My mom and sister were all excited to present me with these star shaped ice trays and wanted me to make red, white and blue ice cubes and see how it went. Well, here's how it went: I'd say swimmingly. I used blue Hawaiian Punch, Red Pomegranate Crystal Light and regular water to fill the trays. When they were good and solid, I took them out and the experiment began. I wondered how long before the colors tinted the drink, how strong would the colored cube taste be when diluted in drink and most importantly, how gross would the color be if I mixed the red, white and blue cubes? I decided to use Sierra Mist as the drink because a.) it was clear b.)water would be disgusting and c.) it was on sale. Plus, I thought the bubbles would be pretty. The colors tinted the liquid almost immediately, but it didn't look gross. The hardest thing about this was trying to take pictures while guarding the cups from all sides. I let the multi-colored drink stand out for about 20 minutes and, of course, it turned purple, but it wasn't too overpowering and it still looked really festive and tasted good. I actually liked the subtle taste the colored cubes added to the lemon-lime soda. And did it ever look pretty! Of course, if it bugs you, you could always just stick to red and white or blue and white. They'd totally look cute in a punch bowl or clear pitcher as well. An easy and perfect way to cool down during your Independence Day celebrations.