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.)
I often order my liquor from Drizly because they have a quick delivery time (sometimes within 40 minutes) and no expensive mark-ups. Purchasing from them supports local retailers, too. You can order the Red, White and Berry Vodka and Black Raspberry Liquor needed for this recipe from them.
Ingredients for Patriotic Party Punch
- Smirnoff Red, White, & Berry or Smirnoff No. 21
- Black Raspberry Liqueur
- Apple or Honeydew Melon, cut into star shapes
- Ice, as needed
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
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
I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
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:
- 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
- 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.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 39gProtein: 1g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This 4th of July Cocktail recipe is so easy to whip together and is a refreshing treat on a hot summer day.