Patriotic Drink

This layered Patriotic drink is pure magic! It’s not difficult to make, all it takes is Hawaiian Punch, blue Gatorade, and sprite zero.

I was skeptical at first, but this Patriotic drink did not disappoint! Keep the patriotism going with Fourth of July Rice Krispies Treats, Red White and Blue Trifle, and Red, White, & Blue Bark!! Perfect for outdoor entertaining.

A delicious layered Patriotic Drink in a mason jar

Have you seen these layered drinks??

I saw them all over the internet and knew I had to try them out for myself!! They look like magic, and I must admit I was a bit skeptical.

The whole concept is that you can layer the drinks by the sugar content of each layer. SO, you start off with the most sugar-y drink and put that on the bottom. I used Hawaiian Punch. Then I used G2 Blue Gatorade, and then Sprite zero on top. The whole trick is to just add ice as you go. So you add ice, then the bottom drink very slowly onto the ice. Then add more ice, then add the next drink slowly onto the ice and so on. It worked like a charm and looks so cool!!!

These are perfect for a celebrations and could be tweaked with different drink flavors and colors for a cool drink any time of the year!

Layering red white and blue drinks in a mason jar

{Hawaiian Punch – the most sugar, G2 Blue – second to least sugar, Sprite Zero – no sugar}

Making a Layered Patriotic Drink

PREP. Collect medium or large cups or glasses (we used large mason jars).

FRUIT PUNCH. In each glass, add a small handful of ice and pour fruit punch (heaviest sugar content) to fill the glass ⅓ of the way.

GATORADE. Add another small handful of ice and pour blue Gatorade (less sugar content) until the glass is 2/3 full.

SPRITE. Add one last handful of ice and pour sprite zero (no sugar) until glass is full. The drinks will stay layered based on the sugar content.

Enjoy while cold!

Red white and blue drink with ice in a mason jar

Recipe Tip

One Idea that I think might be fun is to freeze each type of drink into ice cubes prior to assembling this drink.

  • Freeze fruit punch cubes
  • Freeze Gatorade cubes
  • Freeze sprite cubes or just use ice. 

Make the drinks as written in the recipe except use the punch cubes. Not only will the colored cubes aid in making each layer more colorful, but they will continue to add flavor as they melt. Regular water ice cubes just water down the drink as they melt.

A delicious layered Patriotic Drink in a mason jar

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Patriotic Drink Recipe

4.34 from 6 votes
This layered Patriotic drink is pure magic! It's not difficult to make, all it takes is Hawaiian Punch, blue Gatorade, and sprite zero.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • Fruit Punch
  • Blue Gatorade G2
  • Sprite Zero
  • Ice

Instructions
 

  • Collect medium or large cups or glasses (we used large mason jars).
  • In each glass, add a small handful of ice and pour fruit punch (heaviest sugar content) to fill the glass ⅓ of the way.
  • Add another small handful of ice and pour blue Gatorade (less sugar content) until the glass is 2/3 full.
  • Add one last handful of ice and pour sprite zero (no sugar) until glass is full. The drinks will stay layered based on the sugar content.
  • Enjoy while cold!

This weekend was the best ever!!!

I celebrated my 30th Birthday and had the greatest time. The hubby and I were able to spend most the day together by eating breakfast, going to see The Avengers (SOOO good!), grabbing lunch with my fam and then hitting up the mall and some other stores (HUGE thank you to my MIL for watching the kiddos!!). Then we spent the night at a family party for my cousin’s daughter who shares the same birthday. The kids had a blast!! What more could I want?!

One of the stores we were able to stop by was at Kmart. It was there that we were able to spruce up our patio and get a new patio set, grill and picnic table for the kiddos. It was pretty much an early Father’s Day Present for Lo, although it was kinda for me too – lol!! Let’s just say that I was in love with the patio set, my hubby was in love with the grill and the kiddos were in love with the picnic table. There was something for everyone in the family!!

kmart patio furniture

{For more pics from my shopping experience go HERE}

We decided to have a Pre-Father’s day shindig with our little family as well as with my mom and dad!

Check out the fun!!

Grill and patio furniture

They didn’t have the rocker or love seat at this store, so I’m going to get those online to add to the set!! Don’t you love it!!!

SO RETRO!!

Evie

My Evie was having a ball! Can you tell?! {ADORE her!}

I LOVE how she does her crooked smile!

Family fun

{Dad shared his layered pudding dessert (recipe to come later this week) – Grandma shared hers too!}

{The kiddies loved their new picnic table – And Lo loved the layered drink I decided to try out!}

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Comments:

  1. I was so intrigued by this! Magic! haha. The frozen ice cubes from the different drinks were a great tip as well, thank you!!

  2. 5 stars
    It works! Thanks for adding a quick explanation of how it works. Made me seem much smarted when I explained it to my kids.

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