Top 10 Barbie-inspired cocktails
From the Plastic Fantastic to the Mali-Barb, we’ve rounded up 10 fabulous serves for those feeling the Barbie buzz.
On the Barbie hype? Team SB is too, so we’ve rounded up a number of pink and pretty cocktails to satisfy your Barbie wants and needs as the blockbuster release date nears.
If you’re planning to bee-line for the big screen for the film’s opening on 21 July, make sure you mix up one of these tipples afterwards to continue the fun.
And for any Kens out there, there’s a serve for you too – aptly named ‘Just Ken’.
For more cocktail recipes, check out our round-up of cocktails to craft from home for July.
Amaro Santoni Spritz
Taste this number at Swift in Shoreditch, London, as the venue hosts a ‘disco drinks’ event every Thursday night. The Amaro Santoni Disco Drinks menu claims to be the pink perfect roster to celebrate with your friends.
- 2 parts Santoni
- 3 parts Prosecco
Combine in a glass with ice and stir, garnish with an olive.
What would a ‘Just Ken’ cocktail be without simple syrup? The Cauldron Tavern in Brighton, UK, teamed up with events planner Fizzbox to offer up a variety of Barbie-themed drinks from 21 July for one week only.
- 25ml Simple syrup
- 2 Quartered lime wedges
- 1-2 Mint sprigs
- 75ml Bourbon
- 10ml Blue Curaçao (for colour)
Muddle the sugar syrup, the two quartered lime wedges and mint sprigs first of all into your cocktail mixing beaker. Then add Bourbon, Blue Curaçao and plenty of ice. Use your stirrer and dry stir for 30-50 seconds. Pour your cocktail through your strainer and into a chilled glass. Add ice and some mint to garnish.
Kwai Feh Pink Señorita
Amber Beverage’s Kwai Feh pink liqueur is a must-buy this Barbie season. Go the extra mile and polish off this beverage with edible flowers.
- 25ml Kwai Feh
- 25ml Tequila
- 25ml Triple sec
- 10ml Lemon juice
- Pink lemonade
Add the first four ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a Margarita glass or glass of your choice. Top up with pink lemonade and garnish with a pink rose or other pink edible flowers.
Dance the Night
Dance the Night named after the lead single in the film’s soundtrack. The pink cocktail will be served as a limited edition special between 21-23 at Savage Garden Rooftop Bar in London.
- 30ml Lanique Spirit of Rose
- 30ml Lillet
- 15ml Strawberry
- 10ml Almond syrup
- 15ml Sour Agent or lime or lemon juice
Pour all the ingredients except the bubbles in a mixing glass. Add ice and shake the cocktail. Then fine strain it using a sieve into a coupe glass. Then top it up with bubbles.
Pink Paloma Paradise
When mixing up a Barbie cocktail, there’s no better friend to call on than the trusty pink grapefruit. This tipple is not only perfectly suited to those looking for an ultra-refreshing summer go-to, but also makes a picturesque cocktail for those pre- or post-cinema drinks with friends.
- 50ml Tequila
- Pink Himalayan salt
- Agave syrup (optional)
- Double Dutch Pink Grapefruit Soda
- Slice of grapefruit
Wet the rim of your glass with lime before dipping in your pink salt to create a salt rim. Fill your glass with ice. Pour your Tequila over ice. Squeeze in your fresh lime and optional agave for those that like their Paloma a little sweeter. Top with Double Dutch Pink Grapefruit Soda Stir carefully until evenly mixed. Garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit.
Come on Barbie, let’s go party – The Cauldron X Fizzbox’s Mali-Barb hits the Barbiecore spot.
- 50ml Tequila
- 50ml Creme de mure
- 25ml Lime
- 10ml Agave syrup
- 150ml Ginger beer
- 5ml Wray and Nephew
- Half lime (hollowed out)
Add all measured ingredients (excluding ginger beer & Wray and Newphew) into a cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Strain into a highball glass and top with ginger beer.
Cocktail club Off the Cuff is offering up the perfect dose of pink for all your summer events.
- 40ml Whitley Neil Rhubarb and Ginger Gin
- 15ml Monin Rose
- 15ml Lemon juice
- 15ml Cranberry
- 5ml Monin White Chocolate
- Soda and orange garnish
Fill a highball glass with cubed ice, then pour in each ingredient as listed, fill to top with soda and garnish.
The Pink Pamplemousse
Mark the Barbie celebrations with this gin-based serve.
- 50ml Ginato Pompelmo Gin
- 50ml Prosecco
- 20ml Crème de Pamplemousse
- 20ml Soda
Garnish a Margarita or Martini glass with a popping candy rim. Combine all ingredients over cubed ice in a Margarita or Martini glass.
Another from The Cauldron and Fizzbox, Plastic Fantastic is perfect for those living the Barbie hype.
- 75ml Cranberry juice
- 25ml Kwai feh
- 50ml Raspberry gin
- 20ml Pink tonic
Measure out all ingredients excluding the pink tonic into your cocktail shaker. Add plenty of ice and get shaking. Double strain and pour into your chosen glass. Top with pink tonic.
Barbie is truly an unstoppable force, now claiming the classic serve typically associated with Carrie Bradshaw from tv show Sex and the City.
- 35ml Cîroc Summer Citrus Vodka
- 20ml Lime juice
- 20ml Triple sec
- 40ml Cranberry juice
- Orange zest or lime wheel
Pour citrus vodka, lime juice, triple sec and cranberry juice into a shaker with cubed ice. Shake for 15 seconds or until condensation forms on the outside of the shaker. Fine strain into your saucer and garnish with a flamed orange zest.