The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. It’s just such a laid-back holiday and is about spending time with family and friends. The good thing about Fourth of July food is that, unlike our other great American holiday – Thanksgiving – it’s grill and make-ahead salad heavy. And with that little break for the kitchen, you have some more time to get creative with the drinks. These are our favorite fresh summer drinks (with one desserty non-alcoholic option) – all in the color red for a little patriotic pride. –Amy
Image above: This Sardinian Blood Orange Mojito is a little nod to white sandy beaches of Sardinia.
Image above: The Rosada’s pink color comes from hibiscus flowers infused in tequila. It’s a fresh, bright and delicious cocktail.
Image above: This Shaken Campari is a riff on the popular Italian apertif Campari-Soda.
See more red cocktails after the jump!
Image above: Inspired by photographer Jen Altman’s magical trip to Marrakech, this drink, appropriately named The Morocco, has a spicy orange flavor.
Image above: It’s not summer without sweet tea. This drink is called Sweet Tea Sipper and has a watermelon tea base – it doesn’t get much more summery than that.
Image above: The star of Pharmacie’s 1966 Cosmopolitan is the raspberry tincture that also gives it that beautiful red color.
Image above: This Sarsaparilla Strawberry Float is perfect if you want to add a non-alcoholic option to your summer menu.
Image above: This Special Pimm’s is a fruity twist on the classic.
Image above: Sparkling wine + strawberry syrup makes this Scrappy’s Romance the perfect summer cocktail.
Image above: Designer Tina Frey’s take on the classic Italian Negroni – the ultimate summer libation.