What better way to ring in the long weekend and America’s birthday than with some great drinks? We have compiled a list of the best drinks to impress your friends at your Fourth of July party. From vodka to tequila to rum, we’ve got you covered. Warning: everything in moderation. The fireworks should be the most lit at the party.
Whether your ideal Fourth of July weekend includes boating around the coast, hanging out by the beach, or throwing a raging rooftop party, all these drinks can guarantee the best way to tip our glasses to our forefathers for creating the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Sit back, relax and check one more thing off of your Fourth of July party planning list. Cheers!
1. Rocket Jell-O Shots
These are my personal favorites, but that is also coming from a girl who loves Jell-O, with or without vodka. They are cute, festive and taste great!
To make them you need vodka, cherry Jell-O, blueberry Jell-O, gelatin, sugar and milk.
They are mostly made like your regular Jell-O shots, just in layers. It gets a little bit complicated with the white layer. No worries though, we have faith in you.
Check out the full recipe for this delicious and Instagram-able Fourth drink here.
2. Red, White & Blue Sangria
If you are looking for a chill but enjoyable evening, sangria might be the right choice for you.
This recipe is delicious and as a plus, it looks really cute.
To make it, you need white wine and grape juice. To make it fun and festive, add blueberries, raspberries and halved strawberries.
Put the fruit in first, then add one 750 ml bottle of white wine and then 1 c. of grape juice. Refrigerate the whole thing for two hours and then add in more strawberries, blueberries, strawberries and star-shaped apples to make it more festive, and then you are ready to serve it.
What is also great about this recipe is that you can make it in big batches, so there will be plenty for everyone at your party.
To get the whole specific recipe, take a look here.
3. Red, White & Blue Piña Colada
This recipe is a little bit more complicated, so this is ideal for if you are having a chill bash with a couple of close friends.
To make these patriotic, rum-filled drinks, you are going to need frozen strawberries, white rum, coconut creme, blue curaçao and crushed pineapple.
To find further instructions for this ice-y, festive drink, look no further than right here.
4. Berry Explosive Raspado
Does your Fourth of July dream include snow cones at Coney Island, but you just can’t get there? Well, you are in luck because with this adult version of a tequila snow cone, you will be all set.
First grab all your ingredients: Milagro Silver (or another type of silver tequila), fresh lime juice, agave nectar, raspberries, blueberries, mint leaf and peach bitters.
Combine four parts tequila with one part fresh lime juice, two parts agave nectar, eight raspberries, twelve blueberries, four mint leaves and six dashes of peach bitters. Gather them all in a blender. Fill two glasses with crushed ice and top with this mixture. Add blueberries and raspberries for decoration.
5. Watermelon Moscow Mule
Combine the two most summer things ever with this recipe: watermelon and booze.
First, you will need to cut a watermelon in half and clean each side out with a large spoon. Save all of the watermelon. Cut a little bit of rind of the bottom so that it can sit flat on a table.
Put the watermelon you scraped out in the blender with some mint sprigs. Blend until it is a purée.
Then combine the purée with lime juice and 3 oz of vodka. Shake it in a cocktail shaker with ice and then strain it into the watermelon cup.
Add in a bottle of alcoholic ginger beer and you are all set for the best summer concoction.
Happy Fourth! Enjoy your drinks and be safe.