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5 Fun and Festive 4th of July Drinks

Let’s toast to freedom with fizzy fun!
Last Updated
December 26, 2023
Editorial Staff
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Want to know how you can make your Fourth of July a little more exciting this year? Forget about the basic beer and opt for something more creative with a special 4th of July twist!

Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or keeping it lowkey in front of the TV, these fun 4th of July drinks are sure to make your Independence Day memorable.

From patriotic-inspired shots to ice-cold punches, we have just the thing to quench everyone’s thirst. It’s never too early (or late!) to start celebrating America on its greatest day.


The 5 Best 4th of July Drinks

Get ready and let’s cheer with some seriously festive drinks!

Firecracker Milkshake

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This milkshake is the perfect combination of sweet and creamy with a little bit of spice mixed in. It’s made with vanilla ice cream, strawberry syrup, and a dash of cayenne pepper to give it that extra kick.

Top it off with whipped cream and some red, white, and blue sprinkles for a patriotic touch.

Whether you’re spending the day at the beach, having a barbecue with family and friends, or just lounging at home, a Firecracker Milkshake is sure to add some excitement to your 4th of July celebration.


Watermelon Agua Fresca

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You know what’s better than a tall glass of cold water on a hot summer day? A delicious watermelon agua fresca. This tasty beverage is an instant mood-lifter and perfect for sipping on a lazy afternoon or serving up at your next Fourth of July BBQ.

With just the right amount of sweetness and tang from limeade, it’s a thirst-quencher that won’t overpower your palate.

Plus, you can always add a splash of tequila or vodka for a boozy twist if you’re feeling fancy. Get ready to impress your taste buds!


Strawberry Blueberry Infused Water

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Summertime is all about celebrating with loved ones and enjoying refreshing drinks to keep you cool under the sun. And what better way to quench your thirst than with some delicious Strawberry Blueberry Infused Water?

This Red, White and Blue Fruit Infused Water is not only patriotic but also healthy and incredibly easy to make. With just 3 ingredients, you can have a refreshing and nutritious beverage that everyone will love.

Plus, it’s the perfect addition to any summertime gathering, picnic or barbecue. To make this drink, all you’ll need is a glass pitcher and some tumblers to serve it in.


Captain America Kids Drink

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This Worthey Life

Looking for a fun and easy Independence Day drink to make for your kids this summer? Check out the Captain America Kids Drink!

With its red, white, and blue layers, it’s perfect for celebrating patriotic holidays like Memorial Day and the 4th of July.

Plus, it’s super easy to make – just layer your favorite red, white, and blue drinks (we love using fruit punch, lemonade, and Gatorade) in a glass and stir right before sipping for a mixed-up flavor.

While the layers make for a fun visual, we recommend stirring the drink to get all the flavors mixed together and maximize the deliciousness. Trust us, your kids will love this cool and refreshing summertime treat!


4th of July Drink Mocktail

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Sugar Maple Farmhouse

Looking for an easy and delicious mocktail to serve at your 4th of July get-together? Look no further than this pre-made drink-based mocktail that’s sure to be a hit with the kids.

While we love making drinks from scratch, sometimes it’s just easier to take a shortcut – and this recipe delivers on both convenience and taste.

The secret to getting those perfect layers? Ensuring certain densities and sugar content, which these pre-made drinks have already done the work for you.





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