlook the power of the garnish!

Colorful sugars and candies, even sprinkles, can dress up even the simplest of drinks. Try Pop Rocks for a little extra POW!

Whatever you do, don't drink and drive! Be safe, have fun, and celebrate America!

Barbecue Chicken
Barbecue chicken is finger-lickin' good. You can't go wrong with a main dish like this one.

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