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Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Ice Cubes for the 4th of July

Perfect for patriotic occasions like the 4th of July these Red, White, and Blue Ice Cubes are such a fun & unique drink idea! Great for everyone from kids to adults, pour over your favorite clear beverage like seltzer, soda pop, or mixed drink!

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a glass with two red, white, and blue layered ice cubes with a hard seltzer being poured over top

The Patriotic Pour-Over: Red, White, and Blue Ice Cubes

I wanted to create something a little fun and festive for all the patriotic summer holidays. I wanted something that everyone could enjoy, so I came up with these 4th of July Ice Cubes!

I kept in mind that these could be used for anyone from little kids to adult. So the base of the ice cubes are actually Gatorade!

Nice and hydrating for a summer’s day Gatorade happens to have all of the perfect colors needs to make colorful ice cubes.

They have their traditional red and blue flavors and then they also have the white frost variety, so perfect for the hard to come up with white part of the ice cube!

a large white bowl filled with layered red, white, and blue ice cubes

How to make Red, White, and Blue Ice Cubes

I went a little extra with this one because I thought you know what is more fun than regular sized ice cubes? Whiskey Cubes. Although you can of course use traditional ice ice trays, the large variety of ice cubes definitely screams special occasion. Might as well put those large ice cubes to work!

So what you will need to make these colorful ice cubes in simple.

red, white, and blue gatorades laying next to a large ice cube tray, everything you need to make colorful ice cubes

So once you have the actual ice cubes made the options are endless:

  • Your favorite flavor of seltzer
  • Sprite/7up Soda
  • Your favorite Hard Seltzer
  • Your favorite clear spirits and mixers

So maybe not completely endless but most likely you will find something for everyone.

We don’t drink soda pop in our family so my kids have been enjoying these with their favorite seltzer flavors.

I have been drinking them with my favorite hard seltzer flavors.

For a party these could be served along side a 2-liter of Sprite and then for the adults a shot of maybe vodka if they felt so inclined!

One of the nice parts about these is that they can slowly be made in batches days ahead of when you really need them if you were having a party. Or if it is just a few for you and your kids it is so simple.

In clean ice cube trays you will pour the red gatorade 1/3 into the tray. Transfer to the freezer and let freeze for about an hour or until hard.

red gatorade being poured into a large red silicone ice cube tray

You will repeat with the white frost layer, and then the blue layer.

The time for each layer will depend on the temperature of your freezer and size of your ice cubes.

During testing these I did notice you will want to make sure each layer is all of the way frozen before moving on to the next layer, I tried pouring a little too early a couple of times and the colors would begin to blend in with each other which is not what you want!

close up of layered red, white, and blue ice cubes in a large white bowl

One last thing to note is that whatever your are pouring over the ice cube you will want it cold not room temperature. If you use a room temperature beverage it will turn your drink purple much too fast to enjoy the uniqueness of the red, white, and blue ice cube!

a glass filled with freshly poured seltzer filled with res, white, and blue ice cubes

Make it easier on yourself, grab Gatorade’s Liberty Pack off Amazon:

a layered red, white, and blue ice cube floating in a glass filled with a clear bubbly beverage
a glass filled with a clear beverage and layered red, white, and blue ice cubes on an outside table with a festive sparkler next to the glass

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close up of layered red, white, and blue ice cubes in a large white bowl

Red, White, and Blue Ice Cubes (for the 4th of July)

Yield: serves about 6 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freeze Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

fun and unique red, white, and blue ice cubes for your favorite 4th of July drinks

Ingredients

  • 1 (20oz) bottle 'red' fruit punch gatorade
  • 1 (20oz) bottle 'white' glacier cherry gatorade frost
  • 1 (20oz) bottle 'blue' cool blue gatorade

Instructions

    1. In clean ice cube trays (preferably large/whiskey trays) pour the red gatorade 1/3 full into each cube in the tray. Transfer to the freezer and let freeze for about an hour or until hard.
    2. Repeat with the white frost layer, pouring into the middle 1/3 of each cube in the tray.
    3. Lastly with the blue layer, pour into the last 1/3 of the cubes in the tray. Once all of the layers are frozen keep in the freezer until you are ready to use or serve immeditaly with your favorite cold clear beverage!

Notes

The time for each layer will depend on the temperature of your freezer and size of your ice cubes.

During testing these I did notice you will want to make sure each layer is all of the way frozen before moving on to the next layer, I tried pouring a little too early a couple of times and the colors would begin to blend in with each other which is not what you want!

Note that whatever your are pouring over the ice cube you will want it cold not room temperature. If you use a room temperature beverage it will turn your drink purple much too fast to enjoy the uniqueness of the red, white, and blue ice cube!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g

Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.

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Lauren, The Schmidty Wife

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