Boom! Pow! Try these fun, festive drinks on Fourth of July

Sure, you can buy a bunch of beer for your Fourth of July bash — but why not serve up libations that are so much more memorable? Here, Tony Abou-Gamin — also known as The Modern Mixologist — shows how to make Zig Zag cocktails, fresh cherry daiquiris, pink sangria, coconut batidas and more.

Zig Zag

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 ounces Citroen-flavored vodka
    • 1/2 ounces orange-flavored liqueur
    • 3 ounces fresh-pressed watermelon juice
    • 2 ounces fresh homemade lemon sour

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Fresh cherry daiquiri

Ingredients

    • 2 ounces fresh cherry-infused light-bodied rum (Infuse 1 pound pitted Bing cherries with 1 liter light rum for 48 hours)
    • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
    • 1 ounce simple syrup

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Pink sangria

Ingredients

    • 1 bottle of rose wine, 750 ml
    • 8 ounces vodka
    • 4 ounces orange-flavored liqueur
    • 4 ounces simple syrup
    • 4 ounces pomegranate juice
    • 8 ounces fresh lemon juice
    • 4 ounces white grape juice
    • 2 lemons cut into thin quarters
    • 6 strawberries, sliced
    • 1 apple, sliced
    • Red and green grapes, sliced
    • 1 small orange cut into thin quarters
    • Chilled lemon-lime flavored soda as needed

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Coconut batida

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 ounces Cachaca
    • 2 ounces creme of coconut
    • 2 ounces half-and-half
    • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
    • 1 cup cracked ice
    • Blueberries, raspberries and/or toasted coconut for garnish

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