Red, White and Booze: Festive 4th of July Cocktails

It’s that time of year again! You’ve got your hot dogs by the grill and the sparklers on standby -- but what about the festive cocktails? If it’s your turn to host the annual Fourth of July party (or if you’re the overachieving friend bringing drinks) look no further. 


Pop Rocks on the Beach

Pop Rocks Cocktail, Fourth of July cocktails


Add a little crackle to your barbeque. Pop Rocks is the key touch to making this cocktail literally sizzle. Candy lovers beware, you might just become obsessed with this drink.


1/2 oz Vodka

1/2 oz Midori Melon Liqueur

1/2 oz Chambord Raspberry Liqueur

3 splashes pineapple juice

Drop Watermelon Pop Rocks on top

Need more help? Get the full tutorial at Pizzazerie.


Blue Long Island

Blue Long Island

This drink is refreshing and fun - practically paradise in a glass! 


1 ounce Vodka

1 ounce Gin

1 ounce light Rum

1 ounce gold Tequila 1 ounce Blue Curacao liqueur 5 ounces sweet and sour mix.

For further instructions check out Mix That Drink!


White Wine-Berry Sangria

White Wine Sangria

Bring a little bit of Spain to your outdoor barbecue! They don't call America the melting pot for nothing.


1 bottle dry white wine

1 cup lemon-lime soda

1/2 cup raspberry Vodka

1/4 cup Brandy

Chopped strawberries



Get the full step-by-step at Tasty Trials.


Blue Margarita

Blue Margarita

Is it even a party without Margaritas on deck?


3 ounces Silver Patron Tequila

2 ounces Blue Curacao

2 ounces Cointreau

Juice from 1 fresh squeezed lime

2 lime wedges and 2 Maraschino cherries for garnish

Optional: Margarita salt for rimming glasses

If you need additional assistance look at One Martini.


Mexican Red Hot

Fourth of July cocktails, Mexican Red Hot

 Shots, anyone? Bring cinnamon schnapps and a little tequila with you and you'll definitely be a crowd favorite. 


1/4 ounce silver tequila

3/4 ounce cinnamon schnapps

Put the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a shot glass.

Look at Mix That Drink for the full how-to!


So, how are you getting your booze on this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!

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Claire R.
Claire R.
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