Glitter Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:14

Created by

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 Glitter Cocktail is a modern invention, designed to add a touch of glamour and fun to any occasion. It's particularly popular at parties and celebrations, where its sparkling appearance can really add to the festive atmosphere. It's a favorite among those who enjoy sweet and fruity cocktails with a visually appealing twist.

  • Origin: Unknown
  • Popularity: Parties, Celebrations
  • Served: Cold
  • Drinkware: Martini Glass

How Glitter Tastes?

The Glitter Cocktail is a sweet and fruity concoction with a hint of tartness. The combination of pineapple and coconut gives it a tropical flavor, while the addition of edible glitter makes it visually stunning.

Interesting facts about Glitter

  • The Glitter Cocktail is often served in a martini glass to showcase its sparkling appearance.
  • The edible glitter used in this cocktail is completely safe to consume and adds a fun, festive touch.
  • Despite its sweet and fruity flavor, this cocktail can pack a punch thanks to the addition of vodka.


A few good options for Glitter are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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The clean, neutral profile of 1.5oz vodka lets the other flavors shine while providing a boozy kick. Too much will overpower the tropical flavors; too little will make a weaker cocktail.

Emma Rose

Pineapple Juice

2oz Pineapple Juice lends the drink tropical brightness and tartness. If you skip it, you'll miss the fruity profile. An alternative could be mango juice, which would add a different but equally tropical flair.

Mary Mitkina

Cream of Coconut

With 1oz Cream of Coconut, you add a luscious, creamy sweetness that balances the acidity of the pineapple. Leave it out, and the drink loses its richness. Coconut milk could be a lighter alternative, with a subtler flavor.

Alex Green

Edible Glitter

1tsp Edible Glitter is all about the wow factor! This doesn't influence the taste, but if you omit it, you'll surely miss the sparkle. No alternatives here; it's for the glitter or nothing!

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Glitter Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the vodka, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a martini glass.
  5. Sprinkle with edible glitter.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to use edible glitter, not craft glitter.
  • Chill the martini glass before serving for an extra cool cocktail.
  • Shake the cocktail vigorously to ensure the glitter is well distributed.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Platter: A selection of mild cheeses will complement the tropical and creamy flavors of the 'Glitter' cocktail without overpowering it.
  • Fruit Skewers: The natural sweetness and acidity of fruits like mango and strawberries can enhance the fruity notes of the pineapple juice in the drink.
  • Shrimp Cocktail: The subtle seafood flavor is a great canvas for the bright and sweet tones of the cocktail.


  • Coconut Cake: Emphasizing the coconut element of the drink, a slice of coconut cake would pair wonderfully.

Other Drinks

Avoid pairing with heavily oaked wines or very hoppy beers, as these can clash with the 'Glitter' cocktail's flavors.

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What you could change in Glitter

  • Vodka: Can be substituted with white rum for a more tropical flavor.
  • Pineapple Juice: Can be substituted with orange juice if desired.
  • Cream of Coconut: Can be substituted with coconut milk for a lighter version.

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Peachy Glitter

  • Substitute pineapple juice with peach nectar for a softer, more mellow fruity note. The peach will create a different aromatic profile, with a rounder sweetness.

Sparkling Glitter

  • Top the finished cocktail with a splash of club soda or sparkling water. This will add a refreshing fizz and lighten the cocktail's texture without altering its core flavors.

Midnight Glitter

  • Use blue curaçao instead of vodka and add a splash of lime juice. The result will be a vividly colored cocktail with a citrus twist that offers a slightly tart counterbalance to the sweetness.

In case you forgot basics how to make Glitter

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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Frequently Asked Questions on Glitter

Can I use non-edible glitter in Glitter cocktail?

No, it is not safe to use non-edible glitter in the cocktail. It is strongly recommended to use edible glitter which is safe to consume.

How can I make my Glitter cocktail less sweet?

You can reduce the amount of cream of coconut used in the cocktail to make it less sweet.

What types of meal would this cocktail pair well with?

Given its sweet and fruity flavor, Glitter cocktail pairs well with seafood, salads, and tropical dishes.

Should I stir or shake this cocktail?

You should shake the ingredients of this cocktail to mix them thoroughly and also to ensure the glitter is well distributed.

Is it suitable for vegans?

Yes, as long as the edible glitter used does not contain any animal products, the Glitter cocktail is suitable for vegans.

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