This weekend is the US movie release of Alice Through the Looking Glass. As any other Alice obsessed person is probably feeling, I’m SUPER excited to see this movie. First off, Johnny Depp is just so good in every role and we get to hear the sultry voice of the amazing and forever remembered Alan Rickman. Aside from the fact that I love all things Alice, I genuinely think this movie looks so cool. As I tend to do, I indulge my excitement with a good cocktail, and in this case, an Alice in Wonderland Cocktail.
This fun looking cocktail is so refreshing and good. I love a good gin and tonic, so this is kind of my spin on that. I also decided to give this drink a little color twist, much like the Cheshire Cat himself. The secret to this – colored ice.
Alice in Wonderland Cocktail – The Cheshire Cat
- 1 can La Croix passionfruit (or berry) water
- Red and blue food coloring
- Fill ice cube trays with water
- Add 1 drop blue and 2 drops red food coloring
- Use 1 part gin to 3 parts La Croix water (I measured with a shot glass) and stir
- Add coloring ice and watch it melt and color the drink
The best part about this drink is watching the ice melt and creating a gradient of color within the drink. It’s sort of like watching the Cheshire Cat appear out of thin air. It helps if you put some crushed ice (clear) in the drink first before adding the colored ice, that way it takes longer for the purple color to fully disperse. If you don’t like gin, this drink would be equally good made with vodka instead (and I love a plain vodka soda). The light flavoring of the La Croix water adds just a hint of sweetness.
To complete the look of this drink, I found some pink and white swirled paper straws and decided to create my own ‘drink me’ label. I just don’t think I could drink an Alice in Wonderland themed beverage without that label on it. All in all, this cocktail is fun to look at and drink.
Who is your favorite character from Alice in Wonderland?