Patriotic Punch

Add pizzazz to your Fourth of July BBQ with these star-spangled drink ideas. Great for children or adults, these drinks are sure to create fireworks at this year's gathering.

The firecracker

the firecracker

Photo credit: Secret Life of a Chef's Wife

This patriotic layered drink comes from Tammy at a Secret Life of Chef's Wife. Made with rum or rum extract, each layer has its own delectable flavor. This drink is sure to draw in its own firecracker fans this year from the children or adults at the party.

July Fourth layered drink

July 4th layered drink

Photo credit: In Katrina's Kitchen

Another layered red, white and blue drink comes from Katrina at Katrina's Kitchen. Made with cranberry juice, SoBe and Gatorade, this is a fun and easy drink for the kiddos. Add star-spangled stars for extra pizzazz for your picnic.

Patriotic layered drink

Patriotic layered drink

Photo credit: SheKnows

This spin on the layered drink comes from us! Like Katrina's concoction, ours is made with blue Gatorade and cranberry juice, but instead of SoBe, we've added 7Up for the white top layer. Add red and blue straws for a fun serve at the barbecue.

Fourth of July cocktail

Fourth of July cocktail

Photo credit: The Alchemist

This Fourth of July cocktail is made by The Alchemist and layered with alcohol. Made with grenadine, blueberry-flavored vodka and clear vodka, the adults at the party will love this layered drink. Sip in a tall cocktail glass and garnish with the all-American cherry for a great look and good taste.

Patriotic punch

Patriotic Punch

Photo credit: Apron Strings Blog

Our first non-layered drink, this fruity punch is made by the ladies at Apron Strings Blog. Made with mashed blueberries, strawberries and pineapple in ginger ale, this drink is as delicious as it sounds. Don't forget to add non-smashed fruit for a pretty look when serving.

Pop Rocks-rimmed cocktails

pop rocks rimmed cocktails

Photo credit: Pizzazzerie

Want to add pizzazz to your Fourth of July cocktails? Add Pop Rocks like the clever ladies at Pizzazzerie. The ladies give you three drink recipes to choose from as an addition to your Pop Rock candy: Pop Rocks on the beach, strawberry Popper Rocker and Malibu Pop Rocks. Good luck picking just one to sip this holiday.

Frosty fireworks flavored ice

frosty fireworks flavored ice

Photo credit: Spoonful

A unique and simple idea, these frosty firework flavored ice cubes come from Spoonful. Using any blue- or red-flavored drink as a medium for your ice cubes, add your finished product to water, seltzer or vodka. For extra credit, find star-shaped trays for a star-spangled look.

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