Fourth of July is all about celebrating our country’s independence and turning up. Because if there is one way to declare your independence, it’s by throwing a Red, White and Blue BBQ paired with red, white and blue drinks for optimal independence. After drinking these, you might end up dependent on someone else for a ride home, but that kind of dependence is okay.
Great recipe because it allows for variation. The bottom layer can be just cranberry juice or it can be cranberry and vodka. Also, shouts to the top layer being blue Gatorade because the power of electrolytes.
You might have to chug this one if you don’t want it to turn purple. However, I do not condone chugging it if you spike it. You’ll have to make that decision on your own.
Your classic vodka and cranberry with added red, white and blue fruit additions. Yes, pineapple is slightly more yellow than white but just use your imagination a little bit with this one.
A jello shot in a strawberry is possibly one of the most fantastic ideas I’ve ever heard of. Also this is obviously a healthy version of a jello shot…
Yet another example of a healthy drink! Berries = healthy right? The correct answer is: who cares? It’s Fourth of July weekend, let’s get twisted.
What’s better on a hot summer day in July than a boozy snow cone? The only things I can think of are: a swimming pool-sized, boozy snow cone, a boozy snow cone that gives me super powers, or Jake Gyllenhaal asking me to marry him.
This incorporates three layers, so it’s a tad more work than the strawberry shots. However, these are quite aesthetically pleasing and sure to be a crowd favorite because they look like the rocket ice pops.
That was a mouthful and so are these jello shots if you want them to be. They’re also super Instagram-worthy.
Similar to the punch, but with even more alcohol. Uh, let’s go?
White wine plus red and blue fruit equals the perfect classy but still in-theme beverage.
Yes, originally, this is red white and green. It’s similar to a mojito, which means it will taste fantastic with blueberries. So use this recipe, except during the muddling step, add blueberries to your muddling. This will turn the bottom a blue-y green and now you have Patriotic Queens Park Swizzle.
A drink and dessert at the same time. You’re welcome.
13. Boozy Fruit Pops
Follow this recipe to make your fruit pop. Use blueberries, raspberries and strawberries to get in-theme. But before you freeze it, add the alcohol of your choice (preferably a clear liquid to keep the red, white and blue theme alive) and you’ve got yourself a frozen drank.
This recipe makes virgin piña colada pops, so freeze a bunch for the youths and make your own tray with a little added rum*. Also, make sure your popsicle stands are blue to keep the Fourth of July theme strong.
*Keep track of which has alcohol. Don’t get the children drunk.