For homeowners who will be entertaining guests on the 4th of July, it would be nice to offer them some non-alcoholic 4th of July drinks to make them feel welcome, festive, and comfortable. If you’re planning to host a 4th of July backyard party where kids are also invited, you have to make sure that drinks are safe for their consumption. Also, if you’re inviting pregnant women or guests with allergy, we have included several alternative 4th of July drinks that you can consider for your backyard party.
The Yankee Doodle
The majority of people have heard about the Shirley Temple, which was the basis for this festive drink and is one of the most popular mocktails. The Yankee Doodle is a drink made up of Sprite, 7up, or ginger ale and grenadine garnished with maraschino cherry. For that extra 4th of July fun, add a splash of blue Kool-Aid for the kids.
This type of drink is easy to prepare. Just mix one part Grenadine with four parts pineapple juice and orange juice. Just add some ice and your guests will get glowing even before the fireworks start going off.
The Virgin Piña Colada
This classic hot day standby pineapple tastes good even without booze. Just blend 7 oz of pineapple juice with 2 oz coconut cream at high speed with one cup of crushed ice.
Independence Party Punch
Place this in a large glass bowl and let your guests serve themselves. Simply mix three large oranges, two lemons, one can of frozen concentrated lemonade, one liter club soda, two bottles of
sparkling apple cider, two trays of ice cubes and one tablespoon of white sugar. Add thinly sliced oranges and lemons in a big punch-bowl and pour in thawed lemonade. Slowly add the apple cider and club soda, sugar and ice.
This cute fake cocktail can be made by combining one oz grenadine, two oz white grape juice, one tbsp vanilla syrup, and one tbsp lemon juice, and garnishing it with sliced lime. Serve in a colorful cup with a red, white, or blue curly straw.
This 4th of July, be sure to have delicious non-alcoholic beverages at the ready for even your littlest backyard party guests. It’s sure to be a great time.