Happy Independence Day! We are always looking for festive ways to celebrate, and we love cocktails with patriotic colors, don't you?

If you want to make your own at home, well then, feel free to do so, but we've got some places that are serving up some ingenious and very American drinks for the 4th of July. You can get a '1776' cocktail at Billy Bob's Texas in Ft Worth, or how about the 'Purple Heart Patriot' at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans? I personally would like to try the 'Bottle Rocket' at Henrietta's Table at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Mass.

However you are celebrating the 4th of July, we've got some of my favorite patriotic beverage recipes below. Cheers, America! Check out more patriotic cocktails from Country Living Magazine.