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

5 5

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.

5 5

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!

5 5

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.

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