Red, White, and Blue Slush Recipe for the 4th of July!

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Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue slushes that are easy to make and super refreshing! They're the perfect Independence Day mocktail that the whole family will love! Get star-spangled and layer them, or enjoy the individual components. You can't go wrong with this patriotic drink!

The 4th of July pretty much always means family time for me. In our town, it’s legal to do fireworks, so for years, we’ve spent time watching the marvelous displays our neighbors create while lighting a few fountains of our own. It’s great watching it from the comfort of our own yard instead of going to a display because we can seriously enjoy food and drinks and each others’ company without worrying about bugging those nearby at the display. This year, though, we are totally looking forward to these Red, White, and Blue Slushes that are perfect for Independence Day. They’re not hard to make, either!

Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue slushes that are easy to make and super refreshing! They're the perfect Independence Day mocktail that the whole family will love! Get star-spangled and layer them, or enjoy the individual components. You can't go wrong with this patriotic drink!

Any time I want to make a fun statement with a slush or mocktail, I love to start by rimming the glass with corn syrup and colored sugar. You could totally swap in popping candies for a fun, festive experience. But, red and blue sugar works just as well for a patriotic look!

Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue slushes that are easy to make and super refreshing! They're the perfect Independence Day mocktail that the whole family will love! Get star-spangled and layer them, or enjoy the individual components. You can't go wrong with this patriotic drink!

To make a layered slush, you’ll want to make each layer separately. I started with the blue layer, but you can start with whichever layer you’d like to be on the bottom. The slush consistency, rather than density, is what keeps this drink layered, which means you can totally mix and match! For the blue layer, you’ll want to use 1 1/2 ounce of lemon lime soda, 3 ounces of blue sports drink in any flavor you’d like, and 3 ounces of blue raspberry prepared drink mix (the mixes that come in a packet that you make with water and sugar!). You’ll blend all of that up with 1 cup of ice.

Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue slushes that are easy to make and super refreshing! They're the perfect Independence Day mocktail that the whole family will love! Get star-spangled and layer them, or enjoy the individual components. You can't go wrong with this patriotic drink!

Spoon the blue slush mixture into your drinking vessel of choice, filling the glass around 1/3 of the way full. This slush recipe is enough for 2 32-ounce jars, but you can always make them in smaller glasses to spread the love more!

Between layers, freeze the slush in the jars. You don’t have to freeze it long, but popping the glasses into the freezer while you prepare the next layer helps prevent them from melting, which would cause the next layer to sink beneath the first.

Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue slushes that are easy to make and super refreshing! They're the perfect Independence Day mocktail that the whole family will love! Get star-spangled and layer them, or enjoy the individual components. You can't go wrong with this patriotic drink!

For the white layer, you’ll want to combine 1 1/2 ounce of lemon lime soda, 3 ounces of any white sports drink, and 3 ounces of Pina Colada mixer. Add in 1 cup of ice and blend.

Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue slushes that are easy to make and super refreshing! They're the perfect Independence Day mocktail that the whole family will love! Get star-spangled and layer them, or enjoy the individual components. You can't go wrong with this patriotic drink!

For most blenders, it is best to put liquids first, then soft ingredients, and then finish with hard ingredients (like ice) so you don’t totally burn out your mixer. Check with your own blender’s instructions to see if there’s another order you should be using for your specific device.

Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue slushes that are easy to make and super refreshing! They're the perfect Independence Day mocktail that the whole family will love! Get star-spangled and layer them, or enjoy the individual components. You can't go wrong with this patriotic drink!

Spoon the mixture carefully over the first layer. Spooning instead of pouring helps that layered effect stay intact so you get more defined layers! Pop the glasses back into the freezer to help the layers stay separate.

Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue slushes that are easy to make and super refreshing! They're the perfect Independence Day mocktail that the whole family will love! Get star-spangled and layer them, or enjoy the individual components. You can't go wrong with this patriotic drink!

For the top layer, you’ll want to add in a little bit of real fruit flavor! Use 1 1/2 ounces of lemon lime soda, 3 ounces of any red sports drink, and 3 ounces of strawberry daiquiri mixer. Finish with half a cup of frozen strawberries and half a cup of ice.

Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue slushes that are easy to make and super refreshing! They're the perfect Independence Day mocktail that the whole family will love! Get star-spangled and layer them, or enjoy the individual components. You can't go wrong with this patriotic drink!

Blend it up, making sure that the chunks of strawberry are now slush consistency also. While you can use fresh strawberries, freezing them first is the best way to maintain that slush consistency throughout.

Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue slushes that are easy to make and super refreshing! They're the perfect Independence Day mocktail that the whole family will love! Get star-spangled and layer them, or enjoy the individual components. You can't go wrong with this patriotic drink!

Serve this patriotic treat right away to avoid the layers blending too much. A little puff of whipped topping and a straw or umbrella can be fun additions to this Independence Day drink!

What are your 4th of July traditions?

Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear all about what you do every Independence Day. Don’t forget to scroll all down for the printable version of this recipe!

Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue slushes that are easy to make and super refreshing! They're the perfect Independence Day mocktail that the whole family will love! Get star-spangled and layer them, or enjoy the individual components. You can't go wrong with this patriotic drink!

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Red, White, and Blue Slush Recipe

Red, White, and Blue Slush
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For glass rim
  1. Corn syrup
  2. Blue or Red sugar and/or Popping candy
For blue layer
  1. 1 1/2 oz lemon lime soda
  2. 3 oz blue sports drink
  3. 3 oz blue raspberry prepared drink mix
  4. 1 C ice
For white layer
  1. 1 1/2 oz lemon lime soda
  2. 3 oz white sports drink
  3. 3 oz pina colada mixer
  4. 1 C ice
For red layer
  1. 1 1/2 oz lemon lime soda
  2. 3 oz red sports drink
  3. 3 oz strawberry daiquiri mixer
  4. 1/2 c frozen strawberries
  5. 1/2 c ice
Instructions
  1. Rim glasses by dipping rim of glass in corn syrup, then in sugar or popping candy.
  2. Blend blue layer ingredients together, then pour into glasses filling them 1/3 full. Place in freezer.
  3. Blend white layer ingredients and spoon carefully over blue layer. Place in freezer.
  4. Blend red layer, then fill the glass the rest of the way. Serve immediately.
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