Red, White and Blue Layered Drink {Kid Friendly} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Red, White and Blue Layered Drink {Kid Friendly} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

This Red, White and Blue Layered Drink is not only a great Patriotic Holiday Drink; It’s a fun summer drink and science lesson.  Both kids and adults will be WOWED by this fun and tasty drink. It’s fun to watch and delicious to drink. Come on in and I’ll share how you can make this summer drink…

red, white, blue layered drink

Red, White & Blue Layered Drink

kid friendly layered drink

This drink is so much fun to watch created. My kids were so amazed to see that the layers did not blend together. 

kid friendly layered drink

It’s not magic though –  it’s science. I explained to the kids that were gathered around me that sugar has weight. The drink with the most sugar or weight, of course would sit at the bottom, then the one in the middle was the medium amount of sugar and finally the least amount of sugar floated at the top. Now that they know how easy it is to create layers by weight (sugar), they can create any colored layered drinks they can imagine. 

red white and blue layered drinks

How do you make multi-layered drinks?

  1. Find 2 or more colored drinks that have different amounts of sugar grams
  2. The grams of sugar between the drinks should be different by at least 10 grams
  3. The drink with the most grams of sugar will be the one that sits at the bottom
  4. Then, the drink with the medium amount of sugar will float in the middle
  5. The least amount of sugary drink will float at the top
  6. Another component should be ice
  7. The glass should be filled with ice to create a buffer between the layers
  8. When you pour the drink, pour so that the liquid hits an ice cube and is not directed into the drink layered below it

easy layered drinks

Should you mix a layered drink? 

  • That is completely up to you. Hopefully, each layer will provide a delicious flavor and as you drink it your drink will change flavor as you complete it. If you think the layered flavors will pair better blended, then use your straw to mix the layers together before drinking 

red white and blue patriotic layered drinks

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Here’s the printable recipe for these layered drinks…



Red, White and Blue Layered Drink {Kid Friendly} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Make fun layered drinks with the kids for a summer treat. 

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Total Time: 22 minute
  • Yield: 8 glasses


  • Pina Colada Drink Mix
  • Cran-Pineapple Drink
  • Blue Hawaiian Punch Drink
  • Ice



  • Fill the glass with ice so that is packed in completely
  • If using a straw, add it now before pouring the drink
  • Pour the first layer (Pina Colada) – the one with the most grams of sugar about 1/3 of the way
  • Let it settle
  • Directing the second drink (Cran-Pineapple) onto a cube of ice, pour another layer (this should be the drink with the medium amount of grams of sugar) 
  • Finally, adding more ice if necessary add the last layer – the blue Hawaiian Punch 


Substitute any drink in your drink aisle, just be sure to look at the sugar content. You’ll want 3 drinks with different sugar content and the amount should at least be 10 grams of sugar apart. The heaviest amount of sugar will be the bottom layer and the least amount will be the top

multi layered drink for kids

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