There's no celebration quite like the Fourth of July. The hot dogs, the sparklers, the dozens of mosquito bites you have the next morning ... what's not to love? The Fourth also often means plenty of booze and patriotic cocktails galore. If getting liquored up isn't on your agenda this year, rest assured there are plenty of alcohol-free Fourth of July drinks to enjoy while so you can stay hydrated with your pals. It might be for the best, because alcohol and fireworks never really mixed anyway.
Avoiding certain foods and drinks so often means you're left out of the fun. Take it from this former vegetarian, who used to go out to restaurants and cry a little before ordering lettuce and a glass of ice water. Thankfully, such is not the case for drinks. You can enjoy all the fresh fruitiness and delicious flavors of the season and have an awesome Fourth of July without ever consuming a drop of alcohol.
And guess what? The next morning, when everyone else is busy trying not to throw up in their pancakes, you'll be up and ready in time for yoga and lunch at Whole Foods.