Nothing says Fourth of July like the sparkle of fireworks and the colors of red, white, and blue. And what better way to celebrate the holiday than with a selection of delightful cocktails inspired by the classic Rocket Pop Twisted Tea? From frozen margaritas to spritzes and fruity mixes, these cocktails are sure to set off some fireworks of their own this Independence Day.
1. Bomb Pop Margarita
At Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
A perfect blend of flavors, the Bomb Pop Margarita combines frozen strawberry margarita, blue curacao, and a classic red, white, and blue Bomb Pop. This festive frozen margarita has been a huge hit every summer, and you can find it not only in Oklahoma but at all Fuzzy’s Taco Shops nationwide. Annie Tucker, Fuzzy’s Oklahoma Marketing Director, promises that the nostalgia of the drink is unbeatable and makes it the perfect sip for a sunny 4th of July.
2. Summerfest Flamingo Spritz
At Phineas Bar & Grill at Loews Coral Gables Hotel
Experience sophistication in a glass with the Summerfest Flamingo Spritz, a delightful summer spritz made with strawberry-infused Aperol, Gunpowder Gin, and Prosecco. Director of Food & Beverage Tareq Shaban describes this cocktail as the perfect drink for Fourth of July celebrations, whether you’re poolside, by the grill, or watching fireworks.
3. SoBe Summer Spritz
At Bar Collins at Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Transport yourself to South Beach with the refreshing SoBe Summer Spritz, a cocktail inspired by the vibrant Miami atmosphere. This ultra-refreshing spritz combines Cocchi Americano, mango liqueur, fresh mango puree, and Prosecco. Director of Restaurants & Bars Lucas Scudeler recommends sipping on this cocktail under the South Beach sun for the ultimate holiday experience.
4. Blackberry Spritz
At Skirt Steak in New York City
Escape the summer heat with the refreshing Blackberry Spritz. Made with Hendrick’s Flora Adora, blackberry syrup, lemon juice, St. Germain, and sparkling wine, this cocktail is the perfect companion to skirt steak and French fries. Jason Hedges, author of “The Seasonal Cocktail” and Beverage Director at Laurent Tourondel Restaurants, emphasizes that the fruity notes of blackberry beautifully complement the savory flavors of the skirt steak, creating a delightful pairing.
5. Taste the Rainbow
At Dabble, Conrad New York Midtown
Enjoy the true shades of red, white, and blue in your highball glass with the Taste the Rainbow cocktail at Dabble, Conrad New York Midtown. This cocktail features the sweet flavors of grenadine, Peach Schnapps, pineapple juice, vodka, and is topped with Blue Curacao. Paul Calbone, lead bartender, invites guests to experience a picturesque view of the fireworks in the sky throughout the holiday weekend with this colorful and delightful cocktail.
6. Stars & Stripes
At Rick Erwin’s Greer in Greer, South Carolina
This stunner of a cocktail is a must-try at Rick Erwin’s Greer. The Stars & Stripes features layers of flavors, with PAMA pomegranate liqueur at the bottom, Tito’s Vodka and cream of coconut in the middle, and Tito’s Vodka and blue curacao on top, creating a festive red, white, and blue masterpiece. Nicole Regeness, bartender at Rick Erwin’s Greer, explains that each layer of this patriotic martini retains its distinct flavors, from the refreshing blue raspberry at the bottom to the sweet pomegranate notes at the top.
7. Sunshine Spritz
At Eavesdrop in Brooklyn
Eavesdrop in Brooklyn offers the Sunshine Spritz, a cocktail that features chamomile-infused Forthave blue gin, chamomile tea from Bushwick tea company, Bloomer Creek dry Riesling, Angeleno amaro from Ventura Spirits, lemon juice, honey syrup, and soda water. Max Dowaliby, Manager Partner, Food & Beverage, shares that this spritz features all American, small-batch spirits, making it a refreshing beverage to enjoy during the hot Fourth of July summer days.
8. TAP New Fashioned
At TAP & Bitters in Warren, New Jersey
The TAP New Fashioned is a fun take on a traditional American drink. Crafted with Jefferson’s Small Batch Bourbon, orange bitters, house-made port spiced wine, and maple syrup, this cocktail is perfect for sipping on while grilling or lounging poolside on the Fourth of July and all summer long. Alida Acosta, Mixologist & Restaurant General Manager, invites guests to enjoy this smooth and well-balanced cocktail.
9. Fabulous Fox
At Foxtail in New York City
The Fabulous Fox cocktail at Foxtail in New York City features Herradura Blanco Tequila, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Aperol, pineapple, passionfruit, and lime. Beverage Director Gary Wallach serves this cocktail in a vintage punch bowl, making it perfect for sharing with friends during Fourth of July celebrations. The cocktail is not only delicious but also beautifully artistic in both flavor and aesthetic.
10. Lavender Haze
At The Bedford in New York City
The Lavender Haze cocktail at The Bedford in New York City is made with Altos tequila, dehydrated hibiscus-infused syrup, lavender tincture, triple orange, and fresh-squeezed organic lime juice. This refreshing Lavender Hibiscus Margarita is a delightful beverage to enjoy during the hot Fourth of July summer days. Sean Rawlingson, owner, and beverage director, promises a sipper that is festive, fun, and deliciously patriotic.
At Cassis in St. Petersburg
Cassis in St. Petersburg presents the Misunderstood cocktail, made with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Misunderstood Ginger Spiced Whiskey, sugar cube, Angostura Bitters, and garnished with Japanese jelly marshmallows. Andrea Nixon, Bar Manager at Cassis, describes this cocktail as an ode to an American summer pastime: roasting marshmallows. Paired with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, this cocktail pays homage to another American-made favorite.
12. Weenie Martini
At Art in the Age in Philadelphia
The Weenie Martini at Art in the Age in Philadelphia is inspired by the All-American hot dog. Made with potato vodka, tomato-infused dry vermouth, pickle brine, celery bitters, sesame oil, and garnished with a skewered sliced tomato, cornichon, and a hot dog wheel, this cocktail brings the flavors of the classic hot dog to life. Craig Richie, General Manager at Art in the Age, invites guests to celebrate Independence Day with this fun and unique cocktail.
13. Tan Lines
At The Bungalow Long Beach
The Tan Lines cocktail at The Bungalow Long Beach features Tanteo Jalapeno tequila, fresh watermelon, agave nectar, lime juice, Cointreau, and spicy Tajin. This cocktail is a fan favorite and embodies summers by the coast, making it the perfect cocktail to cheers with on Fourth of July. Varisa Lertburapa, Assistant General Manager, invites guests to experience a refreshing and spicy cocktail that captures the essence of summer.
14. 4th of July Poptails
At Conrad New York Downtown
Conrad New York Downtown offers stunning views of New York Harbor, Statue of Liberty, and Jersey City while toasting with enhanced versions of their signature poptails in red, white, and blue shades during Fourth of July celebrations. Inez Morcilio, Senior Food & Beverage Manager at Conrad New York Downtown, promises a memorable experience with these colorful and flavorful poptails.
15. Red Dawn
At The Country Club in Costa Mesa
The Red Dawn cocktail at The Country Club in Costa Mesa features Avion Blanco Tequila with bold flavors of blood orange, fresh lime, housemade cherry bitters, all balanced with a touch of agave. Beverage Director Jim Valenzuela describes this cocktail as an explosion of flavors, with tequila’s smoky undertones beautifully balanced by tangy blood orange, zesty lime juice, and a touch of piquant cherry bitters.
At Next Door in Boston
Next Door in Boston presents the Starboy cocktail, made with St. George Citrus Vodka, Kleos Mastiha Spirit, house-made starfruit syrup, house-made mango syrup, Giffard Lychee liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and garnished with a slice of dried starfruit. Beverage Director Josue Castillo describes this cocktail as the perfect way to celebrate the stars and stripes, with its crisp, white appearance and delicious fresh fruit flavors.
17. Southern Peach Tea
At Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro in Townsend, Tennessee
Enjoy the ultimate peach cocktail with the Southern Peach Tea at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro. Made with local Kings Distillery Peach Whiskey, sweet tea, Limoncello, lemon juice, and mint, this boozy and balanced cocktail celebrates local products and is the perfect sipper for Fourth of July celebrations.
18. Carolina Wren
At Prohibition in Charleston, South Carolina
At Prohibition in Charleston, South Carolina, the Carolina Wren cocktail features apricot vodka, lemon, honey, apricot liqueur, egg white, and bitters. With a balanced combination of flavors, this cocktail is not overly sweet but has body and richness from the egg white, according to Bar Director Jim McCourt.
19. Frozen Bomb Pop
At Pool Bar at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
At Pool Bar at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, you can enjoy the Frozen Bomb Pop, a rum-based ice slushy made with blue raspberry, pina colada, and strawberry daiquiri. This nostalgic cocktail brings back memories of enjoying frozen treats from the ice cream truck on hot summer days. ARIA’s Director of Beverage Johnathon Baker promises that it’s the perfect poolside beverage to celebrate any occasion.
Get Creative with Rocket Pop Twisted Tea Cocktails
This Fourth of July, embrace the festive spirit with these delightful Rocket Pop Twisted Tea cocktails. Whether you prefer a frozen margarita, a refreshing spritz, or a flavorful fruity mix, these cocktails are sure to add a spark to your holiday celebrations. Experiment with the colors and flavors to create your own unique twists on these classic recipes and enjoy a memorable Fourth of July with friends and family!