How To Make a Red, White and Blue Layered Cocktail Perfect for the 4th of July


The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. There’s something about everyone gathering together to celebrate America that you can’t help but love. 

This 4th of July, get festive with this layered red, white and blue cocktail! It’s easy, delicious and 100% Instagram worthy. 


  • Ice cubes 
  • Drinking glasses 
  • Cranberry juice 
  • SoBe Pina Colada Juice 
  • Blue Gatorade or Powerade 
  • Vodka (or alcohol of choice) 


  1. Fill your glass with ice. 
  2. Pour cranberry juice first, adding any alcohol with it. 
  3. Let it settle, then add another couple of ice cubes to the cup. 
  4. Slowly pour the white Pina Colada juice on top. 
  5. Let that settle, then add another ice cube or two. 
  6. Top with blue Gatorade/Powerade (slowly!) 
  7. Enjoy immediately or put in the freezer until you’re ready to enjoy! 

Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.