11 Best Red White And Blue Drinks To Celebrate July 4 With A Bang

Cocktail Recipes

Patriotic Red White and Blue Shots

As the 4th of July approaches, people start to think about what they can do to celebrate. The best way is with red white and blue drinks! These beverages have a patriotic feel and will make your Independence Day party more memorable than ever before.

In this post, we will showcase 11 of the best red white and blue drink recipes for you to try!

1. Red White and Blue Cocktail

Red White and Blue Cocktail - Image by mixthatdrink.com

Red White and Blue Cocktail - Image by mixthatdrink.com

The drink is a tangy combination of pomegranate and orange. Still, it's not that sweet to discourage people from trying it out. It should appeal to the widest variety of taste buds with its layers of flavor.

The recipe for this red white and blue cocktail is easy to make. You just have to layer the ingredients in order of their sugar content, starting with a high-sugar component at the bottom and ending with an unsweetened one on top. 

The grenadine should be handcrafted, not corn syrup-based because this changes the taste of the cocktail.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Pour 1 oz grenadine into an empty glass.
  2. Fill it with ice cubes.
  3. In a shaker, mix 3 oz lemonade with 1 oz vodka.
  4. Gently pour the mixture into the glass using the back of a spoon.
  5. Add 1 oz blue curacao.

2. 4th of July Red White and Blue Jello Shots

4th of July Red White and Blue Jello Shots - Image by princesspinkygirl.com

4th of July Red White and Blue Jello Shots - Image by princesspinkygirl.com

Red white and blue layered jello shots are the perfect way to celebrate this Independence Day. These festive desserts will also be a hit at your next party! Creating these timeless treats is surprisingly easy with some patience and time.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

For Blue Layer:

  1. Pour all the Blue JELL-O gelatin into a bowl. 
  2. Add 1 cup of boiling water.
  3. Dissolve the gelatin. 
  4. Add 1 cup of vodka.
  5. Stir and cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour the solution into ⅓ of the shot glasses.
  7. Chill for an hour or until the layer sets.

For White Layer:

  1. Pour all unflavored gelatin into a mixing bowl
  2. Add 2 cups of boiling water. 
  3. Stir and dissolve the gelatin.
  4. Add the sweetened condensed milk. 
  5. Stir and cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour above the blue layer.
  7. Chill for an hour or until the layer sets.

For Red Layer:

  1. Pour strawberry/cherry gelatin into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add a cup of boiling water.
  3. Stir and dissolve the gelatin.
  4. Add 1 cup of vodka.
  5. Stir and cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour above the white layer.
  7. Chill for an hour

Pro-Tip: Allow time between each layer so the colors will set.

3. Fourth of July Piña Colada

Fourth of July Piña Colada - Image by 3yummytummies.com
Fourth of July Piña Colada - Image by 3yummytummies.com

This red white and blue layered drink is a perfect blend of tropical flavors that will make you feel like you're on the beach.

Think Classic Pina Coladas with strawberry to give it some tang, but still sweet enough from the pineapple juice! Topped off with blue curacao for those fruity bursts of flavor. It would be nice to include this in your red white and blue drink recipes this Independence Day.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Pour all of the rum into an empty blender. 
  2. Add 6 oz of pineapple juice.
  3. Add 4.5 oz cream of coconut.
  4. Pour the two cups of ice.
  5. Blend them until they become smooth.
  6. Separate ⅔ of the mixture into a different container.
  7. Add 1 cup of strawberries to the mixture in the blender.
  8. Blend them until they become smooth.
  9. Pour the blended strawberry mixture into glasses.
  10. Add ⅓ of the separated mixture into the glasses.
  11. Pour the remaining separated mixture back into the blender.
  12. Add all the Blue Curacao. 
  13. Blend until combined.
  14. Pour the blue blended mixture into the glasses.

4. Patriotic Berry Slushy

Patriotic Berry Slushy

Enhance patriotic flair to your 4th of July party with this Red White and Blue Slushy cocktail. This refreshing drink is the perfect balance between sweet and tart while giving you that “wow factor” for guests!

You can make this cocktail in just a few minutes with the help of your high-speed blender. Start on low and gradually increase to a higher level. Use frozen fruits and frozen drinks for better flavor.

Ingredients

For the Red Slush Layer:

  • 1 ¼ cups Strawberries, quartered or grenadine strawberry syrup
  • ¼ cup of Homemade lemonade
  • 2 oz. Smirnoff Red White and Berry Vodka

For the White Slush Layer:

  • 2 cups Ice
  • 1 cup Homemade lemonade
  • 2 oz. Smirnoff Red White and Berry Vodka

For the Blue Slush Layer:

Steps to Make

  1. Blend each of the layers separately until they become smooth.
  2. Store them inside the freezer until you’re ready to create your cocktail.
  3. Pour the layers into a glass. Serve immediately.

5. Layered Red White and Berry Lemonade

Layered Red White & Berry Lemonade - Image by dailydishrecipes.com

Layered Red White & Berry Lemonade - Image by dailydishrecipes.com

This red white and blue layered drink is bursting with flavor! The refreshing taste of lemons is mixed together beautifully with Smirnoff vodka, curacao, and grenadine. This creates a light summertime favorite that’s perfect for any occasion, especially this Independence Day.

If you don’t have Smirnoff, you may use any berry-flavored malt beverage instead. This beverage is excellent to share with adult friends and family!

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Smirnoff Ice Red White & Berry
  • 0.5 oz Blue Curacao
  • 0.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 1 oz Lemonade
  • Splash of Grenadine

Steps to Make

  1. Fill the mason jar with ice.
  2. Pour all of the Smirnoff Ice Red White & Berry Vodka into the jar.
  3. Add 0.5 oz of the Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka. 
  4. Add 0.5 oz of blue curacao. 
  5. Add 1 oz of lemonade.
  6. Top the mixture with a splash of grenadine. Add some berries if you like.

6. Red White & Boozy Margarita

Red White & Boozy Margaritas - Image by Makinze Gore

Red White & Boozy Margaritas - Image by Makinze Gore

This funky margarita is perfect for a summer day. It features tequila and curacao with grenadine to give it that red color. This is a must-have for your red white and blue drink party this July 4th.

Ingredients

For Red Layer:

For Blue Layer:

For White Layer:

Steps to Make

  1. Mix all ingredients for each layer. 
  2. Split them evenly into two glasses.
  3. Layer the red, blue, and white. Serve immediately.

7. Red White and DUE Cocktail 

Red White and DUE Cocktail - Image by Due West
Red White and DUE Cocktail - Image by Due West

This red white and blue drink recipe is created by Due West, a gastropub in New York City. This patriotic-themed drink would make an excellent part of your July 4 because of its pleasing presentation.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Add ¼ oz Giffard Blue Curacao to a Collins glass. 
  2. Fill the glass with crushed ice.
  3. Using a shaker, mix 1½ oz Worthy Park Rum Bar, ½ oz banana liqueur, and ½ oz lime juice.
  4. Strain the mixture into the Collins glass.
  5. Fill the glass again with crushed ice. 
  6. Slowly add ¼ oz Pomegranate Hibiscus juice to the top.

8. Suddenly Summer Cocktail

Suddenly Summer Cocktail - Image by Svedka

Suddenly Summer Cocktail - Image by Svedka

Suddenly Summer is an excellent red white and blue drink for outdoor picnics and your Independence Day party. It has a refreshing taste and the perfect amount of sweetness to keep you cool all day long!

Ingredients:

Steps to Make:

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice.
  2. Pour 1 oz watermelon schnapps into the glass.
  3. Add ½ oz cranberry juice.
  4. Pour ½ oz lemon juice.
  5. Add ½ oz simple syrup.
  6. Add ½ oz Svedka vodka.
  7. Layer using ¼  oz Blue Curacao to separate the colors. 
  8. Top with club soda
  9. Garnish the drink using fresh watermelon pieces.

9. Fourth of July Firework Cocktail

Fourth of July Firework Cocktail - Image by Cliff House Maine
Fourth of July Firework Cocktail - Image by Cliff House Maine

The Fourth of July Firework Cocktail is a delicious and fun recipe for celebrating America's Independence Day. 

It is a simple red white and blue drink by Cliff House Maine, wherein you just need to add the ingredients, garnish with blueberries and raspberries, and pour into your favorite glass or mug!

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Using a shaker tin, muddle the blueberries and raspberries together.
  2. Pour ½ oz Tequila into the shaker. 
  3. Add ½ oz Simple syrup.
  4. Add ½ oz Blood orange juice. 
  5. Shake them and pour them into a glass.
  6. Pour ½ oz Blue Curacao, and it will settle to the bottom.
  7. Garnish using blueberry and raspberry skewers.

10. Whistle Blow My Blues Away

Whistle Blow My Blues Away - Image by Kola House

Whistle Blow My Blues Away - Image by Kola House

Pour yourself a tall glass of this refreshing and floral tipple from Kola House. It would make an excellent addition to your red white and blue drinks for your Independence Day celebration. Enjoy it with the ones closest to your heart!

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add ¾ oz white tea cordial.
  3. Pour ½ oz strawberry syrup.
  4. Add ½ oz lime.
  5. Shake the mixture.
  6. Place 6-8 sprigs of basil into a tall glass.
  7. Pack the glass with ice. 
  8. Pour the mixture into the glass.
  9. Layer using 1 oz soda water.
  10.  Finally, add 2 oz. Spring 44 Gin infused blue pea flower.

11. Sparkling Red White and Blue Sangria

Sparkling Red White and Blue Sangria - Image by Cosmopolitan.com

Sparkling Red White and Blue Sangria - Image by Cosmopolitan.com

Feel the holiday cheer with a Sparkling Red White and Blue Sangria. It is a layered drink recipe made by Gimme Some Oven using sangria with blueberries, strawberries, and star-shaped apple slices.

It is sure to be one beverage that's guaranteed to have everyone singing your praises at any party!

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. In a large pitcher, mix white wine, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and orange. 
  2. Refrigerate the mixture for 1-4 hours so the flavors can blend.
  3. After chilling, add the apples, sparkling white wine, and ice.
  4. Pour the sangria on glass with ice.

Enjoy These Red White and Blue Layered Drinks!

We hope this list of the best red white and blue drink recipes inspired you to make some this fourth of July celebration. If these beverages are something your friends and family would enjoy, please share this post so they can try them out as well!


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