Despite the temptation to down chili dogs and potato salad this July 4th, there is a healthier option… and it comes in the form of an icy cold cocktail. What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with some booze, along with a heaping serving of Greatist superfoods? Frozen strawberries pack a punch of vitamin C, manganese, and fiber, while watermelon provides lycopene, which helps protect skin from the sun’s rays (who wants a sunburn that resembles an American flag?). Don’t forget to add alcohol, but go easy — too many of these things and you’ll be singing the National Anthem in your birthday suit.

Recipe: Strawberries and Stripes Daiquiri

Photo by Caitlin Covington

Serves two

What You’ll Need:

2 cups fresh watermelon, cubed
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup ice
1/4 cup strawberry-flavored vodka or rum
1 handful fresh blueberries
Whipped cream topping of your choice (optional)

What to Do:

  1. Combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses and top with whipped topping and blueberries!
  3. Enjoy! (Yup, it’s that easy.)

What's your favorite Fourth of July cocktail? Any variations on this one we have to try? Share with us in the comments below!

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