Have you seen the new Black Panther movie? My husband is taking my 14 year old this afternoon. He is absolutely thrilled to see it.
Black Panther is set in Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that is hidden and make to look third world. This way they can keep their powerful metal, vibranium, hidden secret from the world.
My son LOVES comic book lore and knows just about anything about it, including all the back stories. I love being able to ask him just about anything I want to know about a particular comic book hero. Just recently I was quizzing him on Black Panther on the way home from school. I quiz him whenever a new comic book movie comes out, and he’s always so full of fascinating back story.
His knowledge and back stories always inspire me to make fun and inspired food and drinks for movies. This mocktail is quite delicious, especially if after you make it, you mix the whipped cream down into the juice.
This mocktail drink is pretty self explanatory to make. If you want to make a batch instead of just one drink, I found 2 parts grape soda to 1 part cranberry raspberry juice was perfect. One thing we did find is that not all grape sodas taste the same, some of the store brand grape sodas are more medicine-y flavored. If you stick with Sunkist or Fanta grape sodas, it’s delicious.
I wanted sugar crystals to kind of match the dark blue color from Black Panther. All I had was turquoise sugar crystals. But I added about 5 drops of regular blue food coloring and it turned into the perfect shade. If you do this, just let it dry out for a few minutes before sprinkling it on so it doesn’t clump.Print
Marvel Black Panther Inspired Mocktail
- 3/4 cup grape soda
- 1/4 cup cranberry raspberry (or cranberry grape or cranberry cocktail)
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- dark blue sprinkles
- Chill the grape soda and cranberry juice for a couple hours.
- Combine the grape soda and cranberry juice together.
- Beat the whipping cream until it forms soft speaks.
- Add a scoop to the top of the drink and sprinkle with dark blue crystals.
If you’re wanting a grownup version of this Black Panther drink, we added a jigger of black vodka, Blavod, (yes it’s black in color!) to the drink for the adults. It was pretty tasty.
What a fun looking mocktail! Love that it is so dark! The movie was so good – saw it in the theater and already want to see it again!
I don’t drink alcohol at all so I am always excited to see a good mocktail recipe as hands up I LOVE giving them a go. Definitely going to have to try this!
I love mocktail recipes! I prefer them over regular cocktails, actually. I’m trying to ensure my kids don’t go down the underage drinking road, so I don’t want alcohol all over the place when we have parties.
I have heard such good reviews about this movie. I can’t wait to see it!! This mocktail is the perfect way to celebrate this movie!
You can never go wrong with Faygo Grape Pop … that is a Detroit thing though don’t think it is sold outside the area yet. Will have to try this out as both my son and I are comic book fans and enjoyed the Black Panther movie
That is such a fun sounding mocktail. You know, I’m a Marvel fan but Black Panther was a franchise I wasn’t familiar with. So, I had a few reservations. I shouldn’t have. It’s in my top 5 of all Marvel movies now (I’m a huge Iron Man fan so I had to leave room for him lol).
Oh yum! This looks like such a festive/fun themed drink. It would be perfect for a party.
This looks like an amazing beverage that I am going to have to give a try. I have been so looking forward to seeing this movie!