It’s Official! You can now drink your Patriotism! Now that’s our cup of tea. We love July for its hot summer days, endless pool and beach days, bbq's, picnics, etc etc etc. What's special about Independence Day is taking all of the summer goodness and combining it into one explosive (quite literally) party. Whether you're gathering friends and family for a fireworks show, or sitting in a lawn chair to watch a July 4 parade, here are fun and patriotic drinks to cool you down.

Rocket Layered Soda

Ingredients:

  • Red Layer: 2 Tbsp (1 oz) Torani StrawberrySyrup
  • White Layer: 1/2 cup (4oz) lemonade
  • Blue Layer: 2 Tbsp (1 oz) Torani Blue Raspberry Syrup
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) sparkling water

Instructions:

Fill tall glass with ice. Pour Torani Strawberry Syrup (red layer) into glass. Gently cascade lemonade (white layer) over the back side of a spoon. Mix the blue layer in a separate container with a pour spout (like a measuring cup). Cascade blue layer mixture over the back side of a spoon. Don't forget to add your fun straw, sip and enjoy!

Patriotic sodas

Set up a soda bar with red, white and blue syrups! 

You'll need the following to make a patritic soda station:

  • Patriotic soda flavors. See list below!
  • Bottle pumps
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Fun garnishes: cut fruit like watermelon, strawberries, blueberries
  • Red, white, blue striped straws

Red

White

Blue

Cherry*

Cherry Lime

Grenadine

Raspberry*

Strawberry*

Watermelon*

Coconut*

Vanilla*

Blue Curacao

Blue Raspberry

*Available in sugar free

Patriotic Snow Cones

The kids (and adult kids) will love a Torani Snow Cone. Make it a patriotic refreshing treat. Add a bit of vodka or rum to make it adult-friendly.

Here are our favorite patriotic snow cone flavors:

4th of July Pops

More sweet treats that will have your friends & family saying “YUM!" This is an easy recipe to make a day before.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) Torani Blue Raspberry Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) Torani Coconut Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp (1 oz) Torani Cherry Lime Syrup
  • 3/4 cups of water, divided into 3

Instructions:

Combine Torani Blue Raspberry Syrup with ¼ cup of water and freeze as one layer in a ice pop mold. Freeze for one hour or until liquid has frozen completely. Repeat this step for each layer, using Torani Coconut Syrup and Cherry Lime Syrup. 
To scale up to make several pops, keep ratio of 1 part Torani to 1 part water. Mix and match different flavors!

Raspberry Gin Refresher

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp (1 oz) Torani Raspberry Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp (1 oz) lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp (1 ½ oz) gin
  • 3 Tbsp (1 ½ oz) lemon-lime soda

Instructions:

Shake and strain ingredients into tall glass. Fizz with lemon-lime soda.