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4th of July Cocktails & Mocktails to Bring to Your Block Party!

Looking for some festive and fun 4th of July cocktails to make this year. Use our top easy recipes to make the best drinks everyone will come back for more.

By Hannah Purvis

Hosting a get-together this summer and looking for a few patriotic drink ideas to wow your guests? Below we’ve created a round-up of cocktail and mocktail ideas that will leave everyone impressed – kids included! So grab your cocktail shaker and put on your best party playlist – it’s time to get mixing!

20 Explosive Cocktails for the 4th of July

1. Boozy Cherry Bombs

What could be cuter than these boozy cherry bombs? Tiny and adorable, yet incredibly flavorful, these vodka and fireball-soaked cherries pack a punch! Your guests will love the ease of a bite-size cocktail. Just be sure to keep these sweet treats out of reach from the kids!

Cherry boozy bombs
Photo Credit: EMILY HLAVAC GREEN (Delish)

2. Red, White & Blue Moscato Sangria

No summer party is complete without a fruit-packed pitcher of sangria! This tasty Moscato sangria recipe offers an abstract spin on red, white, and blue, using the fruit to supply both patriotic colors and add to the delicious flavor. The recipe also encourages creativity and testing out different juices and seltzers to modify the flavor for your perfect drink!

red white and blue sangria
Photo Credit: Mighty Mrs.

3. Adult Root Beer Float

Looking for a more adult spin on a classic root beer float? We’ve got you covered! This adult root beer float recipe will give you all the nostalgia of your favorite childhood drink, but with a little extra buzz. Skip out on the vanilla vodka to make it child-friendly and make drinks that the whole family can enjoy on a warm day.

adult root beer float
Photo Credit: The Cookie Rookie

4. Watermelon Slice Jello Shots

These watermelon slice jello shots look like a work of art and will definitely give you some serious street cred with your guests. Not only are they adorable, but these boozy adult candies are absolutely delicious! Save the slices of scooped-out watermelon for the block party as well or use them in another refreshing drink concoction!

watermelon slice jello shots
Photo Credit: A Beautiful Mess

5. Red, White & Boozy Margaritas

You can’t go wrong with a margarita on a warm summer day and this particular recipe will be the perfect addition to your Fourth of July party. With its distinct red, white, and blue layers, this colorful margarita is not only visually aesthetic but super easy to make!

red white and blue frozen margaritas
Photo Credit: BRAD HOLLAND (Delish)

Patriotic Mocktails

1. Governor’s Mansion Summer Tea Punch

Sip in high style, with this non-alcoholic Governor’s Mansion Summer Tea Punch. Using ingredients such as peach nectar and fresh mint leaves, those enjoying this drink at the block party will feel classy and carefree!

Governor’s Mansion Summer Tea Punch

2. Fruity Firecracker Mocktail

This fruity firecracker mocktail will quite literally set off fireworks in your mouth – thanks to the pop rocks coated rim. Fruity and tangy with a base of lemon-lime soda, this mocktail will be a hit with guests of all ages. It definitely screams party! If you have guests looking to make it a traditional cocktail, add a shot of tequila to the mix.

Fruity Firecracker Mocktail
Photo Credit: As The Bunny Hops

3. Blue Lagoon Mocktail

The Blue Lagoon Mocktail will make you feel like you’re spending your 4th of July poolside on a tropical vacation. We’re serious – it’s that good! Made with a lemonade base and colorful blue curacao syrup (or liquor for an alcoholic version) this citrus-flavored drink will make you want to kick back and relax.

Blue Lagoon Mocktail
Photo Credit: This Vivacious Life

4. Patriotic Punch

You can’t go wrong with a bowl of patriotic punch at a 4th of July block party. For a delicious flavor that is great for everyone in attendance, check out this mocktail recipe using pina colada flavored juice, blue Gatorade, and Grenadine to make bold red, white, and blue layers.

Patriotic Punch
Photo Credit: The Soccer Mom Blog

5. Watermelon Mint Limeade

Refreshing watermelon mint limeade will be a sure crowd-pleaser at your patriotic gathering. A lot of love goes into making this drink, as the mint simple syrup and watermelon smoothie are handmade and blended fresh. You can absolutely taste the care that goes into the drink as each sip brings multiple incredible flavors to life!

Watermelon Mint Limeade
Photo Credit: The Soccer Mom Blog

A Tasty Beverage for Everyone at the Party!

We weren’t kidding when we said we had you covered! I mean really – there are so many delicious drink recipes here that we have a hard time choosing our favorite. We wish you the best of luck with mixing some tasty drinks for your party and hope you have an amazing 4th of July with your loved ones.

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