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Magical Color Changing Drink

Presto Change-O!  A magical potion that changes color you can drink! Use adult supervision for the hot water.

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Level: Apprentice     Category: Drink     Time: 20 min     Yields: 2 * 8 oz drinks


  • 2 Cups Hot Water
  • ¾ Cup Chopped Red Cabbage
  • 1 Cup of Your Favorite Cold Lemonade
  • 2 TSP Lemon Juice


  • 1 Medium Bowl
  • 1 Medium to Large Sieve
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Spoon
  • 2-8oz glasses


  1. With adult supervision, place the chopped red cabbage in a sieve over a mixing bowl.  Pour the hot water slowly over the cabbage. The liquid in the bowl will be blue.
  2. Allow the liquid to cool.
  3. Stir in the lemon juice to your lemonade. (This is the key to creating the magical change.
  4. Pour your blue potion into each drinking glass.  Filling each glass 1/2 way full.
  5. Fill the rest of your glass with lemonade and stir. Watch as it magically turns to pink!  
  6. Drink Up!


  • Put the half full glasses of the pink liquid and when everyone is present fill the glasses the rest of the way with lemonade.  Everyone will be able to see the magic color change happen before their eyes!  
  • You can also use a folded over paper towel to act as a filter when pouring the mixture into your bowl. 


  • If you want to add extra pop to your drink you can add sparkling water to make your base lemonade.

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