Red: Watermelon-Mint Cooler
Dive into a family-friendly watermelon sipper for this year's 4th of July celebrations. Carry the day's patriotic theme into your display: Using clear and blue glasses, a large ice-filled cooler, and a jug, you can create a festive finish to your buffet.
Red and Blue: Cherry-Berry Sangria
This red wine sangria is a July 4th triple threat -- blueberries, strawberries, and cherries fill the red and blue drink. Don't forget to refrigerate for at least two hours before serving (it helps the flavors meld).
White: Coconut-Banana Creme
Take a trip to the tropics with this refreshing cocktail made with coconut, orange, and banana. A hint of vanilla adds an extra bit of sweetness to the 4th of July drink.
Blue: Hawaiian Martini
A bit of bright blue will add festivity to any 4th of July party. Simply add a splash of blue curacao and orange wedges to transform this vodka cocktail into a party-ready drink.
Red: Strawberry Margarita
Savor summer strawberries with a lip-puckering margarita recipe that's perfect for any July 4th party. Whole strawberries find their place alongside splashes of triple sec and tequila in the drink recipe.
White: Pina Colada
When the temps start to rise, turn to a classic pina colada to cool you down. Learn how to make our 10-minute version of the coconut-pineapple drink!
Red: Sweet Cherry Sangria
Dark sweet cherries and zesty orange lighten your favorite red wine in this sangria recipe. Add orange liqueur and cherry syrup for an extra hit of adults-only flavor.
Red, White, and Blue Shakes
Mimic your favorite patriotic colors in a delicious frosty treat the kids will love. Freeze each layer of the strawberry, vanilla, and blueberry shake separately to get the pretty alternating colors.
White: Peppermint Frost
Frosty peppermint drinks may make you dream of December, but this pure-white cocktail is worth the July jump. Peppermint schnapps and crushed mints keep each sip minty and refreshing -- perfect for hot summer days.
Drink Recipe Tip: Rim each glass with a mix of red and white sugars (add blue, too!) to enhance the 4th of July celebration.
Red: Strawberry Champagne Cocktail Smash
Muddled berries, strawberry slices, and strawberry soda give our champagne cocktail its bright red color. A one-two punch of whiskey and sparkling wine make it the ideal summer cocktail.
Blue: Blue Beauty
Get your blender ready for this one. Cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and two kinds of alcohol combine with ice for a sweet-and-slushy 4th of July drink.
Red: Blackberry-Bourbon Lemonade
Want to know our secret to this lemonade cocktail? Watch to learn the trick to making the easy summer drink.
White: Coconut Margarita
Bring a creamy coconut flavor to classic margaritas for a sweet sipper the whole group will love. Toasted coconut flakes on the rim are a fun final touch.
Bonus: 4th of July Drink Coasters
Every 4th of July drink needs a coaster! Impress your party guests with these downloadable designs.
Make the Coasters:
Color-print the download page on white cardstock. Using scissors, cut out the coaster designs. Spray 4-inch-diameter round chipboard coasters with spray adhesive, and press on cutout designs to adhere. Coat with matte-finish clear spray and let dry.
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