Celebrate America’s birthday as if it were her 21st – these patriotic shots and cocktails will surely spark your 4th of July festivities. Independence Day is always a great holiday to spend time with friends and family and have a little summer fun. Check out these recipes to really spice up your day. Cheers!


Buzzed Cherry Bomb:

  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Fireball Whisky or Vanilla Vodka
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Blue Sprinkles

Soak cherries in Fireball Whiskey or Vanilla Vodka overnight. Gently pat dry. Dip in melted vanilla chips. Lastly dip into blue sprinkles. Enjoy.

Image and recipe from saymmm

Bomb Pop Shots:

  • 1/3 oz Sprite
  • 1/3 oz Lemon Flavored Vodka
  • 2/3 oz Blue Curacao
  • 2/3 oz Grenadine ice

Mix the vodka and Sprite in a shaker with ice to chill. Then, strain into a glass. Slowly pour the Blue Curacao to layer the mixture. Then, add grenadine by pouring it slowly into the glass right on the edge so it sinks to the bottom. Lastly, drink up!

Recipe from abeautifulmess

#MERICA Slushie: (serves 2)

Red Layer –

  • 1 oz. (30ml) Raspberry Vodka
  • 3 oz. (90ml) Fruit Punch Gatorade
  • 1/2 oz. (15ml) Grenadine

White Layer –

  • 1 oz. (30ml) Coconut Rum
  • 3 oz. (90ml) Sobe Pina Colada

Blue Layer –

  • 1 oz. (30ml) UV Blue Raspberry
  • 1/2 oz. (15ml) Blue Curacao
  • 3 oz. (90ml) Blue Gatorade
  • Strawberry Garnish

Blend red layer. Pour in glass and place in freezer to prevent melting. Blend white layer. Use a spoon to rest it gently on top of red layer. Place in freezer. Blend blue layer use a spoon to rest it gently on top of white layer. Garnish with a strawberry.

Recipe from thetipsybartender

The American Spirit:

  • 1.5 oz VeeV Acai Spirit
  • 1 oz sliced strawberries
  • 3 oz Club Soda
  • 2 oz Vita Coco Coconut Water
  • Blueberries garnish

Place strawberries in the bottom of a highball glass. Add ice, VeeV, club soda, and coconut water. Garnish with blueberries on top and stir.

Recipe from arizonafoothillsmagazine


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