4th of July Punch
If it's not steamy and hot with a slight chance of showers, it's not Fourth of July down South. Whether you're flying your flag lakeside, beachside, or next to the grill in your own backyard, nothing cools of a sweltering summer celebration like the perfect party punch or cocktail. With a blend of fresh fruit and bright juices, our Fourth of July punch is a delightful drink that does just that.The secret to this big-batch punch? Letting it sit. After blending and straining, let the ingredients get to know each other for at least two hours or up to two days. The result is a mingling of flavors that's sweet yet refreshing. Depending on your party crowd, you can create an alcoholic recipe with vodka, rum, or tequila, or you can omit for a kid-friendly refreshment.Instead of serving the same selection of beer from last year's barbecue, why not whip up a batch? Bring it along for a potluck picnic or pour a round while enjoying waterfront views on the dock. Pair it with a hotdog covered in relish, a burger straight off the grill, or a flag cake for a menu that's full of American pride. No matter how it's served, this big-batch patriotic punch is sure to be a hit.