The 4th of July is coming our way, and I’m so excited to celebrate! There’s a special place in my heart for the 4th. I love that it’s a holiday that the whole nation can celebrate together, to take some time to appreciate our history and the things that have made us great. I also love that it’s in the dead of summer, because that means we get to celebrate with all of the things that summer brings — swimming pools, BBQs, and a little something cool and refreshing to sip. So we whipped up this little punch recipe for your July 4th celebrations, so that we can all say cheers for America together! It’s a perfect, simple recipe to bring people together for a laid back Independence Day party.
Ingredients (Makes 8 Servings)
- 1 1/2 cups Smirnoff Watermelon
- 1/2 large seedless watermelon
- 5 lemons
- 6-7 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1/2 c sugar
- club soda
To start, cube your watermelon and squeeze your lemons. Remove the leaves from 4 rosemary sprigs and chop coarsely. Add watermelon, lemon juice, rosemary, and sugar to a blender and puree for about 30 seconds. Once blended, strain the mixture to remove all rosemary and watermelon pulp. (You can make this part the night before your party and chill it so it’s ready the next day!)
In a pitcher, mix 1 1/2 cups of Smirnoff Watermelon with 2 1/2 cups of your pureed watermelon mixture to create your punch.
Pour a half cup of your punch mixture over ice, top with club soda, and add a sprig of the extra rosemary for garnish.
I love how the rosemary adds just a little extra oomph to the watermelony flavor! And since I’m such a watermelon fiend in the summertime, this punch is right up my alley. So! What will you be doing this 4th of July? Do you have any special traditions or celebrations? Hopefully there’s a firework or sparkler thrown in there somewhere. And while you’re planning your festivities, you’ve gotta try this crazy delicious recipe and make a #Punch4Everybody! Please, as always, remember to celebrate responsibly and have a safe & fabulous 4th! xoxo
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smirnoff. All opinions are 100% mine.
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