Bubble Gum Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:14

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Bubble Gum cocktail is a fun and fruity drink that brings back memories of childhood. It's a relatively new concoction, probably emerging in the late 20th century when bartenders began experimenting with more playful and novel flavors. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy sweet, fruity drinks and have a bit of a nostalgic streak.

How Bubble Gum Cocktail Tastes?

The Bubble Gum cocktail is sweet, fruity, and a little bit creamy. It has a distinctive bubble gum flavor that's balanced by the tangy citrus notes from the lemon juice. The cream soda adds a smooth, velvety texture that makes the drink feel indulgent.

Interesting facts about Bubble Gum Cocktail

  • The Bubble Gum cocktail is often served in a highball glass, which allows the vibrant pink color to really shine.
  • Despite its sweet flavor, this cocktail does contain alcohol, so it's not suitable for children.
  • The bubble gum flavor in this cocktail comes from a special bubble gum-infused vodka.


  • Bubble gum infused vodka: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Lemon juice: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Cream soda: 4 oz(120ml)
  • Grenadine: 1tsp
  • Ice: As needed
  • Maraschino cherry: 1 for garnish

A few good options for Bubble Gum Cocktail are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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Bubble Gum Infused Vodka

  • Why 2oz?: This is the base spirit that balances boozy punch with candy-like charm. Too much, and your cocktail could become a tipsy tumble; too little, and it might lack the nostalgic bubble gum kick.

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Lemon Juice

  • Why 1oz?: Adds a zesty sharpness to cut through the sweetness, creating a flavor profile that zings like a pinball machine. Leaving it out would be like skipping the chorus in your favorite tune!

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Cream Soda

  • Why 4oz?: The bubbly bedrock of our confectionery concoction, cream soda lays a velvety smooth canvas that lets the vodka and citrus sing in sweet harmony. Go without, and you'll miss the soda fountain soul of the drink.

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  • Why 1tsp?: Like the cherry on top, a teaspoon of grenadine weaves a thread of ruby red sweetness, adding depth and color. Without it, the cocktail loses a layer of complexity—and its rosy glow.

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  • As needed: The chiller thriller of our performance, ice ensures a refreshing coolness. No ice means a tepid twist, and who wants lukewarm nostalgia?

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Maraschino Cherry

  • Garnish: The final flourish, this cherry nods to classic soda shoppe stylings and adds a dash of panache to the presentation. Without it, the drink smiles with one less tooth.

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Recipe. How to make Bubble Gum Cocktail Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. In a shaker, combine the bubble gum-infused vodka, lemon juice, and grenadine.
  3. Shake well until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  4. Strain the mixture into the glass over the ice.
  5. Top with cream soda.
  6. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to ensure that the flavors are fully combined.
  • For an extra touch of fun, consider serving this cocktail with a mini bubble gum garnish on the rim of the glass.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Salty Snacks: The sweet and playful profile of the Bubble Gum Cocktail pairs wonderfully with classic salty snacks such as pretzels, chips, or salted nuts. The contrast in flavors can make both the drink and the snack more enjoyable.
  • Desserts: Opt for lighter desserts like angel food cake or fruit tarts to harmonize with the cocktail's sweetness without being overpowering.
  • Fruity Appetizers: A fruit platter with a variety of berries or melon complements the fruitiness of the cocktail.

Drink Pairings

  • Sparkling Water: For guests who prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, a nice glass of sparkling water with a hint of citrus can cleanse the palate between sips of the Bubble Gum Cocktail.
  • Coffee: After the cocktail, a strong coffee can offer a pleasant counterpoint to the sweet and creamy flavors, readying the palate for more gastronomic adventures.

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What you could change in Bubble Gum Cocktail

  • If you can't find bubble gum-infused vodka, you can make your own by soaking bubble gum in plain vodka for a few days.
  • If you're not a fan of cream soda, you can substitute it with club soda for a less sweet version of the cocktail.

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Cotton Candy Dream

  • Replace the cream soda with a clear lemon-lime soda and add a pinch of cotton candy to dissolve into the vodka mix. The drink becomes a lighter affair with a fluffier sweet note and translucence that's sure to conjure up carnival memories.

Sour Pop Fizz

  • Substitute grenadine with blue curaçao and add a splash of sour mix. The twist adds a tart edge and a vibrant blue hue that zips and zaps like an electric groove, turning the cocktail into a tangy technicolor treat.

Cherry Bubble Delight

  • Use cherry soda instead of cream soda and double the amount of maraschino cherry juice. This variation pumps up the cherry flavor, deepens the red color, and gives the cocktail a fruited pop that'll have you thinking you're chewing on a handful of cherry bubble gums.

In case you forgot basics how to make Bubble Gum Cocktail

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Bubble Gum Cocktail

Is there any specific brand of vodka recommended for this cocktail?

No specific brand is recommended. You can use your preferred brand of vodka, as long as it blends well with the bubble gum flavor.

Can we use any other soda instead of cream soda?

Yes, you can use any other soda but the unique creaminess that cream soda provides will be missing. Clear sodas are usually the best substitute.

How do I make bubble-gum infused vodka?

To make bubble gum-infused vodka, add about 10 pieces of bubble gum to a bottle of vodka. Let it sit for about a day or two, shaking it occasionally, until the vodka has taken on the flavor of the bubble gum. Strain before using.

Is there a mocktail version of this drink?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic version, you can use bubble gum syrup instead of the vodka and use a soda to replace the creamy texture of the vodka.

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