We live in an area where we can view the fireworks from our backyard..or as in the U.K. "garden"....long story....anyway...a neighbor always has a large party....I don't recall much in the way of bourbon / rye...will have to bring some over.

Usually, there is a range of grilled food and various side dishes....
I think something "snappy" to sip during the evening is called for....hopefully it will keep the mosquitos away....guaranteed to be a swarm this year with the plentiful rain and floodwaters....will probably bring a Rittenhouse BIB 100 for any prospective whiskey drinker.....I have not found many..too many light beer swiggers.