The Cotton Candy Cocktail will give the kids their own special drink for New Year's Eve or maybe during a princess slumber party.
It's pretty, bubbly, and fun! It's super easy, even the kids could serve it themselves.
While this may seem like the ideal non-alcoholic drink recipe for kids, it works for any party where you want a sparkly drink without the alcohol. This would work great for a baby shower or a gender reveal party too.
Cotton Candy mocktail Drink Recipe
This Cotton Candy Cocktail reminds me of a “kiddie cocktail.” Boy, did I love those when I was a kid. My extended family owned a bar, where we would get together for the holidays while closed to the public.
I loved having unlimited quarters for pinball, the pool table, and the jukebox. We'd eat, talk, laugh, and play cards.
One of the drinks they'd mix up for me was what we called a kiddie cocktail. It was basically 7-Up or Sprite with grenadine mixed in, topped off with a cherry. When I was a little kid, it felt fancy!
Another fun drink idea you could try is this Cotton Candy Frappuccino recipe. It doesn't contain any caffeine so it's a sweet treat to make for the kids!
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Cotton Candy Cocktail Drink Ingredients:
This recipe will make approximately 10 8 ounce drinks. The amount you will want to prepare will depend on the length of your party and the number of guests.
For help figuring out how many drinks you need, check out this resource for calculating party beverages.
How to Make Cotton Candy Mocktail Drinks
Set out your plastic champagne glasses. For optional flare, lightly wet the rim of your champagne glasses and dip them in colored sugar. Then place one piece of cotton candy in each glass. Pour the ginger ale over the cotton candy. Place a cherry in the glass before serving. (You can put a cherry or two on a party toothpick or just drop it in.)
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Printable Cotton Candy Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipe Instructions
- 1 2 liter bottle of Raspberry Ginger Ale
- 1 bag of Cotton Candy
- Plastic Champagne Glasses
- 1-2 Maraschino Cherries for garnish
- Set out your plastic champagne glasses.
- Lightly wet the rim of your champagne glasses with water and dip them in colored sugar.
- Place one piece of cotton candy in each glass.
- Pour the ginger ale over the cotton candy.
- Place a cherry in the glass before serving - drop it in or skewer one or two cherries on a toothpick.
This yields about 10 drinks that are about 8 ounces each.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 8 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 8gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate and may vary based on ingredients and measurements used.