This Patriotic Mocktail Recipe is the perfect drink for the 4th of July. Not only does it have the colors red, white, and blue in it but it just goes perfectly with a hot dog and all your Independence Day celebrations.
When the weather is hot during the summer, just add ice and kick up your feet to relax. The taste of this layered mocktail recipe is refreshing and simple. It’s the perfect non alcoholic drink for the fourth of July.
This simple recipe will show you that layered drinks don’t have to be hard at all to make.
The blue layer really pops in this red, white, and blue mocktail but honestly, they’re all really quite cool to see. This is one of those drink recipes that you’re going to be thinking about all day long.
Patriotic Mocktail Recipe
Making this 4th of July recipe isn’t hard. You basically just need lots of ice cubes and just a few other simple ingredients. The key is to slowly pour and see if the colors will layer.
We’ve made this simple recipe a lot of times and always have great success with it. Depending on the types of drinks that you add in, it might have a high sugar content so that’s just something else to be aware of. I’m not certain which drinks have the highest sugar but just read the labels of whatever you choose to get educated on it.
Could you use sparkling water in this recipe?
Sure! If you wanted to give it an extra “fizz” element, you could put in a splash or two of sparkling water.
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Make it a Meal:
Sometimes, meal planning can appear to be hard but it doesn’t have to be. Here is a quick meal planning idea that just might work for you and your family!
Main Dish: Foil Pack Taco Chicken
Vegetable Side: Frozen Asparagus Recipes
Starch Side: Bacon Baked Beans
Don’t forget Dessert: 4th of July Cookie Dough Dip
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Once you make this Red, White, and Blue Drink Recipe, you’re going to want to quench your thirst some more. I’ve gathered up some awesome drink recipes that you’re going to love to make.
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Does this recipe have cranberry juice in it?
It doesn’t but that’s not a bad idea! That could be a good addition to have some health benefits while still giving it that red coloring.
Just keep in mind that it won’t be as sweet, but the other additions will more than likely make up for that. Maybe start with adding in 1/2 cup and see what you think.
More 4th of July Recipes:
- Lots of Ice
- Red Soda with high sugar content - Red Mountain Dew or Faygo work best
- Clear Soda (7up or Sprite)
- Zero Sugar Blue Gatorade or Powerade
Make certain to fill the glass all the way to the top with ice.
Once that is done, take and add the Red Soda slowly into the glass, as close to the side as you can get. Fill the glass until it is ⅓ full.
Next, take and rotate the glass, and start to slowly pour the clear soda in. Do your best to try and pour it over a large ice cube very slowly. Fill it until the glass is ⅔ full.
Finally, complete the patriotic drink by slowly pouring the blue sports drink into the glass.
Keep in mind that the drink with the highest sugar content is going to drop to the bottom.
The more ice, the better it helps to keep the colored layers separate.
When you're adding in the red drink, tilting the glass just a little bit helps to not stain the ice cubes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 0gSugar: 48gProtein: 0g
Are you planning on serving this fun drink at your 4th of July celebration or do you plan on making it sooner? It’s so much fun to make!