July 4th Layered Drinks

Layered Drink Tutorial from @katrinaskitchen

Is there something you know how to do but you are surprised to find out that others have not yet been enlightened? Or maybe a friend does something in front of you that totally blows your mind? For example, I just found out that some people use a fork do skewer an Oreo and dip it in milk. What? I can now dunk and read with ease. Others continually grow green onions on their windowsill (completely awesome). Layered drink how-to is just one of the pieces of useless knowledge that fills my head.

Layered Drink Tutorial from @katrinaskitchen

You can layer drinks in any way you like- the secret is in the sugar content. This works well for red, white, and blue but you can really do this with any color combination. The other secret to success with layered drinks is plenty of ice. After you add your bottom layer fill the glass to the top with ice and pour the second layer slowly and directly on top of an ice cube.

Layered Drink Tutorial from @katrinaskitchen

Some people have had difficulty finding the White Sobe Pina Colada. Here is a version I made using Gatorade.

These would be a really fun and easy addition to any picnic you are attending or hosting for the Fourth of July holiday this weekend. I had a few friends ask if they could add alcohol and I don’t see why not as long as you note the sugar content in your layers. Since I have the kidlets running around we kept these alcohol-free.

But looking back at the photos you can judge for yourself.

Layered Drink Tutorial from @katrinaskitchen

July 4th Layered Drinks Recipe


Yield: 3 cups

Prep Time:10 minutes

Total Time:10 minutes

Layered drinks in red, white, and blue- perfect for 4th of July! Non-alcoholic and kid-friendly for your next party!


  • 1 Cup Red CranApple juice
  • 1 Cup White Sobe Pina Colada flavored drink
  • 1 Cup Blue G2 Gatorade
  • Ice


  1. Fill your glass 1/3 of the way full with CranApple juice.
  2. Fill to the top with ice.
  3. Slowly pour the remaining drinks directly on top of a piece of ice.


  • You MUST pour SLOWLY, DIRECTLY over ice 🙂

Original recipe and images © In Katrina's Kitchen

How to make Layered Drinks (non-alcoholic and kid-friendly) @katrinaskitchen

I used Starbucks Iced Coffee bottles in these photos. I’m also including an Amazon link to some pretty glass milk bottles and similar straws. Some people have had trouble finding the Sobe Pina Colada. I found it at my local grocery store. You could also try a convenience store or gas station.

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Here are some other Red, White, and Blue recipes you may enjoy.

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Bars by Inside Bru Crew Life

Red, White, and Blue Layered Finger Jello by Brown Eyed Baker

Patriotic Peppermint Patties by Mom on Timeout