This triple layered – Red, White & Blue Patriotic Punch will be a hit at your 4th of July gathering! Children and adults alike will be wowed by your skills and the colors will add so much fun to your tablescape. We will be serving this up at our Independence day celebration for sure!
Isn’t it gorgeous?! The first time I made this a few years ago, it took a lot of trial and error to get it to layer correctly. You see, there is a bit of science behind the layering and there are a few tricks to get it not to mix. But don’t worry! I’ve tried it out and I have step by step instructions for you to make up your own batch of Patriotic Punch.
Now, the juices that you use CAN vary, but have to be added in a specific order, and when choosing your juice you must pay attention to the sugar content. I have used different variations but to keep it simple I will list the juice that I used in this particular batch of patriotic punch.
- Koolaid Tropical Punch (Red)
- Gatorade Frost (White)
- G2 Blueberry Pomegranate (Blue)
The Koolaid Tropical punch contains 38g of sugar per serving so it will be our bottom layer.
- Fill your beverage dispenser FULL of Ice. You want a lot of ice to help keep your layers separate.
- Place a large metal spoon across the top so that top of the spoon is up against the side of the container. (see video)
- Slowly pour the tropical punch over the spoon and down the side of the container to fill up 1/3. Try not to let the juice touch any of the ice cubes or it will taint your next layer and they will mix.
The second layer will be the Gatorade Frost, it contains 29g of sugar per serving so it will sit on top of the red koolaid.
- Slowly pour the gatorade frost directly over an Ice cube until your have fill up the next 1/3 of your container.
Last, we will use the G2 Blueberry Pomegranate. It only contains 7g of sugar per serving so it will sit on the very top.
- Slowly pour the G2 directly over an ice cube until your container is full
And that’s it! So as you can see you CAN use different juices but you must pay attention to the sugar content. For you bottom layer you want something with close to 40g of sugar per serving, the middle layer should have around 20g of sugar per serving, and the top layer should have as little as possible. The sugar content can be found on the package with the rest of the nutritional information.