Somewhere, in a photo album that’s been lost to time, there’s an image taken of me when I was about 7 or 8. In this shot, I am sitting in a wadding pool, smiling innocently up at the camera, but if you look carefully, you’ll notice that my hands are around the necks of two Barbie’s, as I gently pushed them under the water.
As much as we may hate to admit it, there are very few of us who don’t have memories of Barbie from our childhood. Whether you lovingly brushed her hair, drowned her, or kidnapped your sister’s dolls to act as a foil for your action figures, Barbie’s disproportionate form has endured through the generations.
Sure, she’s had better houses and cars than most of us have now and she’s achieved heights in her multiple careers that elude even the most accomplished among us, but at her core she was always a party girl. And while none of her Dreamhouse’s ever had a bar carts, we strong suspect it was implied.
But now it seems Barbie’s in the real world, and with that comes pink drinks … lots and lots of pink drinks. You may have noticed them in your local bar, been offered them at a friends barbecue or even made a few for yourself in the privacy of your own home.
But come Friday, when the film opens, there are going to be a lot more giant blowout parties, with planned choreography and bespoke songs, so we’ve got 7 Barbiecore cocktails you can add to the mix … so you can, you know, make it the best day ever …
And by the way, if you’re after the ‘Margot Robbie As Barbie In Gold Disco Jumpsuit’ doll that we show in the main image of this article, its available from Mattel (note – our link to Mattel is not an affliate link but the links below in the recipes are, so we may earn a small comission from ReserveBar if you purchase any of those items using one of our links).
- 1.5 oz Mount Gay Rum Black Barrel
- 0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 0.5 oz Grenadine Syrup
- 0.75 oz Egg White
- 2 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Dry shake all the ingredients the first time. Then, shake with ice cubes. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Cherrity Starts At Home
- 1.5oz St-Rémy Signature Brandy
- 1 oz Cherry Puree
- 1/4 oz PX sherry
- 1/2 oz Sugar Cane Syrup
- 1 Pinch Smoked Sea Salt
- 1 Egg White
Add ingredients to a shaker. Dry shake for 30 seconds without ice. Add ice and shake again until well chilled. Strain into a coupe and garnish with maraschino cherry.
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until very cold. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
Barbie’s Pink Paradise
Created by @afullliving on Instagram, via Empress 1908 Gin
- 2 oz Empress 1908 Indigo Gin
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 oz Raspberry Syrup
- 2½ oz Ginger Beer
- Floral ice cubes (optional)
Add Empress 1908 Indigo Gin, lime juice, and raspberry syrup to a mixing glass or cocktail shaker with ice and mix or shake to chill. Strain into a cocktail glass over ice, then top with ginger beer. Garnish with edible flower petals, chamomile, and a lime wheel. Enjoy!
Glendalough Rose and Raspberry Fizz
- 1 ½ oz Glendalough Rose Gin
- ½ oz Raspberry Syrup
- ½ oz Aperol
- 1 ½ oz Soda Water
Shake all ingredients (except soda) with ice. Strain into a tall ice filled glass. Add the soda, then garnish with a raspberry and a freshly torn and slapped sprig of mint.
- 2 oz Dulce Vida Blanco Tequila
- .75 oz Kiwi + Dragonfruit Cordial
- Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Water
In a collins glass, pour tequila and cordial. Stir to combine before adding ice and then topping with the tonic water. Stir again softly to bring everything together. Garnish with a dehydrated dragonfruit and kiwi using a clothespin on the side of the glass.
1 part Altos Tequila
Add tequila to a highball glass. Add ice, top with Fever-Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit and stir
Garnish with a juicy pink grapefruit wedge