Drink of the week: Fourth of July cocktails

Happy Independence Day ‘Merica!

For the 4th of July I hope you all are cooking up some of the best BBQ, burgers from the grill, funny appetizers and with some help from me you’ll have some of the best cocktails for the holiday!

So while you sing,

“Oh beautiful, for spacious skies,

For amber waves of grain,

For purple mountain majesties,

Above the fruited plain,

But now wait a minute, I’m talking about

America, sweet America,

You know, God done shed his grace on thee,

He crowned thy good, yes he did, in a brotherhood,

From sea to shining sea,” and thinking about the gang from The Sandlot looking at the fireworks in awe like a little kid, make sure you raise your glasses with my 4th of July Cocktails.

Cheers, America!

And because I’m feeling all nostalgic here’s that beautiful scene from “The Sandlot.”

Pink Lemonade Beer

This isn’t mixology, this drink is beerology. Technically, this isn’t a cocktail, and this idea is not mine.

BUT this is one of my favorite things to drink while relaxing in the background and it’s the EASIEST to make.

Glass: Pint

  • Half Summer Shandy
  • Half Berry Weiss

Red, White & Booze Sangria

You can never go wrong with Sangria and you’ll get some seriously props for bringing over the best drink in house!

Glass: Wine glass

  • 1 bottle dry champagne
  • 1 bottle white wine (I prefer Pinot Grigio but any white wine will do)
  • 2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. peach schnapps
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice

Add:

Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and cut up apples

TIP: When adding this to a pitch you want to add ice. If you can get the crushed ice and to me it taste like a slushy! Also if you have the Stencil cut the apples into stars.

Bubbly Georgia Peach:

For my ladies who love the bubbies, this drink is for you!

It’s the perfect combination of dry and sweet! And who doesn’t love to drink out of a champagne glass?! **singing, “Oh you fancy huh?”**

For peach simple syrup use one cup water, one cup sugar and cut up half a peach into pot. Bring to a medium boil for 5 to 10 minutes.

You’ll be able to tell when it’s done when the liquid looks a bit like a thick syrup. Transfer into cup and let cool in fridge.

Glass: Champagne Flute

  • 1 oz. peach schnapps
  • 1 oz. peach simple syrup (see recipe below)**
  • Fill with dry champagne

Add:

Peach slice

Not Your Grandma’s Tea

For my girls who love themselves some whiskey this drink it for you. In the summer all I want is something refreshing  and this is the drink with a nice smooth kick.

Glass: Mason Jar

  • 1.5 oz. Jack Daniels
  • Half ice tea
  • Half lemonade

Add: Lemon wedge

Frosé  Popsicles

This one is going to take a little bit more pretime but it’s absolutely delicious and all the basic bitches will be lovin’ it!

Serving for 10 popsicles

Glass: Wine Glass

Ingredients:

  • 1.75 cups of Dark House Rosé (any kind of rosé will do)
  • 1.75 cups lemonade
  • Raspberries and Blackberries (You can truly use whatever kind of fruit you’d like. What I’d suggest is reading the rosé wine description of what kind of fruits are used and use those fruits)
  • Popsicle molds
  • Glass of Rosé (not needed but looks so damn cute and instagram worthy)

Directions:

  1. Mix rosé and lemonade in a bowl. (Do NOT layer into popsicle mold it will not freeze properly) Make sure bowl or cup has easy spout for pouring into molds.
  2. Add raspberries and blackberries (or fruit of choice) into popsicle molds.
  3. Pour mix into molds and put in freezer for 6-7 hours. Make sure you follow the molds instructions.
  4. Remove from molds, serve in glasses of rosé, sip and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy sippin’ on these delicious drinks!

Make sure you tag @thecoachesdaughters in your post!

— Jenna



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