The 4th of July, my favorite holiday, is just around the corner and I’m prepping and planning what to serve our party guests! When it comes to making cocktails for a large group, I prefer easy batch cocktails that look pretty in a pitcher on your table but also are so simple to serve! No one has to play bartender making individual cocktails when you have a ready-to-serve pitcher filled with a yummy libation!
This year, we’ll have this Red, White and Blue Summer Spritz available for our guests. The red strawberries, blue blueberries and white wine make this drink perfect for a July 4th party. I love sticking to a theme when hosting guests, so I’m going all out with red, white and blue everything!
The best part about this cocktail — it’s SO EASY! You don’t have to be a master bartender to pull this off! Plus, it’s affordable! Don’t worry about impressing guests with expensive white wine in this drink. The wine will be mixed with simple syrup, club soda, and berries, so your guests will have no idea you used bottom-shelf wine! Garnish the cocktail with a sprig of fresh rosemary or mint to add some flare and make it look fancy! I like savory cocktails, so I prefer rosemary, but mint is perfect for summer! I promise you’ll like this cocktail so much, you’ll be sipping it all summer!
Below is my recipe for Red, White and Blue Summer Spritz!
Red, White and Blue Summer Spritz Cocktail
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 bottle dry white wine (I chose Beringer Chardonnay)
- Club Soda
- Fresh rosemary or mint for garnish
- Fill a pitcher with ice
- Add 1/2 cup each of sliced strawberries and blueberries into the pitcher
- Pour simple syrup and bottle of wine until pitcher is 3/4 full
- Pour club soda to fill remaining 1/4 of pitcher and stir to combine
- To serve, fill glass with ice and pour in spritz. Garnish cocktail with additional berries and a sprig of fresh rosemary or mint to your taste
If you’re looking for more July 4th party ideas, check out my other posts, linked below!
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