We’ve found 10 of the best 4th of July themed drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, that everyone will enjoy. If you are interested in mixing something sweet this 4th of July, then keep reading!
1. Firecracker Margarita
A fun margarita that replicates the amazing popping sensation of fireworks in your mouth. Forget dressing your glass with salt and lemon; use Pop Rocks instead! Quench your thirst and sate your sweet tooth while you relax by the pool or during your backyard barbecue. This margarita will delight your taste buds as the Pop Rocks dance across your tongue. This drink is super easy to make, and you can find the simple instructions here.
2. Frozen Red, White, and Blue
It’s not 4th of July without some red, white, and blue! This frozen drink is absolutely beautiful to look at and tastes just as good. Each layer is made separately with a mixture of Smirnoff, lemonade, and either strawberries, blue curacao, or ice to give it color. Despite having to make each layer separately, the drink is pretty effortless to make. The ingredients and directions are listed here.
3. 4th of July Piña Colada
Rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and ice are all you need to create this sweet little number. You can make it in red or blue by adding Seagram’s Strawberry Daiquiri or Calypso Colada as they give the drink its color. Garnish with cherries or other fresh fruit such as strawberry or pineapple for extra flavor! To really achieve those 4th of July vibes, add some small flags for decoration. Check out the recipe here.
4. Bomb Pop Daiquiri
Another take on the frozen red, white, and blue drink, this daiquiri is garnished with a Bomb Pop for a refreshingly cool taste. Try this drink if you want to mix things up a little and to stay cool in the summer heat.
5. Rum and Coke Float
Here’s a twist on the classic American float; just add rum! Although this float looks so good you might not want to drink it, you will definitely be glad you did. Only 3 ingredients are required to make this drink (Coke, rum, and ice cream), but you are free to add whatever toppings float your boat (pun intended). For a kid friendly version, just leave out the rum. Click here for the recipe.
6. Blueberry Coconut Sparkler
Minimal 4th of July style with maximum flavor, this drink is the ideal thirst-quencher. Blueberries, coconut rum, lemon juice, ginger ale, and coconut flakes come together to create this sweet drink. For directions go to this website.
7. 4th of July Candy Punch
Add a little fun to your drink with the help of some Twizzlers. This “punch” is super kid friendly, and you will need three drinks in red, white, and blue to create the layers. The best part is that the Twizzlers can be used as edible straws! Children and adults alike will love this drink for the 4th of July. Find out how it’s made here.
8. Polka Dot Milkshake
Move aside stars and stripes, polka dots are becoming the new way to show off your patriotic pride for 4th of July. Adding just a few drops of food coloring to the milkshake is an easy way to achieve that 4th of July look. The polka dots are actually made of marshmallow, and add a deliciously cute touch to this drink.
9. Patriotic Mix
Cranberry juice, 7-Up, and Powerade are three totally different drinks that, when combined, create a savory drink that everyone can enjoy. Feel free to add fruit or use your favorite sodas to customize the taste of your drink. There’s nothing better than an easy to make drink that will have you feeling refreshed during a day in the sun. You can learn how to make it here.
10. Italian Cream Soda
If you want something that’s sure to please your taste buds, and awe everyone who sees it, try this Italian cream soda recipe. With this drink you can choose to create individual colored layers or mix them with a straw for a more marbled look. However you choose to make this drink, you can be sure it will be tasty.