Refreshing Cocktails for Your Fourth of July Pre-Wedding Party

Discover 4 delicious mixed drinks perfect for a party on the Fourth of July.

Refreshing Cocktails for Your Fourth of July Pre-Wedding Party

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As today is the 4th of July, many Americans are celebrating with fun outdoor soirées. In addition to festive BBQs and waterpark jaunts, there will likely be more than a few hosted pre-wedding events on this day, such as engagement parties and bridal showers. If you are planning such a fête for an engaged pair in your life, you’re likely putting the finishing touches on your event as we speak. However, sometimes, the little details slip through our fingers – if you’re trying to think up a light, refreshing beverage to serve in bulk at your alfresco event, look no further!

Summer cocktails are essential in planning the perfect outdoor party – the Fourth of July is a great excuse to invite your loved ones over to celebrate the upcoming marriage of close friends or family. As you’ve likely designed a lovely menu – catered to the couple of honor – it’s only right that you pair the offered cuisine with a delicious mixed drink. We recommend consulting the bride or groom on their beverages of choice to make your final decision.

Below are some of our favorite recipes for scrumptious and seasonal cocktails. Happy celebrating!


- 6 mint leaves
- ¾ part simple syrup
- 2 parts rum
- 1 part lime juice
- 3 slices of jalapeño

Muddle mint and jalapeños, add lime juice and simple syrup, stir. Add rum and ice. Shake. Pour.

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- 2 parts vodka
- 2 parts orange juice
- 2 parts pineapple juice
- A splash of grenadine

Stir together juices and vodka with ice, add in grenadine. Add orange slices of cherries for garnish.


- 2 parts Whiskey
- 1 part simple syrup
- 1 1/2 parts lime juice
- 2 fresh strawberries, muddled OR strawberry purée

Combine ingredients, shake well, pour over ice. Add strawberry for garnish.


- 1 part vodka
- ½ part blue curacao
- 1 part sweet-and-sour mix
- 3 parts pineapple juice
- 1 part rum

Combine ingredients, pour over ice (blend instead if you so desire).

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