The best 4th of July cocktails! These festive fourth of July drinks are so refreshing and delicious on a hot summer day – perfect for any summer party or backyard BBQ.
If you’d like your Independence Day celebration to feel even more festive, you’ll want to add some red, white, and blue cocktails to the menu!
Fourth of July drinks are so colorful and cheery, and are perfect to sip on while enjoying BBQ cookout food or watching the fireworks.
I put together a list of the best 4th of July alcoholic drink ideas to give you lots of inspiration!
Many of these recipes are a fun twist on a classic cocktail recipe, with common ingredients like simple syrup, lemon juice, club soda, triple sec, cranberry juice, and blue curaçao.
You simply can’t go wrong with any of these patriotic cocktail recipes whilst celebrating America’s birthday.
(Best of all, you can make them without alcohol as well, for the kiddos or anyone abstaining.)
Let’s dive into these fun cocktails!
This easy patriotic cocktail is citrusy and light, making it perfect for outdoor summer gatherings.
Lemonade, grenadine, and blue curacao come together for a uniquely refreshing and beautiful beverage.
This Red, White, and Blue Sangria is a watermelon sangria with white wine and blueberries.
It’s very refreshing and easy to serve a crowd during summer parties.
You are going to love this beautiful and EASY layered red, white and blueberry gin and tonic!
Homemade blueberry syrup and spicy ginger beer get topped with gin for a colorful, refreshing cocktail.
This cocktail is a fun spin on the popular red white and blue summer popsicle!
The drink can be made with or without booze and is a fun way to celebrate America with adults and kids!
These fun and patriotic red, white and blue popsicles are a boozy and grown-up take on the classic Firecracker popsicles!
Each layer has a different type of alcohol, and the colors are from all natural sources.
This Red, White, and Blue Sangria is the perfect boozy cocktail to serve when celebrating the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or enjoying the warm weather on hot summer nights!
Best of all, you can throw this easy white wine sangria together with just 15 minutes of prep time.
This 4th of July Cosmopolitan takes the drink to a patriotic height with the addition of a fun red, white and blue glass rim.
It’s made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice, and makes a beautiful presentation.
This punch is where big batch cocktails meet sangria, with just the right amount of fruity sweetness to accompany the floral gin notes.
Take the stress out of hosting, and fill a pitcher with this ahead of time.
These lovely layered red white and blue jello shots are boozy, sweet, and so much fun!
Aside from the alcohol, you'll feel like a kid again.
An easy & gorgeous wine spritzer recipe featuring fresh strawberries & blueberries + white wine for a patriotic theme without any food dyes.
Fix this bubbly cocktail all summer long when you need a refreshing drink with a little buzz.
This Red White & Blue Daiquiri is a delicious rum drink that can be blended or served on ice.
Mocktail instructions are included for the kiddos or anyone who prefers not to drink alcohol.
Rimmed with fun Pop Rocks candy, this easy-to-make cocktail has just 4 ingredients.
Everyone will love this festive, refreshing drink, with a POP!
A fun summer twist on our favorite slushy cocktail recipe, these Red, White and Blue Berry Slushies are a patriotic way to cool down this 4th of July using Smirnoff’s Red, White and Berry vodka.
Make them with or without alcohol, these sweet and patriotic treats will wow your guests with how cool the jello shots look.
Popsicle cocktails made with classic red, white and blue Bomb Pops are an easy and fun way to make delicious patriotic drinks in basically zero minutes.
Easy to make with or without the boozy stuff!
A delicious Berry Lime Cocktail for the 4th of July, this vodka punch cocktail recipe is perfect for your summer BBQs!
Whip up a pitcher of this brightly-flavored drink to have your signature party cocktail ready in minutes.
This drink is definitely full of flavor, and the perfect way to use some of those delicious summer cherry vibes in a whole new way.
This is a very yummy cocktail! The citrus vodka blends very well with the Hpnotiq and sprite to give it a yummy citrusy flavor that goes down smooth.
Frozen, blended mixed berry wine slushies are simple to make and easy to customize!
Your favorite bottle of wine and fresh berries transform into a lighter, fruitier, and far more refreshing version of wine.
This is a light tequila cocktail so you’re not going to be that guy falling off the deck after one or two of these drinks.
Just a splash or two of tequila mixed with seltzer and grenadine from the cherry jar.
While a classic mojito is perfect anytime of year, this red, white, and blue version just screams summer holidays.
Along with the traditional mojito ingredients, berry vodka and fresh berries adds fabulous color.
The look of these shots make a beautiful presentation, and you can’t go wrong with the fun mix of flavors and liquors.
Everyone will be so impressed with the red and blue layer effect!
While this may not be a red, white, and blue drink, it's definitely reminiscent of childhood summer parties and holiday BBQs.
Whipped cream flavored vodka and Rum Chata turn the childhood classic into a boozy dessert or drink that will have everyone feeling nostaligic.
Ready to try some of these 4th of July Drinks?
I hope this array of refreshing, festive cocktail ideas has your whole fam and friend group singing your praises at the Fourth of July cookout.
These summer cocktails will be the hit of your Independence Day celebration and get everyone in the patriotic spirit!
Serve them up with some burgers, hot dogs, or your favorite pasta salad recipes and crowd-pleasing kabobs on the grill.
Just make sure you have a good cocktail shaker or two and lots of ice cubes on hand!
What are your favorite 4th of July cocktails?
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