14 Fun & Festive 4th Of July Drinks
Party Cocktail Ideas
July 4th is a day to let loose, have fun, and have a cocktail or two! Celebrate Independence Day with some fun cocktails to get into the patriotic spirit! Here are 14 Fourth of July cocktail recipes to enjoy in between all the barbeque and ice cream! Let's get festive!
Get your blue curaçao, grenadine, strawberries, and blueberries ready to make top-notch 4th of July backyard beverages!! They're all fruity, fresh, and full of flavor!
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These 14 cocktail recipes will make you the best 4th of July host! Everyone will be talking about your cocktails and the their patriotic flare! A fan of margaritas, shots, daiquiris, spiked lemonade and iced tea, mojitos, bright blue drinks, or a wine sangria or sparkler? Stay tuned! There is something for everyone here!
Red, White, and Blue Margarita #1
What better way to kick off our 4th of July drinks than with the most festive of the bunch, the Red, White, and Blue Margarita! It may sound intimidating, but it's easier than you think! Start with:
(Blue Layer) Blue Curacao
(Red Layer) Grenadine
(White Layer) Lime Juice
For the red layer, blend your ice, tequila, triple sec, and grenadine. Layer in the bottle of your glass 1/3 of the way up! For the white layer, combine your ice, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Layer until 2/3 of the glass is full! Layer slowly to avoid mixing the red and white layers! And finally, for the blue layer, blend your ice, tequila, triple sec, and blue curaçao. Layer slowly until the glass is full! Enjoy!
How much of each ingredient is up to you, but if you need a guide, I'll give you one. 3 parts ice, 2 parts tequila, 1 part triple sec, and 2 parts of the blue curaçao/grenadine/lime juice!
Red, White, and Blue Margarita #2
There are two ways to make this infamous margarita! Out of grenadine and blue curaçao? Use strawberries and blueberries instead! If you'd rather throw some fruit in the mix, you'll need:
Okay, same concept! For the red layer, blend your ice, tequila, triple sec, and strawberries. Layer in the bottom of the glass 1/3 of the way up. For the white layer, mix your ice, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Layer until 2/3 of the glass is full. Again, go slowly so to avoid mixing the red and white layers. And finally, for the blue layer, your ice, tequila, triple sec, and blueberries. Layer until the glass is full! Enjoy!
Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita
Watermelon is summer's fruit! It's sweet, juicy, and refreshing! You'd be amazed at how well watermelon goes with some spice, some jalapeño spice! Here's what you'll need for a delicious jalapeño watermelon margarita! Grab the following:
2 cups fresh watermelon chunks
4 oz Tequila (Preferably Blanco or Reposado)
2 oz Triple Sec
Splash of lime juice
Tajin or Sea Salt
In a blender, blend your watermelon chunks, your choice of tequila, triple sec, lime juice, honey, and ice! Rim a glass with Tajin or sea salt! Pour and garnish with sliced jalapeño! Enjoy your refreshing margarita!
Red, White, and Blue Layered Shot
Grab your shot glasses and spoons for this one! It's fast and easy, but it requires some patience! You made even need a few practice rounds before getting these perfect. Here's what you'll need:
1 part Grenadine
1 part Peach Schnapps
1 part Blue Curaçao
- First, take your grenadine and pour 1/3 of the way up.
- Next, take your Peach Schnapps and slowly pour over the back of a spoon. This technique will keep your layers separated. Remember, pour slowly!
- Finally, take your Blue Curaçao and slowly pour over the back of a spoon!
- That's all there is to it! Enjoy it!
Red, White, and Blue Jello Shots
Jello Shots are a fun, popular option! These are a little more time-consuming than the rest, so you'll need to prep the night before. Jello takes time! You'll need:
Non-Alcoholic: If you want to make a non-alcoholic jello shot option, follow these steps and substitute the vodka with more water! Follow jello packaging instructions for the best results!
1 Berry Blue Jello mix
1 Strawberry Jello mix (Or Cherry)
3 cups Clear Vodka (You can go less if you don't want them to be too boozy!)
2 Unflavored Gelatin mix
Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 oz.)
Okay, stay with me. We're going to break this down into steps!
- Make some room in your refrigerator! You'll thank me later!
- Boil water. In total, you'll need 4 cups of boiling water.
- Starting with your red layer! Take your red jello mix and pour in one cup of boiling water! After it's mixed, add a cup of your clear vodka! After it cools a bit, pour your mixture into little plastic shot glasses, just 1/3 of the way! Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Next, move on to your white layer! For the white layer, take your two packets of unflavored gelatin and mix with two cups of boiling water! When everything is well-combined, add your 14 oz. of sweetened condensed milk. Mix well. Wait until your mixture cools a bit! Then, add another layer until shot is 2/3 full. Refrigerate for at least another hour!
- And finally, the blue layer! Take your blue jello mix and pour in one cup of boiling water. Mix well. Add 1 cup of clear vodka and mix again. Wait until cool! Add your final layer to your shots! Refrigerate until the blue layer sets for at least an hour!
- Refrigerate again!
- Once everything is solid and jello-like, you can top your jello shots off with whipped cream and red, white, and blue sprinkles!
- Finally, enjoy some jello shots with your guests!
Summertime is the perfect time for a refreshing daiquiri. For this delicious strawberry daiquiri, you'll need:
2 cups Frozen Strawberries
1/4 cup of Simple Syrup
1/4 cup Lime Juice
1 cup of light rum
Blend your strawberries, simple syrup, lime juice, rum, and ice in a blender. Rim a glass with sea salt and pour your blend into glasses. This recipe should make 3 to 4 servings.
If this doesn't feel festive enough, throw a little American flag in the glass! An American flag will make anything patriotic! Or top with some fresh strawberries and blueberries!
Nothing tastes as good as lemonade on a hot day next to the pool! Quench your thirst with this boozy lemonade recipe! You'll need:
3 cups of your favorite lemonade (Listen, lemonade is all about your preference. How sweet or sour is all up to you. Make your favorite lemonade and go from there.)
6 oz Vodka
4 oz Limoncello (Start with 4 oz and add to taste.)
Mix your lemonade, vodka, and Limoncello into a pitcher! Stir! Enjoy! Garnish your glasses with a lemon slice!
Side Note: Limoncello is sweet, so you "under-sweeten" your lemonade to compensate for the Limoncello's sweetness. Better to add as you go to avoid over-sweetening!
Festive 4th Mojito
Here's a Mojito recipe for mojito lovers who want to get in the festive spirit! It's minty-fresh, subtly sweet, and bursting with berry goodness! Start with
2 oz White Rum
2 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
Strawberries & Blueberries
Muddle your simple syrup, mint leaves, and berries in a glass. Add rum and lime juice, then top with club soda. Garnish with mint and lime wedge.
If your 4th of July party starts early, you've got to start with a Bloody Mary! Mornings are hard, don't make them harder! Use a Bloody Mary Mix! Whether you're looking for mild or spicy mix, Liquorama has a wide selection of Bloody Mary Mix! Check them out! Here's a classic, easy Bloody Mary recipe to start your day on the right foot! You'll need:
2 oz Vodka
4 oz Bloody Mary Mix
Splash of lemon juice
Add ice, vodka, Bloody Mary mix, and lemon juice to a glass. Stir together. Garnish with celery, olives, and a lime wedge! You can get creative with your garnish! Throw a slider on there if you're feeling extra! The more, the Mary-ier!
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The Blue Hawaiian is fun and tropical! You're going to need:
2 parts Pineapple juice
1 part Light Rum
1 part Blue Curaçao
1 part Cream of Coconut
In a blender, combine your pineapple juice, light rum, blue curaçao, cream of coconut, and ice! Serve in glasses and garnish with a pineapple slice and maraschino cherry!
If you don't want to blend, you could also mix all the ingredients and top over ice! Mix well for about 30 seconds until all the ingredients are well combined. The choice is yours!
Patriotic Wine Sparkler
For wine lovers, here's a tasty wine sparkler! You'll need:
A bottle of White Wine (750 ml)
1 liter of Lemon-Lime Soda or Sparkling Water
In a pitcher, mix your wine and lemon-lime soda or sparkling water. Add your blueberries and strawberries. If you want to be extra festive, cut your strawberries in the shape of stars! Enjoy!
Spiked Iced Tea
Iced tea is a classic! Serve up this mouthwatering recipe at your party. Everyone will be coming back for refills. Here's what you'll need:
8 cups Water
6 tea bags of your choosing
2 cups Rum, Vodka, or any spirit that you wish
1/3 cup sugar (adjust to taste)
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
Start by boiling your water. Steep tea bags for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags and add your sugar and baking soda. (The baking soda will get rid of the cloudiness and cut from the bitterness of the tea.) Add the spirit of your choosing. Wait till cool! Serve in glasses with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and lemon slice!
Looking for something fast, easy, and bright blue? Make the Blue Lagoon. You're going to need three things:
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Blue Curaçao
In a glass of ice, add your vodka and blue curaçao. Top with lemonade. Garnish with a lemon slice and maraschino cherry!
Star Spangled Sangria
Oh, how we all love a refreshing, cold Sangria while sitting outdoors on a hot summer day! This will be a hit with everyone! Note: You need to start this one at least a few hours in advance or even the night before! You'll need:
Okay, technically, you can choose just about any fruit you wish, but to stay on theme, these are some recommendations!
White Wine (750 ml, preferably on the dryer side, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
2 cups Sparkling Water or Lemon Lime Soda
1 cup Triple Sec
The instructions on this one are simple! Add your wine, sparkling water or soda, triple sec, and fruit into a pitcher! Refrigerate for a few hours or, ideally, overnight! Enjoy!
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