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Patriotic Punch

Patriotic Punch - Layered 4th of July Drink Recipe

Patriotic Punch, a fun, layered drink for 4th of July.
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil


  • Hawaiian Punch or any sugary red drink
  • Diet 7UP or any no sugar clear soda
  • Blue food coloring
  • Ice


  1. Start by adding a few drops of blue food coloring to Diet 7UP.
  2. Fill glass or punch bowl about 1/2 way with ice.
  3. Pour in Hawaiian Punch.
  4. Fill the rest of the glass or punch bowl to the top with ice.
  5. Carefully pour in blue Diet 7UP.
  6. Do not mix.

Recipe Notes

When you prepare the drink, the order is ice, red liquid, more ice, blue liquid. You only need a few drops of blue food coloring. If you use too much, it will sink down and turn the drink purple. The amount of sugar in the layers is key. More sugar is heavier and will be the first layer. Less and no sugar will be the top layer.