20 Fourth of July Cocktails
Whether you're planning a low-key, at-home celebration or a neighborhood cookout, no Fourth of July menu would be complete without ice cold, refreshing summer cocktails. Cool down with red, white, and blue libations, fruity sangria, frozen drinks, and more. These 20 Fourth of July cocktails and punches will get the party started.
Nothing says summer quite like sangria, and you can't go wrong with this classic red wine version. Take it from the over 1,500 users who give this recipe five stars.
Two favorite party drinks, margaritas and beer, combine for this unique Fourth of July cocktail. Be sure to use a light beer, as anything dark or flavored can overpower the drink.
This drink was inspired by a classic American treat — a red, white, and blue rocket ice pop — but of course, made better with booze.
We would be remiss if we didn't include a classic frozen margarita recipe; few things are more refreshing. In this simple version, frozen limeade concentrate, tequila, and triple sec are combined in a blender.
Summer Beer II
An usual but summery combination of frozen pink lemonade concentrate, water, vodka, and beer makes up this party punch. "One thing that I like about this drink is if you keep it in the freezer, it becomes the perfect slush drink, no blender required," says reviewer Snappyhat.
Jewel's Watermelon Margaritas
This deceptively simple cocktail, also known as a Madras, is made with orange juice, cranberry juice, vodka, and ice. The result is a cheery, bright red drink that's best served with a festive straw, as pictured.
White Peachy Sangria
This is a lighter, sweeter take on sangria: Moscato, lemon-lime soda, brandy, and peach schnapps are combined with fresh summer fruits for a delicious punch that doubles as a stunning centerpiece.
Rebecca's Rockin' Vodka Lemonade
Lemonade is a given at almost any Fourth of July celebration, but this boozy twist on the classic summer drink will be a truly memorable addition to yours. Frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, vodka, and fresh lime juice are served over ice. For a gorgeous presentation, consider making ice cubes with raspberries inside, like reviewer Abi53.
Yet another sangria makes the list — what can we say? We love this classic party punch. Here, it gets a tropical twist: Rosé wine, pineapple juice, vodka, triple sec, simple syrup, and fresh summer fruits are used in this recipe.
Frozen Summer Slush
Lemon Drop Martini
Blueberry Vodka Martinis
This recipe has a very special ingredient: homemade blueberry-infused vodka. Be sure to plan ahead, because it takes two weeks to properly infuse.
Orange Cream Delight (Screwdriver)
Class things up with these beautiful, bubbly bellinis that are best served in Champagne flutes. To make, simply blend fresh strawberries, powdered sugar, and brandy, and top it all off with sparkling wine. Garnish with fresh strawberries.