Red, white and blue punch recipe – Great for kids!

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I’ve been sharing some of our favorite red, white, and blue recipes this month, and today’s post is a fun multi-colored punch that is perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. It’s easy to make, yummy to drink, and sure to delight your littles.  You can even use it as a mini science lesson while you’re at it!

Red White and Blue layered party punch | Great for kids

Red, White and Blue Punch

Ingredients:Red White and Blue layered party punch | Great for kids

Cranberry Juice Cocktail

Blueberry Pomegranate G2 Gatorade

Mandarin Orange Clear American Zero

 

Directions:

1.  Pour about an inch of cranberry into the bottom of a clear glass.

2.  Fill with ice to the top.

3.  Slowly pour in the Gatorade until the glass is 2/3 full.

4.  Top off with clear soda.

5.  Let it sit for about 5 minutes before serving to make sure the different drinks have time to fully separate.

6.  Blow your kids away with your magic drink skills!

 

How it works:

Liquids will separate based on their sugar content.  Those with the highest concentration of sugar will sink to the bottom, whereas those with no sugar (or a sugar alternative like Splenda or Stevia) will end up on top.  You really don’t have to use the specific drinks I mentioned above in the ingredients, you just need to make sure that you have one with a high sugar content, one with low sugar, and one with little to no sugar.  But if you don’t want to run around the store comparing nutrition labels, just use the ones I listed above.  We typically don’t do any sort of high sugar drinks at all in our house (or those with fake sugars) but I made an exception for these because they are so cool looking.

Red White and Blue layered party punch | Great for kids

Want to make these drinks even more spectacular?  Top them off with a cherry and a skewer of blueberries and a cute straw!  Be sure you use a clear cup or glass, otherwise you won’t be able to see the colors, lol!

Red White and Blue layered party punch | Great for kids

Red white and blue recipes

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Comments

  1. Sounds like it’d be a great addition to any 4th of July picnic.

  2. This is very cool!! I am sure the kids will LOVE IT!

  3. This caught my eye on Sverve. 🙂 pssssst…if your guests enjoy cocktails? You can discretely put a little bottle of “fun” out of kids’ reach…but within the adults’ grasp…that they can add to their beverage as desired. Cheers!

  4. very cute… I’ll have to find a sub for the Gatorade – too many chemicals for us!

    • I hope you can find one, it’s really just about the sugar content, so if you find a clear drink that you can add a natural blue coloring to, that would work as well. We don’t usually do a lot of artificial dyes (I have one that’s sensitive to red) but every once in a while I make an exception for a small amount in a neat treat. Let me know if you find something that works, and I’ll update it with a link back to you so folks know what they can use instead!

  5. This sounds delicious and fun to make

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