The Fourth of July weekend is almost here, and many people are searching for the best patriotic, alcoholic drinks to serve. Beer and refreshing, mixed drinks are a regular feature in many Fourth of July celebrations and are a common staple served at barbecues and parties. As the nation celebrates the American spirit and independence, having the best alcoholic Fourth of July drinks helps ensure your party, get-together or cookout is the best it can be.
Always drink responsibly and make plans to prevent drinking and driving by arranging rides before you drink and consider using a personal breathalyzer if you want to ensure you are sober enough to drive. Here are some of the best, patriotic alcoholic drinks to serve at your next Fourth of July gathering.
The colors red, white and blue are known for their patriotic symbolism, and the colors are often represented in alcoholic drinks served on the Fourth of July. One easy way to get these colors in alcoholic drinks is through the use of strawberries, blueberries and sometimes bananas. Many Fourth of July alcoholic drinks use these fruits, such as the Red, White and Blue Sangria recipe from Country Living. Check out the video below.
Another popular patriotic drink that features blueberries and strawberries is the Blueberry Strawberry Mojito. The drink uses rum, club soda, sugar and mint and becomes the perfect, patriotic drink with the addition of blueberries and strawberries.
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Layered drinks are a popular choice for the Fourth of July and other patriotic celebrations. When making layered drinks, the key is to pour each layer slowly, so they do not blend. The Red, White and Blue Pina Colada is a delicious, layered drink that uses strawberries for the red, coconut for the white and blue Curacao for the blue. These drinks look great served in Mason jars as well.
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A similar drink is Fireworks Pina Colada. This drink uses blue Curacao, white rum, coconut cream and strawberries. What’s interesting about this drink is that the blue Curacao, pineapple, and coconut are blended together and then the white layer of the drink is actually formed by adding whipped cream to the drink. You can even top it with a cherry for more of the red, white and blue look that makes it a perfect alcoholic drink to serve on the Fourth of July.
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Next on the list is the Vodka Watermelon Sparkler. Nothing says summer like watermelon and this patriotic, alcoholic drink uses fresh watermelon juice, lime juice, mint, sugar, and vodka. These are popular drinks for the Fourth of July and are delicious when served with a watermelon wedge.
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This recipe for Red, White and Blue Sangria is similar to some of the other red, white and blue drinks but has a twist. The creator of the recipe had the ingenious idea of using Granny Smith apples for the white portion of the drink and she used a star cookie cutter to cut out star shapes from the apples. This sangria also features raspberries as well as strawberries for the red and blueberries for the blue. The presentation is beautiful and the drink is easy to make. There’s no doubt that Red, White and Blue Sangria is the perfect complement to every Fourth of July get-together.
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The Fourth of July is a great time to spend with friends and family. Remember to drink responsibly and enjoy these patriotic, alcoholic drinks.
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