Look, we get it — when you're grilling up some burgers and brats for your Fourth of July, you're going to head for the ice-cold beer. We get that you think nothing is more U.S. of A. than a B-E-E-R. But when the beer goes flat and the burgers have disappeared, may we offer a classier option for your patriotic celebrations? Cocktails.
Red, white, and blue cocktails are the most colorful (and fun) way to get into the fireworks and festivities this year. Why settle for a Bud Light when you can reach for a Cucumber Peel cocktail (made with Chandon champagne), or a Strawberry Lime Rickey?
For those looking for something stronger (and who don't have to work the next day), a bourbon-infused cocktail will do the trick. And the newest party favorite for your Fourth of July barbecues: the Chandon Granite, a spoonful-sized frozen treat made with champagne. Frozen, it turns out like an alcoholic slushee — and we know you can get on board with that.
Check out these cocktail recipes for your Fourth of July — after all, nothing is more American than the cocktail. Click here to see the pics and get the recipes to make your Fourth of July a (tastefully) boozy celebration.
This post was originally published on July 2, 2012.