Fireworks. Barbeques. Fun with family and friends. The 4th of July is a celebration of freedom, summer, and taking a break from the hustle and bustle of life. While many parties consist of freely flowing booze, you don’t have to drink to have a good time this Independence Day.
Red, White, and Blue-Themed Mocktail Drinks
Here’s our list of fun, festive 4th of July-themed cocktail ideas that are completely alcohol-free.
Cherry Limeade Sparklers
This margarita-inspired mocktail is sure to put some sparkle into your Independence Day celebration.
Rub the rims of some chilled glasses with lime wedges. Dip the glasses in salt and fill them with ice. In a pitcher, mix some frozen limeade concentrate, cold water, and a dash of the liquid from a jar of maraschino cherries. Pour your mixture into the glasses, filling them a bit more than halfway. Add some sparkling water and top it all off with a few cherries for a pop of festive red color.
Hawaiian Blue Mocktail
Bring a little tropical flair to your celebration with this beautiful blue mocktail.
All you need is berry blue Hawaiian Punch, pineapple juice, and your favorite lemon-lime soda. Blend the ingredients in equal parts in a pitcher and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple or maraschino cherries.
Spicy Ice Cream Float
Want to add a white drink to your red, white, and blue-themed mocktail party? This spicy take on the standard ice cream float is a rich, creamy treat.
Grab a few tall glasses or some glass beer mugs. Start with two cups of vanilla ice cream in each glass. Pour in a whole can of your favorite spicy ginger ale or ginger beer. Sprinkle some crushed graham crackers over the top for a bit of sweetness. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and get ready to enjoy!
Red, White, and Blueberry Spritzer
Juicy summer strawberries, tart pineapple, and fresh blueberries make this lovely spritzer a delicious addition to your 4th of July-themed summer party.
First, wash your strawberries and blueberries. Then slice your strawberries and use a cookie cutter to cut your pineapples into star shapes. In a champagne flute or another tall glass, layer your fruit. Then fill each glass with sparkling water, Italian soda, or your favorite nonalcoholic bubbly beverage. For something a little more tart, try adding some unsweetened cranberry juice.
Other Nonalcoholic 4th of July Refreshments
All these may sound delicious. But what if beer is your preferred beverage? If your style is to knock back a few cold ones on July 4th, but you don’t want to consume alcohol, you’re in luck! There are more nonalcoholic, and alcohol-free beer options available than ever before. The same is true of wine, and even alcohol-free liquor substitutes!
Read More: The Nonalcoholic Beverage Boom
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