These 4th of July drinks are delicious, colorful, and 100 percent worthy of the holiday.
From sangria to bomb popsicles, these cocktails will be a hit at your next party.
The 4th of July falls on a Saturday in most countries, but not in the U.S. That means it’s not too shabby for an American celebration!
The day is marked by cookouts, parties, and of course, lots of food.
But there are also plenty of drinks to sip on.
This list has everything from fruity tannin cocktails to boozy sangrias.
There’s even something for everyone.
So get ready to celebrate the Red, White, and Blue with these fantastic 4th of July drinks!
1. Patriotic Bomb Pop Cocktails
These cocktails are perfect for patriotic occasions, so if you’re looking for something to make your guests happy this holiday season, give them these.
They’ll love them just as much as any of the other drinks from this list.
The mix of vodka, gin, and cherry juice is a sweet, fruity blend that tastes amazing in a cocktail glass.
Plus, it will look awesome with all the red and white colors splattered across the glass.
Whether you want to use them as gifts or party favors, I think they’ll be well-received.
2. Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Cocktail
If you’re feeling a little under the weather, try this strawberry lemonade vodka cocktail.
Made with sparkling tea, strawberries, and vodka, it is pure summer in a glass!
It doesn’t matter if you’re feeling down or up; this drink will brighten your day.
3. Non-Alcoholic Layered Drinks
I love this recipe because it’s super simple and has everything you need to make a killer summer cocktail.
The basic base is apple cider vinegar, sugar, and ice.
The trick here is to use a good quality cider and not the cheap stuff!
Then you can add as many layers of flavorings as you like.
Just keep it in check with the simple syrup and vanilla.
4. Red, White and Blue Drink
I know it sounds weird, but this drink is a classic that you’ll want to make a lot.
It’s made with lemon-lime soda, ice, and ginger ale.
You can get creative with the soda if you like or use the regular kind if you prefer.
The most important part of this drink is the ginger ale. The alcohol will help it stay colder longer!
If you don’t have any lemonade in your freezer (and I highly doubt that), try using some cucumber slices instead.
5. Red, White & Blue Sangria
If you’ve never had sangria before, you’re missing out.
It’s a beautiful summer beverage that can be served during the hot months of the year.
Sangria is made by combining orange juice with brandy and sugar.
This drink has such an intense aroma and flavor that will make your taste buds explode!
This recipe calls for oranges, honey, mint leaves, and blueberries.
However, feel free to change those ingredients however you like.
You may be thinking, “Oh my gosh! I know this drink is super sweet! How am I going to top it?”
That’s where the garnish comes in.
Garnishes are optional but highly recommended if you want to get your sangria done right.
6. Red or White Sangria Recipe
Go ahead and try this homemade version of sangria if you want something refreshing on a hot summer day.
7. Red White And Blue Margarita Slushies
This red, white, and blue slushie is a refreshing treat perfect for hot summer days.
Loaded with frozen strawberries, honey-lime juice, lime wedges, and ice cubes, it’s sweet but not too sweet.
It will be just right if you want something light and refreshing.
Serve the slushies in tall glasses so they tower over the others. And don’t forget those straws!
8. Flirty Firecracker Cocktail
You’ll need a flirty firecracker to make this one, and you can’t find them at the store.
So, if you don’t have any on hand, bring some up from home instead.
It takes just three ingredients and takes less than five minutes to make.
You could have it ready in about 15 minutes!
9. Cherry Bomb Cocktail
The cherry bomb cocktail is an adult beverage made from fresh cherries, vodka, and lemon-lime soda.
It’s sweet, tart, and has a lovely pop of flavor.
Plus, it looks fantastic!
This cocktail is perfect for parties and special occasions!
10. 4th Of July Alcoholic Popsicles Recipe
If you’re looking for an easy dessert that’ll impress the whole family, these boozy popsicles are a great choice.
They take 15 minutes to make and will be ready in just 10.
But, they do require some cooking time.
So, if you have young children, I suggest making them a little earlier than midnight!
These alcohol-free popsicles are incredibly tasty and look and taste just like your favorite ice cream treats on ice.
11. 4th Of July Wine Sparklers
Don’t you just love getting a bunch of sparklers on the Fourth of July?
You can use these pretty white wine sparklers to make your own Independence Day fireworks!
I’ve used them twice in under a week and they were just as awesome as I remembered.
It took me 30 minutes to make all nine, which is quite impressive considering it only takes about 20 or so for each one.
The best part is that you can get them ready in less than an hour.
You can do that with just a few simple supplies and easy-to-follow instructions.
12. Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch
This is just as easy to make as anything, though it’s a little more fizzy.
The combination of guava, pineapple juice, pineapple rings, and ginger ale makes this a sweet and tangy punch.
It has an intense tropical flavor that pairs well with lobster tails or crab meat.
Add ice cubes if you want it chilled more quickly.
You can serve this in plastic cups or over ice. I like mine cold so I can drink it fast!
13. Fourth Of July Cocktail
If you’re looking for a refreshing, summery cocktail that comes together in just 20 minutes, look no further than this Fourth of July cocktail.
It calls for five ingredients – lemon, lime, orange juice, ginger ale, and grenadine – yet it tastes like a sophisticated cocktail from the ‘90s.
And it’s so tasty that no one will even know it’s super easy to make.
Plus, there’s nothing more patriotic than celebrating your country with drinks!
14. Berry Patriotic Soda
My favorite part of this recipe is the berry-infused soda.
This drink starts with a base of sparkling water and lemonade, but then it gets patriotic.
To make your own homemade berry-flavored syrup, you’ll use lemon juice, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
Once infused, you’ll add tequila for an extra kick.
It’s easy to customize like this for any event!
15. Patriotic Sangria
This sangria is perfect for any patriotic celebration.
It’s sweet and fruity with a little kick from the rum.
It’s served in a tall glass, so you can showcase your country pride.
If you have extra room, garnish it with some fresh fruit slices or a sprig of mint for added texture.
Serve this in a big bowl and enjoy!
16. Red, White & Blue(berry) Margaritas
These are the perfect cold, sweet-tasting (or boozy) cocktail for a hot summer day!
The lime juice in this recipe is both refreshing and zesty.
It takes on the rich flavors of the tequila without turning into a white grape slushie.
If you have some frozen berries on hand, it will be even more exciting.
They add so much flavor to each sip, making these margaritas unique enough to keep coming back for seconds.
17. Bomb Pop Cocktail
Bomb Pop is basically a hot-and-heavy mix of Jägermeister, cream, and strawberry syrup.
If you’ve never tried it before, you’re missing out.
The Jägermeister adds a delightful pungent and slightly sweet flavor that makes this cocktail so tasty.
But the cream and strawberry syrup are what really take this cocktail over the top.
With both flavors in one drink, it can be very fruity for all ages!
18. American Flag Jello Shots
If you’ve ever had a Jello shot before, you know it’s very sweet and is usually filled with some sort of icing (or marshmallow) topping.
This version is different. Instead of having a sweet base, you’ll have a mixture of egg whites and crushed pineapple.
As the shells melt, they will turn into little pops that add to the fun of this dessert.
Pour your pineapple into each shot before adding some whipped cream over top.
19. Berry Spritzer Recipe
This is the perfect summertime drink. It’s fruity, sweet, everything you want in a drink.
Use whatever berries you have on hand and make it as thick or thin as you like.
I prefer mine thick and just chilled for a nice refreshing treat.
20. Watermelon Vodka Tonic
Here’s another drink you can make on a hot summer day.
It’s a tonic that combines watermelon, vodka, and lime juice. It tastes so fresh and rejuvenating!
Plus, it’s super easy to make.
All you need is four ingredients – watermelon, vodka, lime juice, and sugar – and 30 minutes.
Keep this one in your back pocket for the next time you want to feel refreshed.
21. Italian Soda
If you love the flavor of soda with a bit of a kick, try this Italian soda.
It’s made with sparkling water and lemon juice, which results in a mellow, refreshing drink that’ll make your tastebuds dance!
The lemons and water add a bright citrusy flavor that pairs perfectly with the bubbles.
Add some ice cubes for an icy cold treat.
22. Cape Codder
Cape Codder is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that tastes like ice cream.
It’s an amazing combination of cookies, melted chocolate, and whipped cream.
The sweet and freeze-dried cookie core will make this dessert hard to resist.
You can use any kind of cookie you like as the base for this recipe.
Chocolate chip cookies are good, but I also love them with nutmeg and vanilla.
For a fun twist on the classic dessert, try adding dried fruit or nuts over the cookie crumb base!
23. Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Ice Cream Floats
This 4th of July recipe is the perfect way to celebrate your love for America.
Combine ice cream flavors with patriotic colors and add in some fun food coloring.
They’re layered together in mason jars, so they’re effortless to make.
The result is a decadent dessert that will surely bring smiles to everyone’s face.
24. Firecracker Float
This one’s for you if you’re looking for something crazy and sweet.
It features marshmallows, crushed candy canes, and mint syrup.
It looks like a bite-sized confetti cannon, but it’s actually just a fun drink!
It tastes great with some ice cream or chocolate sauce on top.
But be warned: it doesn’t last long in the hot summer sun.
25. Red, White and Blue Wine Sparklers
This is the perfect party favor for your next backyard bash.
These sparkling wine spritzer glasses are similar to the ones above but with a twist.
Instead of blue and white, these make use of red and white wine.
They’re more festive, tasty, and look like something from Star Trek.
They’ll also be everything you want in a cocktail!
So go ahead and make them just because they’re fun!
But don’t forget that it takes little effort to turn them into every day shooters too.
4th of July Alcoholic Popsicles Recipe
- 15 popsicle bag
- 1 bottle Smirnoff Ice
- 3 tsp Patriotic sprinkles
- 3 oz Tito’s vodka or berry vodka
- 3 Ziploc popsicle bags
- Pour one ounce of vodka into each of the popsicle bags to begin making your alcoholic popsicle recipe or adult popsicles with vodka.
- Each popsicle bag should contain one-third of the Smirnoff Ice bottle.
- Each bag should include 1 teaspoon of patriotic sprinkles.
- Each popsicle should be frozen for at least five hours or until completely solid.
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