A delicious Berry Lime Cocktail for the 4th of July, this vodka punch cocktail recipe is perfect for your summer BBQs!
Patriotic Limeade Recipe
As long time readers may know, I am Canadian but I work a lot in the US and even have a home there – so, I feel like I cannot let the 4th of July go unnoticed on my blog.
My Jamaican Rum Punch is hands down the most popular cocktail on my site, so I thought I’d do a Patriotic Punch just for the Americans.
This Limeade Vodka Punch is a fun and light recipe perfect for 4th of July BBQs or picnics. It’s slightly unexpected yet absolutely refreshing – and incredibly simple to make!
While you could definitely serve these limemade cocktails without the medley of red, white and blue fruit shown here, it’s a quick and easy addition that adds a fun, festive touch that your guests will love. If using apples for the star cut-outs, have some 7UP or another lemon soda on hand to soak them after cutting (to prevent browning) – this is the best method I have tried, the apples can last all day in a lunch box!
(And speaking of the kids, you can make a non-alcoholic version of this for them – and any abstaining guests – by combining berry punch, limeade and a splash of black cherry soda.)
Ingredients for Patriotic Party Punch
- 1 cup Smirnoff Red, White, & Berry or Smirnoff No. 21
- 1 cup black raspberry liqueur
- 3 cups limeade
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1 apple or 1/4 honeydew melon, cut into star shapes
- Ice, as needed
Tip: if using apples in this recipe, soak them in a bit of 7UP after cutting in the star shapes to prevent them from turning brown.
This recipe courtesy of Karly Gomez, A Simple Pantry
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Large pitcher
- Liquid measure
- Small star cookie cutter
How to Make a Forth of July Vodka Punch
In a large pitcher, combine the Smirnoff, black raspberry liqueur, and limeade.
Chill until cold, then serve over ice with blueberries, raspberries, and apple stars for a patriotic twist.
Grab your free printable for our Patriotic Limeade Cocktails recipe:
This 4th of July Cocktail recipe is so easy to whip together and is a refreshing treat on a hot summer day.