10 Red, White, And Blue Drinks For Fourth Of July That Pack An Extra Patriotic Punch

Independence Day is a day to celebrate our freedom to do a lot of cool things, and that includes being able to drink copious amounts of cool, boozy red, white, and blue drinks on a hot summer day whilst surrounded by friends, family, and fireworks. July 4th is the core holiday of summer, and the parties are the best. Everyone is all patriotic, loving America while waving the stars and stripes, and holding a cheeseburger in one hand and a drink in the other.

While most alcoholic beverages are embraced and consumed on this sacred day, to make your patriotic party even better, you should make a series of beverages to match the theme. Here are all the red, white, and blue cocktails you need to serve at your Fourth of July bash.

Image: The Kitchn

by Chrissa Hardy

Fourth Of July Wine Sparklers

There’s nothing more summery than watermelon, and there’s nothing more American than mashing a bunch of flavors together to create one masterful drink or dish. Also, it’s like, really pretty.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Cherry Whiskey Smash Cocktail

Didn’t think you could have a fruity drink that’s also seriously badass? Well this one proves how wrong you were.

Image and recipe: How Sweet It Is

Champagne Mojito

It’s refreshing, and will appeal to all alcoholic beverage preferences. Mix it and they will drink.

Image and recipe: Foodie Crush

Blueberry Martini

This delightful beverage might totally stain your tongue and teeth, but you won’t care because it’s just THAT good.

Image and recipe: Family Fresh Cooking

Classic Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Classics are classics for a reason. And strawberry daiquiris are basically summer in a glass.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Aviation Cocktail

If you’re planning to wear a retro dress or a vintage bathing suit, this drink will look AWESOME with it.

Image and recipe: Jelly Toast

Elderflower Champagne Cocktail

It’s classy, and nobody can say no to a tall glass of champs. Cheers!

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Sangria In Rosé, Bourbon, And Blue Cocktail

Not that you needed another reason to love sangria, but here’s a convincing one.

Image and recipe: A Farm Girl’s Dabbles

Blue Margarita

It’s blue. It’s a margarita. So really, it’s a guaranteed win.

Image and recipe: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Inaugural Cheer Cocktail

There’s nothing more patriotic than celebrating the leader of the free world, am I right? And for those planning to vote for Hillary in 2016, you can celebrate America and feminism in the same colorful sip.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn