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Happy 4th of July to you!

I hope everyone has a safe, happy holiday filled with friends, good food and lots of laughter. I’m honestly not sure what our plans are for tonight—Adam still has family in town so we’ll probably just grill at home with them and watch the fireworks close by.

Today I was planning on doing a biiiiig recipe round-up of all the 4th of July food in the land. And by the land, I mean the Internets. But! Then I realized that that might be silly because you guys probably already have your menu and plans all set. Duh, Jenna. So then I figured I would just do a party drink round-up instead!


Strawberry Agua Fresca

Virgin Sangria. <—–I think this might win as one of the oldest recipes on ELR! I think I stuck it in here back in 2008 so please excuse the awful photo. I need to re-make and re-post this one because it really is quite delicious!

Pomegranate Sangria

Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade

La Paloma (tequila + grapefruit juice + sparkling water. yes.)

Blackberry Margaritas

Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas

Fresh Cherry Mojitos


P.S.—please, please, please don’t drink and drive. not cool.

P.P.S.—I really love you guys.

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  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    July 4, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Have a very happy Independence Day, Jenna! 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    July 4, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Happy 4th Jenna! I hope you and Adam have fun with your relatives, enjoy lots of grilling, and stay very well hydrated! 😉

  • Devon | the food bitch blog
    July 4, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Happy 4th! I think that pomegranate sangria has my name on it!

  • DessertForTwo
    July 4, 2012 at 5:49 am

    I’m so thirsty! Love this roundup! I should hire you to come over today and be a mixologist for our party today! But, actually, I like you so much that I’d never make you work. I’d just feed you 🙂

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    July 4, 2012 at 6:40 am

    happy 4th! these all sound delicious!!

  • Hilliary@Brunch and Cupcakes
    July 4, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Happy 4th of July, great drink recipes!

  • Ali @ Gimme Some Oven
    July 4, 2012 at 6:44 am

    These all look amazing!!! And so refreshing! I would happily enjoy any of these on a day like today. 🙂

    Happy 4th!

  • John
    July 4, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Happy 4th!!

  • Anne Weber-Falk
    July 4, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Happy July 4th! Thanks for the non-alcoholic options. We do not drink liquor for health reasons and most people offer up boring and dull alternatives. Yours look so good and refreshing. I’m excited to try them.

  • The Blissful Baker
    July 4, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Love all these recipes! Look so delicious…now just to decide which to make for the Independence Day Party!

    Check out my latest recipe @

  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    July 4, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Happy 4th of July!! I bet the fireworks will be gorgeous over the Golden Gate!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    July 4, 2012 at 7:17 am

    All of these drinks sound like perfection!

  • Coco
    July 4, 2012 at 7:20 am

    The La Paloma sounds particularly fetching . . . Happy Amurrica Day, Jenna =)

  • eating in instead
    July 4, 2012 at 7:57 am

    These look wonderfully refreshing. Keepers for summer grilling! Thanks!

  • Elisabeth
    July 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Happy 4th of July, Jenna! These drinks all look so refreshing 🙂

  • Caroline L.
    July 4, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Happy 4th Jenna!

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    July 4, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Beautiful pics and tasty drink as usual! Happy Independence day to you!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    July 4, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Happy 4th of July Jenna!!! Love the round-up.

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    July 4, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Now you’ve got me thirsty for one of these…and it’s only 10am 🙂

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    July 4, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Happy 4th of July!!

    As a Canadian I did my celebrations over the weekend..BUUUT I might make that cherry mojito just because. 🙂

  • themeaningofme
    July 4, 2012 at 10:52 am

    The La Paloma looks so refreshing. The photo of the grapefruit and limes is delicious! Made my mouth water just looking at it.

    Happy 4th!

  • Stephanie
    July 4, 2012 at 10:58 am

    YES, please. And thank you!

  • luv what you do
    July 4, 2012 at 11:02 am

    These are great drink recipes! I love serving fun cocktails when we host and although today is a little more relaxing than festive, I am saving these recipes for our next big party!

  • Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    July 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    What an absolutely gorgeous drink! 🙂

    Happy Fourth of July!!! <3

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    July 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Who knew grapefruit and lime could be so picturesque? Happy 4th of July!

  • Mo
    July 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Going to try the La Paloma :)! Thanks Jenna!

  • Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    July 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Wow- every one of these recipes sounds good- but the strawberry agua fresca is #1 on my list to try!

  • Stephie
    July 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Now I’m thirsty…again…

    Hope you had a great day!

  • Christa @ Edible Balance
    July 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Whoa… all the recipes look amazing, then I got to the Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita… oh my goodness that looks fabulous! loving all things rhubarb right now 🙂

  • Sonal
    July 5, 2012 at 3:36 am

    I’ve got to try out the virgin red wine!! 🙂 I live on the veryy south of spain so sangria is a big deal!

  • Julia H. @ Going Gulia
    July 5, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Fresh cherry mojitos. No way. Mojitos are my favorite drink, and I just so happen to have been in a cherry obsession for the past two weeks. So pretty much I need to make these immediately.

  • Moni Meals
    July 5, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Love all of these and so pretty too. Hope you guys had a great fourth!

  • Carissa @ ChoiceSustenance
    July 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I tried your La Paloma soon after you originally posted it. That drink is amazing!!!

  • jessie
    July 5, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for sharing this round-up. They all sound delicious. Hope you had an awesome Independence Day!

  • Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma
    July 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Pretty sure I just died and went to drink heaven.

  • Jan
    July 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Mmmmm those drinks look amazing!

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See
    July 7, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Agua fresca = such a win! Watermelon is my personal fav 🙂

  • britt
    July 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    i’m reading this almost a week late because i was out of town but these look amazing!!