Hello, again! Welcome back to another great recipe on the blog. With this week being July 4th already (can you believe it??!!), I thought I’d put together some yummy and really cute kid-friendly July 4th inspired beverages. Not only are they super cute and yummy, they are super easy to make! Before I could even get a picture, the kids were already hounding me to try them and I kept having to shoo them away. After I was done taking photos, they were able to take the outside on the front porch and they loved them. They are fruity and fun and perfect for summer and July 4th!
July 4th Layered Drinks Ingredients –
15 oz bottle of cran-apple juice
32 oz of blue Gatorade or Powerade
1 bottle of Sobe. Pina Colada flavored
*All of these can easily be found at a local gas station
#1. Fill your glasses with ice up to the top.
#2. Slowly pour the Cranberry Apple juice into the glass, directly over the ice, and fill 1/3 of the glass with juice.
#3. Next, pour the Sobe slowly, over the ice to fill the glass about 3/4 of the way.
#4. Finally, slowly pour the blue sports drink, over the ice and fill the glass the rest of the way.
The key with this recipe is to go slow, pouring directly over the ice. You also want the highest sugar concentrated beverage (cranberry apple juice) at the bottom so the drinks ‘sit’ on top of each other without combining right away and then the Pina Colada (next highest sugar concentrate) and finally the blue sports drink (lowest sugar concentrate) on top. The longer the drinks sit, they will eventually meld together as the ice melts or if you go to stir it.
*Makes approximately 5-6 16 oz beverages.
*Want an adult version? Simply add some rum or vodka and enjoy!