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Red, White, & Booze: Local Fourth of July Themed Drinks

Raise a glass to Independence Day! Keep the Fourth of July festivities going all month long with this list of red, white, and blue drinks—some boozy, *some booze-free, but all crafted locally.

Agua de Horchata
$3.25 at La Rosa Blanca, 402 Natoma Street, Folsom, 916-673-9085,

Agua de Horchata; Photo by Dante Fontana © and wholly owned by Style Media Group


In this classic agua fresca (fresh water) drink, rice and cinnamon sticks are soaked then blended and strained. Mixed with a hint of vanilla and sweetened condensed milk then poured over ice, it’s a rich, creamy, and cooling concoction that’s perfect alongside one of La Rosa Blanca’s mouthwatering Mexican dishes.

FLB’s Ruby Red
$6.75 at Wally’s Pizza Bar, 4079 Cameron Park Lane, Cameron Park, 530-677-5205,

FLB’s Ruby Red


Pineapple and grapefruit juice add a fruity pop of red to the tingling citrus of Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka—the boozy component in this sweet drink from Wally’s Pizza Bar. Sweet & sour mix and a sugar rim complete the dangerously delicious cocktail.

Baby Shark
$50 at *Friends With Benedicts Mimosa House, 2201 Francisco Drive, Suite 110, El Dorado Hills, 916-936-4830,

Baby Shark


There’s nothing babyish about this super-sized beverage for two. Filled with an adventurous mixture of vodka, fizzy champagne, lemonade, and blue curaçao, with a gummy shark and raspberry rim, it’s almost too stunning to sip.
*New location coming soon to Folsom (310 Palladio Parkway, Suite 713)

Cherry’s Glee
$7 at Bennett’s Kitchen Bar Market, 1595 Eureka Road, Roseville, 916-750-5150,

Cherry’s Glee; Photo by Dante Fontana © and wholly owned by Style Media Group


The hunt for summer’s perfect mocktail ends here. Refreshing lemonade and sparkling water are mixed with house-made sweet and sour (fresh-squeezed lemons and simple syrup) and muddled Italian cherries in this flavor-packed, non-alcoholic alternative from Bennett’s Kitchen Bar Market.

Gekkeikan Nigori Sake
$13.50 at Fat’s Asia Bistro, 2585 Iron Point Road, Folsom, 916-983-1133; 1500 Eureka Road, Roseville, 916-787-3287,

Gekkeikan Nigori Sake; Photo by Dante Fontana © and wholly owned by Style Media Group


Nigori is generally the sweetest of sake varieties, and Gekkeikan’s medium-bodied version does this beautifully with subtle notes of honey and tropical fruit. Characterized by its milky appearance—for which it gets its moniker nigori, meaning cloudy—it has a delightfully creamy texture and is chilled for max refreshment.

Electric Berry Dutch Soda
$2.65+ at Dutch Bros Coffee, local locations in Folsom, Granite Bay, Roseville, and Rocklin; 541-955-4700,

Electric Berry Dutch Soda; Photo by Dante Fontana © and wholly owned by Style Media Group


Ice cold and bubbly, the Electric Berry Dutch Soda from Dutch Bros Coffee is made of sparkling soda water, supercharged with lime and blue raspberry, then topped off with whipping cream. Add heavy cream for the French soda experience or opt to have yours blended for extra chill.

Coconut Vacation
$14 at La Provence Restaurant & Terrace, 110 Diamond Creek Place, Roseville, 916-789-2002,

Coconut Vacation; Photo by Dante Fontana © and wholly owned by Style Media Group


Piña coladas are so passé. Instead, escape to island time with this aptly named, super coconutty cocktail that’s made with CÎROC Coconut Vodka, Coco Reàl Cream of Coconut, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and club soda. A little sweet and super refreshing, this frothy concoction screams summer and would be perfect poolside—or on La Provence’s idyllic patio.

Blue Capri Beach
$10, at Visconti’s Ristorante, 2700 East Bidwell Street, Suite 700, Folsom, 916-983-5181,

Blue Capri Beach; Photo by Dante Fontana © and wholly owned by Style Media Group


Imbibing on this blue-hued beverage will transport you to the beautiful blue beaches of Capri. Vodka, blue curaçao (pronounced cure-ah-sow), and a dash of dry vermouth—with the option to add a splash of grenadine—complete the simple, and simply sensational, summertime sipper.

Celebrate Independence Day!

Fourth of July festivities are back and better than ever. Add some spark to this year’s celebration with these local, star-spangled happenings.

Run Crime Out of Roseville
July 4, Downtown Roseville,
5K run plus a 1/4-mile kids’ race;vendor booths; family-friendly fun

Folsom Pro Rodeo
July 2-4, Dan Russell Rodeo Arena,
Nightly fireworks; non-stop rodeo action; mutton busting; live music and dancing at “Saloon Under the Stars”

Roseville 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, @the Grounds,
Food concessions and bounce houses; gates open at 5 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.; parking is $10 (cash only)

4th of July Family Blast
July 4, El Dorado County Fair & Event Center,
Kids’ activities (hay mazes, contests, and games); live music with Dream and the Dreamer; carnival & inflatables unlimited ride wristband ($20); food and beverages; fireworks once dark

Lincoln 4th of July Celebration
July 4, McBean Park,
Food, fun, and family-friendly entertainment (parade, fireworks, live music, etc.)

City of Roseville 4th of July Parade
July 4, Vernon Street Town Square,
Parade begins at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Riverside/Vernon/Douglas, continues along Vernon Street past the Civic Center, and turns right on Lincoln Street before turning right again onto Park Drive; Head to Royer Park from 10-1 p.m. for live music, kids’ activities, and food (available for purchase)