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Fourth of July Red, White, & Sauza Blue Margarita and Cathy Riva's Party Tips

The Fourth of July weekend is nearly here. Maybe you have tomorrow off to get a head start on your way up to the lake home or off on an Independence Day adventure. Wherever you happen to be headed or whatever your plans may be, there is probably some sort of barbecue or entertaining happening in the coming days. Expert party planner and home-entertaining guru Cathy Riva has some tips to share on how to plan the perfect party, as well as a tasty cocktail for the grand event, a red, white and Sauza Blue margarita.

“I like to serve a signature drink that goes with my party theme and since we’re talking Fourth of July, I can’t think of a better cocktail than The Red, White, & Sauza® Blue Margarita—it’s refreshing and festive.”

Red, White, & Sauza Blue Margarita


1 ½ parts of Sauza Blue® Silver Tequila
2 parts cranberry/ raspberry juice
8 mint leaves for garnish
1 part lemon-lime soda

Combine all ingredients except mint leaves in a pitcher. Serve each glass with 2 mint leaves. Serve cold or iced.

More margarita recipes.

Planning your menu? Cathy says to branch out from burgers and hot dogs by switching it up with salmon kebabs, sesame tofu and vegetable kebabs. She also suggests and heirloom tomato salad for an easy to throw together side that’s full of flavor and seasonal produce.

Chips and dip are always a great way to keep guests who are just dropping in busy and happy. Last-minute sides like these make it easy for people to snack and chat together.

What’s the Fourth of July without dessert? Check out our fireworks star cookies on a stick and other red, white and blue creations right here on Babble.

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