Festive, Kid-Friendly 4th of July Drink Recipe

Festive, Kid-Friendly 4th of July Drink Recipe

The 4th of July is one of the best holidays for Pinterest-worthy recipes! There is something so festive and comforting about all the red, white, and blue treats. This drink recipe is kid-friendly and yummy, too. Here's how to make it.

 Here is what you will need: 

  • Mason Jar or Cup (Everything tastes better out of a mason jar!)
  • Ice
  • Cranberry Juice
  • White Powerade
  • Blue Powerade Zero 
  • Fun drink accessories such as straws or streamers!

You can use any red, white or blue colored drinks. Believe it or not, there is a science to this drink recipe. All three drinks will need to have a different sugar content. The zero sugar content of the blue Powerade helps keep it separated and at the top. Layer the drinks you choose from highest sugar content to lowest starting with the bottom. 

Start by adding cranberry juice to your cup. You will only need a small amount as your cup will fill up fast once you add the ice. I recommend starting with 1/4c. juice. 

Fill your cup with ice all the way to the top. You want to make sure that you add the ice after the cranberry juice. 

Slowly pour the white Powerade on top. It works best if you pour it on top of an ice cube so it doesn't pour directly into the cranberry juice.

TIP: You can pour it onto the back of a spoon and let it flow into the glass as well to keep it from mixing. 

Lastly, add the blue Powerade on top of the white Powerade. Pour it in a small trickle-like motion on top of an ice cube once again. 
That's it! You have a red, white and blue drink to share with your friends and family this 4th of July! 

Add colorful straws and accessories to make it even more fun!

What are your favorite 4th of July recipes? What do you like to take to your own family gatherings? 

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