Red, White, and Blue July 4th Drinks
Red, White, and Blue Shooters
It's official—these are the most patriotic 4th of July shots ever! Layer grenadine, peach schnapps, and blue curacao for easy red, white, and blue alcoholic drinks.
Red: Gingered Framboise Martini
With raspberries, ginger liqueur, and lemon juice, this martini boasts a smooth and light flavor. Add whole raspberries and fresh cilantro leaves for an extra-fruity finish.
Red: Hibiscus Mimosas
Start the party early with a round of pretty mimosas. Dried hibiscus flowers give these 4th of July drinks their flavor and color.
Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Pop
Get the best of both worlds with alcohol-infused ice pops. These fun red, white, and blue vodka cocktails are perfect for lounging by the pool or enjoying the fireworks.
White: Coconut-Donut Shakes
Now this is a shake worthy of a holiday! Crumbled donuts, ice cream, and coconut meet in this incredibly delicious drink-dessert mash-up.
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.
Blue: Mad Hatter Potion
Carbonated spiked punch will make every July Fourth partygoer happy. The citrusy flavors of blue curacao and orange juice provide a sweet summery taste in this creative cocktail.
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 this patriotic drink recipe.
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: 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: Berry-Mint Granita
It's time to reacquaint yourself with the summer slushy. This berry-sweet boozy drink combines raspberries and blueberries for an icy July 4th treat.
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.
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.
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.
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. Remember to refrigerate for at least two hours before serving (it helps the flavors meld).
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.
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.
Blue: Blue Beauty
Get your blender ready for this one. Cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and two kinds of alcohol combine with ice for sweet-and-slushy 4th of July cocktails.
Red: Watermelon-Mint Cooler
Dive into a family-friendly watermelon sipper for this year's 4th of July celebration. 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.
White: Coconut-Banana Creme
Take a trip to the tropics with this refreshing coconut, orange, and banana cocktail. A hint of vanilla adds an extra bit of sweetness to the Fourth of July drink.
Red: Shirley Temple
This classic beverage steals the show with chilled ginger ale and a dash of cherry juice. Top off the glass with a maraschino cherry and orange slice for even fruitier flavor.
Red: Cranberry Fizz
This kid-friendly drink combines apple-cranberry juice with lemon-lime soda for a refreshingly simple beverage.
Tip: Serve this punch in a bowl with star-shape ice cubes to create a patriotic look.
White: Almond-Date Smoothie
This creamy, naturally sweet smoothie is both a great way to start your holiday in the morning and the perfect pick-me-up when you need an afternoon snack. Plus, it's dairy-free thanks to a cup and a half of almond milk.
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: Blackberry-Bourbon Lemonade
Lemonade is a classic summer drink, but you can give it an earthy upgrade with a dash of bourbon. As far as Fourth of July cocktails go, this one is sure to be a hit.
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.
Red: Hibiscus Agua Fresca
A little tart but still sweet thanks to drizzled honey, this tea can be sipped with breakfast, lunch, or any time of day.
Whether or not you're on a beach for the Fourth of July, you can pretend you are with this fruity drink that features two types of rum. You'll feel cool and relaxed with each sip.
Red: Virgin Mary Smoothies
Craving something savory yet still festive? This tomato red smoothie is here for you. With both horseradish and hot pepper sauce, the virgin Mary drink is anything but boring.
White: Pina Colada
We may like pina coladas, but we're definitely hoping not to get caught in the rain on the 4th of July! Mix up this classic cocktail with only five ingredients and a blender.
Red: Really Red Smoothies
Raspberry sorbet gets a lot of help from rhubarb, red pepper, strawberries, and raspberries to paint this patriotic smoothie red.
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 downloadable page on white cardstock. Using scissors, cut out the coaster designs. Spray 4-inch-diameter round chipboard coasters with spray adhesive, then press on cutout designs to adhere. Coat with matte-finish clear spray and let dry.