If you are looking for the best drinks to serve at your next July 4th get together, this list has you covered. Here you’ll find fun and easy 4th of July Cocktails that range from red white and blue layered shots to refreshing red sippers. You are sure to find the perfect drink (or drinks) to create a bang at your party.
- Blue Cocktails for July 4th
- Electric Lemonade
- Electric Smurf
- Blue Dolphin Martini
- Blue Long Island Iced Tea
- Red Cocktails
- Landshark Drink
- Sea Breeze Drink
- Adult Capri Sun
- Red, White and/or Blue Shots
- Red, White and Blue Shot
- Bomb Pop Shot
- Red Snapper Shot
- Pixie Stix Shot
- Bazooka Joe Shot
- Other July 4th Drinks
- Miami Vice Drink
- Vodka Cherry Limeade
- Superman Cocktail
- Shark Bite Drink
4th of July celebrations are characterized by their red, white and blue decorations. They are typically full of light and refreshing food and drinks that are easy to make for a crowd since they are usually large get togethers.
We have curated this list of just the very best 4th of July cocktails based on the following criteria: color/festive look, taste, ease of making (especially as a big batch). So keep scrolling to find some fun July 4th drinks to serve up at your next party.
Blue Cocktails for July 4th
These bright blue cocktails embody one of the main colors reflected in July 4th celebrations. Additionally, many of these blue drinks are refreshing and easy to make.
The neon blue electric lemonade drink is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It has a refreshing fizz combined with a sweet, tangy lemon flavor.
Why it’s Good: this is an easy 4 ingredient cocktail that can be stirred or shaken up in under 5 minutes. It is easy to make as a full pitcher when serving to a crowd.
Sweet, refreshing and tropical, this electric smurf cocktail is a fun drink. The little fizzy bite of this cocktail makes it perfect for hot summer days.
Why it’s Good: the neon blue color makes it fit in perfect for July 4th. It’s tropical flavor is perfect for the season.
Blue Dolphin Martini
The blue dolphin martini will whisk you away to Gulf waters. It has a refreshing fruity flavor of peach with a little citrus tang.
Why it’s Good: three easy ingredients and a little shaking gets this ready for sipping. The bright blue color fits right into the holiday festivities.
Blue Long Island Iced Tea
A color and flavor variation on the classic long island iced tea, this blue long island iced tea is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It has a sweet flavor with hints of orange, but don’t be fooled – it’s heavy on the liquor.
Why it’s Good: despite having several ingredients, this one is easy to shake up. It also has a festive, bright blue color.
Here you will find a variety of refreshing red cocktails that are easy to make. These red drinks are sure to fit in perfectly at your celebration.
This landshark cocktail is a pretty light red, almost pink drink. Bursting with sweet fruity flavors of orange, peach and strawberries.
Why it’s Good: this is super refreshing and light – it has actual fresh strawberries in it. Customize the flavor by using a different flavored vodka.
Sea Breeze Drink
Refreshing, fruity and a little tart, this pretty red sea breeze drink is great for outdoor get togethers in the hot summer. It is filled with flavors of cranberry and grapefruit.
Why it’s Good: only takes three ingredients to mix up. You can easily make this by the pitcher for large celebrations.
Adult Capri Sun
If you are looking for a drink that is easy to cart around with you, try out these Adult Capri Suns. They are super portable and filled with vodka and fruit punch.
Why it’s Good: super easy to make with just two ingredients. Customize the flavors to be whatever you love.
Red, White and/or Blue Shots
These festive shots are red, white, and blue layered shots or the colors individually. They are the perfect fun drink to serve up at your July 4th parties.
Red, White and Blue Shot
This red, white and blue shot is a festive layered shot. It is full of sweet and fruity flavors.
Why it’s Good: super festive with its colorful layers. It is perfect as an eye-catching drink for parties.
Bomb Pop Shot
Yet another red, white and blue colored layered shot, this bomb pop shot is fun and festive. It has a nice flavor mixture of cherry and coconut with a hint of citrus.
Why it’s Good: perfect, festive colors. This shot is a great centerpiece drink for parties.
Red Snapper Shot
The red snapper shot is a nice combination of flavors. It has a zing of tangy cranberry that is smoothed out into slightly sweet, nutty flavors.
Why it’s Good: it has a festive, pretty red color. Easy to mix this one up in big batches for parties.
Pixie Stix Shot
Sweet, fruity and a tiny bit tart, this pixie stix shot tastes like a blue raspberry pixie stix. You can change the flavor up by using different flavored vodka.
Why it’s Good: It’s bright blue color is super festive. It’s also fast to shake up – you can have it ready in under 5 minutes.
Bazooka Joe Shot
If you love the bubblegum with the same name, then this bazooka joe shot is for you. This layered shot is sweet and delicious.
Why it’s Good: festive layered look with light blue, cream and yellow colors. It has the sweet flavors of summer.
Other July 4th Drinks
These are other refreshing, easy to make drinks perfect for serving up on the fourth of July.
Miami Vice Drink
A Miami Vice cocktail is a pretty frozen drink that is layered with bright red and a very light yellow. It is basically a frozen strawberry daquiri layered with a pina colada.
Why it’s Good: frozen drinks are great to beat the heat of this summer holiday. It’s red layers fit in great with the red, white and blue color scheme.
Vodka Cherry Limeade
Looking for an easy, refreshing drink? Try this vodka cherry limeade. This clear cocktail has flavors of tart lime and hints of sweet cherry.
Why it’s Good: With just two ingredients, you can make this super fast in under two minutes. It’s easy to make as a big batch in a pitcher to serve at large gatherings.
Bright and colorful, this superman drink is a layered cocktail. It gets it’s name from the red, blue and yellow colors that are the same colors superman wears.
Why it’s Good: Super easy to make with just 4 ingredients. It still looks fancy and festive with it’s bright red and blue layering.
Shark Bite Drink
A shark bite cocktail is a festive red and blue colored drink. And, though it’s gory name also makes it good for Halloween or movie themed parties, it’s colors and tangy citrus flavors make it great for July 4th, Labor Day or Memorial Day Parties.
Why it’s Good: it’s red and blue colors are perfect for the holiday. It’s a centerpiece drink that looks fancy, but is easy to make.