4th of July Drinks: Festive and Healthy!

4th of July healthy drinks

With all the hustle and bustle on the 4th of July, everyone will surely benefit from cooling down with awesome drinks!

But do you know that many drinks contain more calories than the food you eat? Some have so much sweetener in them too!

So, why not drink something healthier?

That’s exactly what’s we were thinking when we came up with this collection. Here is a list of 20 healthy and festive 4th of July drinks that you can create for yourself and your loved ones!

Yes, these non-alcoholic drinks are festive for adults, and also safe enough for kids to enjoy!

1. 4th of July Patriotic Drink

This is a layered drink that looks very festive and truly built for the occasion! Kids and adults would definitely have a blast sipping on this Instagram-worthy drink.

Fair warning though, layered drinks mean you have to prepare them per glass so you may have to assign someone in the drinks station if you are having a 4th of July party.

Ingredients:

  • Cranberry juice or fruit punch
  • Blue Gatorade
  • Sugar-free 7-Up
  • Ice cubes

Visit Food.com for the instructions!

2. 4th of July Non-alcoholic Sangria

This fruity and non-alcoholic drink will be a hit for your 4th of July gathering! It is not only refreshing but it also looks beautiful – so make sure to serve it in a transparent container!

It is so easy to make that you can immediately do a large batch and just serve it with lots of ice.

Ingredients:

  • Lemon
  • Blackberries
  • Lime
  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Grape juice
  • Apple juice
  • Orange juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Sparkling mineral carbonated water

Visit I Heart Naptime for the full recipe!

3. Watermelon Breeze

Who would have thought that watermelon and coconut water would taste good together? You get a fruity refreshment that helps you cool down on a hot summer day! This is a fresh, light, and low-calorie blended drink that everyone can truly enjoy!

Watermelon Breeze
image from FLAVORITE

Ingredients:

  • Watermelon
  • Coconut water
  • Fresh lime
  • Sprig of mint
  • Ice

Visit Flavorite for the full instructions!

4. Strawberry Lime Slush

If you want a sweet drink with just the right amount of zest in it, you should try this drink! Strawberry and lime work well together to help you cool down on a hot summer afternoon! Make sure to use a lot of ice to make the slush thick!

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries
  • Lime concentrate
  • Ice

Visit Gather for Bread for the instructions!

5. Pink Lemonade with Mint

This gives ordinary lemonade a natural sweetener and minty flavor thanks to raspberries and mint leaves! The mint helps everyone’s breath smell fresh after eating! This is a perfect summer drink too!

Ingredients:

  • Lemon juice
  • Raspberries
  • Fresh mint
  • Honey

You can get the full recipe from Green Healthy Cooking.

6. 4th of July Berry Blast

Here’s a berrylicious way to keep everyone hydrated and it looks so good too!

This recipe is derived from the concept of fruit-infused water where you use naturally sweet fruit and ice to get a sweetened and flavored drink.

What I love about this is that you do not have to prepare everyone’s drink yourself – just provide a cool jug of water, ice cubes, and place out the fruits in a bowl. Your guests can then choose which fruits they would like to infuse on their water.

Of course, it helps to place some sample drinks in the background to give them an idea of what to do!

Ingredients:

  • A variety of berries
  • Cold water
  • Ice cubes

Visit Super Healthy Kids for the full recipe.

7. Strawberry Lemonade

If you want your lemonade to be on the sweeter side, you should try out this refreshing drink on the 4th of July! This does not only add color to your celebration but it is also a great go-to drink for hot summer days!

Strawberry Lemonade
image from PBS.ORG

Ingredients:

  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Strawberries
  • Ice
  • Sugar

Visit PBS to get the full recipe.

8. 4th of July Red, White, and Blue Sparkling Juice

This is one of the easiest ways to pull off a layered drink! The trick is to freeze white grape juice in ice cubes and this will work as the separating layer between the strawberries and blueberries!

Ingredients:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • White grape juice
  • Ginger ale

You can get the full instructions from Passion for Savings.

9. Blueberry Lemonade Shrub

This is a refreshing and sophisticated-looking drink that at a glance, it can pass off as a cocktail! It is a great pair for berry desserts too!

Ingredients:

  • Pickled blueberries
  • Lemonade
  • Lemon slices
  • Cold water

Visit My Food and Family for the instructions.

10. 4th of July Patriotic Punch

I love how the floating fruits give this punch a patriotic theme – especially the star-shaped apples!

The berries are frozen so that the drink gets to stay cold and won’t be diluted. Serve this on a transparent pitcher where everyone can appreciate the fruit layers!

Patriotic Punch
image from SWEET C’S

Ingredients:

  • Apple juice
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Apples
  • Sprite

Visit Sweet C’s for the full instructions on how to make this patriotic drink!

11. 4th of July Summer Lemonade

Lemonade is a staple for any picnic or barbecue – especially on a hot summer day. It’s incredibly easy to make so you can serve a huge crowd without exerting so much effort!

Now this summer lemonade gets a patriotic twist when you add blueberries and strawberries to them! Oh plus the straw and the stars – it’s a perfect drink for the 4th of July!

Summer Lemonade
image from COUNTRY LIVING

Ingredients:

  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon
  • Berries
  • Fresh mint sprigs
  • Sugar

Get the full recipe from Country Living!

12. 4th of July Triple Berry Frozen Smoothies

This layered smoothie may take some time and effort to prepare. However, if you are celebrating the 4th of July with just your family, or if you have just a few guests coming over, this will be worth it!

The red layer is made of strawberries and cherries, the white layer is made out of milk and yogurt, and the blue layer is made out of blueberries.

Ingredients:

  • Cranberry juice
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Pitted cherries
  • Honey
  • Yogurt
  • Ice cubes
  • Milk

If you want to know how to pull this off, check out K In Katrina’s Kitchen!

13. Peach Ginger Iced Green Tea

If you love green tea, then you will love this refreshing drink! Green tea alone is very healthy and it gets to taste even better and has more nutritional value thanks to the addition of fresh peaches, honey, and ginger!

Ingredients:

  • Fresh peaches
  • Green tea
  • Fresh ginger root
  • Honey or maple syrup

Get the instructions from Flavour and Savour!

14. Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

This is a popular Starbucks drink and you can make your own! Isn’t that so cool?!

The drink is mainly made of strawberries and dried hibiscus flowers – which are packed with nutrients. Instead of sugar, you use honey as a natural sweetener. You can easily prepare this drink for a large party too!

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries
  • Dried hibiscus flowers
  • Honey
  • Lime
  • Fresh mint

Get the full recipe from The Forked Spoon.

15. Mint Julep

Disneyland’s Mint Julep is a popular refreshing drink and you can easily make one too! The combination of lemonade and mint will help everyone cool down immediately and feel refreshed in a hot summer day.

4th of July drinks - Mint Julep
image from LIL’LUNA

Ingredients:

  • Creme de menthe syrup
  • Lemonade concentrate
  • Lime juice
  • Club soda
  • Sugar
  • Green food coloring
  • Mint leaves
  • Lemon slices
  • Cherries

Get the instructions on how to mix this drink from Lil Luna! You will also be able to find instructions on how to make your own creme de menthe syrup!

16. Sparkling Cranberry Pineapple Punch

This non-alcoholic punch just has the right amount of sweetness and is refreshing enough to help adults in cool down during the gathering. Its beautiful look is an added bonus too so make sure to serve this in glass containers!

Ingredients:

  • Pineapple juice
  • Cranberry juice cocktail
  • Ginger ale
  • Cranberries
  • Lime

Visit Natasha’s Kitchen for the full recipe!

17. Fizzy Herbed Pineapple Limeade

This drink combines the goodness of pineapple juice and lime, plus basil and mint for an extra refreshing dose! You can easily serve this drink all year round, not just on the 4th of July!

Ingredients:

  • Pineapple juice
  • Limes
  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Bubbly water

Get the full recipe from The Pig and Quill!

18. Thai Iced Tea

This is one unique drink that everyone will love. It’s iced tea with a creamy layer on top! Doesn’t it look pretty? It tastes awesome too!

You don’t see this Asian concoction being served at parties often so it sure is a great way to stand out and impress your guests with your menu choices.

Ingredients:

  • Thai tea
  • Coconut milk
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ice

Get the full recipe from White on Rice Couple! They provide two versions of the recipe where you are working with a ready-mix Thai tea and another for when you make organic Thai tea from scratch!

19. Watermelon Cucumber Juice

This is an all-natural and organic thirst quencher, which is a perfect drink if you need to rehydrate. The combination of watermelon, cucumber, and mint gives off a refreshing flavor! Make sure to serve with tons of ice!

Ingredients:

  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Organic pure cane sugar
  • Lemon juice

Check out Orchids and Sweet Tea for the full recipe!

20. 4th of July Red White and Blue Ice Cubes

Give water or any drink a patriotic twist with these red, white, and blue ice cubes. These are great for hot days and effortless to make – although you have to make a batch a couple of times to make sure you have enough – unless you have a lot of ice cube trays!

4th of July drinks - Red White and Blue Ice Cubes
image from MOMTASTIC

Ingredients:

  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Water

Visit Momtastic for the recipe!

Feel refreshed with these drinks on the 4th of July!

Enjoy the holiday with a healthy and refreshing drink! Celebrate 4th of July in all its glory and get lost in the merriment instead of the booze!

Let’s drink to that!

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Celebrate 4th of July with these healthy and festive drinks! Feel refreshed on a hot summer day! Even your kids can enjoy these non-alcoholic drinks!

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