4th of July Cocktail Party Recipes

In celebration of the upcoming holiday, we have concocted a list of our favorite 4th of July cocktail party recipes. Have kids or guests who don’t drink? Not to worry! We have gathered a couple “mock-tail” recipes to fit all of your guests’ needs.

#1. Firecracker Berry Margarita Floats

Half-baked Harvest’s berry margarita float is beautifully crafted, refreshing, and delicious! Don’t miss the poolside photo opp with this in your hand- it’s sure to get the party started!

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#2. Fireworks Piña Colada

If you like Piña Coladas and lighting fireworks at night… This drink is the one for you! Okay, maybe that Rupert Holmes reference didn’t go down so smoothly, but this cocktail from Home Sweet Jones definitely will. With bright colors and the festive firework theme, this is a crowd favorite at all 4th of July cocktail parties.

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#3. Red, White, & Blue Jello Shots

Jello shots have been a classic go-to for many party goers, but the layered red, white, and blue colors raise the bar with the perfect patriotic spin for your party.

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#4. Blue Mule Cocktail

Another classic cocktail has decided to join the patriotic party! This drink is just as delicious as an original Mule. However, the added Blue Curaçao transforms the color and flavor into the perfect 4th of July cocktail party recipe.

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Non-Alcoholic Mock-tails

#1. Red, White and Blue Mock-tail

Have kids or guests who don’t drink alcohol? This beautifully layered drink from Baking Beauty pays homage to the US and leaves your guests refreshed. The secret to the layering of drinks lies within the pouring method.


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#2. Copycat Sonic Ocean Water

Another delicious mock-tail is a copycat recipe of Sonic’s Ocean Water. This 4th of July themed mock-tail is fun, kid-friendly, and super yummy! Made with Coconut extract, sprite, blue food coloring, and garnished with Swedish fish, this thirst-quencher is the perfect poolside celebration for all.


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#3. Red, White & Blue Punch

Made with cranberry juice, blueberry pomegranate gatorade, and mandarin orange soda, this colorful mock-tail is sure to put a sweet smile on the kids’ faces. Much like the patriotic mock-tail presented above, the secret to this layered drink is pouring each colored drink very carefully! With patience, this elegantly crafted mock-tail will be the life of the party.

For more patriotic pool party ideas, check out our blog post on 4th of July Pool Party Recipes.

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