4th of July Drinks & Treats

Happy Birthday, 'Merica!

Independence Day is one of the many American holidays that celebrates the land of the free and the home of the brave. I love hosting parties because I love making themed food to compliment the occassion. Patriotic Holidays are some of the easiest because you have so many options using a lot of the same red, white and blue ingredients. It has been suggested that I go a bit overboard, but I prefer to call it having options for my guests. Each of these 4th of July desserts can be made it under 5 minutes, which means they're perfect for impromptu gatherings.

All of these recipes are family friendly and kid approved. Also, if you would like to make your own holiday drink stirrers, click HERE.

Cotton Candy Spritzer

  • Cotton Candy
  • Sprite
Coat the rim with sugar, if you please. Mix the cotton candy and sprite in a glass. Garnish with fruit or gummy bears.

Red, White & Blue(berry) Parfait

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • Granola
In a dessert dish, alternate layers of granola, strawberries, yogurt and blueberries until you reach the top.

Red Velvet Mug Cake

Get the full tutorial HERE

Berry Patriotic Graham Cracker Flag

  • Graham Crackers
  • Frosting or Yogurt
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

  1. Spread frosting (or yogurt if you want to keep it healthier) in an even layer on the graham cracker.
  2. Place 4 blueberries in one of the corners
  3. Cut strawberries into small slices or chunks and arrange them in 3 even rows to create the stripes


Fire Cracker (aka Captain America) Mocktail

NOTE: Check the sugar contents for each of your drinks before pouring. Higher amounts of sugar are heavier and will need to go into the drink first.

  • Sprite
  • Grenadine or Cranberry Juice
  • Pina Colada Drink or Cocktail Mix
  • Blue Hawaiian Punch
  1. Fill cup with ice
  2. Mix 1 part Grenadine to 1 part  Sprite, pour over ice and allow mix to settle
  3. Mix 1 part Pina Colada Cocktail Mix with 4 parts Sprite, carefully pour mix over ice and allow it to settle over the red mix.
  4. Carefully pour Blue Hawaiian Punch over ice ice. Serve

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