(This recipe is in partnership with Stirrings drink mixers. All thoughts are our own.)
Growing up in the 90’s we both tend to be fans of the Disney movies of that time. One of our top favorites is Aladdin and we are so excited that the live action version hits theaters today! To celebrate the release of the new film, some Disney blogger friends have come together to create and share some delicious Aladdin themed recipes. From Middle Eastern dishes to character themed desserts there are many fun items to try. See the bottom of this article to see more recipe links. We have concocted a magical color-changing cocktail, created with delicious ingredients from our post sponsor Stirrings.
After Stirrings sent us a lovely package of drink mixers to try we knew some would be the perfect base for a tasty libation. We were inspired by the Genie to create this magical recipe with three layers representing the three wishes you receive when rubbing the magic lamp. The bright colors reflect Genie’s bold personality (and there is even some magic involved as the drink layers change colors as you pour!) Read on to learn how to make an authentic “Three Wishes Genie-tini”.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
3/4 oz Stirrings Grenadine
2 oz Stirrings Lemon Drop Mix
2 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Blue Caracao
You will also need:
A Martini Glass
A Cocktail Shaker
Stirrings Lemon Drop Sugar Rim for Garnish
A Lemon Wedge or Lemon Juice
Add a sparkly sugar rim to your martini glass. It is best to run a lemon wedge along the rim of the glass (if you don’t have one you can also use some lemon juice on a paper towel instead). Dip the glass into the sugar to create a pretty pop of yellow.
Pour the Grenadine into the martini glass to create the first layer. (We love that the stirrings one is lighter and more of a pomegranate flavor than the typical sugary goopy kind.)
Combine the vodka, lemon drop mix, and about 6 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and mix.
Now here is the trick to creating layers… use an upsidedown spoon over the glass as you pour the mixture slowly. It will disperse the liquid to keep the first and second layer from mixing together. Now your drink will have a red layer on the bottom and yellow in the middle.
Now it is time to add the 3rd layer of Blue Caracao. Using the same spoon method, slowly pour it on top. And here is where the drink will have some Genie-worthy magic. Your original middle yellow layer will start somewhat blending with the blue layer. Once you are done and let it sit for a minute you will see the blue actually switches places and the yellow layer becomes a top green layer. Super tricky!
Enjoy! In the end you will now have a tripled layered drink perfect to celebrate the new movie. We loved how this recipe creates not only a pretty drink but a nice fruity flavor that isn’t overly syrupy sweet.
A special thank you to Stirrings for sponsoring this post and providing some of the ingredients for this recipe. Looking for a simple way to stir, shake, and sip craft cocktails? Your wish is granted! Founded in Nantucket in 1997 Stirrings has one mission: use only the best ingredients and create cocktail mixers and bar ingredients that people feel good about drinking. We love the natural and light flavor their products provide versus the corn syrupy stuff that is usually standard for most mixers. Learn more about their awesome products here, (we love their margarita mix too!)
More Magical Recipes
Did you enjoy this Aladdin themed recipe? Make sure to check out some of these other Disney blogs listed below for even more magical ideas. (Also if you are on Instagram check out our group $250 giveaway to celebrate too!)