The best red white and blue mixed drinks and patriotic cocktails are served on the 4th of July and Memorial Day. Here are easy patriotic holiday drinks to serve at the neighborhood fourth of July celebration and other summer celebrations.
Layers of grenadine, lemonade, vodka and blue curacao make for a pretty and festive 4th of July cocktail!
Break out the blender because you are going to be mixing up 3 different slushy drinks to make this patriotic-inspired layered vodka slush. Leave out the vodka to make it kid-friendly.
Red or blue Pop Rocks candy, Grenadine, Half and half and Maui Blue Hawaiian Schnapps together with a bar spoon is what you need to make these independence day party shooters!
Pour your grenadine into your cocktail glass first and then the blue curacao on top of the grenadine into the glass and then pour the peach schnapps gently on top.
No tie-dye effect with this patriotic drink! Check out her secret to get those lovely layers.
Not all fourth of July drinks need to be full of alcohol! This red white and blue drink is a fruit smoothie perfect for a hot summer day.
These cool-looking red, white, and blue layered jello dessert shooters are great to take to a 4th of July party for both the kids and the adults. Kids can help make them too!
It is a super festive as the drink naturally separates into red, white and blue colors. It’s perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or anytime you feel like being patriotic!
A very simple recipe for lemonade and the strawberries and blueberries make this non-alcoholic beverage red, white, and blue. The lemonade is both sweet and tart. The berries add just a hint of flavor.
Frozen flavored malt beverage with a blend of blue raspberry, cherry and citrus flavors, makes this a perfectly refreshing and cooling drink to enjoy anytime this summer.
Hint: Cherry pop rocks are redder!
The layering isn't that hard, because when you pour grenadine is heavy enough to sink to the bottom of any cocktail.
Red White and Blue Pina Colada is such a great flavor combination that gets even better as the layers bleed together. Think classic Pina Colada flavors with strawberry and Blue Curacao!
To start, stir together white wine, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and orange in a large pitcher but the real sparkle comes with how the garnishes come together.
A blended frozen sangria with raspberries as the red layer.
Pro tip: Place a spoon with the bowl facing down against the side of the glass, and slowly pour in the vodka mixture over the back of a spoon.
A fun and light recipe perfect for 4th of July BBQs or picnics. It’s slightly unexpected yet absolutely refreshing – and incredibly simple to make!
The best part is that it can be made ahead of time and each layer can be stored in the freezer. Then, when you’re ready to serve, add the colorful layers into a glass!
The bright red, white and blue colors of this Labor Day cocktail make it perfect for the Fourth of July too.
This blue cocktail is also known as an ocean breeze cocktail. Whatever you call it, it is an easy tropical drink that’s quick to make in either a single serving or a large batch!
The cherry bomb cocktail is one of my go-to july cocktails. Cherry lovers will all agree.
Smirnoff’s red white and berry vodka cocktail combine Smirnoff's Red, White, and Berry vodka with the berry lemonade Sparkling Ice water.
Let me let you in on a little secret for layered drinks. SUGAR! Yep, the trick is the sugar content. Sugar has a high density so ingredients with the highest sugar content will sink and you can create these wonderful layers.
This cocktail is perfect for your 4th of July festivities – that blue will fit perfectly into your red, white and blue decor! I also love that margaritas are cocktails you make in a cocktail shaker – it adds some fun and flare to any gathering!
Blue Gatorade is a great swap for the kool-aide. Even use a zero sugar one if you want to reduce the sugar content in the layered 4th of July drink.
To get jello shots out of the cup, use your tongue or finger, or use the lid of the cup like a spoon.
Make this one for kids or adults using easy store-bought ingredients. In fact, the kids version only uses two items!
This red, white and blue cocktail is inspired by a summery twist on the margarita made with tequila and fresh watermelon—and is the perfect way to toast to America’s birthday.
Here's a shot for you while you salute the Red, White & the Blue on the 4th of July!
American Cocktail is the patriotic drink you need for Memorial Day and the 4th of July. Just five simple ingredients and easy to make.
31. All American Alcoholic Drink Punch
½ part white rum, ½ part coconut rum, 1 part cranberry juice, 1 part blue Gatorade, 1 part lemon-lime soda. Fill dispenser ½ way with ice, pour in both rums and the cranberry juice. Pour Gatorade straight on the ice and allow it to separate then pour the lemon lime soda over the ice.
Layered drinks in red, white, and blue- perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any summer barbecue! Non-alcoholic and kid-friendly for your next party!
Snip the ends off of a Twizzlers candy and place in the drink for a straw. For some added fun, you could take some of the red, white, and blue Twizzlers PULL ‘N’ PEEL candy to add a little edible bow or tie to your straw.
34. Firecracker Float (Kid Friendly)
This is a fun Fourth of July twist on the classic root beer float recipe! The kids love this because it sounds like fireworks while they drink it.
Fill a glass with these Red, White & Blue Jell-O Ice Cubes and you've got the coolest drinks for your Memorial Day and 4th of July picnics and parties! These fun frozen cubes are colorful, tasty and they don't melt!
👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 13 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.