It seems to be a super superhero week around my blog! A few days ago I shared my Superhero M&M Muddy Buddy recipe with you…and today I’m sharing an easy drink idea to celebrate little superheroes in your life. It’s a well known fact by now, my son loves all things Marvel and superhero related…and he’s been a big Disney fan for quite some time now. We got him Disney Infinity last year as a Christmas present and didn’t quite realize how much he’d like the game!! Over the course of the past year we’ve used Disney Infinity as a rewards system of sorts for good behavior, taking time to learn and practice letters and numbers, and more. Now that we’ve exhausted the Disney side of it, we were excited to see that they came out with a whole new Marvel line of games!! So today we thought we’d share an easy Superhero Drink Idea for all the little superheroes in your life!!
How to Make Super Hero Drinks
The idea for this drinks is SOOO simple…simply take a more heavily sugared drink for the bottom (at least 10g of sugar difference) and then a more lightly sugar concentrated drink for the top. In this situation I used cranberry juice for the bottom and I used blue and yellow gatorades for the top. Add some ice, pour your most heavily concentrated drink at the bottom and then the gatorade on top. It actually keeps itself layered!!
Pair with my M&M Superhero Muddy Buddy recipe and you have a recipe for a successful family Disney themed night!!
How to Make Layered Drinks
- The order in which you pour is the most important aspect. You want to start with the liquid that has the greatest specific gravity, and decrease as you ascend. That way they liquids won’t try to pass through each other, which will mostly likely just end in blending. Terrible stupid blending! Start with the sweetest, most sugar dense liquid, and go up from there until you have the least-sweet, least sugary liquid at the top.
- Pouring technique is critically important. This definitely takes a steady hand. If you pour too fast, the top layer will plunge down into the one under it, which will cause mixing. That ain’t pretty, and prettiness is what this drink is all about (prettiness and science).