Red, White & Blue Cocktails

Try one of these Red, White & Blue Cocktails for your patriotic parties this summer. Fun and festive Memorial Day and 4th of July drinks are perfect for honoring our troops and celebrating our country’s independence, but you can enjoy these throughout the summer months, too.

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Memorial Day and July 4 are coming up fast and it’s time to plan summer gatherings celebrating patriotic pride.

Celebrated on June 19, Juneteenth is another important American summer holiday that celebrates the end of slavery. Red is an important color for this holiday, so this list below has a few red-colored drinks to try. However, I hope you’ll also check out this list of black content creators and their Juneteenth recipes.

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Memorial Day and 4th of July Cocktails

There’s not much more American than a cocktail. The cocktail has many roots that date back to the Prohibition era, when alcohol was banned by the Constitution.

People mixed their own drinks with heavier substances (that you really wouldn’t want to drink) to be able to enjoy alcohol.

And, of course, any drink with bourbon — which by law can only be made in the USA — is certainly an American one.

There are tons of Fourth of July cocktail recipes to help us celebrate the red, white and blue this year. And bonus — they are great way to beat the summer heat.

But first, a few food recipes to enjoy them with…

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July 4 food

If you are throwing a Fourth of July party, try one of these winning appetizer and dessert recipes to go along with the festive drink recipe you choose.

  • This Beer Cheese dip is great with pretzels or bread. Make it with your favorite American beer (preferably local!).
  • Caprese skewers are a super cute red & white appetizer. Add fresh blueberries for a sweet, patriotic twist!
  • With a cheesy center, these Cat Head Biscuits are delicious at a cookout.
  • Roasted peaches with goat cheese and honey will knock everyone’s socks off.
  • Made with fresh berries, Fruit Skillet Cake is so pretty and patriotic. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is a good idea to go with this one.

And now, let’s get onto the 4th of July drinks!

Layered Drinks

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Red, White and Blue Mojito
Made with light rum, lime juice, fresh mint, summer berries and a splash of club soda, these easy-to-make mojitos are patriotic cocktails fit for the whole summer.
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Small cups filled with layered red, white, and blue gelatin dessert topped with whipped cream and red, white, and blue sprinkles. The cups are arranged on a wooden board.
Red, White and Blue Jello Shots
These layered Red, White & Blue Jello Shots offer a fun, patriotic twist on the classic gelatin dessert. Sweet, fruity and creamy flavors abound and both kids and adults will love them at any summer holiday celebration — you can make them with and without alcohol. Makes 4050 1-ounce jello shots.
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Boozy and patriotic Prosecco Popsicles are the cutest way to show your colors this holiday weekend! Berries and frozen champagne make for a darling red, white and blue treat you can enjoy anytime! Click through to watch the video! (via feastandwest.com)
Prosecco Popsicles
A summertime treat, these patriotic Prosecco Popsicles feature different fruits (in red and blue hues, natch) and all the flavor of fizzy champagne. Serve them in a glass of champagne for a poptail!
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Mint sprigs and a lime wedge garnish a berry mojito. A bunch of mint and bowl of blueberries sit off to one side.
Blueberry Mojito
A refreshing drink for summertime, this blue sipper is easy on the eyes and your taste buds! Cool down with one at a cook out or on your back porch.
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Blueberry Gin Fizz
Made with a layer of homemade blueberry syrup on the bottom, spicy ginger beer in the middle and topped with color-changing gin, it's easy to make this lovely ombré, layered look by using a simple “float” process.
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Red, White & Blue Vodka Lemonade Slush
Red, White & Blue Vodka Lemonade Slush drinks are super festive for your Fourth of July BBQ and are easy to make for a crowd. Made with lemonade, limeade and vodka they will become a party favorite for all of your Patriotic Parties!
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Berry Spritzer Recipe
Fresh and full of sweet berries, this Berry Spritzer is a pretty and refreshing beverage that's patriotic too! Perfect for any occasion and using up ripe Summer berries!
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Red Drinks

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Strawberry Mimosas
Strawberry Mimosas make brunch rosy! Whether you make them for a weekend with gal pals or a celebration like July 4th, these sparkling pink mimosas are the perfect way to toast the day ahead.
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Bloody Mary Bar
Set up a Bloody Mary Bar for your guests at your party. Let them choose their favorite spirit and toppings to create their ultimate savory cocktail.
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Watermelon Lemonade
This watermelon lemonade recipe is a summer must-have! You're going to love the refreshing flavors on a hot summer day.
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Italian Soda
The Italian Soda is the perfect non-dairy, caffeine-free and non-alcoholic drink for summertime! Change up your flavor to fit your mood or your celebration.
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Spicy Jalapeño Blackberry Margaritas really hit all the taste buds so you can savor ever single sip. Make it with homemade jalapeño-infused tequila and tailor them with your desired amount of heat. Cheers to summertime! (via feastandwest.com)
Spicy Jalapeño Blackberry Margaritas
Spicy Jalapeño Blackberry Margaritas really hit all the taste buds so you can savor every single sip. Make it with homemade jalapeño-infused tequila and homemade sour mix tailor them with your desired amount of heat.
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From taco night to girls' night, Strawberry Basil Margaritas are the freshest summer sipper around. With all the tastes of the farmers market, these tequila-based beauties are sure to be a fan favorite. (via feastandwest.com)
Strawberry Basil Margaritas
From taco night to girls' night, Strawberry Basil Margaritas are the freshest summer sipper around. With all the tastes of the farmers market, these tequila-based beauties are sure to become fan favorites.
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Cape Codder (Vodka Cranberry)
Serve up a round of Cape Codders, the ultimate Vodka Cranberry drink with a splash of lime juice. This cocktail is simple to make and even easier to enjoy, making it perfect to serve up at your next summer shindig.
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Kick off summertime with a batch of cherry red Cheerwine Bourbon Slushies. Make ice cubes from this famous North Carolina soda and blend them with your favorite American whiskey for a true patriotic treat. (via feastandwest.com)
Cheerwine Bourbon Slushies
Kick off summertime with a batch of cherry red Cheerwine Bourbon Slushies. Use your favorite cherry soda to blend up this frozen, vibrant drink.
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Strawberry Rosé Sangria
Bright and refreshing, this Strawberry Rosé Sangria serves a crowd and is easily multiplied. Add in blackberries and blueberries for a patriotic twist.
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Easy Frosé
This easy Frosé is a sweet, delicious frozen drink made right in your blender with real rosé wine.
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Strawberry Mojito
This Strawberry Mojito is a refreshing summer libation made with real strawberries, fresh mint and white rum. Perfect for sipping on a hot summer day or for a patriotic picnic.
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Michelada
Essentially a beer Bloody Mary, the Michelada is a delicious, savory cocktail made with tomato juice and Mexican lager. Its red color makes it a perfect savory cocktail for July 4th.
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Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris
Sip on sweet, succulent, frozen strawberry daiquiris all summer long! These ruby red frozen drinks are a crowd-pleaser.
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A drink for the races, the Belmont Jewel is the #1 drink for toasting the Belmont Stakes. Bourbon, lemonade and pomegranate juice served over crushed ice make for a fruity punch that's delicious all summer long. (via feastandwest.com)
Belmont Jewel Cocktail
This one is the official cocktail of the Belmont Stakes horse race, but it works well as a patriotic cocktail as well.
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Triple Berry White Wine Spritzer
With summer just around the corner, it’s time for light, sweet cocktails to ring in the season. Celebrate with this beautiful patriotic triple berry spritzer. Made with a triple berry simple syrup, tequila and lemon-lime soda it’s the perfect way to enjoy the summertime!
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Cherry Smash with Vodka
The Cherry Smash with Honeysuckle Vodka is a favorite summertime cocktail. Calling for just six ingredients, this cherry vodka drink is easy to mix at home and so refreshing.
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Watermelon Lime Slush
This refreshing Watermelon Lime Slush blends up in 10 minutes and is the absolute best drink for summer! It contains fresh watermelon and lime, is sweet, and has a secret ingredient… ginger ale! The best part is it contains no alcohol so everyone can drink it!
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Strawberry Granita
If you're looking for a delicious way to cool down this summer, look no further. This boozy Strawberry Granita with lemon and gin is super refreshing with lots of strawberries and a touch of lemon!
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Watermelon Agua Fresca
This Watermelon Agua Fresca is like summer in a glass, with lime, watermelon, and it’s lightly sweetened! You’ll love it! And, it’s great that the whole family can enjoy it, or you can make it into an adult cocktail!
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Sparkling Strawberry Basil Mocktail
Hot summer days call for refreshing drinks, like this strawberry cooler with hints of basil, mint, and lime. This thirst-quenching, refreshing drink is ready in just 5 minutes, the perfect mocktail to serve along with your summer cocktails. Trust me, your kids will be super happy with it!
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Pineapple Campari Cocktail Recipe
Pineapple Campari Cocktail is a simple and refreshing Campari Drink recipe with a tropical flair. It’s a refreshing summer cocktail or perfect for the holidays.
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Watermelon Orange Margarita Punch
A colorful end-of-summer punch made with watermelon and orange, with all the kick of a margarita.
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Watermelon Wine Cooler with Lime
This refreshing wine cooler drink is made with inexpensive white Riesling wine, fresh watermelon, lime and mint syrup. For a party, make this wine cooler ahead of time, and keep in the refrigerator. Just before your guests arrive, pour into a pitcher with a container of ice cubes on the side, and you're all set with a signature drink for your guests!
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White Drinks

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Champagne Jello Shots
Enjoy these sparkly gelatin alcoholic treats for celebrations all year long.
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Frozen Margaritas
Ice cold and perfectly balanced, frozen margaritas are the perfect treat for any occasion! Use garnishes to make these fit any theme, or just enjoy them as they are.
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Hugo Spritz Cocktail
Make the refreshing Hugo Spritz Cocktail. It's herbal, floral and bubbly and perfect for spring and summer.
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Sparkling Balsamic Mocktails with Berry Ice Cubes are an easy and fun make-ahead drink for toasting any occasion! These beauties have pink and blue ice cubes made with fresh blueberries and raspberries, which make them the perfect mocktail for a baby shower! (via feastandwest.com)
Sparkling Balsamic Mocktails
This one is a sparkling, non-alcoholic beverage with frozen berry ice cubes in fun colors. Perfect for kiddos, easy sipping for the adults!
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Beat the heat this summer with Frozen Lemon Daiquiris reminiscent of the New Orleans classic cocktail. Sweet and tart, this citrus and rum cocktail is like a fresh frozen lemonade. (via feastandwest.com)
Frozen Lemon Daiquiris
Beat the heat this summer with Frozen Lemon Daiquiris reminiscent of the New Orleans classic cocktail. Sweet and tart, this citrus and rum cocktail is made with fresh lemon juice and is a sweet treat that tastes like homemade frozen lemonade. They are almost white in color, so dress them up with cocktail cherries for a patriotic garnish.
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Patriotic Piña Coladas
A patriotic pina colada with grenadine and blue curaçao is the perfect 4th of July cocktail with red, white and blue layers for your Independence Day celebration!
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Patriotic Tom Collins Punch
Patriotic Tom Collins Punch is where big batch cocktails meet sangria, with just the right about of fruity sweetness to accompany the floral gin notes. You won’t find a better refreshment (or a more patriotic one) than this on Independence Day!
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White Wine Sangria
This white wine sangria features strawberries, lemon, and green apple mixed with a crisp white wine, brandy, and sugar. Delicious and easy for entertaining!
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Blue Drinks

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Blue Margaritas
Also known as the Electric Margarita or the Moonlight Margarita, the Blue Margarita is a blue-hued beauty to add to your next taco night menu.
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Ever wanted to take cocktails to a tailgate? Make them ahead of time! These Bottled Tailgate Cocktails are pre-mixed drinks you can pack in a cooler for your next football pre-game party. Try the Blue Habanero Margarita and Black Coffee Russian, or make your own in your team's colors! (via feastandwest.com)
Spicy Blue Margaritas
This cocktail is a spicy, bright blue beverage for celebrating any winning occasion. Made with tequila, jalapeño syrup and blue curaçao, you can bottle up these blue beauties in advance to serve at your party or bring to a tailgate.
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Fish Bowl Drink
Get on island time with all the flavors of tropical sunshine, plus a little more, by sharing a Fish Bowl with friends. This bright blue drink is perfect for parties, serve some up with red gummies for a patriotic punch or use fun fish for a celebration anytime.
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Classic Jello Shots
Make red and blue jello shots from a box mix for an adult treat!
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Cerulean Sour
This stunning cocktail is a fairly simple gin sour, but with a gorgeous blue hue and an indigo gin layer on top. The blue color comes from both blue spirulina powder and a butterfly pea flower-infused gin.
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Envy Cocktails
With 3 ingredients, this sweet blue cocktail takes just 2 minutes to make, and you’re guaranteed to be the envy of all your friends! It gets its color from blue curacao, which you can use to make a bunch of cocktails in this list.
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Blue Lagoon Mocktail
With its show-stopping ocean blue color and refreshing citrus flavor, this Blue Lagoon Mocktail is the perfect poolside drink. It’s so easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients!
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  1. Julie says

    What a fun post! I just loved the beautiful recipes hear. I’m glad that I saw it before the weekend. It was perfect for our get-together!

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