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11 Cocktails And Songs To Help Ring In Your 4th Of July

Pair your fresh and savory cocktails with the biggest jams of the year. 

Summer hangouts consist of friends, big tunes and last but not least, the drinks.

As Independence Day rolls around, everyone is scrambling to prepare (or sleep) for the holiday. Part of that includes the gathering the right spirits and music for the turn-up. Allow us to give you all the tools to create a great time.

From savory flavors like Remy Martin and Dusse to light and bubbly feels like Three Olives Rose and Bacardi, there's something for everyone to sip or make.

We also paired some of the year's biggest hits with each celebratory drink.

Check out the list below.


1. The Hand-Shaken Bacardi Daiquiri | Cardi B "I Like It" featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny

What You'll Need:

2 parts Bacardi Superior Rum

1 part fresh lime juice, lime wheel for garnish

2 tsp sugar


Put all ingredients into a shaker.

Fill with 1/2 cubed ice and 1/2 crushed ice.

Shake vigorously until chilled.

Double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice

2. Tito's Screwdriver | Teyana Taylor "Gonna Love Me"

What You'll Need:

1.5 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka

4 oz orange juice

Orange slice



Combine Tito's Handmade Vodka and orange juice in glass with ice

Garnish with an orange slice

3. Crown Royal 13-Year-Old Blenders’ Mash | YoungBoy Never Broke Again "Through The Storm"

What You'll Need:

Crown Royal 13-Year-Old Blenders' Mash



Given the rare presence of the blend in the Noble Collection, it's best to have the drink on the rocks to taste the unique mix of vanilla, caramel and toffee notes.


4. Hennesy Black Berry | Ella Mai "Boo'd Up"

What You'll Need:

2 parts Hennessy Black

3½ parts cranberry juice

2½ parts apple juice

1 dash lime juice

Blackberry garnish

Served over ice in a highball glass


Pour 1 part Hennessy Black in a glass filled with ice

Top with 2 parts cranberry juice and enjoy.

5. Ciroc's Colada Remix | King Combs featuring Chris Brown "Love You Better"

What You'll Need:

1.5 oz. Cîroc Summer Colada

3 oz. of fresh pineapple juice


Combine ingredients and serve in a classic Pina Colada Glass.

Garnish with Pineapple wedge or mini Pineapple and Mini Umbrella.


6. Three Olives' Red White & Rose | Drake "Nice For What"

What You'll Need:

1 Part Three Olives® Rosé Vodka

Top with Soda Water

2 Dash Peychaud's Bitters


Pour vodka into a glass with ice

Top with club soda and a dash of bitter

Garnish with grapefruit twist.


7. Remy Martin's Race Car | Jaden Smith "Icon"

What You'll Need: 

Rémy Martin VSOP




Shake 1¼ oz Remy Martin VSOP with ½ oz lemon juice

Add 1 oz Cointreau with ice

Strain into your best coupe glass.

8. Buchanan's Whisky Sour | J Balvin featuring Wisin, Yandel "Peligrosa"

What You'll Need: 

5oz Buchanan’s Master Blended Scotch Whisky

1 tsp lemon juice

½ tsp sugar

1 orange slice

1 maraschino cherry


Add Buchanan’s Master Blended Scotch Whisky, lemon juice and sugar

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass

Garnish with orange slice and Maraschino cherry

9. Seagrams' The 7 & 7 | YG, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Nicki Minaj "Big Bank"

What You'll Need: 

1.5 oz. Seagram’s 7 Crown Blended Whiskey

5 oz. 7UP

Slice of lime


Add Seagram's 7 Crown Blended Whiskey and 7UP® soda to a highball glass with ice

Stir well

Garnish with lime slice

The 7&7 is a great drink for National Dive Bar Day this weekend (July 7). Celebrate with Seagram's here.

10. Modelo's Yucatan Michelada | Ozuna featuring Cardi B "La Modelo"

What You'll Need:

Modelo Especial

1 1/2 oz. orange juice

3/4 oz. lime juice

1 sprig cilantro

Kosher salt, for rim


In a salted stemmed glass, muddle cilantro

Fill a glass halfway with ice

Add orange juice, lime juice

Top with beer


11. Dusse's Lorraine 75 | The Carters "Apes***"

What You'll Need:

1 1⁄2 parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac

1⁄2 part BENEDICTINE® liqueur

1⁄2 part fresh squeezed lemon juice, lemon spiral

1⁄2 part grenadine

Top with MARTINI® Prosecco

Champagne flute


Gently shake D’USSE VSOP Cognac, BENEDICTINE® liqueur, lemon juice and grenadine

Pour into a champagne flute

Top with MARTINI® Prosecco


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Tiffany "New York" Pollard Hilariously Stars In Fenty Beauty's Gift Guide

We're deep into the holiday season, and it's clear that Rihanna's Fenty Beauty reign just won't let up. The 30-year-old Bajan star recently called upon the first lady of ratchet reality television, Tiffany Pollard – also known as "New York" from VH1's Flavor of Love and I Love New York –  to star in her latest video campaign vlog for the cosmetics line.

The 36-year-old reality show star looks fabulous in the nine-minute video uploaded on Sunday (Dec. 16), wearing brown lipstick with shoulder-length curly, black hair, acrylic nails, and gold jewelry on her neck and wrist.

Pollard gets straight to the point in the video starting, with the Pro’Filter Foundation saying "I feel younger and thinner, I didn’t know it could do all that, but it’s doing it!"

Other products from the Fenty Beauty collection includes the Killawatt Foil palette, the Frost Bunny-Frost Hunny-Frost Money eye, and lip sets and Gloss Bomb in Fu$$y. Pollard does what she does best while she speaks about on the various items, and she doesn't hold back on the profanity nor the R-rated commentary.

When the former I Love New York star posted a snippet of the vlog to her Instagram, she received a lot of love from her Hollywood peers under the post including Rachel True (The Craft), Dascha Polanco (OITNB), Melyssa Ford, Perez Hilton and her former castmate from Flavor of Love, Deelishis.

Despite her current absence on reality television on the moment, Pollard continues to stay relevant as memes and GIFs of her during her time on love show competitions lives on, as well pop-up exhibits of her in museums.Check out New York in Fenty Beauty's new gift guide video above.


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Stephen Curry Inspired By 9-Year-Old To Provide Curry 6 Shoes For Girls

Proving to be more than just an expert shooter from the free-throw line, Stephen Curry has managed to do right by the majority of the people in his life, including a young girl he's never met.

After receiving a handwritten letter from 9-year-old Riley Morrison, the precocious kid pointed out one minor issue with the Golden State Warrior's latest Curry 5 shoes — the sneakers were not manufactured in girls' shoe sizes.

hey @stephencurry30 can u help? pic.twitter.com/3jwuEc776B

— Liz Plank (@feministabulous) November 26, 2018

"My dad and I visited the Under Armour website and were disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5s for sale under the girl's section," the aspiring basketball player wrote.

Quickly swooping in for the save, the 30-year-old athlete responded with a written note, saying, "I appreciate your concern and have spent the last 2 days talking to Under Armour about how we can fix the issue." Continuing the letter, the father-of-three went on to say, "I am going to send you the Curry 5's now and you will be the first kid to get the Curry 6."


— gu-c (@guchawney) November 29, 2018

In a statement to VIBE, Dean Stoyer, VP, Global Brand Communications for Under Armour explained the shoes were intended to be worn by girls and boys.

"Thanks to Riley and Stephen, we’re correcting a simple yet critical error. We’ve actually offered Curry signature footwear in youth sizing for boys and girls since the initial Curry 1; however, labeling that youth sizing for “Boys” and not designating for boys and girls, was simply wrong," he said. "Beginning now and moving forward our youth sizes will be properly labeled on UA.com to reflect co-gender “Grade School” sizing, and on boxes beginning with the first youth sizes of the Curry 6 delivering this spring."

Working diligently to correct the mistake, Curry proceeded to invite the young fan to an event for International Women's Day in March.

Looks like everyone wins, including Riley and girls all over the nation.

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Wu-Tang Clan Taps Teyana Taylor To Model New Lipstick Collab

On Thursday (Nov. 1), the iconic hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan announced to Billboard that they teamed up with Milk Makeup to launch their first-ever cosmetics line with Teyana Taylor as the star of the campaign.

Wu-Tang, who is heavily inspired by Chinese culture, are no strangers when it comes to extending their brand beyond music. In the past, the Staten Island group has had a line of sneakers via a partnership with Nike and spent this year launching an apparel collection of streetwear for different seasons.

However, this is the first time the group hopes to reach to the hearts of ladies everywhere with the new lipstick collection. Wu-Tang's RZA told Billboard that his wife is a fan of Milk Makeup products. "My wife has a cool perspective about makeup [because] in her youth, she was in the modeling circles," RZA said.

"She is a fan of Milk Makeup's products, and when [Rassi and I] talked about forming a collaboration that reflected our NYC sensibility, and philosophy makeup became the unique and unpredictable choice," he added. "The Milk Makeup collaboration was spearheaded by my wife."

The 46-second commercial for the limited-edition product features Teyana Taylor performing karate moves on a roof with the NYC skyline in the background. Dressed in an all-black battle suit with long sleek black hair, Taylor is focused on her kung-fu styled moves as the video goes into slow-motion.

Taylor, who featured Wu-Tang on a remix to her 2018 single "Gonna Love Me" spoke with Milk about the new venture. "[Working with Milk and Wu-Tang] was a no-brainer. I have been a huge fan of Wu-Tang forever and I love the modern energy of Milk Makeup. When I saw the quality of the lipstick with the custom-sculpted dragon on the bullet, I was impressed—it's like a work of art."

The limited-edition collection is currently available exclusively on MilkMakeup.com. Each of the lipsticks can be bought separately for $55 each or all together for $440. Along with the collection comes a 24 karat gold compact mirror ($75) and a makeup pin set ($18) that can also be bought separately.

Will you be buying one for the holiday season?


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WU-TANG X MILK MAKEUP 美 AVAILABLE NOW - We are unleashing a ❗️limited-edition❗️collection of 8 luxe Lip Colors in collaboration with Wu-Tang that balances sacred Chinese ingredients with high-payoff colors. - The longwear Lip Colors, each named after the eight earthly elements of the I Ching Trigrams ☯️ are housed in a specially-made component, revealing a custom-sculpted dragon upon opening. 🐲CHI (high shine red) 🐲SACRED (rose gold glitter) 🐲FIRE (matte orange red) 🐲FLOW (high shine rosy beige) 🐲FREQUENCY (purple glitter) 🐲SOURCE (high shine burgundy) 🐲CYPHER (high shine brown) 🐲RUCKUS (high shine hot pink) - Our #wutangxmilkmakeup Lip Colors available NOW exclusively on milkmakeup.com - Video features ME! Original beat produced by @RZA Campaign video produced by @whoodencollective

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