Cool down these hot summer days with a pitcher of this patriotic drink!

A fruity, refreshing and fizzy drink that is sure to wow your friends & family!

Patriotic Drink Recipe Overhead Shot with Cherries

This is a perfectly festive drink for any patriotic holiday, bbq or even a pool party.

Deep blue color, refreshing citrus flavor and a delicious summertime cool down drink!

If you love delicious refreshing drink recipes, give this Homemade Watermelon Lemonade recipe a try.

Blue Patriotic Drink Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

You know what they say: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If life gives you limes, make a margarita. But what if life gives you neither? Well, obviously you make this delicious patriotic drink!

  • These patriotic drinks are refreshing, citrusy and sweet.
  • If you want to add a little extra flavor, you can add some maraschino juice a little at a time and you’ll get more purple drink than blue.
  • And the very best of all, is that it is super easy to make. 

The perfect citrus punch for summer!

Blue Patriotic Drink Recipe

Ingredients For A Patriotic Drink

The ingredients for this patriotic drink recipe are very basic, but are non-alcoholic. This doesn’t mean you can’t add alcohol to make it fun for the adults (more on that in a minute).

  • lemon-lime soda – we used sprite, but you could really use anything you wanted. We’ve also used this Sparkling Ice in Lemon Lime Flavor. It was delicious!
  • blue Curaçao syrup
  • freshly squeezed orange juice with or without pulp or an orange carbonated soda – this would be a personal preference really. It’s good either way, and honestly we just like how the orange soda looks in the drink more than the orange juice, but the orange juice adds a lot more flavor.
  • maraschino cherry and/or orange slice, for garnish (obviously optional)
  • Ice, optional
Patriotic Drink Recipe

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Curaçao?

Curaçao is a liqueur made from the dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit. This citrus fruit is grown on the island of Curaçao in the Caribbean. If you’d like to see what the fruit looks like or learn more about it, this is a great resource.

How do you pronounce the word Curaçao?

There is definitely some controversy about which is the proper way to pronounce the word. However, the proper pronunciation is actually cure-ah-SOW. And if you want a little background this pronunciation video is straight from someone who lives there.
No matter how you decide to say it, it’s delicious and adds something special besides its beautiful blue color, to almost any drink you use it in.

What does blue Curaçao syrup taste like?

The best way to describe the taste of blue curaçao syrup is a citrus orange flavor that tastes a lot like a clementine orange.  It is a mild orange flavor, very sweet and goes so incredibly well in so many different types of drinks.

Is Curaçao syrup alcoholic?

The short answer is no. The syrup is NOT alcoholic, but the liqueur is. This recipe calls for the syrup rather than the liqueur. We love Torani blue curaçao syrup, but we have also used this Monin Blue Curacao Syrup.

Patriotic Drink Recipe with Straw and Cherries

With Labor Day right around the corner, I think this drink would pair beautifully with all your BBQ festivities.

I hope you love it as much as we do!

What if I want to add alcohol?

You can add alcohol to this recipe either. We have found that it pairs best with vodka or clear rum as written.

But if you want to substitute the blue curacao syrup for actual blue curacao… go for it.

Beautiful Blue Patriotic Drink with Cherries

Printable Recipe for Patriotic Drink

Beautiful Blue Patriotic Drink with Cherries

Patriotic Drink Recipe (Citrus Punch)

Nicole Cook
Cool down these hot summer days with a pitcher of this patriotic drink! A fruity, refreshing and fizzy drink that is sure to wow your friends & family!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink
Calories 273 kcal


  • 3-4 tablespoons blue Curaçao syrup
  • 2-3 tablespoons orange soda
  • 1.5 cups lemon lime soda
  • ice
  • orange slice and/or maraschino cherry garnish optional


  • In a tall highball glass, pour all ingredients and stir well.
    3-4 tablespoons blue Curaçao syrup, 2-3 tablespoons orange soda, 1.5 cups lemon lime soda
  • Add ice, an orange slice or maraschino cherries as garnish, if desired
    ice, orange slice and/or maraschino cherry


Calories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 0.3gSodium: 39mgPotassium: 4mgSugar: 48gCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword easy drink recipes
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