You know you’re going to be drinking this Fourth of July. But why settle for shitty lukewarm beer? Get drunk – er, uh, patriotic – this holiday weekend in style with these go-to cocktails.
These aren’t just vodka mixed with berries. There’s vodka, rum, gin, whiskey, whatever you want! There’s Jello, popsicles, and even jazzed-up lemonade. All of these drinks are colorful, bubbly, playful, and booze-packed. Even better? They’re damn easy to make. Mmm-mmm!
Even if you do end up sticking to the basics, you can fix up any drink with colorful strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. And you can’t go wrong with striped straws and rims sugared up with pop rocks candy.
Check out some of the best Fourth of July cocktails below:
With that mix of lemon, mint, and spritz, mohitos are massively refreshing on a hot summer evening. This one is totally easy to make. Mix sugar and mint into lime juice, stir in rum, and top with club soda. For that Fourth of July touch? Easy: top it with sliced strawberries and blueberries.
Yes, you read right. Cocktails don’t have to be fucking fancy, and you’ve got a party to prepare for. Prepping drinks should be the least of your worries. For these babies, prep simple syrup by boiling sugar in water. Then create red syrup with pureed strawberries and white rum, and blue syrup with lime juice and curacao. Blend up your ice, scoop up the snow cones, and drizzle away in bright reds and blues.
This one’s about as easy as it gets, and it’s classic and attractive, too. It’s easily jazzed up with fancy glasses and straws, too. Mix up the classic gin and tonic. Then splash in some raspberries and blueberries. Voila!
They’re so college. And they’re so good. If you’re looking to get good and wasted fast and easy, go for the Jello shots. These babies are pretty and while they take a little extra effort, the look’s worth it. The red layer’s Strawberry Daiquiri Jello and cherry vodka. White’s Pina Colada Jello and coconut rum. Blue’s Jello Blue Mai Tai and Blue Curacao. Delicioso! Dip a cherry in the red Jello or drop a bit of blueberries in the blue Jello for a fruity touch.
The Fourth of July tends to be one of the hottest holidays of the year, so the colder the better when it comes to patriotic cocktails. In that case, these cocktail cooler popsicles take the cake. These striped popsicles are tasty and colorful, and they’re tinged with vodka.
This one’s an upgrade from some of the fun and a-little-too-sweet Fourth of July cocktails. The Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade is really easy to make, too. You boil up blackberries and sugar for a sweet yet tangy simple syrup and mix it up with some lemon juice and whiskey. Top it off with a sprig of rosemary for an earthy, fresh twist on classic lemonade.