5 Easy Fourth of July Drinks

Summer is in full swing, and backyard barbecues are where the party’s at. This July 4th, your yard will be the best (and safest) place for your loved ones to celebrate Independence Day. But some party guests are unpleasant. Namely, sugary sodas and artificial fruit drink full of high-fructose corn syrup, calories, and additives. 

With Kuvings juicers and blenders, squeeze the most out of summer by creating a fresh, delicious drink that’s just right for the occasion without all the sugary additives. These 5 recipes will make your backyard party unforgettable and keep the patriotic spirit going all summer long.

1. Sweet Freedom Watermelonade

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Nothing says “summer” like watermelon! This party drink is a sophisticated twist on standard lemonade but remains sweet enough for kids to enjoy. Watermelon is full of electrolytes, important for rehydrating and replenishing your body. A touch of mint complements the watermelon while adding an extra boost of cool refreshment. This recipe is a breeze—all you need is a powerful blender to combine these delicious flavors. 

Party Tip: Add some fun to the rim of your glass with a small watermelon slice, as shown above. 

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 4 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 cups carbonated water
  • Ice

Directions

  1. Add ingredients into a blender.
  2. Turn the dial to MIN and slowly turn it up to MAX. Blend until smooth. 
  3. Pour mixture into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with additional sprigs of mint (optional). Serve chilled. 

2. Berry Independence Day Sorbet

Here’s the scoop: sorbet is a great ice cream alternative! This fresh blueberry sorbet is the perfect dairy-free treat for a hot summer day. This superfood is full of antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C. Lemon and salt balance the natural sweetness of the berries, while honey makes this blue-purple dessert extra luscious. Best of all, this stunning sorbet can be easily made with the juicer you have using the blank strainer attachment. July 4th is the perfect holiday to enjoy this no-sugar-added sorbet!

Party Tip: For a patriotic spin, easily transform this recipe into a red, white, and blueberry sorbet! Simply modify the fruit in this recipe to 2 ½ cups frozen blueberries, 2 ½ cups frozen banana and 2 ½ cups frozen strawberries. When juicing, alternate between each colorful fruit for best results.

Ingredients (Serves 5)

  • 4 cups frozen blueberries, thawed for about 5 minutes
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Assemble your Kuvings juicer with a blank strainer. Open the smart cap.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt.
  3. Slowly feed mixture into the juicer. 
  4. Collect extruding sorbet in a chilled container. Freeze sorbet for an additional 10 minutes, if needed.
  5. Scoop sorbet into chilled serving bowls. Enjoy immediately.

3. Strawberries & Stripes

Kuvings StoryBring some Hawaiian flavor to your party with this sweet, delicious drink. Creamy coconut milk and sweet pineapple taste like a tropical vacation, while oranges, lemon, and strawberries add extra fruit flavor and a punch of vitamin C. Rich coconut milk make this recipe vegan and dairy-free, plus it's packed with medium-chain triglycerides, which can help you lose weight. There’s no added sugar in this juice and this gorgeous ruby drink will go perfectly with your red, white, and blue backyard decor!

Party Tip: Use this recipe to make tasty, creamy popsicles! Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. Kids (and grown-ups, too) will love this tropical treat.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1 cups cubed pineapple
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cups strawberries, stems removed
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Directions

  1. Cut ingredients into appropriate sizes to fit the juicing chute.
  2. Assemble your Kuvings juicer with a juicing strainer. 
  3. Juice the oranges, pineapple, lemon, and strawberries, alternating between ingredients.
  4. Pour finished juice into a pitcher. 
  5. Add coconut milk to the juice. Stir well to combine. Serve chilled. 

4. Summer Sunshine

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This sweet, rich, and thick mango treat tastes like sunshine in a glass. Bursting with color and flavor, mangoes seem to be designed for enjoying under the summer sun. Their immune-boosting vitamins and healthy enzymes make them a guilt-free sweet treat for your party. You’ll also be sipping on antioxidants and fiber thanks to the peaches, pineapple, and honeydew in this drink. Take advantage of delicious, in-season summer fruits by enjoying this juice!

Party Tip: Like Strawberries & Stripes, this drink will also make sweet, delicious popsicles! Pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. 

Ingredients (Serves 5)

  • 4 mangoes, pits removed
  • 1 cups pineapple, cubed
  • 2 peaches, pits removed
  • 1/2 honeydew melon, rind removed

Directions

  1. Cut ingredients into appropriate sizes to fit the juicing chute.
  2. Assemble your Kuvings juicer with a juicing strainer. 
  3. Slowly juice the ingredients, alternating for best results. 
  4. Stir finished juice to further combine. Serve chilled.

5. Cherry Firecracker

As the night sky cracks and fizzles with fireworks, sip on a cherry-red firework of your own. The zing of lemon in this drink amplifies the sweet raspberries, while mint provides a cool burst to a hot summer night. Sparkling water fizzes in your glass as you toast to a perfect July 4th celebration. This sweet and tart cocktail can be made on your slow juicer and no muddling necessary! 

Party Tip: For a non-alcoholic drink, skip the vodka and add more sparkling water instead.

Ingredients (Serves 5)

  • 2 cups cherries, pits, and stems removed
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 cups raspberries
  • 2 1/2 cups sparkling water
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 2 tsps raspberry syrup
  • 5 mint leaves
  • Ice

Directions

  1. Wash the produce well.
  2. Assemble your Kuvings juicer with a juicing strainer. 
  3. Juice the cherries, lemon, and raspberries, alternating between ingredients.
  4. Add ¼ of the juice to a shaker filled with ice, along with 1 ¼ cup sparkling water, ⅛ cup vodka, and 1 tsp syrup. Shake firmly until frothy. Pour into a pitcher filled with ice. Repeat with the rest. 
  5. Garnish with mint leaves.
From all of us at Kuvings, Happy Independence Day!

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