[INSPIRATION] Patriotic Fourth of July Cocktails

Summer's favorite holiday is just around the corner! Can you believe it?! I sure can't!

I've been busy planning August and September events and June has just flown by. But just because I've been busy doesn't mean I can overlook one of America's most important holidays! 

I love the fourth of July because it's a great time to get together with family and friends and celebrate how lucky we all are to live in the United States. Say what you will about our political situation, but after traveling extensively all over the world, I'm always happy to come back home to the U.S. 

Since I recently did a post on patriotic party decor for Memorial Day, I thought I would focus on cocktails for this year's Fourth of July inspiration. 

While it's hard to limit yourself to serving patriotic food on the Fourth, a fun cocktail easily sets the tone for your gathering or backyard barbecue. They are simple to prepare and delicious to drink. Who doesn't like a cold beverage on a Summer holiday? Check out our patriotic cocktail suggestions below!

4th of July Patriotic Cocktails | LIG Events - Washington, DC Wedding and Event Planners


Red, White, and Blue Sangria

Photo via  Gimme Some Oven

Photo via Gimme Some Oven

Sangria is a great Summer drink, and this one is fizzy and patriotic -- perfect for the 4th of July! It's super easy to make and refreshing to drink, so make multiple batches of this libation since I'm sure it's going to be popular with your guests.

Berry Patriotic Cocktail

This cocktail, courtesy of Albert Trummer, displays Summer's fresh berries and is topped off with fizzy champagne. Sounds perfect to me!

Hawaiian Blackberry Mojitos

This cocktail by Caroline Potter combines yummy Summer blackberries and rum. With easy to procure ingredients, this drink can be made super patriotic with the addition of a blue and white striped paper straw. (My favorites can be found here.)

Honey Thyme Lemonade

Who doesn't love lemonade? This non-alcoholic recipe by Mandy Kellogg Rye is great for kids and adults alike (and if you're really craving some booze, add a splash of vodka to make it a great cocktail). 
My tip: to truly make it patriotic, add some raspberries as a garnish. 

Red, White and Blueberry Margaritas

Photo via  Gimme Some Oven

Photo via Gimme Some Oven

Margaritas and Summer go together like apple cider and Fall. I LOVE this patriotic version of a frozen margarita, especially since it doesn't use any artificial food coloring. I also love how the flavors in the three layers mix together well so the cocktail looks good and tastes good. This cocktail is just a winner and all around! 

What do you think of our cocktail suggestions? Will you be making any this 4th of July? Let us know in the comments!