Pop Rocks Rimmed Cocktails

Rim your festive beverages in pop rocks candy for a popping July 4th cocktail!

Pop Rocks Rimmed Cocktails

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Pop Rocks Rimmed Cocktails

What’s more fun for the 4th of July celebrations than fireworks, right? How about adding a little firecracker spark to your cocktails (or mocktails for the kids) this summer? How? It’s EASY! POP ROCKS!

I used to love pop rocks candy as a kid. They make a crackle sound when they hit your tongue and come in a variety of colors and flavors. 

Rimming cocktails in fun candies is another way to add some pizzazz for celebrations and holidays. This is a similar idea to the  nonpareil rimmed cocktails I made for my birthday this year!

How to Make Pop Rocks Rimmed Cocktails

PREP: Simply fill a shallow dish with lemon juice (or lime juice) or simple syrup.

Fill a second shallow glass with the pop rocks.

PRO TIP: If you have trouble with the pop rocks clumping or sticking, you can try dipping them in a thin layer of caramel or agave nectar.

Rimming Drink in Pop Rocks

DIP: Flip your glass of choice upside down into the lemon or lime juice. Then dip it into the bowl of pop rocks. Twist slightly to fully coat the rim of the glass.

POUR: Add ice to your glass and pour in your cocktail of choice! I love this patriotic red pomegranate margarita for July 4th because it pairs SO well with blue pop rocks for the perfect July 4th cocktail!

Pop Rocks Rimmed Cocktails for July 4th

ENJOY! Sip sip, hooray!

You can also simply drop the POP ROCKS into your cocktail for a festive FIZZLE!

pop rocks candy

There are tons of different flavor vanities of pop rocks! So your color combos are endless. You can whip up these pop rocks rimmed cocktails for game days in your team’s colors, July 4th in red and blue, Christmas colors, so many ideas!

Check for pop rocks candy at candy stores, drug stores, grocery stores or on Amazon. For the blue color for July 4th, look for Tropical Punch or Blue Razz flavors, they’re the best options for a blue pop rocks rimmed drink!

Pop Rocks Rimmed Drinks

I have my pomegranate margarita recipe at the end of this post, but if you want more pop rocks themed drinks, these below are so delicious too!


1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Midori melon liqueur
1/2 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur
3 splashs Pineapple juice
Drop Watermelon Pop Rocks on top


1 shot Strawberry Schnapps
Fill with 7-Up
Drop Strawberry Pop Rocks on top


1 oz Malibu rum
1 oz Blue Curacao
1 splash Pineapple juice
1 splash Cranberry juice
Drop Fruit Punch Pop Rocks on top

More Festive July 4th Recipes

Pop Rocks Rimmed Drinks

Pop Rocks Pomegranate Margarita

Rim this vibrant red pomegranate margarita with pop rocks candy for a festive July 4th cocktail!
SERVINGS 2 drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


Pop Rocks Rimmed Glass

  • 2 packages pop rocks candy
  • 2 ounces lime juice

Pomegranate Margarita

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 3 ounces tequila blanco
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup - (or agave nectar)


  • Sprinkle out pop rocks candy in a shallow dish or bowl. In a separate dish or bowl, pour out lime juice.
  • Flip glass upside down in the lime juice dish and spin to evenly coat the edge.
  • Dip glass immediately into pop rocks filled dish. Press to coat the pop rocks candy around the edge of the glass.
  • Flip glass over, fill with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine pomegranate juice, tequila, triple sec, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake well and pour over ice.


Calories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 214mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Best. idea. ever. Definitely doing this for the 4th of July.

  2. Looks delicious…would also make some cool Kool-Aid drinks for the kiddies! Thx for sharing!

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  4. I am so doing this with strawberry lemonade for my kiddos for the 4th – thanks so much for the idea! (If you add one cup of pureed strawberries to your lemonade (1.5 qt) it will be red & festive.) Thanks again – love this!

  5. What a fun idea! Love it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love it! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Hi there! I love your little cocktails! They are so festive. I featured you over at my blog. Check it out if you have a chance!

  8. this is absolutely awesome! I boasted about this on my FB page and WILL be making these as adult beverages and for the kiddos with lemonade and the kid-friendly drinks… sent it to my daughter in college, you know she’ll be making these for her friends! LOL!!!!

  9. so doing this with 7up or sprite and red and blue kool-aid ice cubes!

  10. So fun, Courtney! I did this for a Pop Star/ Rock Star Party and it was a huge hit with the girls at the party- so unexpected for your drink to pop! :))

  11. use marshmallow puff- works like a charm!!

  12. I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.

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