There’s a lot to cheers to on July 4, first and foremost being America’s birthday. So what better way to celebrate our great nation than with an ice-cold red, white, and blue 4th of July drink in hand? Wow adult guests at your holiday party with these festive cocktail recipes, ranging from frozen delights for beating the heat to sweet beverages you’ll want to sip on all season long. Pick your poison—be it vodka, rum, tequila, or another spirit—then show your patriotic pride with a fun and (easy!) mojito, daiquiri, piña colada, or sangria. You can even walk on the wild side with true-to-theme Jell-O or pudding shots to really kick your 4th of July gathering into high gear. As for the finishing all-American touch? Pour your cocktail creations into Mason jars to serve amongst friends and family in style. Looking for more holiday inspiration? Try our best non-alcoholic July 4th drinks and 4th of July desserts.
Customize this frozen cocktail with the alcohol of your choice. Make sure you keep it the freezer until it's ready to be served!
Get the recipe at The Fitchen.
Trying to stay on top of your fitness goals during the holiday? This paleo drink has no dairy or refined sugars.
Get the recipe at 40 Aprons.
Watermelon, lime, and cucumber-infused vodka make every sip of this cocktail light and refreshing.
Get the recipe at Creative Culinary.
Throw in some blueberries to make this tropical cocktail a patriotic treat.
Get the recipe at Pass the Sushi.
Warning: This fruity drink is so good, you'll need to prepare multiple pitchers for your guests.
Get the recipe at Well Plated.
Serving these drinks will make you nostalgic for summers spent at the state fair.
Get the recipe at Clinton Kelly.
Give your go-to beach cocktail a 4th of July upgrade by adding strawberry and Blue Curacao layers.
Get the recipe at 3 Yummy Tummies.
This thick and creamy cocktail, which gets its bright red color from strawberry daiquiri mix, is best served in a Mason jar
Get the recipe at Chilled.
This drink mixes blueberries and coconut together for a tangy treat that will transport you straight to a tropical island.
Get the recipe at Spiced Blog.
This explosive punch gets its kick from ginger ale and Red Hots. Serve in Mason jars with red, white, and blue straws for the perfect cocktail to enjoy porch-side.
Get the recipe at Boulder Locavore.
We would say this fruity cocktail is too pretty to drink—but with watermelon, blueberry, and lemon, it might actually be hard to convince us to stop drinking it.
Get the recipe at Tasty Trials.
Slice your strawberry in half and hollow it out, creating the perfect bowl to pour in a patriotic jelly shot mix.
Get the recipe from That's So Michelle at Tablespoon.
These delicious dessert shooters layer red syrup, coconut panna cotta, and blue curacao. But the real star (literally!) is the edible confetti sprinkled on top.
Get the recipe at Sprinkle Bakes.
Thanks to blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, white wine sangria gets a patriotic makeover.
Get the recipe at Tasty Trials.
Mix each slushy layer together separately. Then layer your drinks with cranberry slush first, followed by blue Curaçao and vodka lemonade on top.
Get the recipe at And They Cooked Happily Ever After.
This fruity smoothie will keep your party guests cool and satisfied.
Get the recipe at In Katrina's Kitchen.
These creamy pudding shots may be small, but they're big on all-American flavor. Amaretto and vanilla vodka give them their cookie-like taste.
Get the recipe at Jelly Shot Test Kitchen.
Just whip up a basic gin and tonic and add raspberries and blueberries on top for a pop of color.
Get the recipe at 2eat2drink.
These party-ready spritzers get their sweet flavor from fresh fruit that's been frozen inside ice cubes. Spike them with vodka for your adult guests.
Get the recipe at Pineapple & Coconut.
Red wine sangria is the perfect base for a patriotic cocktail. Cut its tart flavor with apple slices and cranberry juice.
Get the recipe at Noble Pig.
What's a Fourth of July bash without watermelon? This fruity punch is spiked with vodka and topped with floating melon stars made using cookie cutters.
Get the recipe at Tikkido.
Layers of colorful Jell-O with a cherry on top make these boozy treats look just like a firecracker.
Get the recipe at Cincy Shopper.
These patriotic margaritas will get you in the spirit! Blend each layer separately and then pour into cups one by one to get the striped effect.
Get the recipe at Gimmie Some Oven.
This star-spangled lemonade mixes in watermelon and blueberries. Citrus-infused vodka can be added for adults.
Get the recipe at Home is Where the Boat Is.
When it come to this white wine punch, we only have one rule—the more fruit, the better!
Get the recipe at Simply Swider.