July 4th is a time for celebration and fun, filled with fireworks, parades and of course, the quintessentially American backyard barbecue. Why not guarantee a great time at this year's gathering by mixing up some patriotic cocktails? Cold beers may be the standard sipper alongside your grilled feast, but we're thinking these fun drinks could quickly become Independence Day favorites for years to come!

Be sure to let us know your favorite July 4th-inspired drink recipes below!