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Red, White & Blue Spritzer

June 29, 2017

This year for Fourth of July we are having my brother and sister-in-law over with the kids, our niece (10) and nephew (12). Before we have some fun in the sun, we are going to have the kids help us make a batch of kid-friendly Red, White & Blue Spritzer featuring La Croix sparkling water. We chose to go with one of our favorite flavors to truly give it that tropical summer kick, the pineapple strawberry.

 

 

 

As they get older now, we try to add in more fun activities in the kitchen so that they can learn a thing or two on how to serve and host family. My wife and I have always thought it was an important quality for children to pick up on. Growing up, I was always helping my mom or aunt with party planning and other sorts of gigs so we want to inspire them.

 

 

 

With a few simple ingredients and a star shaped cookie cutter, you will be well on your way to the cutest, sweetest and healthiest Red, White & Blue Spritzer of the season. To garnish the glasses, we snagged a couple of blue and white plaid paper straws at the Target dollar section a couple of weeks ago. This goes so well with the chunks of berries and star shaped jicama that float in each glass.

 

For the adults that want to spike your drink, feel free to add a shot of your favorite booze to your glass. This holiday, we are keeping it cool and classic with this perfect non-alcoholic beverage.

 

 

 

We love using La Croix to spark some bubbles into our drinks and with so many flavors available on the market, it’s so hard to pick just one! This Red, White & Blue Spritzer highlights both the fresh coconut water and all-natural sparkling water with essential oils.

 

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Red, White & Blue Spritzer

 

Before we have some fun in the sun, we are going to have the kids help us make a batch of kid-friendly Red, White & Blue Spritzer featuring La Croix.

 

 

Prep time:  10 mins

Cook time:  1 hour

Total time:  1 hour 10 mins

Serves: 15-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries

  • 1 cup strawberries

  • Jicama, cut in the shape of stars

  • 40 oz coconut water*

  • 2 (12 oz) cans of La Croix, pineapple strawberry

 

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry pitcher.

  2. Set out tumbler glasses. Place a blue & white plaid straw in each.

  3. Wash fruit. Slice and peel jicama. Cut about a cup worth into the shape of stars using a cookie cutter. Toss berries into your pitcher. Top with coconut water. Whisk into the spritzer. Refrigerate.

  4. Before serving, add pineapple strawberry La Croix to the pitcher of your spritzer. Whisk to combine.

  5. Serve in your prepared tumbler glasses with loads of fruits.

  6. Cheers to a kid-friendly Fourth of July!

 

Notes

 

* The coconut water can be flavored for an added kick, we opted for regular.

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