17 Red, White and Boozy Fourth of July Cocktails
Independence Day is right around the corner and we're celebrating in more ways than just a Will Smith marathon (tho see you this weekend, Big Willy!) — we have killer, festive 4th of July drinks for you to pour at every BBQ, tailgate, fireworks fiesta and bonfire bonanza you attend Friday — and beyond! These 17 recipes from around the web will keep the patriotic spirit going all summer long.
White wine spritzers are a classic summer beverage for a reason. Add some blue and red and you've got yourself a killer cocktail for America's birthday. (via pretty plain janes)
This drink is equal parts nostalgia and party-in-a-glass. Slightly on the sweeter side, we wouldn't have too many or you can expect a killer hangover on the 5th. (via Kirbie's Cravings)
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 refreshing shandy recipe. (via Camille Styles)
The only thing better than watermelon on a hot summer night is a delicious watermelon cocktail. (via Tasty Trials)
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)
A perfect way to cool off, these slushies are super easy to make and super fun to drink, which is every party-thrower's dream. (via A Healthy Life for Me)
Who says everything's gotta be red, white and blue? This cocktail's color makes it a little bit of (delicious) rebellion in a glass and a pretty addition to your table. (via A Year of Cocktails)
There's just something about the 4th of July that brings out the big kid inside all of us. These popsicle-inspired shots are the perfect way to indulge. (via That's So Michelle)
This fruity summer drink is easily made non-boozy by swapping out the white wine for ginger ale, making it a great option for a family-friendly affair. Just make sure to clearly mark your pitchers before serving! (via Celebrating Everyday Life)
This 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 ombre effect is surprisingly simple to achieve, while the basic recipe and instructions are easy to customize to your personal taste. (via TikkiDo)
These layered shots are sweet and fun, and the amaretto flavor is the perfect compliment to the pudding. And how adorable are those cookie stars? (via Jelly Shot Test Kitchen)
Pop Rocks are like fireworks for your mouth, so what better way to sweeten and garnish that Independence Day cocktail? (via Pizzazzerie)
Density is the key to the layered effect drink, but the key to the celebration is the cake vodka — happy birthday, America! (via A Year of Cocktails)
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