11 Patriotic Cocktails To Serve On 4th of July

Hello my wonderful, majestic people!! Happy Wednesday. Hopefully you’re peacing out of work early today and already on ~vacation~ mode for the 4th of July! I was on Pinterest the other day and saw a picture of the most beautiful, 4th of July inspired cocktail, and it gave me the idea to gather some of the yummiest, prettiest, patriotic cocktails into a blog post for all you celebratory folks out there.

Here are some of my favorites that I’ve come across.

Red, White, and Boozy Margaritas


This frozen marg will definitely be a crowd favorite while celebrating on a hot summer day! (Also, any excuse to drink a margarita, I’m in.)


                                                                  FOR RED LAYER                                                                  
3 c. ice
2 oz. silver tequila
1 oz. triple sec
2 oz. grenadine
3 c. ice
2 oz. silver tequila
1 oz. triple sec
2 oz. blue curaçao
3 c. ice
2 oz. silver tequila
1 oz. triple sec
2 oz. lime juice
*Visit Delish for the full recipe!



This fruity, rum-filled cocktail is perfect to sip at an afternoon 4th party. (Just be sure not to spill on your white shorts, ladies.)


2 oz. light rum
3 oz. dark rum
6 oz. passion fruit juice
6 oz. orange juice
2 tbsp. grenadine
Orange slices
maraschino cherries
*Visit Delish for the full recipe!

Rocket Jell-O Shots

jello shot

These fun, themed Jell-O shots will be a perfect party favor while chilling by the pool.


1/2 c. water, boiled
box instant blueberry Jell-O
1/2 c. vodka 

1/2 c. water
box instant cherry Jell-O
1/2 c. vodka 

envelope gelatin
1 c. milk, divided
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 c. vodka
*Visit Delish for the full recipe!

Watermelon Sangria


Nothing says “summer cookout” like watermelon, right?


4 c. cubed watermelon
750-ml. bottle moscato
1 c. rum

Juice of 4 limes

Zest of 2 limes

1 tbsp. sugar

lime slices, for garnish


*Visit Delish for the full recipe!


Mermaid Lemonade

mermaid lemonade

This drink reminds me of my good friend, Sarah, who had a mermaid themed 23rd birthday party a couple months ago. These would have been perfect to sip by her pool!


2 c. ice
1/4 c. blue curaçao
1 c. white rum
2 c. lemonade
lemon slices
maraschino cherries
*Visit Delish for the full recipe!

Cherry Bomb Mimosas


I can’t decide if I like this cocktail name better as a beverage or a lip color. Either way, this drink is perfect for those of you starting the celebration early. Sip on your cherry bomb mimosa and munch on a home-made muffin (one of my blogger pals just posted a recipe that looks AMAZING for blueberry muffins. See it here.)


1 c. pineapple juice
1/4 c. maraschino cherry juice (from the jar of cherries)
bottle champagne
Orange slices, for garnish
*Visit Delish for the full recipe!

Blueberry Coconut Sparkler

Blueberry-Coconut-Sparkler2blueberry coconut sparkler

This might be the prettiest beverage on today’s list. The shaved coconut makes it look very fancy, perfectly complimenting the glass flute.


3 cups fresh blueberries

3 Tbsp lemon juice

1/2 cup coconut rum

2 1/2 cups ginger ale


Coconut Flakes (optional garnish)

*Visit Spiced for the full recipe!

Strawberry Daiquiri

strawberry daq

My mouth actually waters when I look at this picture. How refreshing does that look??


4 oz. light rum
1/2 c. fresh strawberries
1/2 c. frozen strawberries
Juice of 1 lime
sliced lime, for garnish
*Visit Delish for the full recipe!

Blue Summer Cocktail

blue summer cocktail

For any of you celebrating the 4th on a boat, this is right up your alley. Although I think we could come up with a more creative name, the deep blue colors and the knot tooth picks are definitely giving me nautical vibes, perfect for any boat outing.


2 oz. blue curacao

1/2 oz. coconut rum

3 oz. ginger ale


*Visit Celebrations At Home Blog for the full recipe!


Tequila Cobbler


This is a great cocktail option if you love tequila, but aren’t feeling a margarita. Also, look how pretty!!!


2 oz Ocho Plata Tequila

.75 oz Agave Syrup

1 strawberry sliced

6-8 blueberries or blackberries

Topo Chico

Sprig of Mint for garnish

*Visit Katie Kime for the full recipe!


Firework Pina Colada

firework pina colada

Had to end with a bang!


6 oz frozen strawberries

2 tbs white rum

2 cup crushed ice

1/2 c coconut cream

1/2 c Blue Curaçao

1/2 c crushed pineapple

1/4 c white rum

whipped cream or coconut cream, optional


*Visit Home Sweet Jones for the full recipe!


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