Our Favorite Red, White And Boozy Fourth of July Cocktails
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Independence Day is *right* around the corner, and we're going to celebrate it in all kinds of ways — aside from making patriotic pastries and assembling savory BBQ lineups, festive Fourth of July drinks are definitely on the docket. Pour up these boozy sips (that just so happen to color-coordinate with the holiday) for every tailgate, firework fiesta, and bonfire bonanza – and just have fun this summer! These 24 cocktail recipes will keep that playful, patriotic spirit going all summer long.
What do Americans drink on 4th of July?
A lot of Americans indulge in alcoholic cocktails on 4th of July. Red, white, and blue drinks like margaritas, shandies, and Jell-o shots are all popular choices.
What are the 6 basic cocktails?
Daiquiris, the Jack Rose, the Manhattan, the Martini, the Old Fashioned, and the Sidecar are the 6 basic cocktails.
What is a Marilyn Monroe cocktail?
A Marylin Monroe cocktail is a sweet alcoholic drink made from a mix of apple brandy, grenadine, champagne or sparkling wine, and maraschino cherries.
Nothing cools you off on a hot summer day quite like a refreshing marg! This strawberry-basil version has the perfect red hue for the Forth of July. For even more fruitiness, you could add a splash of pineapple juice or lime juice! (via Brit + Co.)
This drink is equal parts nostalgia and party-in-a-glass. Slightly on the sweeter side, we would be careful to not have too many, or else you can expect a killer hangover on the 5th. (via Kirbie's Cravings)
For some reason, we don't often think of bubbly when we go to make our sangria recipes. This pink recipe is about to change that forever. (via The Cookie Rookie)
It wouldn't be a true July 4th shindig without an ice cold beer, now would it? Take your brew to the next level with this fruity, refreshing cocktail recipe. (via Camille Styles)
Fresh blackberries meet sweet mint and honey drizzle in this drink you can make boozy or non-alcoholic. (via Pink Owl Kitchen)
Fresh blueberries, coconut rum and ginger ale combine to make a festive drink with *just* the right hint of tropical paradise. The coconut flakes on the rim are a fun final touch. (via Spiced)
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Who says everything has to be red, white and blue? This cocktail's color makes it a little bit of (delicious) rebellion in a glass – plus a pretty addition to your table! (via A Year Of Cocktails)
There's just something about the 4th of July that brings out the kid inside all of us. These popsicle-inspired shots are the perfect way to indulge in a sugary sweet. (via That's So Michelle)
Every sip of this cocktail is super light and refreshing, thanks to a mix of cranberry juice, club soda, and fresh blueberries. Optionally, you could finish off this drink with a quick squeeze of lemon juice. (via Tito's Vodka)
This fruity summer cocktail is easily made non-boozy by swapping out the white wine for ginger ale, making it a great option for family-friendly affairs. Just make sure to clearly mark your pitchers before serving! (via Celebrating Everyday Life)
Festive cocktail umbrellas and striped straws make this sipper all the more adorable! (via Barley & Sage)
This fruity-fresh twist on an oldie-but-goodie adds some *pop* to your bar, and some flag-inspired color to your glass. (via Nutmeg Nanny)
These drinks look gorgeous, and the ombré effect is surprisingly simple to achieve – all while the basic recipe and instructions are easy to customize to your personal taste. (via TikkiDo)
Creative ice cubes are a great way to get any party going. After all, what better way to kick off the 4th than with a patriotic champagne toast? Add some simple syrup to these sips for an even sweeter experience. (via Mom.com)
These blue layered shots are sweet and fun, and the amaretto flavor is the perfect compliment to the pudding! And how adorable are those star-shaped cookies? (via Jelly Shot Test Kitchen)
Density is the key to the red and blue layered effect, but the key to the celebration is the cake-flavored vodka. Happy birthday, America! (via A Year of Cocktails)
Even though this cocktail is good year-round, it's especially fitting for the 4th due to its vibrant red color. (via Live Eat Learn)
Who said cocktails can't be healthy? This one emulates a strawberry smoothie, except includes a nice kick! (via Tito's Vodka)
How are you celebrating this July 4th? Are you planning to any red, white and blue fourth of July cocktails? Visit our Pinterest page for more!
This post has been updated.
Header image via Barley & Sage
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