4th of July Cocktail Recipes

Summer is in full swing, and it’s one of the biggest weekend of the summer—Fourth of July weekend!

Help your guests toast to America and all things patriotic with one of these 4th of July cocktail recipes.

Frozen Pina Colada

Ingredients:captain morgan pina colada
1.5oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
0.5oz Lime Juice
1oz Cream of Coconut
0.5oz Coconut water
0.5oz Pineapple Juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Recipe courtesy of Captain Morgan.

Cacao Fruit Strawberry Bramble

Ingredients:4th of july
2 medium/large strawberries
0.75 oz 100% Cacao fruit
0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
1 0z simple syrup
1.5 oz Tito’s Vodka
1 cup ice

Muddle strawberries in shaker tin. Add all other ingredients. Add ice, shake and strain into a cocktail coupe glass.

Recipe by Blue Stripes Urban Cacao.

The Sweet & Spicy

Ingredients:four roses 4th of july recipe
1 ½ fl. oz. Four Roses Small Batch
6 slices of strawberries
2 – 3 slices Jalapeno (remove seeds for less spice
½ fl. oz Lime Juice
3 fl. oz. Barritt’s Ginger Beer
Spicy BBQ Rub (as garnish)

Use lime to wet half the rim of a Collins glass, then dip rim in spicy BBQ seasoning/rub. Squeeze a quarter of the lime into the glass. Add sliced strawberries, 2-3 sliced jalapenos, and muddle. Add Four Roses Small Batch, ice, and a small pour of ginger beer, then give a quick stir. Add more ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with jalapeno slices and lime wheel (strawberry slice optional).

Recipe courtesy of Four Roses Bourbon.


Colada Royale 

Ingredients:4th of july colada
1.5 oz. FIOL Prosecco
0.75 oz. Coconut Cartel Rum
0.75 oz. Plantation Pineapple Rum • 0.75 oz. coconut syrup
0.75 oz. fresh pineapple juice

Shake all ingredients except FIOL Prosecco vigorously with plenty of ice. Serve into a white wine glass with ice. Top with FIOL Prosecco. Garnish with shaved coconut, pineapple leaves and a dehydrated pineapple.

Recipe created by Bartender Juan Coronado.

Beyond the Beach

fourth of july cocktailIngredients:
2 oz El Sativo Añejo
1/2 oz Coconut Syrup (liquid alchemist)
1/2 oz Fresh Pineapple
1/2 oz Drillaud Blue Curacao
3/4 oz Fresh Lime
Grated Nutmeg
Chopped Strawberries

Add the Añejo, coconut, pineapple, Blue Curacao, fresh lime into a shaker tin. Ice, shake, and fine strain over pebble ice in a large goblet glass. Shave nutmeg on top with cut up strawberries for garnish along with a pineapple leaf.

Recipe courtesy of El Sativo.


Cherries & Cream Popsicles

Ingredients:4th of july cocktail recipes
1 bottle Seagram’s Escapes Cherry Italian Ice
2 oz Vodka
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt

Divide Seagram’s Escapes Cherry Italian Ice evenly among 10 popsicle molds and freeze for one to two hours. Combine vodka, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla yogurt in a bowl and stir to combine. Fill popsicle molds with this mixture and insert sticks. Freeze for at least three hours or until firm.

Recipe courtesy of Seagram’s Escapes.


Summer Watermelon Cooler

Ingredients:4th of july cocktail recipe
1.5 oz BACARDÍ Superior
0.75 oz Watermelon juice
2 oz Grapefruit soda
Blueberries and lime wheel as a garnish

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add all ingredients. Give a quick stir to combine and garnish with blueberries on a cocktail pick and a lime wheel or wedge.

Recipe courtesy of BACARDÍ.


Beach Day

Ingredients:4th of july recipe
1 pump Monin® Passion Fruit Concentrated Flavor
1/2 oz Monin® Honey Mango Syrup
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/4 oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
3 oz Coconut Water
2 oz White Rum
Garnishes: orange wedge, paper umbrella

Fill serving glass full of ice. Pour ingredients into mixing glass with 2/3 ice in order listed. Cap, shake and strain into serving glass with ice. Add garnish and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Monin.


Raspberry Tonic

mezcal 4th of july recipeIngredients:
1.5oz Recuerdo Joven
.5oz Sweet Vermouth
4 Raspberries
.25oz cardamom syrup (bring 16 oz of water to a low boil, add 16 oz of sugar, and 6-8 cardamom pods and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool for 1-2 hours, strain)
.25oz lime juice
Tonic water
Ground Cardamom

In an old fashioned glass gently muddle the raspberries with the lime juice, cardamom syrup, and a dash of ground cardamom. Add ice, then the mezcal and the sweet vermouth. Stir lightly, and top off with tonic water. Garnish with peppermint and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Recuerdo Mezcal.


Fourth of July Fizz

Ingredients:cranberry 4th of july recipe
1 cup blueberries
2 1/2 cups Ocean Spray® Cran•Grape® Grape Cranberry Juice Drink
2 cups blueberry vodka
2 1/2 cups ginger ale
2 1/2 cups club soda
1 lime, juiced

Smash blueberries into the bottom of a drink pitcher with a large spoon. Add the rest of the ingredients into the pitcher, stir and serve over ice. Tip: Freeze extra juice in advance into ice cube trays to add to the pitcher to keep it cold without diluting. For one serving: Add 2 tablespoons of blueberries to a glass and smash with a spoon or fork. Add in 2 ounces of blueberry vodka, 1/4 cup of the juice, 2 ounces of ginger ale, 2 ounces of club soda and squeeze the juice of 1 lime wedge.

Recipe courtesy of Ocean Spray.

The Pendleton Salute

Ingredients:pendleton whisky 4th of july
1.5 oz Pendleton Whisky
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
3 blueberries

Stir ingredients very well with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with blueberries.

Recipe courtesy of Pendleton Whisky.

Firecracker Colada

4th of july cocktail recipeIngredients:
2 oz Future Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
0.75 oz Coconut Cream

Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a Collins glass and add your favorite popsicle in place of ice.

Recipe courtesy of Future Gin.


Spiked Cherry Float

Ingredients:cherry float 4th of july cocktail
1 oz gin
2 small scoops vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup Seagram’s Escapes Cherry Italian ice, chilled
maraschino cherry

Combine Seagram’s Escapes Cherry Italian Ice and gin in a tall glass. Top with two scoops of vanilla ice cream. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and enjoy immediately.

Recipe courtesy of Seagram’s Escapes.


Lady Liberty

1 oz Ambrosia
1 oz Donna Rose
.75 oz Honey Vanilla Syrup
.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Top off with 2 oz Soda Water
Garnish: Lemon wheel

Shake all ingredients. Strain into a Collins glass.

Recipe courtesy of Don Ciccio & Figli.

Berry American

4th of july cocktail recipeIngredients:
2 Strawberries
0.5 oz Simple syrup
1 oz Lime juice
2 oz Damrak Gin OR Damrak VirGin
0.5 oz egg white
Soda water

Muddle strawberries, lime juice & sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add Damrak and egg white & shake without ice. Add ice cubes and shake again. Fine strain in a Collins glass over cubed ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with blueberries on a cocktail stick on top of the drink.

Recipe courtesy of Damrak Gin.


Berry Lemonade

Ingredients:4th of july cocktail
1.5 oz Russian Standard Vodka
2 oz Blueberry simple syrup
2 oz Fresh lemon juice
2 oz Water

Juice 2-3 lemons. Create the blueberry simple syrup by adding 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and a handful of blueberries into a medium-size saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often until the mixture thickens. Let cool, then strain the mixture into a container or mason jar, being sure to press down on the blueberries to extract as much juice as possible. *The mixture will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 1 month. Fill a shaker with ice and add Russian Standard Original Vodka, fresh lemon juice, blueberry simple syrup, and water. Shake vigorously. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.

Recipe courtesy of Russian Standard Vodka.

Stars & Stripes Sangria

Ingredients:4th of july sangria
1 oz Monin® White Sangria Mix
4 oz California Sauvignon Blanc Wine
2 oz Lemonade
2 oz Berry Vodka
Garnishes: blueberries and strawberry slices

1.Fill serving glass full of ice. Pour ingredients into blender cup in order listed. Add ice from serving glass, cap, and pulse for a slush consistency.  Pour back into serving vessel. Garnish with blueberries and strawberry slices and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Monin.


Berry Refreshing

Ingredients:4th of july cocktails
1 ½ Four Roses Small Batch
¾ fl. oz. Lemon Juice
5 Raspberries
½ fl. oz. Agave Syrup
3 fl. oz. Barritt’s Ginger Beer
1 Mint sprig

In a glass, muddle raspberries with agave syrup. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice, stir. Top with ginger beer and stir briefly to incorporate. Garnish with a mint sprig and raspberry.

Recipe courtesy of Four Roses Bourbon.


Classic Vodka Lemonade

Ingredients:4th of july
1.5oz Humboldt Organic Vodka
Lemonade to taste

Mix vodka and lemonade in a glass filled with ice. Enjoy!

Recipe by Humboldt Distillery.


Island Thyme

Ingredients:4th of july cocktail
2 Parts Flor de Caña 12
4 Blackberries (muddled)
½ Part Orgeat
3 ½ Parts Ginger beer (preferably something dry and spicy like Fentiman’s or Fever Tree)
1 Part Lime juice
3 dashes Black Walnut Bitters
Glass: Highball

Shake & Strain, pour into iced highball. Garnish with blackberry and thyme.

Recipe by Sebastien Derbomez, William Grant & Sons Brand Advocacy Manager.