Healthy 4th of July Drink Recipes

Find healthy, delicious 4th of July drink recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Watermelon Gin Fizz

Rating: 5 stars 1
This pretty pink cocktail would be perfect for a bridal shower luncheon. Any leftover pureed juice is refreshing on its own.

Classic Margarita

This skinny margarita recipe saves 150 calories compared to traditional margarita recipes made with syrupy-sweet margarita mix and gets back to the basics--fresh lime juice, tequila and Triple Sec are all you need. Adding lime zest to the salt rim gives great flavor and cuts the salt in half.

Hibiscus-Pomegranate Iced Tea

Rating: 5 stars 1
This herbal iced tea blends sour, berry-flavored hibiscus tea with sweet pomegranate juice.

Iced Mint Green Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Crisp and refreshing, you just may find yourself craving this beverage on a hot summer's night.

Bourbon-Cherry Seltzers

Homemade cherry-infused bourbon (or rum) is the base for this adult seltzer. The bourbon syrup from the cherries is sweet, but if you like a sweeter cocktail, use ginger ale in place of the seltzer.

Virgin Banana Piña Colada

Rating: 5 stars 1
Learn how to make a nonalcoholic piña colada with this easy recipe. Ripe bananas get blended with fresh pineapple and coconut milk for a refreshing beverage. Serve in a festive glass.

Orange-Earl Grey Iced Tea

Rating: 4.14 stars 4
Get a little pick-me-up with this orange-infused Earl Grey iced tea. Tea is rich in a class of antioxidants called flavonoids that may help reduce your risk of Alzheimer's and diabetes, plus help you have healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones. You can help preserve the flavonoids in iced tea by adding something acidic--like the orange juice in this recipe.

Salty Chihuahua

Rating: 4.5 stars 1
This is a Mexican-inspired take on the Salty Dog (usually made with grapefruit juice, vodka and salt).

Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiri

Rating: 5 stars 1
You'll feel like you're on a tropical getaway with this refreshing strawberry-coconut cocktail. To keep it cool in warmer weather, freeze fresh berries for 30 minutes before blending. Variation: For a nonalcoholic version, omit the rum and add 1/2 cup additional strawberries.

Fresh Cherry Lemonade

Rating: 4 stars 2
This thirst-quenching pink lemonade recipe uses fresh cherries for the pretty pink hue and light flavor. If you like, add a splash of vodka, bourbon or rum to transform this healthy lemonade recipe into a refreshing summer cocktail.

Haymaker's Ginger Switchel

Rating: 4 stars 2
This ginger punch is flavored with lemon juice and sweetened with honey and molasses for a refreshing drink that quenches even the fiercest summer thirst.

Raspberry Spritzer

A refreshing and low calorie alternative to sugar-laden sodas.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Berry Sangria
In this sangria recipe, we've skipped the added sugar and used a slightly sparkling white wine, sweet dessert wine and fresh fruit.
Margarita Ice Pops
These frozen cocktails will be the star of all your summer gatherings, or keep them in the freezer for any time you need an emergency sweet treat!
Cherry-Mint Spritzer

Celebrate the first cherries of the season with this mint-infused mocktail. Black cherry-flavored seltzer gives the drink the most cherry flavor, but plain seltzer also works well.