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Barbie Cotton-Candy “Pink Cloud” Cocktail Recipe Makes Happy Hour Pretty-in-Pink Delicious Fun!

                            

Barbie is a dream girl ~ potent and pretty.  And inspiring…

Having left the cinema featuring Barbie the Movie determined to design a Barbie Dream Garden, (see previous Post), I also wanted to honor her with her very own signature Barbie Cocktail.

I knew the drink would have to be equally pretty-in-pink, glamorous, and delicious.

Here’s my fun, cotton-candy, cocktail confection. Plus + Bonus Drink recipe.



Barbie Pink Cloud Cotton-Candy Confection 

Inspired by Barbie’s beauty, brains, and spunky fun, I wanted to make this an easy to shake up, tasty drink for any occasion.

As the author of Art of the Garnish, I’ve created cocktails for the book, as well as for couples’ signature wedding drink to celebrate their special celebration.  

I hope you’ll agree that our girl will enjoy sipping this cocktail for a girls night or a dance party.  In the real world, I hope you’ll enjoy for a girls night in, brunch, shower, or any time you want to enjoy a pretty, pink pick-me-up. 

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 jiggers Malibu Rum ~ Because!  As a nod to Malibu Barbie. Plus, the sweet coconut flavor suits the spirit.  You can also use the Whipped Cream Vodka if that’s how you “choose your fire.” (wink😉)  

  • 1 jigger Strega Herbal liqueur ~ Because Barbie has cast a spell on us for so long.  Strega is “witch” in Italian and this spirit has a rich, bright taste with over notes of mint and fennel. 

  • 6-8 ounces Pink Lemonade

  • 2-3 shakes of Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters

Method:

Put all the ingredients in a shaker filled with 4-5 ice cubes.  Shake. Pour into a chilled martini glass.

I used my pretty, pink Flamingo glasses.  Of course, I did! 

Garnish: 

I picked some fresh mint from my garden. Float on top.  You can add a few Luxardo maraschino cherries.

The piece de resistance though, is the pink cotton candy.  We have a cotton candy machine at home. Of course we do! 

If you don’t have one to make fresh, you can purchase cotton candy.

* Note: the cotton candy, like another witch we know about ~ will melt upon coming into contact with the drink, so be sure to set on the side/top of the glass above the liquid. Or just serve the cotton candy on the side so 

you and your guests can pluck away and enjoy this frothy, pink cloud treat. 

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I mean Barbie’s hand DOES look like it’s reaching for a cocktail, no?!

Bonus Barbie Cocktail Recipe

Malibu Barbie Coconut Confection


This pretty-in-pink cocktail is so very delicious, so refreshing ~ and easy to make.  And you can’t take your eyes off of this layered sunset-inspired look.

Ingredients:

  • 2 jiggers Malibu Coconut Rum 

Method:
Pour the Rum and Pineapple Juice over ice in a rocks glass.  Add a top layer of the Aranciata. Enjoy the layering of the liquids.   
 
Garnish: 
Top with freshly grated coconut.
Orange slice. 

Cheers!


2 Comments

  • Garden Glamour

    Thank you so much for your joyful feedback. Let me know how you enjoyed the Barbie Cocktails. The #Barbie movie is so good ~ I've seen it twice and figure I'll see it more! Glad you enjoyed this pretty-in-pink art film. Cheers!

  • Anonymous

    All sounds wonderful. Will try. Enjoyed the film. Thanks

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