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4th of July Cocktail & Drink Recipes

From patriotic cocktails to non-alcoholic options, sip on these Fourth of July drinks. They are not only festive, but prove nutritious can taste delicious for your celebration!

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There is much to honor and celebrate on Independence Day. And the special day often brings together loved ones to celebrate.

Lively up the party with these festive 4th of July drinks and patriotic cocktails!

Healthy 4th of July Drinks

From patriotic cocktails to non-alcoholic options, sip on these Fourth of July drinks. They all are festive and prove nutritious can taste delicious!

Red, White & Blue Cocktails

Cheers in color with these red, white, and blue cocktails. Also being diverse in variety, there is a drink option for all to enjoy!

1. Berry Good Champagne

Simple but festive, pop the bubbly and decorate champagne with frozen berries.

Not only will the berries bare a patriotic theme, but will keep the champagne chilled in the warm summer sun.

2. America's Mojito

Mojitos are a refreshing summertime drink as is. But for America's birthday, sip on an ice cold mixed berry mojito.

Also use other berries to liking, including blueberries and strawberries.

3. Guilt-Free Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Did you know the average frozen strawberry margarita can contain upwards of 600 calories, or even more, in just one serving? But this guilt-free frozen strawberry margarita weighs in at just 130 calories!

The margarita also features all-natural ingredients rather than simple syrups and refined sugars. Also feel free to garnish with fresh blueberries for added color and flavor.

4. Sparkling Vodka Cranberry

A vodka cranberry is an easy, yet sophisticated cocktail to sip on in the summer heat.

For a single serving, fill a mason jar with ice cubes. Then, pour ½ cup of cranberry juice and 1 ounce of vodka. Top off with ginger ale and add with fresh cranberries.

Prepare in bulk and serve from a large pitcher for guests to enjoy.

5. Fizzy Blueberry Mint Drink

The fizzy blueberry mint drink is ready for any celebration, including during the Fourth of July. The cooling mint flavor is a perfectly refreshing compliment to the sweet blueberry's flavors and delightful to the taste buds.

The festive drink is also prepared with fresh and flavorful ingredients, including blueberries, orange and lime juices, and fresh mint.

6. Stars, Stripes, and Spritzers

This drink can be batch made to share with loved ones. Oh, and it is simple to prepare with simple ingredients!

Begin by filling a large pitcher with ice and top with 1 cup of mixed berries. Add a bottle of white wine then top with club soda.

Pour into flutes then add fresh blueberries and a mint sprig.

7. Blackberry Gin & Tonic

A classic gin and tonic becomes elevated with subtly tart and naturally sweet blackberries. And not to mention, the deep blue color to sport this fourth!

To make, muddle together 6 blackberries and a lime wedge in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and add 1.5 ounces of gin and a light dash of simple syrup. Shake vigorously.

Strain into a serving glass and top off with tonic water. Garnish with fresh blackberries and a mint sprig.

Non-Alcoholic Fourth of July Drinks

Kid-friendly and thirst-quenching, these non-alcoholic Fourth of July drinks are a flavorful mix to any menu.

8. Skinny Starfruit Splash Infused Water

Kick off the Fourth of July with this skinny starfruit splash infused water. It is the perfect way to stay hydrated, enjoy water, and get more nutrients.

The water is infused with starfruit, strawberries, and blueberries. What's more, the recipe makes a large pitcher so all can enjoy!

9. Red, White, and Blue(berry) Smoothie

Being the holiday with a nutritious, festive smoothie. Starting with the first layer, blend together ¼ cup Greek yogurt with frozen strawberries and a light pour of milk if needed.

For the second layer, swap out strawberries with blueberries. Layer the two berry yogurt mixtures in a cup, garnish with shredded coconut, and enjoy!

10. Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple pie is an iconic dessert in America. And while a warm slice is hard to bargain with, this cool apple pie smoothie is just as delicious!

Start by coring and chopping a granny smith apple. Add to blender with 1 frozen banana, ¾ cup milk, ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, ½ unsweetened applesauce, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract. Add a handful of spinach for added nutrients.

Blend until smooth then pour into a tall glass. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon.

10. Bubbly Lemonade

The classic summertime staple takes a fancy twist for the fourth! It is comparable to the berry good champagne described above, just kid-friendly!

Simply add a splash of carbonated water to all-natural lemonade for a fun, bubbly touch. Top with frozen berries.

11. Watermelon Slush

Being comprised of 91 percent water, this luscious fruit is a valuable hydration source in the summer heat. So, a watermelon slush can be a nutritious, flavorful way to lessen dehydration risk.

Mix 1 cup watermelon, the juice from 1 lime, and 2 cups of ice in a blender. Pour into a tall glass and serve. You can also blend in other favorite fruit combos, including lemon juice and strawberries.

12. Patriotic Punch

Fruit punches may seem healthy, though they are often loaded with concentrated sugar. But not this one!

This ultimate sparkling fruit punch blends fresh fruits, including strawberries, blueberries, and grapes. The use of maple syrup can also be adjusted to liking.

Dressing with fresh berries makes adds an extra patriotic punch for the Fourth of July!

Written By Sarah Asay, RDN. Published on July 11, 2019. Updated on July 16, 2019.

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