Red, White, and Blue July 4th Drink Recipes

July 4th is already a festive holiday as it is. From the huge fireworks displays that go on around the world to the people who throw on their best red, white, and blue outfits to celebrate the occassion, this holiday is definitely one of the best to celebrate. After all, this holiday marks the day that our nation received its independence, so why not celebrate with fun July 4th drink recipes?

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Now, no matter how you decide to celebrate July 4th, you definitely want to celebrate it with an unforgettable experience or maybe you just want to hang out with some friends and just enjoy some friendly company. If you’re looking to throw a July 4th party, then you definitely need to have some fun and festive July 4th drink recipes. What’s better than celebrating July 4th with a tasty red, white, and blue drink in your hand? Check out our red, white, and blue July 4th drink recipes and enjoy a drink thats both delicious and great to look at!

Red, White, and Blue Spiked Lemonade

July 4th drink recipes

What’s a better summer drink than lemonade? This July 4th drink recipe takes your typical lemonade and adds a little color and spike to it. Grenadine and blue curaçao will create the famous red, white, and blue that you’re searching for for your July 4th drink recipes. Add in some vodka to the lemonade and you’ve got a drink that’s perfect for sipping throughout the day and night! Find out how to create this red, white, and blue lemonade below!

  • 1 ½ oz. vodka
  • ½ oz. grenadine
  • ½ oz. blue curaçao
  • ½ oz. lemonade

Directions:

  1. Fill a highball glass with crushed ice.  Add the grenadine and ½ oz. of the vodka to the glass, along with a few sliced strawberries.
  2. Add more crushed ice, and slowly add the lemonade and the remaining 1 oz. of the vodka.
  3. Lastly, float the Blue Curaçao on top of the white layer. Garnish with floating blueberries.

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Red, White, and Blue Vodka Lemonade Slush

July 4th drink recipes

If you’re looking for July 4th drink recipes that just scream summer, then this vodka lemonade slush is for you! This drink combines two of your favorite summer drinks into one. What’s better than sipping on an ice cold lemonade slush as you celebrate July 4th? This red, white, and blue drink is perfect to celebrate the holiday while you and your friends sip on these delicious drinks. Serve up this lemonade slush this July 4th and get the recipe below!

  • 9 cup ice separated. Note: may need up to 12 cups.
  • 1 cup grenadine
  • 1 cup Blue Curacao
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup lemonade

Directions:

  1. Using a food processor, crush mix 3 cups of ice and grenadine syrup together until slushy. Note: You need this layer to be extra thick, so if needed, add up to 1 cup more ice and blend. When finished, set aside.
  2. Repeat the step for the Blue Curacao, blending with 3 cups of ice until slushy. Like the last layer, you want this to be extra thick. If needed, add up to 1 more cup of ice and blend. Set aside.
  3. Add vodka, lemonade, and remaining 3 cups of ice to the blender and mix until slushy. It’s not as important for this layer to be thick, but it should be comparable to the others. Add up to 1 more cup of ice if needed. When finished, set aside.
  4. Prepare drinks by layering the flavors in this order: grenadine, blue curacao, and finish with the vodka lemonade on top.
  5. Serve immediately.

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Fireworks Red, White and Blue Daiquiris

July 4th drink recipes

This may be one of the July 4th drink recipes that will take some time to create, but it will definitely be worth it! This recipe combines fresh fruit with rum to create the perfect fruity daiquiri. Each layer has its own fruit flavor that when it combines with the other layers, you’ll definitely be in for a surprise. This frozen drink will definitely make your friends happy and will have you celebrate your Fourth of July right. Get the recipe below and create a drink that’s perfect for sipping on as you wait for the fireworks!

Red Layer:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup watermelon chunks, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons white rum
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup ice cubes

White Layer:

  • 1 cup coconut sorbet
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Blue Layer:

  • 1/3 cup blue passion fruit liqueur, such as Hpnotiq or Alize
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons blue curacao liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons white rum
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Begin by making the red layer: Put the frozen strawberries, watermelon, lime juice, rum, sugar and ice in the carafe of a blender. Blend until thick and smooth. Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons water if the consistency is too thick. Transfer to a large measuring cup or small bowl and place in the freezer while you make the next layer.
  2. For the white layer: Rinse out the blender and add the coconut sorbet, rum, lime juice and ice. Blend until thick and smooth. Transfer to another large measuring cup or small bowl and place in the freezer while you make the final layer.
  3. For the blue layer: Rinse out the blender and add the passion fruit liqueur, lime juice, blue curacao, rum, sugar and ice cubes. Blend until slushy and there are no chunks of ice left.
  4. Pour the red layer into the bottom of six 8-ounce glasses, about 1/3 cup each. Gently spoon 1/3 cup of the white layer over the red layer so they stay separate. Finish by spooning 1/3 cup of the blue layer over the second layer in each glass.

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