Festive 4th of July cocktails to make this weekend

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Festive 4th of July Cocktails

Summer is packed with parties and barbecues, and July 4th is probably the biggest event of the season.

Here are some refreshing cocktails to help you celebrate the 4th of July. Okay, let's start off with an easy one:

The Red N Blue Berry Punch from Pinnacle. It's just equal parts Pinnacle Red Berry Vodka and Blue Curacao - then top it off with a splash of lime juice, and serve over ice. Garnish with strawberries and raspberries.

The Rockets' Red Glare, from Trianon Tequila. One and a half ounces of light tequila, one and a half ounces of cranberry juice, half an ounce of orange liqueur, and one ounce of lime juice. Put it all in a blender with ice. Line the rim with blue sugar and if you're feeling extra festive, garnish with a watermelon star.

This last one isn't necessarily related to July 4th, but it's a signature summer drink that makes a party feel like vacation.

The pina colada is one and half ounces of light rum. 2 ounces of pineapple juice, 1 oz cream of coconut, 1/2 of a banana, and 1/2 a cup of crushed ice. Blend it until it's super smooth and garnish with a pineapple slice. And why not throw a paper umbrella on there too, those are always fun!

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Festive 4th of July cocktails to make this weekend
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4: Spectators watch and take snapshots of the annual Independence Day fireworks display at the Washington Monument on July, 04, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: A view of the 38th Annual Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks from Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: A general view of atmosphere during the 38th Annual Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks on July 4, 2014 in New York City as shot from the Brooklyn Bridge Park. (Photo by Brian Killian/WireImage)
Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Fireworks are set off at Liberty State Park during the ''Freedom & Fireworks Festival'' in Jersey City, New Jersey on July 4, 2014 as seen from New York City. The Macy's fireworks show returned to the East River for the first time since 2008. The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the national holiday. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 04: A view of the fireworks during the 2014 Philly 4th Of July Jam on July 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 04: A view of the fireworks during the 2014 Philly 4th Of July Jam on July 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - JULY 04: Fireworks dazzle in the New Jersey skies as part of the Freedom & Fireworks Festival in Liberty State Park, NJ on July 4, 2014, where Budweiser also presented a $3 million donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation to benefit families of military killed or disabled in action. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Budweiser)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - JULY 04: Fireworks dazzle in the New Jersey skies as part of the Freedom & Fireworks Festival in Liberty State Park, NJ on July 4, 2014, where Budweiser also presented a $3 million donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation to benefit families of military killed or disabled in action. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Budweiser)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Fireworks are set off at Liberty State Park during the ''Freedom & Fireworks Festival'' in Jersey City, New Jersey on July 4, 2014 as seen from New York City. The Macy's fireworks show returned to the East River for the first time since 2008. The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the national holiday. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 04: A view of the fireworks during the 2014 Philly 4th Of July Jam on July 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
Fireworks light up the sky above the Brooklyn Bridge during Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show, Friday, July 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Fireworks light up the sky above the Brooklyn Bridge during Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show, Friday, July 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Fireworks light up the sky above the Brooklyn Bridge during Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show, Friday, July 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Fireworks illuminate the sky over the U.S. Capitol building and the Washington Monument during Fourth of July celebrations, on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Fireworks illuminate the sky over the U.S. Capitol building and the Washington Monument during Fourth of July celebrations, on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Fireworks illuminate the sky over the U.S. Capitol building and the Washington Monument during Fourth of July celebrations, on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Fireworks are seen from the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall July 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. The United States celebrated its 1776 declaration of independence from colonial England. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Fireworks burst out over the US Capitol and the Washington Monument during Independence Day celebrations in Washington on July 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
People watch fireworks from the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall July 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. The United States celebrated its 1776 declaration of independence from colonial England. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Fireworks burst out over the US and the Washington Monument during Independence Day celebrations in Washington on July 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 04: Spectators watch a 4th of July fireworks display over downtown Miami from Watson Island on July 4, 2014 in Miami, Florida.The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the national holiday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 04: Spectators watch a 4th of July fireworks display over downtown Miami from Watson Island on July 4, 2014 in Miami, Florida.The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the national holiday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Fireworks are seen from the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall July 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. The United States celebrated its 1776 declaration of independence from colonial England. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 04: Spectators watch a 4th of July fireworks display over downtown Miami from Watson Island on July 4, 2014 in Miami, Florida.The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the national holiday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Fireworks erupt over U.S. Cellular Field after the Chicago White Sox played the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
Fireworks erupt over U.S. Cellular Field after the Chicago White Sox played the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
Fireworks erupt over U.S. Cellular Field after the Chicago White Sox played the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
Fireworks erupt over U.S. Cellular Field after the Chicago White Sox played the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
Fireworks explode beside the White House marking Independence Day celebrations in Washington, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Louis Celli of Montgomery Village, Md., carries his 18-month-old grandson Jayden on his shoulders to watch the fireworks in front of the White House marking Independence Day celebrations in Washington, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Fireworks light up the lower Manhattan skyline during Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show, Friday, July 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Fireworks light up the lower Manhattan skyline during Macy's Annual Fourth of July fireworks show, Friday, July 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Fireworks light up the lower Manhattan skyline during Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show, Friday, July 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
This aerial photo shows a Fourth of July fireworks celebration over the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Friday, July 4, 2014. (Photo/Gerald Herbert)
This aerial photo shows a Fourth of July fireworks celebration over the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Friday, July 4, 2014. (Photo/Gerald Herbert)
The Macy's 4th of July Fireworks are viewed from The Circle Line Cruise Ship in the Lower New York Bay on Friday, July 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
This aerial photo, shows a Fourth of July fireworks celebration over the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4: Reece Newhouse, 13, of Seattle, Washington watches the Independence Day fireworks with his brother Jonah, 17, left, and mother Russann, right, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington Friday July 4, 2014. (Photo by J. Lawler Duggan/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: Fireworks display during PBS's 2014 A CAPITOL FOURTH at U.S. Capitol, West Lawn on July 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capital Concerts)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Fireworks overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge at the 38th Annual Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks on July 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: A general view of fireworks during the 38th Annual Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks at the South Street Seaport on July 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mychal Watts/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Fireworks overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge at the 38th Annual Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks on July 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: A general view of atmosphere during the 38th Annual Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks on July 4, 2014 in New York City as shot from the Brooklyn Bridge Park. (Photo by Brian Killian/WireImage)
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