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VIDEO: Red White And Blue Layered Drink Recipe

8 Jun Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl's Guide Chicago)



Watch our how-to video for a quick demo on how to get the layered effect in this red, white and blue layered drink. Instructions and quantities are listed below. Cheers!


Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl's Guide Chicago)

Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago)






  • Hawaiian Punch OR
  • Cranberry Juice
  • *Mix alcohol here (optional, I use Vodka)


Blue =

  • Light blue Gatorade, watered down with any of these options….
  • Diet Sprite, Diet 7-Up, Soda Water, Plain Water


White = Ice



  • Red drink & Vodka mix = 1/3
  • Blue drink (75%) & water or clear diet drink to dilute it (25%)= 1/3
  • Ice = 1/3


For this drink, I use thirds to make it easy. The amounts will vary depending on how many you’re making and the size of the glasses.


Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl's Guide Chicago)

Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago)




The key to this drink is the sugar levels. The more sugary drink will stay on the bottom and drink with less sugar will float to the top. Mix your alcohol in the red layer so the extra sugar will help keep it at the bottom. With the ice included, you’ll get the red, white and blue layered effect!


  1. In 1 cocktail shaker mix your desired red drink with alcohol if you’re using it. For 4 drinks, I use 6 shots of vodka and fill the rest of the cocktail shaker with cranberry juice or Hawaiian Punch
  2.  Pour red mixture in to empty glasses
  3.  Add ice so your cups are now 1/3 red, 1/3 ice. Use plenty of ice to act as a separator between the red and blue. Eventually the ice will float to the top.
  4.  In the 2nd cocktail shaker, mix 75% blue drink with 25% clear liquid, choices noted above
  5.  Pour blue drink SLOWLY directly over the ice to avoid mixing


*Garnish with American flag toothpicks, red or blue berries & enjoy!






  • Same as above




  • Red =  2 Liter or large bottle of cranberry or punch
  • Blue = 4 large light blue Gatorades, watered down 1/4 a liter of any of these options: Diet Sprite, Diet 7-Up, Soda Water, Plain Water
  • White = ice




  1. Same as above for small batch recipe
  2. Replace cocktail shakers with pitchers and pre-mix separately before pouring in to the dispenser
  3. Follow the same order – 1) red, 2) Ice 3) blue mix


Red, White And Blue Punch Recipe

14 May 4th of July Punch - Cranberry punch with blueberries
4th of July Punch - Cranberry punch with blueberries

Red, White & Blue Punch

Add a a little something extra to your BBQ this Memorial Day or 4th of July! Try this easy Red, White & Blue punch recipe- perfect for a summer get together.

With cranberry juice and blueberries, this punch is as festive as it is delicious!


    • 4 cups cranberry juice
    • 1 1/2 liters of vodka
    • 4 cups pineapple juice
    • 2 liters ginger ale
    • blueberries to garnish


Prep Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

  1. Combine all ingredients except the ginger ale.
  2. Chill until serving time.
  3. Pour into punch bowl and add ginger ale

Chicago Craft Beer Week At Franklin Tap 5.16

14 May Franklin Tap
Franklin Tap

Franklin Tap

Franklin Tap
325 South Franklin St.​
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 212-3262

Chi-PA Day at Franklin Tap

Friday, May 16
11 a.m.-midnight

Hop to it! Franklin Tap will hold a”Chi-PA” beer feature on Friday, May 16. Guests can kickoff Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 15-25) by enjoying locally made IPA and Pale Ale brews from 11 a.m.-midnight. The Loop-located tavern will feature five draughts, four bottled and four canned IPAs from Finch’s, Half Acre, Revolution, Pipeworks, Two Brothers, Goose Island, Une Année and Ale Syndicate breweries (beers outlined below).

Franklin Tap’s full dining menu (bar snacks, soup, salad, wraps, burgers, and sandwiches) will be available in addition to over 75 other brews. Franklin Tap’s Friday special includes $5 Pale Frank draughts (custom brewed by Two Brothers).
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Chicago Craft Beer Week At Bread & Wine 5.15-25

13 May Bread & Wine
Bread & Wine

Bread & Wine

Bread & Wine
3732 W. Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL

Bread & Wine, the neighborhood American restaurant, wine bar and market on Chicago’s Northwest Side, is excited to celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week in style with a Sixpoint Brewery Tap Takeover & Beer Flight and a tasting menu with delicious Sixpoint suggested pairings!

May 15-25th: Sixpoint Tap Takeover & Beer Flight
Chef Michael Dean Reynolds has created a 6-piece Cheese & Charcuterie plate to pair perfect with an amazing Sixpoint beer flight. The flight of four includes Mad Scientist Lichtenhainer (smoked Berlinerwiess), Mad Scientist Brunswick Mumme (high gravity export ale from Germany), Apollo (Bavarian Kristalweizen) and Seison (urban farmhouse ale). The flight with the pairings is $35.

May 20th: Tuesday Tasting Menu
Every Tuesday, Chef Michael Dean Reynolds pulls together a delicious 3-course tasting menu using the freshest ingredients—and this Tuesday during CCBW is no different. For $30, guests can enjoy a 3-course meal with suggested Sixpoint brew pairings. A rep from Sixpoint will be on hand to chat and answer questions.

**All week long, guests can enjoy Apollo by Sixpoint for only $4!**

Chicago Craft Beer Week Events, 5.15-5.25

12 May 224

224SmallBar Division
2049 W Division St

Chicago Craft Beer Week Events, May 15-25

Chicago Doet Belgie
Thursday, May 15
Tapping at 6pm
Kick off Chicago Craft Beer Week in style! Chicago’s best breweries take on classic Belgian styles, often adding their own twist. Enjoy some of SmallBar’s recent favorites along with Belgian food specials like steamed mussels, pomme frittes and more!

Monday, May 19 Side-by-side Event
From 6pm featuring
Perennial Sump Stout side-by-side with Perennial Barrel Aged Sump Stout
Perennial Hommel Bier and Lagunitas Petaluma I.P.A. side-by-side with Lagunitas Chicago I.P.A.

Division Street I.P.A. Crawl
Wednesday, May 21 from 6pm
West Coast!
featuring draft and cask I.P.A.’s from the left coast’s best breweries:
Stone Collective Distortion – I.P.A. with elderberry and coriander
Firestone Walker Easy Jack Session I.P.A.
Lagunitas I.P.A.
You can also visit Jerry’s Sandwiches for Midwestern I.P.A.’s and Bangers & Lace for East Coast I.P.A.’s as part of SmallBar’s collaborative West Division Chicago Craft Beer Week I.P.A. Crawl!
Get $2 off with full tour of all three spots.

Cross the Lake Classic
Dark Horse vs Half Acre
Thursday, May 22
Tapping at 6pm
SmallBar is dedicating 12 taps to a showdown with hometown heroes Half Acre representing the West Side and classics from Dark Horse reppin’ the East Side of the Lake. Which side is the best side? You decide.

Half Acre Beer Brunch
Sunday, May 25
10am – 3pm
Close out Chicago Craft Beer Week with our third annual Half Acre Beer Brunch.
Enjoy a “food flight” of 4 Half Acre beers paired with 4 small plates for one low price, $30.


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