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 Punch
Cranberry Juice Cocktail
Blueberry Pomegranate G2 Gatorade
Mandarin Orange Clear American Zero
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.
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!Keep on saving! :o)
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