Red, White, and Blue Spritzers!


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Red, White, and Blue Spritzers!

With July 4th coming up, I thought I’d show you a cute little way to make a layered patriotic colored spritzer that will delight young and old alike – and not take any longer than it does to pour a regular drink!

Red, White, and Blue Spritzers!

You’ll need: Blue Gatorade, Sprite Zero or Diet 7-Up and Cranberry Juice Cocktail

A word about substitutions: This is one of the few recipes I have that I ‘m gonna tell you it’s best not to make any substitutions. Why? Because I’ve tried them and they don’t work.

Blue Kool-Aid? Nope, tried it and it didn’t work.

Regular Sprite or 7-Up? Nope, tried it and it didn’t work.

Lower Calorie Cranberry Juice? Nope, tried it and it didn’t work.

And don’t even think about using the new G2 Gatorade. As much as I am a fan of it, it won’t work.

You really need these three things in particular to layer because each of these liquids have a density slightly lighter than the layer beneath it but heaver than the one on top of it.

That is what makes this work so well :).

Red, White, and Blue Spritzers!

Fill your glasses with ice.

Ice is important here because when we pour our liquids that ice serves as a breakwater to help keep our layers separated.

Red, White, and Blue Spritzers!

Add in your first layer, which is cranberry juice cocktail.

Red, White, and Blue Spritzers!

Slowly pour the blue gatorade over the ice in each glass.

Red, White, and Blue Spritzers!

Now add Diet Sprite or 7-Up

Red White and Blue Spritzers

 Now drink it! :)


Red, White, and Blue Spritzers!
  • Diet 7-Up or Diet Sprite
  • Blue Gatorade (Not G2, but regular Gatorade)
  • Cranberry Juice Cocktail
Note, please see post on why substitutions will not work in this recipe
  1. Fill glasses with ice.
  2. Pour a layer of Cranberry Juice Cocktail first, then follow by slowly pouring gatorade over the ice to help keep it from mixing. Top by slowly pouring diet 7-up or sprite on top.
  3. Serve!

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      • Summer says

        I didn’t know his bday was July 6th! That’s mine, too. A great day to be born, in my unbiased opinion of course. Although I’m quite a bit older lol. These drinks look delicious! We’re going to a co-worker’s bash and have to bring a drink and a dish to share…I know what our drink’s gonna be!

  1. Terri go Dawgs says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE ….love! Thanks for doing the “research” already and knocking out the “won’t works” for us SP folks. Glad to have a tried and true how-to, ready for Summer fun to make my guests say “ooooh and ahhhh”. XO

  2. spanky.84 says

    is it JUST the Cool Blue flavor of Gatorade that works or can you cut in a little Fierce Grape to deepen the blue?

    What about the Glacier Freeze Frost Gatorade, will it work as well?

  3. Sylvia J says

    Just a question here… I donʻt drink anything with high fructose corn syrup–does horrible things to my digestive system over time so I avoid it. Last time I checked, Gatorade had some. Does it still have hfcs? Otherwise, I would love to make this for the family.

  4. Rene says

    We have a parade that passes by our house on the 4th. I served these last year and they were a hit for both the kids and adults who joined us. I plan to do the same again this year! Thanks for a fun idea!


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