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Christmas is over and now we get to look forward to New Year’s Eve! Sometimes I wish New Year’s was a few more weeks away, so I could have a little extra fun with it and make a few more New Year’s Eve recipes. Today I’ve got one your kids are going to L-O-V-E – The Disappearing Mocktail! Can you guess the secret ingredient?
With three kids, we prefer to celebrate the new year with them instead of going out. We watch the ball drop, watch a movie, eat and drink yummy things, and we play board games and video games all night long.
Earlier this week, I was getting a few last minute items from Walmart, and I grabbed some Canada Dry Ginger Ale® and 7UP®. My family loves both of these. They usually know I’m about to make fun drink recipes when I bring home 7UP®.
One of my favorite ingredients for treats is cotton candy. I’ve made cotton candy flavored recipes from cupcake to fudge. For this New Year’s Eve, we’re making mocktails with Cotton Candy!
These are super easy to make. To make these drinks even more festive, I like to sugar rim the cups and use brightly colored licorice. You can use any of your favorite flavors from Canada Dry Ginger Ale® and 7UP®, and any flavor of cotton candy.
Make some fun festive drinks for New Year's Eve - Cotton Candy Drinks
2 minPrep Time
2 minTotal Time
- Your favorite Canada Dry Ginger AleÂ® and 7UPÂ®
- A handful of Cotton Candy per glass
- Brightly colored rainbow licorice
- Color sugar crystals
- Corn syrup
- Dip the top cup edge in corn syrup.
- Then, dip it in sanding sugar or colored sugar crystals.
- Add a licorice straw.
- Fill the cup with cotton candy fluff.
- Then, pour your favorite Canada Dry Ginger AleÂ® and 7UPÂ® to about 2/3 full.
- Drink and enjoy!
My kids love when I make special drinks and sugar rim the tops of the cups. I have to admit, I love it, too! It’s super easy to do when you use corn syrup. Make sure to dip just the edge. If you dip more, the corn syrup and sugar will fall down the sides.
After you’ve added the cotton candy fluff to your cups, then you can add a sprinkling of sugar crystals to the cotton candy. My 4 yr old LOVED this part. Then, add your favorite Canada Dry Ginger Ale® and/or 7UP® and watch the cotton candy DISAPPEAR!!
One thing we found with these drinks is that the blue and green cotton candy will keep their color when you pour either regular flavor of Canada Dry Ginger Ale® and 7UP®.
If you use pink, white or, yellow cotton candy colors, the drinks will just be clear. This is why we like to use white cotton candy mixed with Cherry 7UP®. That one is my favorite flavor combination!
These drinks are so much fun, and you can drink it right through the licorice as a straw! It’s such a little thrill to watch the cotton candy melt and disappear as you pour the drinks. Let your kids have a little fun and make one for themselves this New Year’s Eve!
If you want to make these in a more “adult” fashion, try adding 1/2 ounce of whipped cream vodka to the mix. It’s my favorite add in for these fun drinks.
What’s your favorite drink for New Year’s Eve?