50 Tasty Cocktails Perfect for Your July Fourth Celebration

From patriotic punches to summertime classics, these scrumptious sips are sure to kick your Fourth of July celebration up a notch.

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Red, White + Blue Sangria

This deliciously festive red, white and blue sangria is the perfect cocktail for your Fourth of July get-together. The big batch is packed with fresh, summer fruit in America’s favorite hues. Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to slice your watermelon for a star-studded presentation.

MAKE THIS: Red, White and Blue Sangria Recipe

Appleberry Pie Cocktail

Loaded with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, this ruby-red cocktail oozes Americana. Don’t forget the best part — cognac.

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Sparkling Summer Sangria

Whip up this sparkling white wine sangria for a punch that pleases the masses. You can’t go wrong when you combine a bottle of white wine with a bottle of fizzy and fabulous prosecco. Throw in raspberries, orange slices and mint, and your guests are sure to be impressed.

MAKE THIS: Sparkling Summer Sangria Recipe

The Starboy

Have you ever seen a dreamier concoction? This shimmery, deep blue cocktail sets the tone for a night of star-spangled celebration. To create The Starboy, combine your go-to margarita mix with blue curaçao shimmer, silver tequila and edible gold stars.

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Sweet Sparkler

This lemonade cocktail rocks — literally. Blue Pop Rocks line the rim of the glass so guests experience their own firework show with each sip. Cranberry juice tints the drink red for the perfect Fourth of July color scheme.

MAKE THIS: A Lemonade Cocktail That Pops!

Black-and-Blue Mint Mojito

The classic mint mojito gets a fruity update with the addition of summer berries. This refreshing cocktail will add the perfect dose of blue to your Independence Day celebration.

MAKE THIS: Black and Blue Mint Mojito Recipe

Patriotic Panna Cotta Shooters

Layered with grenadine and blue curaçao, panna cotta is the perfect patriotic treat for your July Fourth party. This lower-proof indulgence is a great match for the sizzling summer sun you’ll likely be soaking up all day.

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Lime in the Coconut Cocktail

This fresh, tropical take on the classic vodka soda is as guilt-free as it is delicious. Plus, it takes less than 10 minutes to whip up a batch big enough for an all-day party. Sounds like the answer to all your bartending woes, my friend.

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Triple Lemon Float

Serve up summertime in a glass with this juicy, lemony treat. The creamy, fizzy float features lemon sorbet, limoncello and prosecco.

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Strawberry Frosé

Looking for a frozen concoction that’s sure to be a hit? You can’t go wrong with frosé. Our delicious recipe features fresh strawberries and lemon for plenty of bright, summery flavor.

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Patriotic Punch

Our "Hop, Skip and Go Naked" punch is a guaranteed summer sensation. Whether you’re a beer buff or a liquor lover, this punch has something for everyone. It combines a six-pack of beer with whiskey, lemon-lime soda and frozen lemonade.

MAKE THIS: Hop Skip and Go Naked Punch Recipe

Cardamom Berry Smash

The rich flavor of fresh blackberries melds with the spice of cardamom syrup and citrusy notes of gin to create this refreshing cocktail. Serve over ice with a mint garnish for the ultimate cool-down from the July heat.

MAKE THIS: Cardamom Berry Smash Recipe

Sol de Flare Cocktail

Serve your guests a firecracker with this spicy, hot cocktail. It combines peppered tequila with vibrant blood orange juice for a sip that’s almost as pretty as it is tasty.

MAKE THIS: Sol de Flare Cocktail Recipe

Cherry Rum and Coke Float

This soda fountain favorite will have you feeling nostalgic for summers past, but its boozy twist will leave you feeling glad you’re all grown up. Cherry cola, vanilla ice cream and white rum are the all-stars of the tasty treat, while bright red maraschino cherries ensure the float looks festive.

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Tropical Margarita

Who doesn’t enjoy a classic margarita on a hot summer day? Skip the bottled mix, and whip up a batch of the real stuff in a matter of minutes. Your guests will thank you.

MAKE THIS: Tropical Margarita Recipe

Pom-Berry Bellini

This bright red Bellini will add the perfect amount of patriotic flair to any table setting. It can be served both with and without alcohol so kids and parents alike can join the fun.

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Bourbon Cherry Vanilla Coke Slush

Take your guests back to childhood with this cocktail that tastes just like a cherry slushie. To make, combine 1-1/2 ounces cherry bourbon, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, four pitted cherries, 3 ounces soda and one cup of ice in a blender. Blend until it forms a slushie consistency. Pour in a glass and garnish with cherries.

Adult Root Beer Float

Throw a little twist in this All-American favorite by adding in some coffee liqueur for the perfect creamy cool-down. Be sure to make a few without alcohol for the kids in attendance.

MAKE THIS: Boozy Root Beer Float Recipe

Strawberry Mojito

Fresh strawberries and tart lemons give this tasty take on the mojito a sweet, summertime feel. Garnish with bright red strawberries to complement your party’s color palette.

MAKE THIS: Strawberry Mojito Recipe

Big-Batch Grapefruit Gin and Tonic

Keep things classic by serving a tried-and-true cocktail with a summer upgrade. Our big-batch gin and tonic features fresh mint, colorful pink grapefruit and sweet elderflower liqueur.

MAKE THIS: Grapefruit Gin and Tonic Recipe for Easy Entertaining

Wed Wabbit Cocktail

If you prefer savory to sweet, this Bugs Bunny-inspired cocktail is for you. The "Wed Wabbit" combines vodka, carrot juice, tomato juice and lemon juice with Worchester sauce, fresh ginger and a splash of agave nectar. Plump cherry tomatoes complete the drink with a fitting dash of red.

MAKE THIS: Wed Wabbit Cocktail Recipe

Frozen Spicy Mango Margarita

Not too sweet but not too spicy, this fun take on a margarita will have all your guests asking for the recipe. A blend of jalapeño, mango and coconut milk gives the drink its one-of-a-kind zing.

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Verry Berry Rum Cocktail

This simple-to-make cocktail is as delicious as it is beautiful. The libation gets it vibrant red color from fresh muddled strawberries.

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Boozy Berry Patch Lemonade

Nothing says summer like a fresh pitcher of lemonade. Kick it up a notch by adding whiskey, blackberries and strawberries. You can make this big-batch cocktail ahead of time and set up a self-serve station.

MAKE THIS: Big-Batch Cocktail: Boozy Berry Patch Lemonade

Coastal Citrus Punch

Another make-ahead winner? This refreshing, fruity punch. Our easy-to-follow recipe makes enough to serve a crowd, so you can spend time enjoying the party rather than mixing up another batch.

MAKE THIS: Coastal Citrus Punch

Spiked Strawberry Shortcake Float

Combine dessert and cocktails in one fell swoop with this deliciously boozy concoction. Strawberry ice cream is topped with strawberry liqueur, vodka, cream soda and whipped cream for the ultimate grown-up float.

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Frozen Hurricane Cocktail

Cool off with this delightful frozen cocktail. Grenadine gives this stunner its vivacious color, while three different types of rum ensure it has plenty of kick.

MAKE THIS: Frozen Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

Pineapple Hibiscus Punch

The best part about this pretty punch? You can make it the night before your Fourth of July celebration to reduce any day-of stress. Guests will love the intriguing, tropical flavors of ginger, cilantro, hibiscus and pineapple.

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Rose Lemon Champagne Punch

Keep your Independence Day festivities classy with this sparkling cocktail. Garnish the deep red drink with fresh blueberries to complement your star-spangled color palette. This tasty recipe serves 25 adults.

MAKE THIS: Rose Lemon Champagne Punch Recipe

Orange Creamsicle Cocktail Float

A classic kid favorite gets a grown-up makeover in this summertime treat. Vanilla ice cream and orange soda serve as the base, while orange liqueur and Licor 43™ offer a boozy boost. The result is mouthwatering, creamy goodness.

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Sparkling Sunshine Punch With Fruit Flowers

The name says it all — this sparkling punch was made for sunshine-y days. Dress up the flavor-packed punch with pretty frozen fruit flowers. You’ll be shocked at how easy they are to make.

MAKE THIS: Sparkling Sunshine Punch

Boozy Juice Pouches

Are you celebrating Independence Day chilling on the beach, cruising on a boat or criss-cross applesauce at a local park? These boozy juice pouches are just what you need. Make them ahead of time, and toss them in the cooler for all-day refreshment.

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Mellow Melon Margarita

Like its name promises, this fruity, tropical take on the margarita will leave you and your guests feeling refreshingly mellow. Muddled watermelon is the key to its beautiful color and delectable flavor.

MAKE THIS: Tom's Mellow Melon Margarita

Frozen Texas Twister

Splashes of beer and red wine kick this tequila-based cocktail up a notch. The concoction is blended with crushed ice and frozen limeade for a delightfully slushy texture.

MAKE THIS: The Frozen "Texas Twister" Cocktail Recipe

Tipsy Hibiscus + Green Tea Cocktail

Rich in antioxidants and full of flavor, this gorgeous cocktail is both good for you and good for what ails you. Hibiscus and green teas offer refreshment, while bourbon offers a buzz.

MAKE THIS: Tipsy Hibiscus + Green Tea Cocktail

Boozy Peach Cobbler Float

Nothing says summer in the South like peach cobbler. Serve yours up in liquid form with a little kick. This boozy ice cream float will wow your guests — and eliminate the need for you to make dessert.

MAKE THIS: Boozy Peach Cobbler: The Ice Cream Float Goes Southern

Tropical Tequila Cocktail

Not for the faint of heart, this cocktail boasts a powerful punch, thanks to tequila, coconut rum and peach schnapps. Cranberry juice balances the punch, while pineapple juice adds a sweet, tropical touch.

MAKE THIS: Sneaky Tequila

Watermelon Mule Cocktail

Enjoy the flavors of summer with a cool and refreshing twist on the classic Moscow Mule using a combination of fresh watermelon, lime, ginger and mint. This summertime sip is sure to please partygoers.

MAKE THIS: Watermelon Moscow Mule Recipe

Piña Colada Float

Impress your Fourth of July guests with this piña colada upgrade. The tasty treat features all the flavors of the delicious classic with the addition of coconut milk ice cream and pineapple soda.

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Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Sour

Citrus flavors and bourbon come together to create this summery cocktail. Make our big-batch recipe ahead of time, so you can spend the day enjoying your company.

MAKE THIS: Big-Batch Cocktails: Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Sour

Pink Flamingo Cocktail

Nothing feels more tropical than this coconut and pineapple cocktail. That’s what makes it the perfect fit for an outdoor get-together (ahem, your Fourth of July pool party or barbecue).

MAKE THIS: Pink Flamingo Cocktail Recipe

Berry Rosé Mojito

Everything’s better with rosé, right? Right. That includes this fruity, fizzy take on a mojito, which features strawberries and bubbly. Cheers to another cocktail win!

MAKE THIS: Our Berry Rose Mojito Is a Fruity Take on the Classic

Cranberry-Lime Float

This creamy concoction is described as "a cool summer breeze in a glass". If that’s not enough to persuade you, just take a look at the cocktail’s vibrant red color — pretty fitting for an Americana-themed party if you ask me.

MAKE THIS: This Cranberry-Lime Float Is Like a Cool (and Boozy) Summer Breeze in a Glass

Skittles-Infused Wine Cocktail

Bring out everyone’s inner child with this uber-creative cocktail. The sweet, bubbly concoction is infused with a favorite childhood treat: Skittles. The best part? You can customize your cocktail colors to fit your party’s color palette. (And, if you’re only using the red and blue candies, that obviously means you get to snack on all the other flavors while bartending.)

MAKE THIS: Skittles-Infused Wine Cocktail

Magic Hour Cocktail

With gin, aperol, fruits and lemonade, this summer cocktail mixes all the right flavors for a sweet and fruity taste with a refreshing bitter note. Plus, its reddish color will ensure it’s an Independence Day hit.

MAKE THIS: Magic Hour Cocktail Recipe

White Negroni Cocktail

Your home is decked out in red and blue, but what about the white? Complete your Americana color palette with the addition of the White Negroni. This trendy cocktail features unexpected bitters for a pick-me-up everyone will enjoy.

MAKE THIS: White Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Strawberry Beermosa

Kick off your Fourth of July party before the clock strikes noon with this strawberry beermosa. The tasty take on a classic mimosa combines homemade strawberry puree with orange juice and IPA.

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Fresh Strawberry Cocktail

Refresh your guests with this unexpected sip. Muddled strawberries and rhubarb tea give the cocktail its fresh taste, while bourbon and lemon juice provide the zing.

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Grapefruit Rosé Spritzer

Searching for a beverage that will actually provide a little hydration to balance the sun’s effects? Look no further. This thirst-quenching drink mixes sparkling water and fresh berries with chilled rosé.

MAKE THIS: Three Refreshing Sparkling Water Cocktails

Spicy Raspberry Lemon Mocktail

Prove yourself a thoughtful host, and provide a delicious, non-alcoholic option for partygoers who don’t drink. Ginger beer adds a spicy note to this delightful raspberry lemon cooler.

MAKE THIS: Spicy Raspberry Lemon Cooler Recipe

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