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5 Easy Summer Cocktails for July 4th

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

Happy Independence Day!

We've put together our favorite mid-summer cocktails, perfect with which to celebrate the 4th of July. These delicious drinks are a perfect addition to your backyard BBQs, poolside sipping, or under a firework filled night sky.

Wherever and however you will be celebrating the holiday this year, we hope that you enjoy, and Drink Wise.

1. Spiked Arnold Palmer


- 3oz Citrus Sweet Tea (English Breakfast Tea, Lemon and Lime)

- 1.5 oz Vodka - Fresh lemon wheels and mint for garnish


- Combine Citrus Sweet Tea and Vodka in a glass and stir.

- Fill with ice and garnish with fresh lemon and mint leaves

2. Vodka Berry Smash


- 3oz Strawberry Manhattan (Darjeeling Tea, Strawberry and Hibiscus)

- 1.5 oz Vodka

- Fresh berries and mint

- Seltzer to top


- Muddle berries in a glass. Add Strawberry Manhattan and vodka, and stir. Fill glass with ice (crushed ice is preferable!).

- Top with seltzer, garnish with fresh berries and mint sprigs

3. The Beware


- 3 oz Citrus Sweet Tea (English Breakfast, Lemon, Lime)

- 1 1/2oz Vodka

- Fresh Mint and Cucumber slices

- Fresh Lemon Juice


- Muddle mint and cucumbers in the bottom of a shaker. Add Citrus Sweet Tea and Vodka with ice, and shake.

- Strain into a glass with fresh ice, and garnish with fresh mint, lemon and cucumber.

4. Hibiscus Sangria


- 1, 16oz bottle Strawberry Manhattan (Darjeeling Tea, Strawberry and Hibiscus)

- 1 750ml bottle pinot noir, or light red

- Sliced lemons, berries and mint


- Mix Strawberry Manhattan and wine in a pitcher. Add assorted berries and lemon slices. Let sit in the refrigerator for 1-4 hours.

- When ready to serve, pour sangria into a fresh glass with berries. Add ice if desired.

5. Citrus Tequila Crush


- 4 oz Citrus Sweet Tea (English Breakfast Tea, Lemon and Lime)

- 2 oz Tequila

- .5 oz fresh lemon juice

- Fresh lemon juice, to taste


- Add Citrus Sweet Tea, Tequila and lemon to a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled.

- Pour into a glass with fresh ice (preferably crushed!). Top with a splash of seltzer, and garnish with lemon slices


Easy and ready to go! Perfect day-drinking sipper.

Drink Wise & Enjoy!

The Owl's Brew Crew


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