Celebrating Independence Day with the Whole Family

Celebrating Independence Day with the Whole Family

Celebrating Independence Day with the Whole Family

4th of July 2021 is going to be an event to remember! With restrictions lifting across the country, there has never been a better time to plan a party the whole family will remember for years to come. This means providing delicious beverages that everyone can enjoy from old to young and everything in between. While things may be getting back to normal, it’s important to remember to play it safe. One of our favorite tips? Pre-prepared individual drinks! Each of our recipes on the list can be made individually or in a large batch and served into single glasses. You can’t go wrong with summer flavors and your favorite barbecue meal to celebrate the season with friends and family. 

Kid Friendly Patriotic Punch (full recipe here):

Could this drink be any cooler!? The colors are layered to show off your patriotic pride AND a candy straw? The perfect sweet treat that the kids (and some adults) will drink up this summer. 

  • Red-Colored Drink (like cranberry juice)
  • White-Colored Drink
  • Blue-Colored Drink
  • Twizzlers
  • Ice

Mermaid Lemonade (full recipe here):

Whether you’re swimming in the ocean, lake, or the backyard pool you should never miss a chance to feel like a graceful mermaid. This lemonade takes you halfway there with refreshing flavors and bright colors so every day feels like a tropical vacation. 

  • 2 c. ice
  • 1/4 c. blue curaçao
  • 1 c. white rum
  • 2 c. lemonade
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 8 maraschino cherries

Governor's Mansion Summer Peach Tea Punch (full recipe here):

Still keeping things alcohol-free? We’ve got you covered! This peach tea punch is everything you love about summer in one deliciously refreshing punch. PRO TIP: Impress your guests by serving in individual mason jars. 

  • 3 family-size tea bags
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 (33.8-oz.) bottle peach nectar
  • ½ (12-oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • ½ cup Simple Sugar Syrup
  • 1 (1-liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 (1-liter) bottle club soda, chilled
  • Garnish: fresh peach wedges

4th of July Milkshakes (full recipe here):

Nothing beats the summer heat like a frosty milkshake. This unique take uses a few drops of food coloring to make it Fourth of July friendly. 

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Milk 
  • Whipped cream
  • Red and blue food coloring
  • Red, white, and blue sprinkles

Cherry Bomb Mimosas (full recipe here):

Mimosas are no longer just for brunch! Pop a bottle of champagne and pour in some pineapple and cherry juice for a burst of flavor you won’t be able to put down. Make it alcohol-free with Vinada sparkling wine in place of champagne. 

  • 1 c. pineapple juice
  • 1/4 c. maraschino cherry juice (from the jar of cherries)
  • 1 bottle champagne or Vinada Sparkling Gold
  • Orange slices, for garnish

There is no wrong to celebrate the holiday with those you love. Stock up on all the ingredients you need to get creative behind the bar at


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