It’s almost party time, and what’s a party without lots of liquid refreshments? Oh yeah! We’ve rounded up some leaded and non-leaded drink recipes for your upcoming Fourth of July Bash. We’ve listed the ingredients below each drink so you can get them added to your shopping, and then just click on the drink image to get the recipes.
If you’re needing food ideas to go with your drink concoctions, check out Red, White and Blue 4th of July Easy Party Food. If there’s one thing we do well, it’s throw a party, and everything we do is quick, cheap and easy. So once we get you set up with your food and drinks, we’ll get you hooked up with some easy DIY party decorations. Watch for it! So let’s get this party started, shall we?
1. Three Pop-Rocks Cocktails
Pop Rocks on the Beach
- Midori melon liqueur
- Chambord raspberry liqueur
- Pineapple juice
- Watermelon Pop Rocks
Strawberry Popper Rocker
- Strawberry Schnapps
- Strawberry Pop Rocks
- Malibu rum
- Blue Curacao
- Pineapple juice
- Cranberry juice
- Fruit Punch Pop Rocks
For Pop Rocks Rimmed Glasses, dampen the edges of your glass with lemon juice, then dip the rims into a plate filled with pop rocks.
2. Melon Mixer
Source: The Flavorful Life
- Cascade Ice Zero-Calorie (Blueberry Watermelon)
- Club soda
3. Frosty Fireworks
- Red or blue fruit-flavored beverage
- Seltzer (flavored or plain)
- Fill an ice cube tray with a red or blue fruit-flavored beverage (such as Powerade, Gatorade, or Kool-Aid) and let the cubes freeze solid.
- Drop three or four colored cubes into each glass
- Pour in flavored seltzer water or clear soda, and watch the special effects. As the cubes melt, colored bubbles will swirl through the seltzer.
4. Pop Rocks Shooters
- Red or blue Pop Rocks candy
- Half and half
- Maui Blue Hawaiian Schnapps
5. Blue Lemonade Cocktail | Watermelon Star Stirrers
- Lemonade (our recipe or your own)
- 2-inch star cookie cutter
- Lollipop sticks
- Blue food coloring (kid-friendly version)
- Maui Blue Hawaiian Schnapps or vodka and blue curacao liquor (adult cocktail version)
6. Patriotic Drink
- Sobe piña colada
- Gatorade fruit punch
- G2 Blueberry pomegranate
Note: The trick to layering the colors is to pour the drinks slowly over the ice so they don’t mix. Also, layer in order of the drink with the most sugar. The most sugar goes at the bottom, next layer less sugar, top layer least sugar.
7. Patriotic Drink (Kids Version)
- Cranberry juice or Fruit punch
- Gatorade sports drink (blue)
- Sugar free 7-Up or Sprite
Add the finishing touches to your fancy schmancy party drinks with some patriotic flags. Click on the images to download and print these cute little drink flags – for FREE! Print them on cardstock, and attack to toothpicks, straws or drink stirrers.
Source: The PolkaDotPosie
I would recommend testing these drink recipes many, many times to make sure you’ve got them right before serving them at your party (wink). If you missed our Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Party Food blog, read it HERE. Watch for our upcoming Quick, Cheap and Easy Fourth of July Party Decorations post. When it comes to parties, we’ve got ya’ covered!
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