A festive little refresher

Can you believe the 4th of July is a week from today?!  After checking out the weather report for this week, we're anticipating some much needed sunshine so naturally, we have barbecues, block parties and fireworks on the mind!! It's only appropriate to enjoy a refreshing beverage such as this Fruit Tea Cocktail, during a hot summer afternoon.


1 1/2 parts green apple vodka 1 1/2 parts raspberry iced tea 1 1/2 parts ginger ale lemon wedges

They also suggested adding frozen raspberries, but we think adding more fruit for a "sangria influence" would be yummy :)


In order, add vodka, iced tea, and ginger ale to glass over ice. Stir gently to combine. Squeeze lemon wedge over, and add to drink. If you decide to add more fruit, let it marinate for several hours prior to serving.

Having people over this week? If you want to get really festive, you could add a cute little drink stirrer like these mini-pinwheels we found on Joy Ever After, to get in the mood for Independence Day! This DIY is super easy and such a fun touch for your guests!


*Photos courtesy of Erin's Food Files & Joy Ever After