I had never had a layered drink before, but when I spotted them on pinterest I knew it was the perfect Fourth of July thing to make. I mean how cute! A drink with separate layers of red, white and blue. Who wouldn’t be impressed if you brought that to a party to share?
The trick of the drink is by putting the most sugary drink in the bottom, up to the least sugary on top (of course with the middle sugar amount in the middle). So you can really make layered drinks with any combination of 3 different colored and flavored drinks. Just check how many grams of sugar are in the drink on the back and make sure to have a good difference between each of them.
For example, I used cranberry juice, powerade and sprite zero. It’s funny to me that the “juice” has the most sugar, but fruits are sugary and most juices get a lot of sugar added as well, so it worked out perfect for this. The cranberry juice had 27 g of sugar per serving. The powerade had 12 g of sugar per serving and the sprite zero had 0 g of sugar per serving.
So you’ve got to fill your cup (or pitcher) full of ice first and then you slowly pour in each of your drinks over the ice so that they won’t mix together. And you’ve got to add the ice first because it helps to slow the liquid down as it drips over the ice.
Fourth of July Layered Drink:
Blue Powerade or Blue Gatorade G2
Sprite Zero or Diet 7Up
1. Fill your cup with ice all the way to the top.
2. Pour cranberry juice in over the ice to fill the glass one-third of the way up.
3. Slowly pour the blue Powerade on top of the ice, so the drink drips down the ice. Fill the glass another one-third, so it is now two-thirds full.
4. Slowly pour the Sprite Zero over the ice like you did the Powerade to fill the glass to the top.
5. Repeat with additional glasses or with a full pitcher. (If you use a pitcher the flavors won’t blend quite as well because the drink will be poured out of the pitcher and each layer will come out somewhat separate)
Enjoy this fun and fancy drink to celebrate the Fourth of July at a party or BBQ.
I enjoyed this drink with a straw cause it allowed the flavors to mix really well!