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Fourth of July Jell-O Shooters and Drinks

Updated on May 15, 2018

The recipes on this page are a mixture of adult beverages and kid beverages. Many of the recipes can have alcohol added or removed from them depending on your preference and who you're going to be serving at your party. These drink recipes will help you create an amazing 4th of July party.

Hopefully the drinks and shots from this page will inspire you. Happy partying! Remember to drink responsibly!

Fourth of July Snow Cones
Fourth of July Snow Cones | Source

Fourth of July Snow Cones

This recipe can be made easily using a cup of crushed ice and squirting red colored snow cone and slush flavoring on one side and blue colored flavoring on the other. Add a spoon and short straw for easy easy eating or sipping.

If you're creating an adult version of this recipe just add alcohol such as white rum or vodka to the snow cone flavoring before squirting it over the ice.

To make your own flavoring you can use the following recipe:

Create a simple syrup:

  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 c water

Mix the sugar and water in a sauce pan and bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar. The reduce the mixture to a simmer for about two minutes.

Red Syrup:

  • 1 cup strawberries chopped or raspberries
  • 1/2 cup run (or clear alcohol of your choice such as vodka or tequila)

Pour half of your simple syrup over 1 cup of chopped strawberries or raspberries. Let it sit for about an hour and blend it together with the alcohol of your choice.

Blue Syrup:

  • juice of 1 lime
  • ΒΌ c blue curacao

Mix the other half of the simple syrup with fresh lime juice and blue curacao until well blended.

Fill your glasses with well crushed ice. Pour the red syrup onto one side of the ice and the blue syrup on the other.

Finely crushed ice works best for this recipe but it can be used with well blended ice as well.

Red, White, and Blue Pina Coladas
Red, White, and Blue Pina Coladas | Source

Red White and Blue Pina Colada

This is a great rink for anyone who loves pina coladas and frozen summer drinks. It's also a fun way to cool down on a hot and sunny 4th of July.


  • 3 Oz. 2 shots of Rum
  • 3 Oz. 2 shots of Blue Curacao
  • 6 Oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 4.5 Oz. Cream of Coconut
  • 1 C. Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
  • 2 C. Ice

Pina Colada Mix:

To make the base for your drink mix the rum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut and ice in a blender until it's a nice, smooth consistency. You can also use your own recipe or purchase one pre-mixed.

Separate the mixture into three equal amounts.

To make the red pina colada mix blend the strawberries with one of the portion of your base until smooth.

To make the blue mix blend one portion of you base mix with the blue curacao.

Once you have your tree colors you can begin to layer them in glasses. For best results use the uncolored base mix as your center layer.

Fourth of July Smoothies
Fourth of July Smoothies | Source

Fourth of July Smoothies

These non-alcoholic drinks can be served to guests of all ages and are super refreshing on a hot summer day. You could make these smoothies alcoholic if you added a cream liquor to the base.

For the Blue Layer:

  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 3 oz yogurt
  • 5-8 ice cubes

For the White Layer:

  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 6 oz yogurt
  • 6-8 ice cubes

For the Red Layer:

  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 Cup pitted cherries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 3 oz yogurt
  • 5-8 ice cubes


  1. Blend together the ingredients for the blue layer and divide into 3 (or more) glasses. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  2. Blend the ingredients for the white layer. Pour the white layer over the blue layer and freeze for another 10 minutes.
  3. Blend the ingredients for the red layer. Pour the red layer over the white layer and freeze for another 10 minutes.
  4. Let the drink thaw for about 10 minutes before serving.

Fourth of July Pudding Shots
Fourth of July Pudding Shots

Fourth of July Pudding Shots

This recipe is super simple and takes no time to make even though they're so amazing.


Mix 1 or two packets of vanilla pudding with milk and a cream liquor of your choice (a ratio of about 1:1 or a strength of your preference). A cookies and cream liquor tastes great with these.

Separate the mixture into three equal parts. Add a couple drops of blue food coloring to one portion, and a few drops of red food coloring to another portions.

Layer the three colors into clear shot glasses using the white color as your center layer.

Top with whipped cream and/or a garnish of your choice.

* To make the non-alcoholic version of these just use milk instead of liquor.

Fourth of July Jell-O Shots
Fourth of July Jell-O Shots | Source

Fourth of July Jell-O Shots

These festive Jello-O shooters can be made with or without alcohol. They're a great addition to any fourth of July party. Not to mention, the recipe is really easy!


1. Mix 1 packet of blue raspberry flavored Jell-O substituting 1/2 cup cold water with a clear alcohol of your choice (a flavored vodka would work well).

Pour into shot glasses, filling the glass about 1/2 of the way. Let sit in fridge until firm.

2. Mix 1 packet of strawberry flavored Jell-O substituting 1/2 cup cold water with a clear alcohol of your choice (a flavored vodka would work well).

Pour the mixture over top of the settled blue Jell-O and put in fridge until it's firm.

Top each shot with whipped cream when you're ready to serve them and add a garnish of your choice.

Fourth of July Spritzer
Fourth of July Spritzer | Source

Fourth of July Spritzer

This drink recipe is super simple and can be made a number of different ways. As well, it's easy to make this drink alcoholic or non-alcoholic depending on your preference.

The main idea is to have a clear drink with red and blue berries added. Fresh berries would be best for this.

You can use simple Sprite or 7up for a non-alcoholic version of this drink.

You can add berries to a gin and tonic

Or, as the title suggests, add your berries to a traditional wine spritzer. A wine spritzer is simply wine mixed with a carbonated drink.


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