Fun Patriotic Drink

Happy 4th of July!! We didn’t partake in the usual activities of parades and cookouts today, but we did have quality family time and made some festive drinks to celebrate! Oh…and of course we had sparklers, because it’s definitely not the 4th without sparklers to end the evening! I found the red, white and blue drink recipe a while back and with Hailey here for the 4th of July this year I was excited to finally put the science to the test! The key to making this drink is the order of the beverages and the technique of pouring. Let me explain…


The beverage with the highest sugar content must be poured into the glass first before you add any ice! My drink only has two layers, because I surprisingly could not find the recommended white drink (Sobe Pina Colada). I still call it red white and blue, because the ice is white….close enough? 🙂 Once you have the beverage with the highest sugar content in the glass, you fill it with ice and then pour your other layer(s) directly over the ice…Slowly!! Hailey was impressed with these cute drinks and I must say I was pretty excited with the way they turned out too, look and taste!


One of the non-traditional 4th of July activities in our day was going to the movies. I have to mention this, because we saw Inside Out and I feel the need to recommend it to everyone! What a clever little movie we all found thoroughly enjoyable! You could see this movie with or without kids; it’s a wonderful Disney Pixar film!

Circling back to the drink that caught your eye…it may be a little late to make it this 4th of July, but it’s also a great recipe for Labor day and Memorial day! You could also try other color combinations now that you know the science behind the drink 🙂 It could be a great addition to birthday parties! Check out the recipe below and enjoy!!

Fun Patriotic Drink


  • Cran-Apple juice
  • White Sobe Pina Colada flavored drink
  • Blue Gatorade (Cool Blue, G2)


  1. Fill 1/3 of your glass with cran-apple juice.
  2. Fill the glass with ice, to the rim.
  3. If you are using the white Sobe drink, slowly add this next pouring directly over the ice.
  4. Finish with the gatorade (lowest sugar content) slowly pouring directly over the ice to top off the glass.
  5. Add a fun straw and enjoy!!

As always, thanks for reading!!

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