Patriotic Drink (For Kids)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This drink was in a Family Fun magazine a few years ago. When poured carefully, this makes a red, white and blue drink for any star-spangled occasion. It separates by using the drink with the highest sugar content on the bottom, and the least on top.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 ounces cranberry juice or 3 ounces fruit punch
  • 3 ounces Gatorade sports drink (blue)
  • 3 ounces sugar free 7-Up or 3 ounces Sprite
  • ice cube, fill glass to the top with cubes


  1. Place the ice cubes in the bottom 3rd of a tall 12 ounce clear glass. Pour the cranberry juice or fruit punch in to fill the bottom 3rd.
  2. Place a few more cubes in to the middle and pour in the blue Gatorade to fill the glass 2/3 full.
  3. Place the final 3rd of ice in the glass. Pour in the diet 7up or diet Sprite.
  4. Serve and enjoy!


Most Helpful

Excellent drink! It is certainly appropriate for our election night celebration! However, I did not use sugar free soda and it turned out fine. I did have to switch the gatorade and soda around due to sugar content.

Chef lizzie lou November 04, 2008

We loved this drink! Even the adults! It really tasted like cranberry juice & 7up, which we mix & drink all the time. I was worried about the Gatorade, but it didn't have a negative effect on the flavor. My photo isn't quite as beautiful as NCMS', so I'll post it in the photo forum instead. But I wanted to warn everyone that I accidentally bought regular 7up & that's why it started to sink & mix with the Gatorade. Also, there are two kinds of blue Gatorade at my grocery store. One that has a name like "Frosty Blue", "Ice Blue" or something like that & then the original dark blue with no specific name. I used the dark blue. Thanks for posting Pam! I can't wait til next year to make it again!

**Tinkerbell** July 05, 2008

My kids had so much fun making these for the Fourth of July! They tasted really good, too. We used fruit punch and Cool Blue Gatorade.

nmj July 05, 2010

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