Disney isn’t just for kids and this Sleeping Beauty Cocktail made with vanilla vodka and raspberry liqueur is for adults only! The pretty pink color will make you feel like Princess Aurora every time you take a sip of this magical beverage!
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Sleeping Beauty Cocktail
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.
In Halloweens past, I shared a Maleficent Cocktail, and purple shimmering cocktail to honor the Mistress of Evil (my favorite Disney Villain!)
For Halloween this year, it’s time for Princess Aurora (my favorite Disney Princess!) and a pretty pink and shimmery cocktail, strictly for adults only! (But as always, a non-alcoholic mocktail version is also included).
Sleeping Beauty has been a favorite fairy tale for many generations and this cocktail recipe, which includes vanilla vodka, is great to serve at Halloween or any occasion that requires a pink cocktail!
The Sleeping Beauty cocktail gets its pink color from raspberry liqueur that is another element of this adult beverage.
But if you remember the Disney movie, you’ll know that the two fairies, Flora and Merryweather argue over whether the dress for Briar Rose should be pink or blue, and using magic, they keep changing the dress.
So, if you preferred Princess Aurora in blue, you could switch the raspberry liqueur to raspberry vodka and use a blue food coloring to make a blue Sleeping Beauty cocktail instead!
Ingredients Used In This Cocktail
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- Raspberry Liqueur – such as Chambord, Volare, Bols.
- Vanilla Vodka
- Sprite – or 7 Up, or fizzy lemonade (UK)
- Maraschino Cherries
- Silver Shimmer/Lustre Dust
- Pink Food Coloring – optional, to add more pink to the drink if required.
This cocktail is shaken, but 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 or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.
More Vodka Cocktails To Make
If you enjoy vodka-based cocktails, I think you’re going to love these ones:
Sleeping Beauty Cocktail Variations
I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, like how to turn the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers (and kids if suitable) can enjoy the drink too!
Virgin Sleeping Beauty Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)
So that non-drinkers can enjoy a mocktail version of this drink there are a few easy tweaks to make! Of course, the first thing is to remove the alcohol, then replace them with something else – usually syrups, or, if you can source them, non-alcoholic liquors.
I love the Monin brand of syrups as there are lots of flavors and they are a very versatile ingredient that can be used in cocktails, mocktails, coffee, cocoa, shakes, smoothies, and more.
To make a Sleeping Beauty Mocktail, follow the recipe card, but replace the alcoholic elements with the following syrups:
I haven’t made the mocktail version, so I recommend adding the syrups to taste as they may add a sweetness that you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs. You may also want to add a drop of pink food coloring to add more color if desired.
For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try Strykk no Vanilla V*dka – available from their website directly in the UK but also is available on Amazon.
Frozen Sleeping Beauty
Want to turn this Disney drink 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! You could do the same with the mocktail version too.
Sleeping Beauty Cocktail For a Crowd!
Want to make a big batch of Sleeping Beauty for a party or gathering? It’s so easy!
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.
Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving receptacle of choice to keep the cocktail chilled – you can pop in some cherries as garnish.
You could also skewer onto sword-shaped cocktail picks some cherries and mint leaves for guests to garnish their drinks.
When setting up your bar serving area, included cocktail glasses, small napkins, a filled ice bucket, stirrers, and themed cocktail decorations if suitable!
To make a big batch of this Sleeping Beauty Cocktail, mix together:
- 1 part Raspberry Liqueur
- 1 part Vanilla Vodka
- 4 parts Sprite or 7 Up
- Silver Shimmer/Lustre Dust – add as required to create the desired shimmer effect.
This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
How Do I Make a Sleeping Beauty Cocktail?
Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, any pics don’t print to save your ink!).
- 1 oz Raspberry Liqueur
- 1 oz Vanilla Vodka
- ½ tsp Silver Shimmer/Lustre Dust
- 4 oz Sprite or 7 Up
- Maraschino Cherries, optional garnish
- Place the raspberry liqueur, vanilla vodka, and silver shimmer into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well to combine, then pour into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
- Top up with Sprite (or 7 Up) and stir gently.
- Garnish with cherries (on a sword cocktail pick) if using. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 0gSugar: 65gProtein: 0g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Halloween Meal!
The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to make this recipe into a full meal? Here are my suggestions!
- Appetizer: Garlic Parmesan Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Dip
- Main Dish: Cast Iron Ribeye Steak with Green Herb Sauce
- Side Dish: Classic Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing & Croutons
- Dessert: Hocus Pocus Cupcakes With a Book of Spells Brownie on Top!
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