My six year old came up with this drink recipe. He calls it the fireworks drink. He actually listed all the necessary components and quantities (although I don’t think that each person needs a whole 2-liter bottle of soda, that was his suggestion). Then he and his dad worked on making this drink a reality. When I told him that we only do fireworks on the 4th and 24th of July, he decided that it would be a great any-holiday drink. So, just in time for Labor Day, here’s the most-awesomest-ever holiday drink.
Your favorite soda — the Mountain Dew was because we like it best, but the Sprite was a better color. Go figure!
Your favorite punch — we are Crystal Light drinkers at our house, but Kool-aid worked just as well.
A clear cup
Flint and steel — necessary for the proper special effects!
1. Gather all of your ingredients. These make up pretty quickly!
2. Pour several cubes of ice into the bottom of the cup. You want it to be a pretty solid layer, even when it floats up, and the opening gets wider. The cup on the right looks the way it should 🙂
3. Pour in your first layer: the soda. You want to fill the cup approximately halfway. See how that ice has made a pretty even layer?
4. Next, SLOWLY pour in the punch. If you pour slowly, the different densities between punch and soda — as well as the layer of ice — will keep the layers pretty well separated. At least for a while.
5. Did you think you were finished at this point? Hardly! The most important ingredient comes last. The fireworks. After all what good is a firework drink if you’re not actually drinking fireworks? Rub the flint and steel together over the cup. See those fireworks? Now it’s really a fireworks drink.
Now it’s time to drink up. If I’d let them, all of the kids would be drinking this every day!!