4 Summer Cocktails to Sip on July Fourth

Ocean views and a strong drink are a match made in heaven. Add in the famous Fourth of July celebrations at the beach and you’re sure to have a good time. There are a million reasons to love summer in the south, but one of our favorites is the abundance of delicious, sweet cocktails. On the fourth of July you should definitely celebrate big, and every celebration involves delicious, strong drinks. Next time you pop by our fully-stocked bar, ask your talented bartender to pour one of these babies:


Vibrant Vodka Lemonade

We love this refreshing twist on a classic favorite. The key to a sweet summer cocktail is adding some sort of herb for a refreshing twist. This one has all of your favorites and then some.

For the Fourth of July you can be the bartender and throw it together for an Independence Day party! Start with classic premium vodka, elderflower liqueur, and of course, lemonade. Next, add a splash of sprite and a sprig of basil to freshen up this strong drink. Sweet and tart all in one sip…what more could you want on a hot summer evening? Drink up and get the party going all night long!


Classic Mojito with a Champagne Twist

It’s hard to go wrong with this one. Champagne AND a mojito…all in one? Come on, it doesn’t get much better. Bonus: this champagne mojito is probably the easiest thing you’ll make all week.

Muddle a handful of mint leaves and basil leaves, three tablespoons of sugar and ⅓ cup of fresh lime juice in a pitcher. Add wedges of two limes, a cup of rum and ice to the mint mixture. Top with champagne and serve. Garnish with a few herb sprigs.


Chilled Cucumber

Not a fan of sweet drinks? We’ve got the cocktail for you. The citrus and herb are refreshing, while the cucumber gives it a subtle crunch.

Muddle 1.5 ounces gin (first sign this is going to be a good drink), ¼ lime (sliced and squeezed) and a handful of mint together in a shaker. Add a few cucumber slices and shake, shake, shake. Pour into your glass of choice and top with soda water.


Southern Peach Mule

Another staple given a summer twist. If the traditional Moscow Mule is your drink of choice, you’ll love how the added fruit and herbs bring out the sharp flavors of ginger. It’s a tad sweeter than the original recipe, but that’s what summer’s all about, right?

Fill four copper mugs (of course we’re making Moscow Mules at North Beach!) with crushed ice. Add 2.5 ounces of vodka and 6 ounces of ginger beer to each glass. Squeeze half a lime into each and a couple sprigs of basil. Stir together and you’ve got yourself one heck of a drink.


Want to try these Fourth of July favorites and even more? Pop into North Beach Fish Camp to cool off with a strong cocktail this summer. It’s hard to go wrong with seasonal citrus and fresh herbs, and our bartenders put them to use the right way.


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