15+ 4th of July Cocktail Recipes

If you’re looking for a patriotic cocktail recipe or another fun drink to serve on the 4th of July, you’re in the right place! We’ve got 15+ 4th of July Cocktail recipes here that are easy to mix and serve at home.

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July 4th is just around the corner, and you’re planning to make something delicious for friends and family members.

It wouldn’t be a party without a fun cocktail to mix and serve, right?

Here, we’re sharing more than 15 of our favorite 4th of July cocktail recipes. These festive cocktail recipes are perfect for any Indendence Day celebration, summer party or backyard bbq gatherings, too.

What does this list of drinks include?

We’re sharing some of the best summery drinks to mix, not just ones that are red, white or blue.

Here, you’ll find some classic cocktails, as well as some more festive ones. These summer cocktails are truly some of our favorite 4th of July drinks because they are perfectly refreshing and wonderful to mix during the summer months.

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    The more colorful drinks are sure to get you into the patriotic spirit, too, because who doesn’t enjoy a great cocktail and cold drink on a warm day?

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    What you need to make these drinks:

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    Obviously, this will be dependent on the festive cocktails themselves and their requirements, but here are a few food tools to have on hand when you’re mixing drinks at home:

    You’ll obviously need some ingredients, too.

    Here are a few popular ingredients for these patriotic cocktails:

    • A specialty liqueur, like blue curacao, white rum, triple sec, peach schnapps, raspberry vodka, coconut rum, etc.
    • Mixers, like sour mix, ginger beer, tonic water, ginger ale, soda water, club soda, etc.
    • Sweeteners, like agave nectar or simple syrup
    • Juices, like cranberry juice, orange juice, fresh lime juice, coconut milk and fresh lemon juice
    • Garnishes, like fresh berries, a lime wheel, a lemon wheel, fresh mint, etc.

    Need some more July 4th recipe inspiration?

    Be sure to check out 40+ 4th of July Desserts, 12 Patriotic Red, White and Blue Appetizers, 33+ Amazing 4th of July Side Dishes and 40 Delicious July 4th Recipes.

    Ready to mix some of these fun cocktails? Here are our ideas for you…

    15+ 4th of July Cocktails

    If you're looking for a patriotic cocktail recipe or another fun drink to serve on the 4th of July, you're in the right place! We've got 15+ 4th of July Cocktail recipes here that are easy to mix and serve at home.

    Red Cocktails

    Want to serve a brilliantly red drink this 4th of July? There are so many options out there. Here are a few of our favorites...

    White Drinks

    If you're in search of a clear or white colored cocktail to serve for July 4th festivities, here are a few delicious options!

    Blue Drinks

    Want to serve a uniquely colored blue drink at your gathering? Here are a few options for you...

    Red, White and Blue Drinks

    If you're looking for a festive drink that features red, white and blue elements, we've got a few ideas for you here...

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