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!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.