Add Some Sparkle to the Holiday Drinks for Kids

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While you’re spending all your energy making the perfect meal, don’t forget the drinks! Sure, you’ve got eggnog, apple cider, and hot chocolate, but what about something with that holiday sparkle? With DASANI Sparkling Water, you can add that sparkle to your holiday drinks for kids. Adults will also love these but it’s even more fun when the kids can have them too.

Overhead shot of a red sparkly drink.

Sparkly Holiday Drinks for Kids – Adults too!

Not only are these holiday drinks for kids and adults super yummy, they’re super low in sugar so you can still have all your favorite desserts. With zero calories, no sugar, no artificial colors, and no caffeine, DASANI Sparkling Water is the ultimate drink mixer.

Two kids holding glasses to cheers a sparkly red kid-friendly drink.

We came up with this Sparkling Holiday Punch recipe using the following ingredients (for one drink):

  • 3/4 can DASANI Sparkling Water Black Cherry
  • 1/4 can DASANI Sparkling Water Lime
  • 1 tsp Powerade Fruit Punch drink mix
  • 1 1/2 tsp pomegranate arils
  • edible glitter
  • orange peel and halved cranberries for garnish (who knew cranberries were so cute inside?!)
Lemon and pomegranate.
  • skewers
  • pretty paper straws


  • Put about a teaspoon of edible glitter in a shallow dish. Wet the rim of your glass and dip into glitter.
  • Put Powerade drink mix in glass.
  • Pour both DASANI Sparkling Water flavors into the glass without touching the glittered edge.
  • Toss in the pomegranate arils.
  • Garnish with orange peel and cranberry on a skewer.
  • Add a pretty straw and enjoy.
Red drinks on a table decorated for the holidays.

For added sparkle, place a small inverted glass dish over small white lights to shine lights up through the drinks, really making them shine. You’re drink table will be a hit! You can also use a variety of styles of glassware. Kids especially love getting to use the fancy glasses.

Overhead picture of sparkly drink with pomegranate seeds.

For more great recipe ideas, check out this Pinterest board.

Adding pomegranate arils (seeds) to a sparkling drink is fun because they continue to “dance” the whole time. They float up and down with the bubbles. And, when you’re finished with your drink, you can eat them. The kids call them ‘nature’s jelly beans’. 🙂

Fun sparkly drink for kids.

DASANI Sparkling Water is available at Walmart and perfect for sparkling the holidays. The 12 pack of 12 oz cans are available in Sparkling Favors: Lime, Berry, Lemon, and Black Cherry.

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  1. Cascia Talbert says:

    Those are all terrific ideas for drinks! Thanks for sharing them. Happy New Year!

  2. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I do love snazzy drinks like these. The colors and look are almost too cute to want to drink!

  3. Tammilee Tips says:

    This sounds like a good holiday drink!!! I loved when my mom made us special drinks for occasions when we were younger.

  4. I like the black cherry and lime flavor combo. I never heard of edible glitter!

  5. These are so pretty! Our friends’ kids will love it!

  6. I bet the kids appreciated their sparkling holiday beverages! Looks like they had fun with them!

  7. Michele Brosius says:

    Edible glitter?? I did not know this was a real thing! Forget the kids, I want this for a grown up drink option!! I will definitely be adding some sparkle to all of my drinks.

  8. LauraOinAK says:

    I remember being over the moon as a preteen to have Shirley Temples at my grandparent’s anniversary party. Mocktails have come a LONG way with things like edible glitter. Just amazing!

  9. These are such fun kids drinks! I love how they are sparkly, sure to make kids happy.

  10. Clo Nevaeh says:

    This looks like a great idea! I always feel bad as we have these fancy drinks for the holiday season and the kids are so bummed, espcially those close to being of drinking age.

  11. christopher says:

    very cool have to tr y next kids bday

  12. Autumn @Mamachallenge says:

    There is always drinks for the kids at our holiday parties. I think my kids would love this one!

  13. We always make a punch for the kids. This drink looks awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

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