THE 4TH OF JULY COCKTAIL
In the midst of planning this year’s Independence Day holiday, which I will very appropriately spend in the nation’s capital, I couldn’t help but remind myself why last year’s 4th of July was so memorable to me. I spent the day on our boat tubing, fishing, and water skiing on a lake about 45 minutes from my family’s house in Raleigh, North Carolina. That night, we hung out by our pool enjoying fresh watermelon we picked up from a farm on the way home. While the guys were grilling out with neighbors, my mom and I spontaneously decided to recreate a patriotic cocktail we always wanted to try… and it was definitely worth it. It is both pretty and effortless– we had all ingredients at home already!
This festive drink is refreshing and light, and let’s be honest- the drinks you serve at your 4th of July soiree are almost as important as the great food and company you are celebrating with! My little sister sipped on a mocktail version of this drink which is just as tasty. Just substitute the Hpnotiq for blue Gatorade frost and Absolut with diet Sprite.
Happy summer days!