Make your party sparkle with decked-out drinks. From a patriotic sangria to an updated cobbler, these sips are just as wow-worthy as the fireworks.

By Real Simple
June 28, 2017
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What’s more refreshing than white wine sangria? A fruity, frozen version that’s patriotic to boot. Each layer features a different fruity flavor, as well as a splash of fresh lime juice and a drizzle of agave nectar. Pour the slushie carefully to ensure the layers don’t blend, and then serve to eager guests. Get the recipe.
| Credit: Grace Elkus
Credit: Grace Elkus

What’s more refreshing than white wine sangria? A fruity, frozen version that’s patriotic to boot. Each layer features a different fruity flavor, as well as a splash of fresh lime juice and a drizzle of agave nectar. Pour the slushie carefully to ensure the layers don’t blend, and then serve to eager guests.

Get the recipe: 4th of July Sangria

Credit: J Muckle

Combining bitter Campari with dry white wine and a splash of soda, this pretty pink spritz is an Italian classic—and a delightfully bright and bubbly way to sip the afternoon away. The simple ingredient list means you can serve a delicious cocktail while focusing on the rest of the menu, too.

Get the recipe: Bicicletta

Credit: J Muckle

Meet the original daytime drink. Sherry cobblers have been a staple of genteel sippers since the mid 1880s—and for good reason: they’re refreshing, grown-up, and low in alcohol. (Yes, that is permission to have another.) For a festive finish, pour over crushed ice and garnish with blueberries and fresh mint.

Get the recipe: Sherry Cobbler