Red White & Blue Sparkling Patriotic Lemonade
This Sparkling Patriotic Lemonade is perfect for any Patriotic party you are hosting. It’s a fun drink that is super easy to make and is kid friendly too. Best of all, no colors, no artificial flavors or additives.
We are so glad it’s officially summer. Time to go soak up some sun and enjoy the summer salads and coolers. Summer is always a fun time of the year. Lot’s of travel, holidays and non stop activities lined up as DS starts kindergarten this year. So trying to make the most out of our summer break this year. With July 4th being around the corner the theme at school is America. The preschoolers will learn about America, its people, its food, its geography and a little bit of its history. With the patriotic holiday around the corner, we thought of hosting an American theme party for his school friends. Our plan is to tell each of the kids to bring something related to America, for show and tell. Show them a small video about America and its different states, give them an American map puzzle to solve and serve them American food and drinks.
Now when it comes to food, we like to feed them healthy. We were thinking of some patriotic food that we could make without using artificial colors etc. So we thought of a Patriotic Lemonade, which would be perfect as
- it was related to the theme
- super fun and easy to make
- no artificial colors or additives
- a great way to keep the little ones hydrated.
So we came up with the idea of red white and blue patriotic lemonade. We wanted to sample it before we actually serve it at the party so we made a trip to Target to get all that we need for this drink. Nothing fancy, fruits, sparkling water and patriotic paper straws and a mason jar.
We must admit it was a super hit. We selected some red, white and blue fruits for the drink. DS selected his favorite fruits for this drink, watermelon, raspberries , apples and blueberries. We got a star shaped cookie cutter, so he had a lot of fun making those watermelon stars. If the kids are involved in making something, be sure that it’s a big hit. DS was super thrilled to be our assistant and sample something fun and exciting for his friends. He even suggested that during the theme party each of the kids, make their own stars using apples or watermelons. So off late DS’s kitchen addiction is using cookie cutters & melon ballers and cutting different shapes with his fruits and have fun. Of course, We don’t mind it at all.
Ingredients to Pick Up at Target
1/4 cup watermelon stars
1/4 cup blueberries
1/8 cup apple balls
1/8 cup raspberries
1/4 cup ice cubes
1 tbsp sugar
1/8 cup lemon juice
Blue Patriotic Paper Straws
For Watermelon Stars – slice the watermelon into horizontal discs
For Apple Balls – using a melon baller, scoop out melon balls
Fill the mason jar with ice cubes, add in the fruits, lemon juice & sugar.
Pour in the sparkling water and stir before serving.