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4th of July Party Drink

Summer is in full swing, and America’s birthday is just around the corner! You are going to absolutely LOVE this fun and festive drink for your next 4th of July party!  This drink is SUPER easy to make and very patriotic! With only 5 ingredients and a little spoon magic, you will have a beautiful and yummy layered drink to impress your friends!


  • Ice
  • Light Colored Fruit (yellow watermelon, pineapple, star fruit, etc.)
  • 1 oz. Raspberry/Fruit-Flavored Rum or White Rum
  • ½ oz. Grenadine Syrup
  • 1  oz. Blue Curacao


1 – Using a small star cookie cutter and cut some stars out of a light colored fruit.

2 – In a glass full of ice add:

3 – Slowly pour in 1 ounce of blue curacao on the back of spoon into the glass. (This is lighter than the grenadine syrup, so it’ll float on top of the red layer. The spoon keeps it from splashing everywhere and mixing in with the red.)

Recipe Notes:

  • The drink is very strong & super sweet, but you can cut it down by adding in a mixer like lemon-lime soda, club soda, or even a flavored sparkling water. (I used lime sparkling water for mine).

Looking for Patriotic Shots?

  • In a shot glass, pour some of the Rum & Grenadine Syrup at the bottom, and then slowly layer on the Blue Curacao!

This drink is so much fun to make and drink! You can absolutely impress your friends with your awesome bartending skills, while being a bit patriotic! s always, PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY and safely enjoy your Fourth of July holiday!

Make sure to check out our other drink recipes!