Punchbowl Party Planning


Red, White, and Blue Cocktails

Celebrate patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day with a fabulous red, white, and blue cocktail. Your guests will love that your alcoholic beverages match the theme of the event. Below you’ll find four recipes for creating a signature red, white, and blue shot or cocktail. Once you have your patriotic drink ideas, start planning your party!

red, white, and blue cocktail

Red, White, and Blue Shot Recipe


  • ½ ounce Grenadine
  • ½ ounce Peach Schnapps or Vodka
  • ½ ounce Blue Curacao

Slowly pour each ingredient into a shot glass to create a layered effect. Add them in the order listed above.


Patriotic Shirley Temple


  • 1 part vodka
  • 2 parts lemon-lime soda of choice
  • 1 part pineapple
  • splash of grenadine
  • whipped cream 
  • blueberries

Mix the vodka, soda, pineapple, and grenadine. Pour into a glass filled with ice and garnish with the whipped cream and blueberries.


Red, White, and Blue Martini


  • 2 oz. Hypnotiq
  • 1 oz. Citrus Vodka
  • lemon lime soda
  • grenadine

Combine the first two ingredients and a splash of soda. Shake with ice and strain into your martini glass. Carefully pour in a small amount of grenadine. This should fall to the bottom of the glass, creating a nice layered effect. Add a white garnish like shaved coconut or white chocolate.

patriotic cocktail


Red, White, and Blue Sangria


  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple, cut into star shapes
  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 Cup berry-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup

Combine the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours.

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