Red, White, and Blue July 4th Drinks

Get your patriotic party on with these red, white, and blue drinks for the 4th of July. Including summer sangria recipes, nonalcoholic sippers, and ice cream shakes, our July 4th drinks will help you celebrate the festive holiday. Just pick a 4th of July drink recipe and get sippin'!

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  • Red: Gingered Framboise Martini

    With raspberries, ginger liqueur, and lemon juice, this martini boasts a smooth and light flavor. Add extra raspberries and fresh cilantro leaves for an extra-fruity finish.

  • White: Tom Collins

    This classic cocktail has a history almost as old as America itself. Dating to the 1800s, the traditional fusion of gin and sparkling water is best served on the rocks with a slice of lemon while watching fireworks.

  • Blue: Mad Hatter Potion

    Carbonated spiked punch will make every July 4th partygoer happy. The citrus of blue curacao and orange juice provides a sweet summery taste, while the three types of alcohol mix into a creative cocktail.

  • Red: Cranberry Fizz

    This kid-friendly drink combines apple-cranberry juice with lemon-lime soda for a refreshingly simple beverage.

    Tip: Serve this drink in a bowl with star-shape ice cubes to create a unique patriotic punch.

  • 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!

  • 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: Razzle-Dazzle Martini

    This light and refreshing dessert martini combines citrus vodka, raspberry liqueur, and fresh mint. 

    Tip: Freeze your raspberry garnishes before placing them in the martini to keep the drink chilled.

  • Red: Ruby Peartini

    Because pears come into season in July, Independence Day is the perfect time to whip up a peartini. Pear nectar adds a lively sweetness to this cocktail and balances the bite of the pear vodka. 

  • White: Gibson Cocktail

    This classic cocktail dresses up a backyard July 4th celebration. Mix gin and dry vermouth, then chill with ice. 

    Tip: The sophisticated sip can be made with mulberry or raspberry gin for an alternative patriotic twist.

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    5 Ways to Rim a Cocktail Glass

    From birthday sprinkles to sweet chocolate, a well-rimmed cocktail glass adds playful sophistication to any party. Watch to learn how to master these glass garnishes.

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    Red and White: White Strawberry Sangria

    Sangria is arguably one of the best flavors of summer. A bottle of Sauvignon Blanc goes a long way when combined with strawberry schnapps and fresh-cut strawberries. 

    Tip: Rim the glasses with blue cocktail sugar to complete the red, white, and blue look.

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    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. 

    Tip: Rim each glass with a mix of red and white sugars (add blue, too!) to enhance the 4th of July celebration.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Red: Shirley Temple

    This classic beverage steals the show with chilled ginger ale and a dash of cherry juice. Top the glass off with a maraschino cherry and orange slice for even fruitier flavor.

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    Red, White, and Blue Shooters

    It's official -- these are the most patriotic shots ever! Layer grenadine, peach schnapps, and blue curacao for an easy, colorblocked drink. 

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    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.

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    Red: Berry-Mint Granita

    It's time to reacquaint yourself with the summer slushy. This berry-sweet boozy drink combines raspberries and blueberries for an iced July 4th treat.

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Red: Blackberry-Bourbon Lemonade

    Lemonade is a classic summer sip, but it's given an earthy upgrade with a dash of bourbon. Watch to learn the trick to making the easy summer drink.

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    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.

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    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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