Festive Fourth of July Cocktails & Drinks - Red Wines, Blue Martinis, and White Zinfandel

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Easy and Festive Fourth of July Cocktails

What pairs nicely with taking a seat in the cool grass of a warm 4th of July night? Having a fireworks show for your mouth is something worth swooning over! With all the sparking in the sky, there is nothing better than holding a sparking cocktail in your hand.

There are cocktails that can fit any style and occasion from a classy affair, to a backyard get together. Having that signature drink to sip on through the night will leave your guests wanting more and keep them coming back year after year.

Formal/ Classy Affair

Cocktails are fun no matter where you are sipping on them. With a formal affair however, it’s best to keep the fun contained in an elegant glass topped off a fancy fixing of sugar or an intricate drink stirrer. You can’t go wrong with treating your guest to the American Sidecar!This deep blue and blazing red drink pairs beautifully with our Patriotic Fan- Burst, Star Picks, and the Patriotic Pop-over Centerpiece!

American Sidecar Drink

What you will need:
Drink shaker
Triple sec
Lemon juice
Blue Curacao

How to make it: Fill your drink shaker with ice and add in 2 oz. of the bourbon, 1 oz. of the triple sec, ¾ Oz. of lemon juice and shake well. Before pouring the mixture into you glass, use some of the lemon juice to wet the rim of the glass. Then gently dip the glass into a shallow bowl of sugar coating the rim in a thick layer of snow white sugar. Strain your shaken mixture into the glass and top off with a Blue Curacao float. Courtesy of: (Jung & Tullo, 2017) https://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/g3325/4th-of-july-cocktails/ Celebrating Independence Day is big ordeal for a lot of people. Independence Day signifies the freedom and rights that we have by living in the great United States. It’s a day to fly the American Flag, wear red white and blue, and cherish being able to live the American Dream. Serve you guest a sip of that feeling this year with the American Dream cocktail. This one of a kind and highly elegant glass of something cold and stiff looks great with the Jointed Uncle Sam standing behind it and the 4th of July Streamer hanging proudly above it. Add an additional touch by using the Printed Americana Table Runner to proudly display your drink on!

American Dream Cocktail

What you Will Need

Stemless snifter
Ice cubes
Cognac-marinated cherry bits
Bache- Gabrielsen American Oak
Cherry Heering
Dry Vermouth

How to make it:

Stir together 2 Oz. of the Bache- Gabrielsen American Oak, 2 tsp of the Cherry Heering and 2tsp of the Dry Vermouth. Pour the mixture into your stemless snifter and add in 4 ice cubes, or your desired amount. Garnish the drink off with a Cognac-Marinated cherry bits and caramel cracker. You are set to make your guest mouth water! Courtesy of: (Hubbard & Silberman, 2017) https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/g9576585/4th-of-july-cocktails/?slide=3 Casual Sipping Bring people together with some fancy fixings and casual drinks to make the night a memorable one. Most parties for the 4 th of July take place outside. Crafting your drinks to reflect this casual setting and ambiance of your party is an art form and we have you covered! Guests will go crazy for the fireworks while taking swigs of their own Firework in a Mason Jar! This explosion in a jar pairs exceptionally well with our firework chandelier, the Stars and Stripes Ceiling Décor, and the Foil star Danglers. Using these item to embellish an outdoor party will give you the right touch of shimmer and pop of color to really hone in on the feeling of pride for your country.

Mason Jar Summer Coctail

  • What you will need:

Mason Jars

Ice, Tropicana Strawberry Peach


Lime Juice

Ginger Beer

How to make it:

In your mason jars add 3-4 ice cubes, or your desired amount. Next you will want to pour in 3 oz. of the Tropicana Strawberry Peach, 1 ½ oz. of the bourbon and ½ oz. of lime juice. All of these ingredients should be thoroughly stirred and then topped with ginger beer. Add in a skewer of red raspberries and blueberries to add a red and blue touch against the light star struck orange color of the drink.

Courtesy of: (Jung & Tullo, 2017) https://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/g3325/4th-of-july-cocktails/

If the shimmering in the sky and the loud cracks, sizzles, and booms of the fireworks don’t get your night going then you need to be set up with the Red, White, and BOOM. The loud clapping from the fireworks in the sky won’t be the only thing making you jump out of your seat tonight! Give your guests a jolt by using the Gleam ‘N Curtain as a great backdrop to the display this mixture of tastiness in front of. Beside the drink display the Foil patriotic Hi-Hat and the Miss Liberty Tiara to give your guests something to wear the remainder of the night.

What you need:

Mint leaves

Devotion Vodka

Lime juice

Simple Syrup

Club soda




How to make it:

To make this drink you are going to want to start out with an empty glass and muddle mint leaves in the bottom. Once they are muddled to your liking, top the leaves with 1 ½ Oz. of the Devotion Vodka, ½ OZ. of lime juice, and ½ of simple syrup. Lastly you will want to top it off with club soda and garnish with strawberries, blueberries, and a few lemon slices to make a nice pop of color.

Courtesy of: (Jung & Tullo, 2017) https://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/g3325/4th-of-july-cocktails/

Backyard Picnic

A picnic is never complete without the nightly lighting of a campfire and toasting s’mores to chow down on. You may not be in a location or a situation where lighting a campfire is safe or achievable however. Don’t worry though, we have you covered with these S’mores Shooters! Since s’mores have a reputation of being a tad bit sticky, keep things clean all night by covering your table with the Patriotic Tablecover. Use the Patriotic Cupcake stand and the U.S Flag picks to make serving these tiny creations easy and mess free!

Marshmallow Shot

What you will need:


Graham Crackers

Milk Chocolate bars


How to make it:

Start with laying out half pieces of graham cracker on a serving plate. You can add in scattered pieces of chocolate to give the Plat a garnished look. You then want to toast you marshmallows and allow them to cool. Gently scoop out the center of the marshmallow with a spoon and pour in your favorite flavor of Kahlua. Lastly, place a piece of chocolate on the inside of the marshmallow to add a scrumptious touch.

Courtesy of: (DonBavand, 2016) http://www.instyle.com/home-decorating/entertaining/4th-july-cocktails-red-white-blue#402409

Frosty 4th of July mixed drink Cocktails

As a child, the 4th of July stands out as a night full of fun, watching fireworks, and cooling off with a great big Popsicle at the end of the night. Bring back childhood memories of your favorite frozen treat with this next specialty drink. Treat your guest to something they will be slurping on all night long with the Red, White & Blue Italian Ice Champagne Floats! Set these tall drinks of ice cold goodness beside some of the 3-D Firecracker Centerpiece Set. Get people taking pictures of the mixture you made with the Patriotic Photo Fun Signs and the Patriotic Photo Props!

What you will need:

  • You are going to need three kinds of Italian ice. One kind to make the red drinks, the blue drinks, and the white drinks.
    • Red ice: Watermelon, cherry, or strawberry
    • Blue ice: blue raspberry
    • White Ice: Lemon
  • Champagne or other sparkling wine. The sweeter the wine or champagne the better it pairs with the ice!

How to make it:

Use a small ice-cream, cookie scoop, or melon baller to dip out the Italian ice for your drinks. To prepare ahead of time, scoop the ice and place the balls on a cookie sheet. Lightly cover with plastic and place in the freezer. The balls can hold their shape if frozen right away to make serving later in the night easier. When serving place the ice in a Champaign flute and pour your wine or champion on top. Serve with a straw or a drink stirrer to break the ice up and disperse through the cup.

Courtesy of: (Harrelson, 2015) http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2015/06/red-white-blue-italian-ice-champagne-floats.html

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