This drink passes the tests for a festive Fourth of July beverage and a fun science experiment, all in one. My kids enjoyed creating this layered red, blue, and white drink, and it was fun figuring out the “whys” in getting it to work. The more sugar a beverage contains, the heavier it is. Cool, right? We chose the drinks suggested in Family Fun magazine, but it’d be neat to experiment with different combinations. Just check the sugar levels of whatever drinks you’d like to try layering to be sure they are all different. Be creative and have fun!
Recipe: Patriotic Drink
(from Family Fun)
berry flavored Gatorade
Fill a clear glass with ice cubes. Pour the drink with the most sugar (check the nutrition label) into the glass. For our red, white, and blue recipe, start with the cranberry juice. Very slowly add a beverage that contains less sugar — in this case berry flavored Gatorade. Be careful to pour it onto an ice cube — not directly into the other drink — to keep them from mixing. Use the same technique to add a layer of Diet 7-Up.