8 Red, White & Blue Drinks That Celebrate the Stars & Stripes

These red, white, and blue cocktails are star-spangled delicious to the last drop.

Published June 6, 2023

It's summer - the Fourth of July - so it's time for all the red, white, and booze blue you can drink. Is there any better time to enjoy red, white, and blue drinks? Whether you add the patriotic colors with the garnish, carefully layer your cocktail, or whip up a drink that uses a little of both, these cocktails make the perfect patriotic addition to any party.

Red, White, and Blueberry Bliss


The hardest prep work for this red, white, and blue cocktail is adding food coloring to the crushed ice. But that's easy enough to make up ahead of time. After that, you can use your favorite vodka, tequila, or rum. Straight. Fireworks.



  1. Fill a third of a highball glass with blue-dyed crushed ice.
  2. Fill a third with plain crushed ice.
  3. Fill remaining glass with red-dyed crushed ice.
  4. Add vodka.
  5. Top off with lemon-lime soda.

Raspberry Rocket


Don't put away your food coloring and crushed ice just yet. Grab your lemonade and vodka for a star-spangled awesome sour and refreshing cocktail.


  • 2 ounces raspberry vodka
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 ounce grenadine
  • Red food dye
  • Blue food dye
  • Lemonade to top off
  • Cherry for garnish


  1. In a pilsner or highball glass, fill a third of the glass with the red crushed ice.
  2. Add grenadine and raspberry vodka.
  3. Fill a third of the glass with plain crushed ice.
  4. Top remaining glass with blue crushed ice.
  5. Top off with lemonade.
  6. Garnish with a cherry.

Uncle Sam's Sangria


This sangria isn't finished without the red, white, and blue garnishes to tie this patriotic cocktail together. This makes approximately eight servings.


  • 750 mL white wine, such as pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc
  • 6 ounces orange liqueur
  • 4 ounces cranberry juice
  • 4 ounces cherry juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale to top off
  • Blueberries, strawberry slices, and apple slices cut into stars


  1. In a large pitcher, add blueberries, strawberry slices, apple slices, and ice.
  2. Add white wine, orange liqueur, cherry juice, and cranberry juice.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Top off with ginger ale.
  5. Serve in white glasses or rocks glasses over fresh ice.

Independence Margarita


Enjoy a twist on the margarita. The coconut water in this drink will cause all those fireworks in your mouth after the first sip.


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave syrup
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • 4 ounces coconut water
  • Ice
  • Coconut club soda to top off
  • Strawberry slices, blueberries, and apple slices cut into stars for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, lime juice, agave syrup, orange liqueur, and coconut water.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with coconut club soda.
  5. Garnish with blueberries, strawberry slices, and apple slices.

Freedom Fizz


Red, white, and icy blue ice cubes bring the American flag straight from the pole and into your cocktail glass. Gin isn't your jam? Swap the gin and tonic for vodka and soda instead. Easy!


  • 1½ ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Red, white, and blue ice cubes
  • Tonic water to top off


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Strain into highball glass over red, white, and blue ice cubes.
  3. Top off with club soda.

Star-Spangled Sip


Add a few blueberries for the garnish, use blue straw, or float a splash of blueberry liqueur on top to complete the red, white, and blue look. Just one sip, and you're certain to hear Bruce Springsteen singing.


  • 2 ounces raspberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce vodka
  • 1½ ounces cranberry juice
  • 1½ ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Crushed ice
  • Lemon-lime soda to top off
  • Blueberries for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, raspberry liqueur, vodka, and cranberry juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass.
  4. Fill glass with crushed ice.
  5. Add lemon juice.
  6. Top off with lemon-lime soda.
  7. Garnish with blueberries.

Liberty and Justice


A little lighter on the booze, you can still get all your red, white, and blue for a patriotic cocktail that won't have you napping through dinner.


  • 1 ounce elderflower liqueur
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • 2 ounces prosecco
  • Ice
  • Blueberries and strawberry slices for garnish


  1. In a wine glass, add ice, elderflower liqueur, club soda, and prosecco.
  2. Garnish with blueberries and strawberry slices.

Fourth of July Jello Shots


No BBQ or 4th of July is complete without red, white, and blue jello shots. Whether you layer the red, white, and blue together or enjoy the stars and stripes one at a time, they're the perfect addition.

Get Festive With Red, White, & Blue Cocktails


Let the patriotic spirit move you with red, white, and blue cocktails. Chilling? Yes. Tasty? Double yes. There's a star-spangled sip, fizz, and cocktail for everyone from sea to shining sea. Don't forget to crank some Bruce Springsteen.

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