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4th of July Patriotic Punch Recipe
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5 from 1 vote

Patriotic Punch for the 4th of July

Here's a festive drink that's sure to delight your family and friends. It's great for any patriotic celebration and since it's non-alcoholic, even the kids can have a glass.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Beverage
Author: Susan (Between Naps on the Porch)

Ingredients

  • Cranberry Juice I used Ocean Spray
  • Blue Sports Drink I used Gatorade's G2 Blueberry Pomegranate
  • Diet 7-Up
  • 1 bag of crushed ice if your refrigerator doesn't make crushed ice

Instructions

  • Fill up a glass beverage server or glass almost to the top with ice cubes
  • Pour cranberry juice in until it fills about 1/3 of the container.
  • Note: Each time you add a new drink color, the ice will melt down a little, so you'll need to add additional ice cubes to fill the container back up.
  • Add the blueberry-pomegranate Gatorade, again filling up about 1/3 more of the glass or container. As you add the blue beverage, pour it slowly and directly on top of an ice cube so the ice cube will slow it down even further.
  • Add additional ice to replace what melts but this time add crushed ice instead of ice cubes. The density of the crushed ice helps keep the 7-up from blending in to the blue and adds to the "whitish" appearance.
  • Finally, add Diet 7-Up, filling up the glass/container to the top.
  • Garnish with a flag toothpick with strawberries and blueberries attached.

Notes

This recipe is probably best created in individual glasses as opposed to a large, glass beverage server. That way all the flavors can be sampled and enjoyed at once instead of one at the time coming from a beverage server.