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4th of July Cocktails: How to Have a Spirited Time

If you're in the mood for a festive 4th of July libation, check out our red, white and blue drinks. Share your favorite recipe in the comments section.

Oh those summer staples of lemonade and iced tea — nothing beats a cold glass on a hot summer day, especially at a 4th of July celebration.

But if you're looking for a little more pizazz for your party, the Punchbowl website takes care of all your themed party needs when it comes to cocktails.

Red, White, and Blue Firecracker

Ingredients:  

  • ½ ounce Grenadine
  • ½ ounce Peach Schnapps or Vodka
  • ½ ounce Blue Curacao

Slowly pour each ingredient into a shot glass to create a layered effect. Add them in the order listed above.

Note: I've made this drink before and it's amazing. Be sure to take a photo so you can brag to your friends about the awesome drink you made. Then post it here, so you can brag to all of us!

Red, White, and Blue Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Hypnotiq
  • 1 oz. Citrus Vodka
  • lemon lime soda
  • Grenadine

Combine the first two ingredients and a splash of soda. Shake with ice and strain into your martini glass. Carefully pour in a small amount of grenadine. This should fall to the bottom of the glass, creating a nice layered effect. Add a white garnish like shaved coconut or white chocolate.

Red, White, and Blue Sangria

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple, cut into star shapes
  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 Cup berry-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup

Combine the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Chill in the fridge for at least four hours.

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