Do you hear the sound of laughter and music in the air? Can you smell the sweet scent of cotton candy and popcorn? It’s that time of the year again – Carnival season is here!
The carnival is a time for fun, excitement, and indulgence. It’s a time to let loose and enjoy the festivities with friends and family. And what better way to celebrate than with a refreshing and delicious Carnival-themed cocktail?
Carnival-themed cocktails are the perfect addition to any party or celebration during the carnival season. These cocktails are inspired by the bright colors, flavors, and energy of the carnival.
They are a mix of sweet, tangy, and fruity flavors that will transport you to the heart of the carnival. Whether you’re looking for a classic cocktail or something more adventurous, there is a carnival-themed cocktail for everyone.
From the vibrant colors of the carnival to the unique flavors of traditional carnival foods, these cocktails are sure to delight your taste buds. They are a perfect way to get into the spirit of the carnival and bring a little bit of the carnival magic into your home.
So, whether you’re planning a carnival-themed party or just looking for a way to spice up your cocktail game, these Carnival-themed cocktails are sure to impress. Get ready to indulge in the flavors of the carnival with these exciting and delicious cocktail recipes.
1. Carnival Cosmo
The Carnival Cosmo is a twist on the classic pink cosmopolitan cocktail that uses limoncello instead of the usual triple sec or orange liqueur. This lemon liqueur from Italy gives the cocktail a light and bright flavor, making it perfect for a Carnival-themed party.
The preparation is simple, and the cocktail is served in a classic martini glass with a lime garnish. The Carnival Cosmo is a great choice for those who want to enjoy a classic cocktail with a new twist. Give it a try at your next party and impress your guests with this delicious and refreshing drink.
2. Blue Margarita
The Blue Margarita is a tropical cocktail that will transport you to the deck of your favorite Carnival Cruise Ship. This gorgeous blue margarita is the perfect blend of citrus flavors and is sure to be a hit at any Carnival themed party. The garnish of lime adds a refreshing touch to this frosty frozen beverage.
If you’re a fan of margaritas, you’ll definitely want to try this one. The Blue Margarita is just one of the many epic Carnival Pool Cocktails that you can enjoy on your next cruise. So, if you’re dreaming of your next Carnival Cruise, make sure to add this cocktail to your list of must-try drinks.
3. Tiramisu Martini
The Tiramisu Martini is a delicious dessert cocktail that is perfect for any party or special occasion. This Carnival Themed Cocktail is filled with some of our favorite liqueurs and tastes just like the classic Italian dessert, Tiramisu. It is important to note that this cocktail is all booze and packs quite a punch, so it is best served as an after-dinner drink.
The cocktail can be topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder for added flavor. The Tiramisu Martini is a great addition to any holiday celebration, including Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and New Year’s Eve. Overall, this cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves sweet and boozy drinks.
4. Pirate Punch
Pirate Punch is a sweet and fruity cocktail that tastes like the tropics. It’s inspired by Carnival Cruises and perfect for any Carnival themed party.
The recipe makes a pitcher for 8 people, and it’s a true treasure trove of flavors with hints of tropical fruit. It’s perfect for sipping on a warm summer day or enjoying with friends at a party.
5. King Cake Martini
Looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to serve at your Carnival themed party? Look no further than the King Cake Martini! This festive drink is a twist on a classic dessert martini, featuring cinnamon-infused vodka, hazelnut liqueur, white crème de cocoa, coffee liqueur, and club soda.
The cinnamon-infused vodka gives the drink a warm and spicy flavor that perfectly captures the essence of a traditional king cake. Plus, the rim of green, purple, and yellow sugars adds a fun and festive touch that’s sure to impress your guests. Whether you’re celebrating Mardi Gras or just looking for a fun and tasty cocktail, the King Cake Martini is a must-try!
6. Vodka Charleston Fizz
The Vodka Charleston Fizz with Rosemary is a perfect addition to any Carnival-themed party. This cocktail is a twist on the classic Charleston Fizz, using vodka instead of gin and pink grapefruit liqueur instead of elderberry. The addition of fresh rosemary gives it a unique and refreshing taste. The TRU Vodka from Greenbar Distillery is a great choice for this cocktail, with its light and clean taste.
The St. Elder Pamplemousse Liqueur adds a tangy and fresh flavor to the drink. The blush pink color of the cocktail makes it a perfect fit for a baby shower or any other girly event. Overall, the Vodka Charleston Fizz with Rosemary is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking for a fun and unique drink for their next party.
7. Fish Bowl Drink
The Fish Bowl Drink is a colorful and fruity cocktail that’s perfect for any carnival-themed party. This cocktail is made with a blend of coconut rum, vodka, peach schnapps, and blue curaçao, making it a potent drink that’s sure to get the party started.
The cocktail is typically served in a fishbowl, which adds to its fun and playful vibe. What’s great about this cocktail is that it’s easy to make and can be scaled up to serve a larger crowd. If you’re looking to add some excitement to your next party, the Fish Bowl Drink is definitely worth a try.
8. Purple Gin and Tonic
The Purple Gin and Tonic is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking to add some carnival vibes to their drink menu. This colorful drink is a refreshing twist on the classic gin and tonic, with a beautiful purple hue that’s sure to catch the eye.
While we can’t reveal the recipe, we can tell you that it’s made with a unique blend of ingredients that come together to create a bold and flavorful drink. So if you’re looking for a fun and festive cocktail to serve at your next carnival-themed party, be sure to give the Purple Gin and Tonic a try. Trust us, your guests will thank you.
9. Almond Joy Shots
“Almond Joy Shots” is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking for a unique and delicious drink at a carnival-themed party. The cocktail is perfect for chocolate lovers, as it features a blend of coconut rum, chocolate liqueur, and amaretto.
The combination of flavors creates a rich and indulgent taste that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. The cocktail is served in a shot glass, making it perfect for sharing with friends or as a fun addition to a dessert table. Overall, “Almond Joy Shots” is a fun and tasty cocktail that is sure to be a hit at any carnival-themed event.
10. Witch’s Brew
Looking for a spooky and delicious cocktail to serve at your next Halloween party? Look no further than the Witch’s Brew! This Carnival Themed Cocktail is a festive purple color and features dry ice for a spooky touch. The shimmering effect of the Viniq adds to the Halloween vibe, and the fruity taste of the flavored vodka makes it a crowd-pleaser.
This easy-to-make cocktail is perfect for hosting a girl’s night Halloween party or serving to your “ghoul” friends on a tray or bar cart. And don’t worry, the dry ice is completely safe to put into a beverage you plan on consuming. So, grab your witch’s hat and get ready to brew up some spooky sippers this Halloween!
11. Mardi Gras Cocktail
The Mardi Gras Cocktail is a vibrant and festive drink that perfectly captures the spirit of Carnival. This cocktail recipe is brought to you by Just Plum Crazy and is sure to impress your guests with its bold colors and flavors. While we can’t all be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, this cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate from the comfort of your own home.
With its unique blend of ingredients, the Mardi Gras Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking to add some excitement to their Carnival-themed party. So why not give it a try and see for yourself why this cocktail is a hit among Carnival enthusiasts everywhere?
12. Blue Hawaii
If you’re looking for a refreshing and tropical drink to add to your Carnival themed cocktail menu, then the Blue Hawaii is a must-try. This mocktail version of the classic cocktail is perfect for all ages and is incredibly easy to make. The drink is made with blue Gatorade, limeade, and pineapple juice, which creates a sweet and tangy flavor that will transport you to a tropical paradise.
The Blue Hawaii is traditionally served in a hurricane glass and can be garnished with maraschino cherries and pineapple slices. This drink is perfect for any summer get-together or Carnival party and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So, if you’re looking for a fun and refreshing drink to add to your menu, give the Blue Hawaii a try.
13. The Eleven
“The Eleven” is a whiskey sour cocktail with a twist of maple syrup and a unique garnish of a mini Eggo waffle. Inspired by the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things”, this cocktail is perfect for a carnival-themed party or a viewing party of the show.
The combination of sweet maple syrup and sour lemon juice creates a delicious balance of flavors, and the frothy egg whites add a creamy texture to the drink. The mini waffle garnish is not only a fun nod to the show but also a tasty addition to the cocktail. If you’re looking for a unique and flavorful cocktail to impress your guests, give “The Eleven” a try.
14. Pineapple Rum Punch
The Pineapple Rum Punch is a refreshing and tropical cocktail that combines sweet pineapple juice and Canada Dry Ginger Ale with the kick of Malibu Rum.
It’s visually stunning when served with fresh pineapple skewers and is perfect for any summer party or Carnival-themed event. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be served in a large pitcher for guests to help themselves.
15. Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail
The Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail is a fun and delicious addition to any carnival-themed party. This champagne-based drink is topped with a fluffy cloud of cotton candy, giving it a playful and whimsical appearance. The sweetness of the cotton candy perfectly complements the crispness of the champagne, creating a delightful flavor combination.
This cocktail is perfect for those who want to add a touch of fun to their celebrations. So, if you’re looking for a unique and exciting drink to serve at your next carnival-themed event, the Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
16. Cotton Candy Shooter
The Cotton Candy Shooter is a fun and playful cocktail that will take you back to your childhood memories of carnivals and fairs. This adult version of your favorite fair food is easy to make and will surely impress your guests.
The cocktail is made with cotton candy floss sugar and a few other ingredients that make it a delightful and sweet treat. If you’re looking for a unique and fun cocktail to serve at your next party, the Cotton Candy Shooter is definitely worth a try. Get ready to indulge in a burst of sugary sweetness with every sip!
17. Blueberry Margarita
The Blueberry Margarita is a refreshing and fruity cocktail perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras, Margarita Day, or any festive occasion. Made with 100% blueberry juice, this cocktail is simple to make and has a sweet and tangy flavor.
For those who prefer a larger drink, adding lime-flavored seltzer or soda water can give this cocktail some extra mileage without sacrificing flavor. The Blueberry Margarita is a must-try for anyone who loves a classic margarita with a fruity twist.
18. Sand Bucket Cocktail
The Sand Bucket Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a fun and flavorful summer drink. This cocktail is perfect for those who love a little bit of everything in their drink, as it combines coconut rum, tropical fruit rum, fruit juice, pineapple juice, orange Fanta, and mango hard seltzer.
The cocktail is served in a sand bucket and garnished with frozen and fresh fruit, making it a perfect addition to any Carnival-themed party. With its sweet and fruity flavors, the Sand Bucket Cocktail is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So, grab a shovel and get ready to enjoy this delicious and refreshing drink!
19. Salted Caramel Martini
The Salted Caramel Martini is a must-try for all dessert cocktail lovers. This Carnival Themed Cocktail is a perfect blend of flavors including caramel, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. The cocktail is based on RumChata and includes salted caramel vodka, caramel syrup, fine salt, sugar, and caramel candy.
This after-dinner cocktail is perfect for impressing your dinner guests and satisfying your sweet tooth. The Salted Caramel Martini is a delicious and indulgent treat that is sure to be a hit at any Carnival-themed party.
20. Black Sangria
Looking for a spooky and delicious cocktail to serve at your next Halloween party? Look no further than the Black Sangria! This dark and fruity cocktail is made with blackberries, black plums, black grapes, and a dark wine like Apothic Dark. Let it sit for an hour and watch as the plums turn a menacing shade of black.
It’s the perfect drink to serve at any Halloween gathering, and pairs well with fall foods like chili, sliders, and seasonal fruit platters. If you’re looking for more Halloween cocktail ideas, be sure to check out our other favorites like the Witches Brew, Candy Corn Vodka Shots, and the Vampire’s Kiss.
21. Cotton Candy Mocktail
The Cotton Candy Mocktail is a fun and whimsical drink that is perfect for a carnival-themed party or any occasion that calls for a bit of playful indulgence. This mocktail is all about presentation, with a sugar rimmed glass, a straw wrapped in cotton candy, and tufts of cotton candy added to the drink just before serving.
If you’re looking for a drink that is sure to impress your guests and add a touch of whimsy to your next party, the Cotton Candy Mocktail is definitely worth trying.
22. Rock Candy Cocktail
The Rock Candy Cocktail is a vibrant and fun drink that is perfect for any carnival-themed party. The cocktail is made with just a few ingredients, including vodka, soda water, and a rock candy stick for sweetness and color. The drink is easy to make and can be customized to match the colors of any event or occasion.
The candy rim adds an extra touch of fun to the already playful drink. Even kids can enjoy a non-alcoholic version of this cocktail. The Rock Candy Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a sweet and colorful drink that is sure to impress guests at any party.
23. Mardi Gras Jello Shots
Looking for a colorful and festive cocktail to serve at your Mardi Gras party? Look no further than the Mardi Gras Jello Shots! With layers of purple, yellow, and green, these jello shots are the perfect addition to any Carnival-themed celebration.
Made with premium vodka and flavored with raspberry liqueur, limoncello, and lime juice, these shots are sure to be a hit with your guests. Plus, they can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to a week. So, add some fun and flavor to your party with these delicious Mardi Gras Jello Shots!
24. Prosecco and Gin Candy Floss Cocktail
Looking for a show-stopping Carnival Themed Cocktail that will impress your guests? Look no further than the Prosecco and Gin Candy Floss Cocktail. This gorgeous pink cocktail is made with pink gin, pink sparkling wine, and topped with a cloud of pink candy floss.
The addition of an edible flower adds a sprinkle of prettiness to this already stunning drink. This cocktail is perfect for a summer garden party or a dinner party dessert. It’s a dessert in itself and will definitely leave a lasting impression on your guests. Don’t miss out on trying this delicious and visually stunning cocktail.
25. Pineapple Vodka Lemonade
Looking for a refreshing and delicious cocktail to serve at your next carnival-themed party? Look no further than the Pineapple Vodka Lemonade! This simple yet flavorful cocktail is made with just four ingredients, making it easy to whip up a batch for your guests. The combination of sweet pineapple and tart lemonade, with a kick of vodka, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
And if you’re looking for other lemonade cocktails to add to your party menu, be sure to check out the Strawberry Lemonade Moscato Slushie and the Blackberry Lemonade Moscato Punch. But for a drink that’s perfect for any time of year, the Pineapple Vodka Lemonade is a must-try.
26. Party Punch
Looking for a fun and easy cocktail to serve at your next carnival-themed party? Look no further than Party Punch! This three-ingredient drink is a crowd-pleaser for both kids and adults. Its bright and pretty appearance is sure to add a festive touch to any gathering.
Plus, it’s so simple to make that you’ll have more time to enjoy the company of your guests. So, whether you’re hosting a birthday party, the Super Bowl, or a holiday get-together, Party Punch is the perfect addition to your menu. Give it a try and see why it’s been a popular recipe for years!
27. Ocean Water Punch
“Ocean Water Punch” is a refreshing and family-friendly cocktail that is perfect for any summer party or carnival-themed gathering. With only two ingredients, Hawaiian Punch and lemon-lime soda, this punch is easy to make and can be customized with different flavors of Hawaiian Punch.
For an adult-only version, a splash of rum can be added to make “Dirty Ocean Water.” The addition of a Swedish fish adds a fun and playful touch to this already delicious cocktail. If you’re looking for a simple yet crowd-pleasing cocktail for your next carnival-themed event, “Ocean Water Punch” is definitely worth a try.
28. Vegas Bomb Shot
The Vegas Bomb Shot is a popular and exciting carnival-themed cocktail that’s sure to get the party started. This shot combines three different liquors with Red Bull to create a flavorful and energizing kick that’s perfect for a night out.
The name of the shot comes from the all-night party scene in Las Vegas, and it’s easy to see why this shot is a favorite among party-goers. While different bartenders may have their own variations of the recipe, the classic version is always a hit. The Vegas Bomb Shot is a must-try for anyone looking for a fun and delicious carnival-themed cocktail.