These 4th of July Drinks Are a Fireworks Show for Your Tastebuds

These 4th of July Drinks Are a Fireworks Show for Your Tastebuds

America’s birthday is coming up, and it’s time to plan our festivities! It’s all about the backyard BBQs and poolside hangs, American flag swimsuits, and good eats. But you’re going to need some 4th of July drinks to wash down those red, white, and blue food recipes!

Of course, you’ll have some basic beers in the cooler, but if you’re feeling festive, try these delicious and refreshing 4th of July cocktail recipes. Best of all, they’re low in excess sugar and calories because, while we love to party, we don’t love a total sugar dump.

If you’re not drinking alcohol, remember that all of these beverages can be made non-alcoholic by either swapping in non-alcoholic spirits or skipping that ingredient altogether. Here are 10 of our favorite 4th of July drink recipes to get you in the patriotic party mode.

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Alcoholic 4th of July Drinks

These eight drinks call for a splash of some of your favorite liquors, wines, and beers, but all alcohol can be subbed out or omitted.

1. Summer Berry Rosé Spritzer

Glass of summer berry rose spritzer--4th of July drinks

Perfect for 4th of July parties and fancy, warm-weather gatherings, this strawberry, blueberry, rosé, and vodka spritzer is our kind of summer drink. Doesn’t it look so refreshing? You can make this cocktail free of added sugar by swapping the lemon-lime soda for lime-flavored sparkling water.

Get the recipe at Stef’s Eats and Sweets.

2. Beer and Tomato Juice

beer and tomato juice--4th of July Drinks

This 60-calorie recipe is a Midwest favorite when it comes to morning beverages. Spiced with Tabasco and cut with lime juice, you can swap in a non-alcoholic beer if you’re going booze-free.

Get the recipe at Healthy Recipes 101.

3. Watermelon Refresher Cocktail

watermelon mint refresher cocktail--4th of July drinks

It’s the flavor of summer picnics in a refreshing cocktail. This fresh and fruity drink contains watermelon and mint leaves, as well as raw honey for natural sweetness. The best part? It’s easy to make!

Get the recipe at Openfit.

4. Keto Sangria

keto sangria--4th of July drinks

This summer staple is the perfect healthier beverage to serve in pitchers and, thankfully, won’t cause a sugar crash. The keto sangria recipe has 111 calories and 2 grams of sugar per cocktail!

Get the recipe at Joy Filled Eats.

5. Low-Carb Bloody Mary

low-carb Bloody Mary--4th of July drinks

This low-carb Bloody Mary is the perfect 4th of July hangover cocktail. It’s made with just a few simple ingredients like unsweetened tomato juice, fresh lemon juice, and vodka — and tastes fantastic!

Get the recipe at Thyme and Joy.

6. Champagne Punch

Champagne punch--4th of July drinks

If your 4th of July party is a little more upscale, you’ll love this vodka, cranberry, and champagne cocktail. With only 85 calories, this light champagne punch with pomegranate seeds is a classy and reduced-calorie beverage that everyone can enjoy!

Get the recipe at Openfit.

7. Sparking Red, White, and Blue Sangria

sparkling blue, red, and white sangria--4th of July drinks

Isn’t this the most festive cocktail you’ve ever seen? Get your patriotic party on with this white wine-based fruity sangria. The star-shaped Granny Smith apple topping adds a fun 4th of July touch.

Get the recipe at Gimme Some Oven.

Non-Alcoholic 4th of July Drinks

Three of our favorite and most festive non-alcoholic drinks.

8. Raspberry Shrub

raspberry shrub--4th of July drinks

This raspberry non-alcoholic drink is ruby red, delicious, and super refreshing! It’s made with honey, raspberries, sparkling water, raw apple cider vinegar, fresh mint leaves, and no alcohol!

Get the recipe at Openfit.

9. Watermelon Tonic

watermelon tonic--4th of July drinks

This blended non-alcoholic watermelon lime tonic with fresh mint leaves is so easy to make! Plus, there’s no sugar added, making it a healthier sweet beverage to cool you off this 4th of July.

Get the recipe at Openfit.

10. Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Pressé

sparkling raspberry lemonade Pressé--4th of July drinks

Fruity-drink lovers won’t be able to stop sipping on this cold and bubbly beverage. And with only 24 calories, 4 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of carbs, this low-carb alcohol-free cocktail is as light as it is tasty.

Get the recipe at Gluten Free Homestead.

Chelsea Frank

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Chelsea Frank was born and bullied in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not performing stand up comedy or crying while doing squats, Chelsea writes about all things health, beauty, and travel. Her work has been featured in Shape, Uproxx, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, Thrillist, and Reductress, among others. Fun fact: she's traveled to over 50 countries and has gotten sick in pretty much all of them! Follow her on Twitter.

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