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Drink and dessert recipes for an unforgettable 4th!

12:04 PM, Jul 3, 2012   |    comments
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The fourth of July is tomorrow and there's still time to give your party a little extra patriotic push.  We've collected some drink and dessert recipes that will delight your guests and accent the spirit of the day.

Photos: Fourth of July drink and dessert recipes

Family drinks - from

Patriotic drink - A red white and blue refreshing drink thats fun and family friendly.

Sparkling Star Punch - A sparkling fruit concoction of cranberries, cider, oranges and strawberries.

Homemade Pink Lemonade -  It gets its color from grenadine, a sweet, deep-red syrup made from pomegranates.

Patriotic Pops - A red, white and blue popsicle for kids big and small.

Cocktails - from

Stars & Stripes Sangria - A combination of merlot, chambord, oranges and starfruit that is ice cold.

White Coco-tini - A mouthwatering white chocolate-pineapple martini.

The All American - A simple, bold, refreshing classic that will certainly please all of your guests.

Firecracker - This easy-to-make red, white and blue shooter be sure to get everyone in the mood for a celebration.

Desserts - from

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake - Surprisingly easy to prepare, this festive favorite will be the talk of the party.

Banana Split With a Twist - A slightly different take on a classic.

Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake - Fresh strawberries and blueberries spooned over shortcake biscuits and topped with whipped cream.

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches - This American favorite can be homemade and enjoyed by all.


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