Hosting a Fourth of July party and need some cocktail recipe ideas? We’ve got you covered with a list of 4th of July cocktails recipes that won’t disappoint. So, however you celebrate – backyard barbecue, cul-de-sac party, on a boat, or at the park – your family and friends will be feeling all sorts of Independence Day cheer.
Who doesn’t love sangria? This delicious drink is easy to make, and even more special when frozen and layered in red, white, and blue! Plus, it takes less than 20 minutes to whip together. All you need is white wine, maple syrup, gin, frozen fruits of red and blue, and ice. Blend the fruit in separately for your special holiday colors.
If you’re hosting a Fourth of July barbecue, this drink is the perfect addition to your party. You can make citrus coolers with items from your local grocery store and on a budget. Mix together at least three citrus fruits with club soda, sugar, and vodka, and serve in a mason jar glass for that extra touch.
Mixed Berry Mojitos
Mojitos are a great option for your outdoor party. They’re sweet, refreshing, and delicious. All you need is freshly squeezed lime juice, mint, soda water, white rum, and sugar. Mix all of the ingredients together in a shaker with ice, and garnish with mixed berry fruits for some patriotic flare.
Patriotic Pina Colada
If you’re ready to take your Pina Colada recipe up a notch, go for one of these Fourth of July cocktail renditions. First, make your regular Pina Colada, then add either Blue Curacao or blended strawberries. You could even go for the layered look like we shared for our sangria recipe. And, don’t forget those classic Pina Colada essentials of rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice!
Spangled Spritzer Cocktail
A spritzer on a hot summer day is hard to beat! All you need for this easy, quick cocktail is white wine, ginger ale, orange and/or pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine. Mix it all up and serve in a stemless wine glass with a patriotic garnish like a watermelon wedge.
Of course, Independence Day is about so much more than fireworks, barbecues, cocktails, and sunshine. It’s about celebrating our country and all of those who have fought for our freedom. Cheers to the men and women who are fighting, who are vets, and who we’ve lost. However you decide to celebrate this Fourth of July, we wish you all the best.