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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.

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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

Instructions: 

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

Ice

Instructions:

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

Ice

Instructions:

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

Instructions:

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

Instructions:

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

Instructions:

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

Cointreau

Lemons

Instructions: 

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

Instructions:

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

Instructions: 

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

Instructions: 

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

Instructions:

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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Beyoncè Shells Out Ivy Park Goodies To Janelle Monae, Yara Shahidi, Kelly Rowland And More

We're less than 24 hours away from the full release of Beyoncè's Ivy Park collaboration with Adidas and fans are beyond ready, thanks to her brilliant orange box preview.

The entertainer and businesswoman gifted her family and celebrity pals with treasure trunks of goodies. From Solange to Yara Shahidi, celebs shared pieces from the collection on social media this week. Adidas announced its multi-year partnership with the mogul last April, making history in the process. The singer is the first black woman to be the sole owner of an athleisure brand. Bey took the steps to own the brand entirely after her initial collab with Topshop in 2016 by purchasing the shares of Phillip Green after sexual harassment claims were filed against him.

“It’s a dream come true to re-launch IVY PARK as the sole owner,” Beyonce said in a statement. It’s her first collaboration with adidas but not her first time building buzz for a product. The legend cleverly shared the mysterious orange boxes in all shapes in sized to her friends, thus creating quite the conversation on social media.

Ivy Park is also creating bigger conversations in the corporate world. According to a November research note by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ivy Park's sales can slowly surpass Kanye West's Yeezy line.

“In-line with adidas approach on other franchises, we would expect there to be a low volume, high priced launch ... to create brand heat and in the following years the brand will likely become more democratized,” the note says.“Initially, Ivy Park will be smaller than Yeezy, but Ivy Park has the potential to be larger, if managed properly,” says Matt Powell, a senior footwear analyst at NPD Group.

We love to see it.

See the celebs bask in their Ivy Park glory below.

Tina Lawson

 

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I love this couture beautiful Orange IVY PARK Adidas dress thanks @beyonce. @ivyparkadidas @ivypark. @beyonce. @dougspearman

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Reese Witherspoon

 

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Thank you, @Beyonce for the #IvyPark swag!

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Janelle Monae

 

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Thank you Bey for these @weareivypark pieces ! And a special thank you for my new hide out where I’ll bey escaping my duties . S O proud of you ! Luhhhhh uuuuu @beyonce swiiiipe ☄️

A post shared by Janelle Monáe (@janellemonae) on Jan 15, 2020 at 10:35pm PST

Hailey Bieber

[email protected] unboxing her #adidasxIVYPARK package. pic.twitter.com/Y3rcxIDhCe

— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) January 15, 2020

Kelly Rowland

[email protected] unboxing her #adidasxIVYPARK package. pic.twitter.com/vGqwwnZrnl

— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) January 16, 2020

Yara Shahidi

 

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ADDIDASXIVYPARK PEEK

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Scottie Beam

 

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Check my instastories to see what Beyonce SELECTED for me. Lmfao! Thank you so so much @weareivypark @beyonce ✨ THE INFEED PHOTO IS COMING!

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Ellen DeGeneres

Thank you, @Beyonce. I love my big orange box. Your new clothes are really cool too. #adidasxIVYPARK @adidas pic.twitter.com/ecTxZ5o0CG

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 15, 2020

Missy Elliott

Thank you so much @Beyonce I am soooooooo humbly grateful you are a GEM! Lol the box was so big I was scared to open I thought a whole human was gonna jump out but this FYE sis #IVYPARK I LOVE IT! pic.twitter.com/hJbrfDWvXL

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) January 16, 2020

Diplo

[email protected] unboxing his #adidasxIVYPARK package. pic.twitter.com/D2BKKVzLBw

— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) January 14, 2020

Zendaya

Zendaya has gotten her Ivy Park box....#IvyParkXAdidas #IvyPark #adidasxIVYPARK #adidas pic.twitter.com/fLYdYAVyWn

— Yoncé Headlines (@YonceHeadlines) January 15, 2020

Kim Kimble

 

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Thank you @beyonce @weareivypark @adidas for this drip and I’m going to buy some as well

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Rita Ora

Rita Ora out and about in her Ivy Park x Adidas wear. pic.twitter.com/hFt4OQjE4v

— Beyoncé, Period! (@ourhermitage) January 16, 2020

Quincy

Diddy’s son, Quincy, also got a box of the upcoming Ivy Park/Adidas collection, officially dropping on the 18th of January, 2020 pic.twitter.com/rUJOWgy2l4

— Beyoncé, Period! (@ourhermitage) January 12, 2020

Cardi B

 

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That new @weareivypark bomb

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Laverne Cox

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#mood4eva in my Adidas X IVY Park ... #mood #TransIsBeautiful @adidas @weareivypark @beyonce #DisclosureDoc

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Michelle Williams

 

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Looks coming soooooooooon!!! “I GOT IT” by @rickydillard is appropriate! @beyonce @weareivypark @adidas!! Ok bye for now!!

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Solange

Solange getting the Ivy Park x Adidas from her sis pic.twitter.com/G2bRO2lTYc

— | IVY PARK X ADIDAS ON JAN 18th (@beysarayonce) January 15, 2020

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner got a Ivy Park box...#IvyParkXAdidas #IvyPark #adidasxIVYPARK #adidas pic.twitter.com/79LGysUZBp

— Yoncé Headlines (@YonceHeadlines) January 17, 2020

Keke Palmer

 

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why do i feel like the whole planet earth is going to wear ivy park? — #beyonce #beyoncé #queen #queenb #yoncé #rumiandsir #rumiandsircarter #rumicarter #sircarter #blueivy #blueivycarter #jayz #jayonce #beyonceandjayz #thecarters #sashafierce #beyhives #beyhive #beckywiththegoodhair #ivypark #ivyparkbeyonce #weareivypark #ivypark2020 #2020 #beyonce2020 #beyoncephotoshoot #beyonceoutfit #flawless

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Dutch Lingerie Designer Accused Of Stealing Rihanna's 'Savage x Fenty' Show Concept

They say nothing is new under the sun and while fashion has reminded us of this over time, some inspirations are hard to ignore.

On Monday (Jan 13), Dutch designer Marlies Dekkers revealed her new 2020 collection with a gathering of dancers, a viral rapper and a very familiar stage step up that has fans of Rihanna's Savage x Fenty collection outraged.

The show bears a striking similarity to Rihanna's Savage x Fenty show which took place in Brooklyn, New York in September 2019. The presentation took a lot of creative risks as dancers, models, actors, and rappers walked throughout a Romanesque stage set with plenty of stairs to include moments for elaborate dance numbers and performances by Halsey, Normani, Big Sean and Migos.

As visuals from the Marlies Dekkers show made their way to social media, fans quickly pointed out the similarities. For one, the stage set up is slightly familiar as white stairs and antique rounded Roman door openings were presented on the stage. The similarities in creative concepts continue with groups of dancers wearing Marlies Dekkers lingerie as artist Famke Louise took the stage. Colors that divided segments also seem to be featured in the show. To make things more awkward, a mix of Rihanna's "Rude Boy" was heard during the show.

Savage x Fenty 2019: 

Marlies Dekkers 2020: 

DID THEY JUST LITERALLY STEAL THE SAVAGEX CONCEPT? pic.twitter.com/VuObKhINHO

— ✨ (@marleyaq) January 14, 2020

Every one is a suspect @marliesdekkers #ss20 #fw20 pic.twitter.com/YZ8RIP5zkC

— tanja neckebroeck (@TanjaNecke) January 13, 2020

Dekkers has yet to comment on the comparisons. Dekkers launched her collection Undressed in 1993. Sold in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Paris, Bangkok, Berlin and Moscow, Dekkers brought the brand to the US with a show in New York in 2008. Guests included a young Solange, Kelly Rowland and Usher.

Meanwhile, Fenty x Savage has released new looks featuring Joan Smalls and Paloma Elsesser. The collection is a sweet ode to Valentine's Day with Rihanna participating in the fun as well.

 

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Jay-Z Rings In 50th Birthday With Limited Edition D'USSÉ Cognac

It's Jay-Z Day and that can only mean one thing–an endless streaming party for the music mogul. While you're jamming to Reasonable Doubt on Tidal or enjoying the re-release of his discography on Spotify, you can also be on the lookout for D'USSÉ's latest release.

D’USSÉ 1969 Anniversaire is a cognac produced from a single barrel in France where the brand's other popular expressions like D’USSÉ  XO ($199) and VSOP ($50) are made. The difference, however, is the resulting cognac was aged in a single oak cask with a single eau de vie. This is a treat for spirit enthusiasts since most barrels are blended. Jay had a chance to sample the rare batch with Maître de Chai (Cellar Master) Michel Casavecchia a few years ago, making this release one to remember.

Jay has given out 50 bottles of the batch to his closest friends and family but fans will be able to score the batch during the 2020 holiday season. Since there was only one barrel made of D’USSÉ 1969 Anniversaire, this will make it a pretty hot commodity next year.

Jay-Z became a partial owner of the spirits brand over six years ago as well as the full owner of premium Champagne brand Armand de Brignac. The Distilled Spirits Council by way of Fortune reports the brandy/cognac market is the place to be with the spirit selling 6.4 million nine-liter cases last year–a 12% increase from 2018's sales.

“The inimitable liquid of D’USSÉ 1969 Anniversaire showcases how the centuries-old traditions of the house continue to stand the test of time,” Global Brand Ambassador Sullivan Doh tells VIBE. “Once the barrel is emptied and bottled, there is no way to ever make this exact liquid again - and that is something we felt was worthy of honoring such a cultural icon.” 

If that wasn't enough, the flavors of the special batch are rich in walnut, hazelnut and candied apple. “Its aromas have now developed into an exquisite eaux-de-vie from the Château de Cognac, with characteristics unique to this exceptional batch,” Casavecchia adds. “Upon the first sip, it reveals a distinct potency with powerful, woody notes and a long stewed fruit finish, with a touch of leather and cigar box.” 

Be sure to scoop up the limited edition batch when it hits a store near you.

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