Festive 4th of July Refreshers

by | Jul 3, 2014 | Health & Fitness, Recipes | 0 comments


Photo by Linda Wagner

No 4th of July celebration would be complete without the perfect beverage to keep you cool and refreshed, as roaring fireworks boom left and right in the New York sky.

From decorations to tableware, appetizers, and wardrobe, everything seems to be decked out in red, white, and blue. In trying to keep up with the patriotic spirit, choosing the right drink to invigorate your night may be difficult. Thanks to Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach, Linda Wagner, and cooking enthusiasts Maria & Josh of Two Peas & Their Pod, we have two refreshing drinks to spice up your 4th of July.

You can’t help but stay loyal to the red, white, and blue on this American holiday. If you’re looking to sip on something tasty, even though you’ve dedicated the summer to staying healthy, this festive Fourth of July Cocktail is the perfect drink for you. The best part is that this drink can be made with or without alcohol, so it’s completely kid-friendly. The drink is composed of Sparkling Mineral Water to provide a bubbly taste tweaked with flavorful ingredients such as lemon and mint. The cocktail can be topped with organic blueberries and organic strawberries to keep it fun and festive. By adding a little bit of vodka to your mix, you can give a little kick to your drink. Head to Linda Wagner’s website for the full recipe! Or follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for daily (and tasty) updates.


Photo by Two Peas and Their Pod

If you’re looking for a sweeter beverage, the Pomegranate Blueberry Float is the perfect pool-side treat for your 4th of July celebration. All you need is three simple ingredients to make the perfect combination for this refreshing, summertime delight. Pour something bubbly into a chilled glass. Then, treat your tastebuds by topping off your float with vanilla ice cream. You’ll feel happy and satisfied, without feeling guilty about it. This drink can be enjoyed at any age, so it should definitely be added to your 4th of July menu! Head to Two Peas & Their Pod for the full recipe! Or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

These two recipes are must-haves for your weekend celebration. They’re tasty, delicious, and 100% festive!

-Sarah Santos

Downtown Magazine