Patriotic Punch {recipe}

What a perfect summer it has been!  I’ve had my hubby home all summer thus far as he awaits his dental license to go through from the state of Washington.  In the meantime, we are hanging out with our awesome families and friends in Utah.  The best part about that is we are able to do all the regular summertime activities with them, and we will be spending July 4th with them as well. 

I’m sure the majority of you will be grilling up some yummy food that day, eating yummy side salads, and having phenomenal desserts, but what about the beverage?!  This idea is so fun and you can switch it up for any holiday….not to mention the kids think that it is AWESOME!

Patriotic Punch

Choose 2-3 drinks with different sugar contents for the layers (for example: 30 g sugar, 15 g sugar, 0 g sugar).  Now fill your cup with ice all the way to the top (you must fill it to the top…I’ve tried not doing this and it does NOT work!).  Pour the drink with the highest sugar content into the cup, filling it approximately one third full.  For the second layer, pour the second drink with the lower sugar content slowly through the ice to fill approximately the second third of the glass full.  Finally, pour the sugar-free or lowest sugar drink slowly through the ice until you’ve reached the top of the glass.  Enjoy!

Here’s what we used this time around….


The possibilities are endless, just look at the labels.  Look at Sobe, Vitamin Water, Jone’s soda (so many fun colors), cranberry cocktail, V8 Splash, etc.  

Happy Birthday America!  What are some of your favorite food traditions on the 4th?!



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