Ready to celebrate America’s 237th birthday? We’re pinning away on our Drink Me board the best Pinterest Fourth of July drinks in honor of the red, white and blue themed holiday.
Patriotic Pinterest Sips
To get you in the 4th of July mood, here are our favorite festive sips sourced from Pinterest:
Kids’ Firecracker drink: 1 Cup Red CranApple juice, 1 Cup White Sobe Pina Colada, 1 Cup Blue Gatorade
Independence Ice – Throw raspberries, strawberries and blueberries with water in an ice tray, freeze overnight. Add ice to any beverage for a festive flair.
Boston Pops Martini – 2 1/2 oz. Cranberry Vodka, 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao, Splash of Lemon-Lime Soda, Rimmed w Pop Rocks
Blue Lemonade – 1 oz Blue Curacao, 5 oz Lemonade, rimmed with colored sugar
Red & Blue Martinis – 1 oz Blue Curacao + 3 oz Vodka or 2 oz Pomegranate Juice + 3 oz. Vodka, rim with colored sugar.
Cherry Spritzer – 3 oz Rose Wine, topped with soda water, add one large ice cube and cherry for garnish.
Fourth of July Drink Recipes
Betcha’ Didn’t Know These Fun July 4th Facts
All of these Pinterest Fourth of July drinks made us thirsty to know more about America’s Independence Day. Here are a few fun facts that may surprise you:
• The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.
• Over an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on July 4th. That’s roughly one dog for every two people in the U.S.
• The national anthem is actually set to the tune of an old English drinking song called To Anacreon in Heaven.
• The stars on the original American flag were in a circle so all the Colonies would appear equal.
• Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird but was overruled by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who wanted the bald eagle.
• John Hancock was the only person to actually sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The other 55 signers did not give it their “Hancock,” so to speak, until August 2nd or even later.
• Three U.S. presidents have died on July 4th: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Monroe.
• The first official Fourth of July party was held at the White House in 1801.
Happy pinning of the best Pinterest Fourth of July drinks and Happy Fourth of July!
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