12 Drinks for Your 4th of July Bash

How to impress the guests at your BBQ this weekend? Let these recipes take care of you with these delicious, festive drinks.

Did Someone Say Wine?

  1. Simple Sangria: This fruity drink is always a pleaser, and easy to make non-alcoholic by replacing the wine with a lemon-lime soda.
  2. Red, White & Blue Wine Spritzer: This Chardonnay drink uses simple syrup, tonic water and some fresh fruit for a classy take on your favorite glass beverage.

Classy Cocktails

  1. Miami Vice Cocktail: Enjoy the delicious mix of a Piña Colada and a Strawberry Daiquiri in this fruity cocktail. Stir in blue liquor, food coloring, or berries to the Piña Colada mix for an even more colorful drink! Try making a virgin blend – the kids will love this sweet, pretty drink!
  2. Patriotic Martini: Having a girls night or date night? Try this sweet martini with blue curacao.
  3. Smirnoff Mixer Lemonade: With Smirnoff Red, White & Berry and some thirst-quenching lemonade, you’ve got yourself the perfect drink for your sweet tooth!
  4. Blueberry Mojito: This simple drink, not to mention gluten free, vegan, and very low on sugar, uses white rum and relies on berries for the rest of the flavor.
  5. Healthy 4th of July Slushie: On a diet? No Worries! This one is low calorie and super simple to make, with just vodka, cranberry juice, ice, and blue liquor.

Sweet Mocktails

  1. Patriotic Punch: Let the kids enjoy a creative mocktail with this recipe! Grab the Hawaiian punch, soda, and some blue Gatorade – and if you’d like to spice up your own drink, just add a clear liquor of your choice.
  2. Festive Layered Mocktail: Love Shirley Temples? Try this one, where cherry meets Piña Colada!
  3. Fruity Ice Drinks: With just champagne and fruit, this drink is easy on the budget and takes little time to make. Substitute the champagne with sparkling or flavored water and you’ve got yourself a yummy mocktail.

Dessert Shooters

  1. Red, White & Blue Jell-O shots: Having a big party? Get out the strawberry and berry-blue Jell-O! This recipe uses condensed milk to create a middle white layer and gives it a strawberries-and-cream-esc taste. Yum!
  2. Milkshake Shot: These sweet shooters use cake vodka, and can be topped off with whipped cream. More like a dessert if you ask me!

These delicious drinks can be appetizers while you’re picking at finger foods, or brought out as dessert! Try making a mocktail or two for the whole family to sip on by the pool, lake, or wherever you’re spending your weekend. Enjoy at your own risk.

Yours Truly,

Cat Taylor

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