No 4th of July backyard barbecue is complete without a dazzling array of festive thirst-quenching drinks. Instead of serving your guests the same light beer or wine coolers you drink at every summer get-together, opt for something that's more representative of the excitement that comes with celebrating the 4th of July. Whether you're interested in making patriotic-themed refreshments that are the same colors as the flag or just want to pack tons of fruity flavor into a single drink, these 4th of July drinks are just the thing your friends and family need to cool off during a hot Independence Day pool party or cookout.
For the guests who don't drink, opt for a delicious non-alcoholic fizzy drink or serve up fruit smoothies. And for the kids, blend together the slushie of their dreams. These 4th of July drinks will impress your guests and have them happily reaching for seconds. And if you really want to show off your American pride, pair these patriotic drinks with some creative (and delicious) red, white, and blue desserts.