As a bartender, I've seen it all when it comes to drinks. From classic martinis to fruity margaritas, I've mixed them all.
But there's one type of drink that's been taking the cocktail world by storm lately: shimmery cocktails.
These drinks are not just your average cocktail. They're mesmerizing, they're dazzling, and they're downright beautiful.
With their shimmering colors and glittering swirls, they're like a work of art in a glass. And best of all, they're just as delicious as they are eye-catching.
But what exactly makes a shimmery cocktail so special? Well, it all comes down to the ingredients. These drinks are made with shimmering liqueurs and edible glitter, which give them their signature sparkle.
And while they may look like they're straight out of a fairy tale, they're actually quite simple to make.
In this blog post, I'm going to share some of my favorite shimmery cocktail recipes with you.
From classic cocktails with a shimmery twist to completely new creations, these drinks are sure to impress. So sit back, relax, and get ready to add a little sparkle to your next cocktail hour.
1. Color Changing Shimmery Phoenix Cocktail
The Color Changing Shimmery Phoenix Cocktail is a magical gin-based cocktail infused with butterfly pea flowers that gives it a unique color-changing effect. The addition of food-grade white luster petal dust makes it shimmery, adding a touch of glamour to the drink.
The cocktail is sweetened with elderflower syrup, which adds a fruity, tangy, and floral flavor to it. The combination of flavors makes it an absolute delight to drink. It is perfect for Halloween parties or any other occasion where you want to impress your guests with a magical and fun cocktail.
2. Drink Me Potion
The "Drink Me Potion" is a shimmery blue cocktail inspired by Alice in Wonderland. This fruity and citrusy cocktail is perfect for any occasion, especially if you're looking for a magical touch.
The silver cake shimmer adds a mesmerizing effect to the drink, making it look like a potion straight out of Wonderland. Whether you serve it in cute little bottles or shot glasses, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests. If you're a fan of Alice in Wonderland, this is a must-try cocktail.
3. Mermaid Dreams Cocktail
If you're looking for a shimmery cocktail that will transport you to a mermaid's paradise, look no further than the Mermaid Dreams Cocktail. This blue Hawaiian punch-based drink is infused with blue luster dust to give it a mermaid-like shimmer. But that's not all – the addition of coconut and pineapple flavors make it the perfect summer cocktail.
And to top it off, chocolate pearls are added to the mix, creating a beautiful green hue that resembles a mermaid's tail. With whipped cream vodka as the alcohol base, the Mermaid Dreams Cocktail is a delicious and unique addition to any cocktail menu. Don't miss out on this whimsical and fun drink!
4. Gold Shimmery Champagne Cocktail
The Gold Shimmery Champagne Cocktail is a mesmerizingly beautiful drink that is perfect for any celebratory occasion. Made with St-Germain liqueur and a touch of gold luster dust, this cocktail is a stunning golden color that shimmers in the light. Topped with your favorite bubbly, this cocktail is sweet and fruity with floral notes that make it easy and fun to drink.
The shimmer lasts for about a minute, adding an extra touch of magic to this already enchanting cocktail. Whether you're celebrating New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, or any other special occasion, the Gold Shimmery Champagne Cocktail is sure to impress your guests and make your event unforgettable.
5. Witches Brew Drink
Looking for a spooky and shimmery cocktail to impress your guests this Halloween season? Look no further than the Witches Brew Drink! This bright green cocktail is the perfect addition to any Halloween party or movie night. With a fruity flavor and magical shimmer, it's sure to be a hit with both adults and kids (just leave out the alcohol for a family-friendly version).
The secret to the shimmer? A pinch of silver cocktail shimmer powder added to each individual drink. And for an extra festive touch, rim the glass with sparkly cocktail sugar. Whether you're a fan of witches or just looking for a delicious and eye-catching cocktail, the Witches Brew Drink is a must-try.
6. Maleficent Halloween Cocktail
The Maleficent Halloween Cocktail is a stunningly beautiful and delicious shimmery cocktail that is perfect for Halloween celebrations. Inspired by the vengeful fairy from the Maleficent movies, this cocktail is a sparkling purple color that is sure to impress your guests. The secret to the shimmer in this cocktail is the silver cocktail shimmer powder, which adds a magical touch to any drink.
While the original recipe is alcoholic, it can easily be made kid-friendly with a few simple swaps. The color of the cocktail may vary depending on the brand of raspberry liquor used, but it will still taste delicious. If you're looking for a show-stopping cocktail that is sure to impress your guests, the Maleficent Halloween Cocktail is a must-try.
7. Shimmery Purple Bat Cocktail
The Shimmery Purple Bat Cocktail is a perfect addition to any Halloween party. It has a cherry-citrus flavor and sparkly glitter that adds a touch of glamour.
The edible eyeballs made from lychee and blueberries are a fun and spooky addition. The Bacardi Rum symbol on the label adds to the overall theme of the drink. The addition of edible glitter makes it shimmer and adds a magical touch.
8. The Upside Down Cocktail
"The Upside Down Cocktail" is a shimmery, spooky cranberry tequila cocktail inspired by the popular TV show, Stranger Things. The cocktail is perfect for Halloween and comes in both alcoholic and nonalcoholic versions. The secret ingredient that gives it the shimmering effect is edible pearl dust, which is mixed with tart cherry concentrate.
The rest of the ingredients, including tequila, cranberry juice, citrus, and simple syrup, are easy to find at any store. The cocktail is a fun party trick and would be a great addition to any Halloween party. For those who don't drink alcohol, there's a mocktail version available. Overall, "The Upside Down Cocktail" is a unique and visually stunning cocktail that's sure to impress your guests.
9. Poisoned Apple Cider Cocktail
The Poisoned Apple Cider Cocktail is a perfect drink for the fall season and Halloween parties. It is a sweet and spicy concoction made with apple cider and rum, and the shimmery swirls make it an eerie and beautiful drink.
The optional luster dust adds a mystical touch to the cocktail, which is perfect for any occasion from September to December. The recipe includes homemade Viniq, which gives the drink its shimmer, but it can be served without it as well. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves apple cider and wants to add a little sparkle to their drink.
10. The Blue Lagoon Cocktail
The Blue Lagoon Cocktail is a vodka-based drink that is sure to transport you to a dreamy blue paradise. The bright blue color comes from the addition of Curacao, which also adds a unique flavor to the cocktail. The taste of the Blue Lagoon is distinct from the Blue Hawaiian, which is rum-based.
This cocktail is perfect for sipping on a warm summer day, and the shimmery blue color is sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a fun and unique cocktail to serve at your next gathering, the Blue Lagoon is definitely worth a try.
11. Harry Potter Amortentia Cocktail
The Harry Potter Amortentia Cocktail is a shimmery and seductive drink that is perfect for any special occasion, especially Valentine's Day. Made with cranberry juice, vodka, grenadine, and pearl dust, this love potion-inspired cocktail emits different aromas for everyone who smells it, conjuring up memories from childhood nostalgia to past or present romances.
The addition of pearl dust gives it a magical iridescent sheen that is sure to enchant anyone who lays eyes on it. While it won't create actual love like the potion from the books, it does cause powerful infatuation or obsession, making it a dangerously delicious drink. This cocktail is perfect for Harry Potter fans and book lovers alike, and is sure to leave sippers feeling a little bewitched.
12. Jack Frost Cocktail
The Jack Frost Cocktail is a tropical blend of rum, pineapple, and coconut flavors, with a shimmery, icy blue color that makes it perfect for winter or holiday celebrations. The coconut-rimmed glass gives it a festive appearance, resembling snowflakes on the rim. The addition of Blue Curaçao gives the drink its signature icy color and adds a hint of citrus to the sweet pineapple and smooth coconut cream flavors.
This cocktail is a fun and refreshing twist on a classic piña colada, perfect for those who love tropical flavors with a winter twist. Whether you prefer it frozen or on the rocks, the Jack Frost Cocktail is sure to impress your guests and add a touch of shimmer to your holiday celebrations.
13. Santa Baby Cocktail
The Santa Baby Cocktail is a shimmery and festive drink that is perfect for the holiday season. Made with raspberry lemon simple syrup, Chambord, and either rosé or champagne, this cocktail is tart, sweet, and bubbly. The addition of edible glitter powder and a metallic sprinkle rim adds a fun and festive flair to the drink.
The bright and vibrant color of the cocktail is sure to catch the eye of anyone at your holiday party. Whether you prefer rosé or champagne, this cocktail is easy to make and is a guaranteed hit with guests. Give the Santa Baby Cocktail a try and add some sparkle to your holiday season.
14. The Witch's Heart
"The Witch's Heart" is a mesmerizing and whimsical Halloween cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. This shimmery concoction is made with homemade blackberry shimmery liqueur, apple brandy or vodka, and grenadine. The result is a fruity and sweet flavor profile that is perfect for any themed party. The cocktail's purple color with shimmery liquid gives it an eerie and elegant look, making it the perfect "witch's brew."
This cocktail can also be made with Viniq, a shimmery liqueur that changes the flavor profile of the cocktail. However, the homemade blackberry shimmery liqueur is a delicious and sweet alternative. If you're looking for a Halloween cocktail that is easy to make and looks stunning, "The Witch's Heart" is the perfect choice.