Ideal Recipe to Make the Barbie Cocktail Special

Barbie Cocktail
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Author: Andrew Williams

Published: March 14, 2024

Generations have been enthralled with Barbie, the legendary doll with an infinite career path and a pink closet. What if, however, we told you there was a tasty and enjoyable way to honor her colorful universe? Presenting the Barbie Cocktail, a beverage as stylish and adaptable as Barbie!

You can find all the information you need to make the perfect Barbie cocktail in our blog post, which also includes recipe variants, presentation advice, and ideas for “Ken”-themed beverages!

The Classic Barbie: A Tropical Twist

This recipe offers a bright and refreshing flavor that is a lovely twist on the original Barbie Cocktail.


  • 1.5 ounces of coconut rum, such as Malibu.
  • 1 ounce of pineapple juice
  • 0.5 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec orange liqueur
  • 5 ounces of fresh lime juice
  • sparkling (top-off) water
  • As garnish, maraschino cherry and pineapple wedge
  • Optional: pink rim sanding sugar


  1. Prepare the Glass: Use pink sanding sugar to rim your glass for an added touch of Barbie charm. To create a gorgeous pink border, cut a lime wedge and run it around the glass’s rim before dipping it into the sanding sugar.
  2. Activate it: Pour ice into a cocktail shaker. Incorporate the lime juice, pineapple juice, orange liqueur, and coconut rum. Give it a good shake for ten seconds or so.
  3. Finally: Pour the mixture through a strainer into an ice-filled glass that has been ready. For a bubbly finish, pour sparkling water over it.
  4. Time to Garnish: For some color and flavor, add a maraschino cherry and a pineapple slice.

Tips: A basic sugar rim (prepared with equal parts sugar and water) works just as well if you don’t have access to pink sanding sugar. Just leave out the rum and add an additional squeeze of pineapple juice for a non-alcoholic variation.

Variations on a Dreamhouse: Tailoring Your Barbie Cocktail

The Barbie Cocktail’s versatility is what makes it so lovely. Depending on your preferences, try these entertaining methods to customize your drink:

  • Berry Dream: For a tart variation, try substituting raspberry or cranberry juice for the pineapple juice. Add some fresh raspberries as a garnish for an additional splash of color.
  • Dreamhouse Delight: To create a layered effect and a vivid pink and scarlet drink, add a splash of grenadine.
  • Malibu Sunset: To achieve the zesty finish of a tropical sunset, add a splash of orange juice to the top of your drink in place of sparkling water.
  • Fizzy Fun: Spritzing Fun Would you rather have a lighter presentation? Before shaking, add a few drops of blue curaçao to the shaker for an amazing color-changing effect!

Beyond Barbie: Cocktails for the Whole Dreamhouse Crew

Don’t forget about Ken! This is a “Just Ken” cocktail recipe that would be ideal for a party with a Barbie theme:

  • Just Ken:
    • 1.5 oz Bourbon
    • 0.75 oz Blue curaçao
    • 0.5 oz Simple syrup
    • Lemon wedge and mint sprig for garnish

Directions: Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker, mix, then strain into a glass over fresh ice. Add a lemon wedge and a sprig of mint as garnish.

Are you in the mood for adventure? For a tart twist, try a “Skipper Sour” with a dash of grenadine or a “Midge Mojito” with a dash of cranberry juice.

Presentation is Key: Making Your Barbie Cocktail Pop

The key to a truly special Barbie Cocktail lies in the presentation. Here are some tips:

  • Lots of Garnishes: Experiment with different garnishes! For a whimsical touch, use edible flowers, sugar pearls, or even small umbrellas.
  • Think Pink: To create a unified Barbie-themed atmosphere, utilize pink accents, such as pink plates and napkins.
  • Get Crafty: Invent some amusing drink stirrers by getting crafty! Make use of plastic straws, pipe cleaners, or even toothpicks tied with little pink ribbons.
  • Themed Ice Cubes: To add a little additional shine, freeze edible glitter or tiny pink candies inside the ice cubes.

The Final Sip: Cheers to a Life in Plastic, But Fantastic!

You may make the perfect Barbie cocktail for your next get-together with a little imagination and these suggestions. In addition to being delicious, this drink is a fun way to honor the beloved doll and the imaginative universe she represents. Alright, take out your shaker, let your inner mixologist loose, and let’s celebrate life in plastic that tastes amazing!

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