This Maleficent cocktail is a deliciously evil party cocktail for Halloween, or for sipping on while watching the Maleficent movies. It is made with vodka, raspberry liqueur, lime juice, and a secret ingredient to give it a magical shimmering look. It looks so pretty served in a glass with cherries and is sure to be a hit with all those that drink it!
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If you enjoy vodka cocktails then you are going to love this Maleficent cocktail! It would be a delicious signature cocktail at any party, not just Halloween, and would also be great to serve at a dinner party – especially if it is themed!
My alcoholic drink of choice is vodka and lime, and we all know that my favorite color is purple. Maleficent is my all-time favorite Disney Villain, so essentially this is a perfect cocktail for me – with literally a cherry on top! (I love maraschino cherries too!)
Ingredients used in this cocktail
- Vodka – use your favorite brand
- Raspberry Liqueur – or you could replace it with a raspberry vodka if you like
- Lime Juice – fresh or from a bottle
- Lemon-Lime Soda – e.g., Sprite or 7 Up
- Silver Cake shimmer – this is an optional extra that adds a shimmery effect to the drink. AKA luster dust.
- Purple Food Coloring – just a drop to turn the drink purple
How To Make A Maleficent Cocktail
This purple cocktail is shaken and not stirred. Don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar, water bottle, or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.
All the ingredients go into a cocktail shaker (bar the lemon-lime soda) and shaken with ice. The concoction is poured into a glass and topped up with soda. So easy!
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Make It A Meal!
The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to make this recipe into a full meal? Here are my suggestions!
- Appetizer: Bloody Mary Soup (vodka optional)
- Main Dish: Slow Cooker Beef, Bean & Pumpkin Chili
- Side Dish: Cheesy Chilli Cornbread
- Dessert: Maleficent Cupcakes
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This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
- 1 oz vodka
- 2 oz raspberry liqueur
- ½ oz lime juice
- 2 oz lemon-lime soda (Sprite or 7 Up)
- 1 tsp silver cake shimmer/luster dust
- 1 drop purple food coloring
- Maraschino cherries for garnish, optional
- Place the vodka, raspberry liqueur, lime juice, silver shimmer, and purple food coloring in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well until blended.
- Pour into a glass filled with ice and top up with lemon-lime soda.
- Add extra food coloring or shimmer if required.
- Garnish with maraschino cherries if using.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 0gSugar: 29gProtein: 0g
Maleficent Cocktail Variations
I always like to try and give variations on the cocktails I share on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, and especially turning the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers and kids can enjoy the drink too!
Maleficent Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)
So that non-drinkers and kids can enjoy a glass of this purple potion we just need to make a simple change – remove the vodka, and replace the raspberry liqueur with syrup instead.
I love Monin syrups as there are lots of great flavors and they are a very versatile ingredient that can be used in cocktails, mocktails, coffee, cocoa, shakes, smoothies, and more.
To make a Maleficent Mocktail mix raspberry syrup with lemon-lime soda and stir in some purple food coloring and silver cake shimmer. Serve in a glass with ice and a cherry garnish.
Want to turn this cocktail into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of crushed ice – then blend till smooth. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze!
Maleficent Party Punch
If you want to make this cocktail for a crowd you can easily make a large batch.
As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to. Serve in drinks dispensers, pitchers, or go really retro and serve it from a punch bowl.
To make a batch of Maleficent Party Punch, mix together:
- 1 part Vodka
- 2 parts Raspberry Liqueur
- ½ part lime juice
- lemon-lime soda (Sprite or 7 Up)
- Silver Cake shimmer – as much as needed
- Purple Food Coloring – as much as needed
While the individual cocktail is shaken, when making a big batch just stir together the vodka, raspberry liqueur, and lime juice. Top up with lemon-lime soda then add a few spoonfuls of silver cake shimmer/luster dust if you are using it in your drink to give it a bit of a shimmer. Finally, add a few drops of purple food coloring to get the desired shade.
Transfer to your serving receptacle of choice with plenty of ice and cherries for garnish.
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