Beverages

Celebrate Independence Day With These Red, White & Blue Cocktails

The 4th of July is right around the corner, y'all, and you know what that means. Fireworks! Independence! Parades! Barbecues! And most importantly, red, white, and blue drinks that show just how much you love 'merica!

Well, do we have the list for you. From a spiked lemonade to a drinks on a stick, here are five colorful adult beverages for your 4th of July party:

Blackberry Margaritas

These reddish-blueish drinks scream patriotism. And with silver tequila, plenty of crushed ice, and fresh berries, they also scream summer. For extra flair, rim the glass with red and blue colored salt or sugar. Get the recipe here.

Red, White & Blueberry Lemonade This fresh-squeezed lemonade is spiked with gin and dotted with fresh raspberries and blueberries for color, while a splash of sparkling water brings a nice fizz. Get the recipe here.

Electric Blue Lagoon

To make this electric blue cocktail, mix 1 oz each of citrus vodka, Blue Curacao, lime juice, and triple sec in a shaker filled with ice. Shake, strain, and serve on ice. If you're feeling extra patriotic, cut pineapples into stars for garnish.

Watermelon Tequila

This pink cocktail mixes blended and strained watermelon juice, tequila, and simple syrup with muddled mint, blueberries, and lime juice. It's incredibly refreshing on what is sure to be a hot Independence Day. Get the recipe here.

4th of July Cocktail Pops

Impress guests with this "poptail" layered with vodka-spiked blueberry puree, POM juice, and fresh pear juice. The result is a red, white, and blue frozen treat that is sure to get the party going. Get the recipe here.

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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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