4th of July Soft Drinks

One of my kids’ favorite 4th of July traditions is making red, white and blue ice cubes to decorate a clear cup of 7-up. We don’t drink much soda in our house so 7-up on the 4th of July is a special treat. This beverage is very easy to make.


  • Red Gatorade
  • Blue Gatorade
  • 7-up or other clear soda


Make red & blue ice cubes a day or two ahead of time. You can also make white ice cubes with lemonade, 7-up, or any clear beverage. I didn’t have enough ice cube trays so we just made red & blue ice cubes this year.

Now, here’s the tricky part, finding a spot in the freezer to put the tray and getting it in there without spilling!

Success! Now you also get a little peek inside the freezer. Looks like we’ve got homemade frozen pops in several flavors, a bag of chopped onion, pesto, store bought popsicles, soy ice cream, frozen zucchini slices, and a mystery soup of some kind.

🥶 What’s in your freezer?

When the ice cubes are frozen you can quickly assemble the festive drinks immediately before serving.

I found an older post with one of our other favorite 4th of July traditions, reading holiday themed picture books:

4th of July picture books

🇺🇸 What are your favorite 4th of July traditions?

🎉 If you live in a country that is not the USA, what is your favorite holiday that is specific to your country?

Enjoy your day friends and happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 💥

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