How to Make an Easy-to-Follow Cotton Candy Mocktail

How to Make an Easy-to-Follow Cotton Candy Mocktail

Learn how to make a cotton candy mocktail cocktail that’s perfect for a kid’s birthday party, summer fun, or unicorn party. It’s a recipe that includes sparkling soda, cotton candy, and a whole lot of fun.

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Cotton Candy Mocktail

What is the most famous mocktail?

The most popular mocktails include a pina colada mocktail, a mojito mocktail, and Shirley Temple 

Are Mocktails Safe to Drink?

Mocktails do not contain alcohol, but they do have sugar, so if you are watching your sugar intake be sure to drink them sparingly

Do Mocktails Contain Alcohol?

No! Mocktails are for anyone that wants a fun cocktail without the liquor. It’s a great way to enjoy a fun and often fruity drink without the guilt of alcohol and it’s a fun drink for the kids to enjoy

On what occasion would you serve a Cotton Candy Drink?

  • Carnival Parties
  • summer parties
  • baby shower
  • birthday parties
  • new years
  • new year’s eve celebrations
  • just for fun
  • unicorn birthday party

cotton candy mocktail drink for kids

Just look at how much fun this drink is. Any kid and dare I say – any adult – would love to sip on this fun drink. With only two ingredients, it’s easy to make. The kids will love watching the cotton candy dissolve and you’ll love the simple recipe.

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Variations to this Cotton Candy Drink Recipe

Soda Flavors

  • Lemon-Lime Soda (Sprite, 7-Up, Sierra Mist, or a generic form) I used lemon-lime soda as my soda beverage. It adds sweetness with a hint of citrus but doesn’t mask the cotton candy flavor too much
  • Raspberry Gingerale – this would be delicious, however, you might lose some of the cotton candy flavors due to the strong raspberry flavoring
  • Strawberry Soda – Again, sounds delicious. I have not tried this particular flavor of soda, so I can’t attest to how strong the strawberry flavoring is and how much of the cotton candy flavor would come through
  • Ginger Ale – ginger ale would be a great substitute for lemon-lime soda but may mask some of the cotton candy  taste

What kind of cups can I use for this cotton candy mocktail recipe?

Any cup will do, but preferably a clear plastic cup or glass. You and the kids will want to watch as the cotton candy fizzes, bubbles, and colors the drink. If you are hosting a New Year’s Eve party, then champagne flutes (you can find plastic champagne glasses for the kids) are a fun way to serve this drink. Mason jars, hurricane glasses, and see-through plastic cups are perfect for this drink as well

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Cotton Candy Punch

  • cotton candy punch is a large version of a cotton candy drink. Simply add cotton candy to the punch bowl and pour a 2-liter bottle of soda over the cotton candy

What Flavors of Cotton Candy Should I use for this drink?

  • I used classic pink cotton candy and blue cotton candy, but with so many flavors available today you could have a number of cotton candy drink flavors like – green apple, watermelon, grape, and even banana

Are you ready to make this Cotton Candy Mocktail Drink? Let’s Make sure you have everything you’ll need…

Ingredients

  • cotton candy
  • lemon-lime soda

Decorating Your Glass or Cup

While this is purely optional it is half the fun! I like to add fun sprinkles to the rim. It’s easy to do and I’ll teach you how. I’ve included the complete directions in the printable below

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to decorate the rims of your cups

  • lime wedges
  • sprinkles or decorating sugar
  • *a small plate

Garnishes:

  • piece of cotton candy
  • paper straw or other fun straw
  • optional – cherry

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How do you Make Cotton Candy Mocktails?

Instructions

  • if you are decorating the rim of your glasses, then use a lime wedge to wet the rim and then tip the glass over into a plate of sprinkles
  • place a good amount (about a cup size portion or more) of cotton candy into the glass
  • pour the soda over the cotton candy and watch it dissolve while it colors the drink

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Print

How to Make an Easy-to-Follow Cotton Candy Mocktail

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Total Time: 33 minute
  • Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

Decorations for the cup rim: 

  • lime wedges
  • sprinkles or decorating sugar
  • *a small plate

drink

  • cotton candy
  • lemon-lime soda

 

Garnishes:

  • piece of cotton candy
  • paper straw or other fun straw
  • optional – cherry

Instructions

decorating the rim: (optional)

  • cut a wedge of lime and slice it open in the middle
  • pour a good amount of sprinkles onto a small plate – deep enough so it will coat the rim of a cup
  • use the lime wedge to moisten your cup – slide it all the way around the rim so it is completely wet on the outside
  • turn the cup upside down into a plate full of sprinkles

making the drink

  • place some cotton candy in the bottom of a cup – The amount will vary depending on your cup. I used about 1 cup of cotton candy for my 16 0z. cups
  • pour soda over the cotton candy and watch it dissolve into the soda
  • decorate with more cotton candy at the top of the cup and add a straw

Notes

The amount of cotton candy that you use will vary. If you think the drink needs more cotton candy flavor, then toss some more in. It will dissolve immediately.

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