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
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:
- Combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and top with whipped topping and blueberries!
- 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!