This fun and festive Mermaid Water Drink has coconut and pineapple flavors that are so refreshing and yummy. It’s a delightful cocktail that combines the tropical essence of pineapple juice, the mesmerizing blue hue of Blue Curacao, and the smooth, coconut-infused charm of Malibu Coconut Rum.
The Mermaid Drink is a visually stunning beverage embodying the ocean’s color, mermaids’ charm, and the essence of a tropical paradise.
My dear friend Francie, who hosts an annual Mermaid party, inspired this recipe. Despite her love for mermaids, she hadn’t tried this drink before. I’m sure that next year, it will be a new addition to her fun mermaid gathering.
I hope this inspires you to host a fun summer mermaid party with your friends. Let’s dive into this tropical drink.
Why We Love This Mermaid Water
- An exquisite blend of tropical flavors: coconut and pineapple.
- Refreshing and hydrating, perfect for hot summer days.
- Iridescent bottle and seashell adornments for visual appeal.
- Perfect for themed mermaid parties.
- A taste of beach-inspired tropical drinks.
- Light and refreshing, ideal for beach outings.
- Versatile mixer for creative cocktails.
- The captivating blue hue is genuinely beautiful.
- Gluten-free friendly.
How to Make a Mermaid Water Drink
This drink is incredibly easy to make and offers a refreshing taste without overly boozy. With just a few ingredients, this drink becomes incredibly simple to make.
Add a few fun flourishes and create colored ice cubes to complement this ocean-colored drink.
Malibu Coconut Rum
Malibu Coconut Rum is a popular brand of rum flavored with natural coconut essence, originating from Barbados.
Introduced in 1982, it combines Caribbean rum with the tropical allure of coconut, resulting in a smooth and sweet taste. Its delightful flavor profile has made it a go-to choice for creating tropical and beach-themed cocktails, such as the iconic Piña Colada.
Versatile and widely used, Malibu Coconut Rum has become a staple in mixology. It is favored for its smoothness and coconut aroma, transporting drinkers to a tropical island getaway with every sip.
Curacao, also spelled Curaçao, is a liqueur made from the dried peels of the Laraha citrus fruit, which is native to the island of Curaçao in the Caribbean.
The liqueur is typically bright blue, but it can also be found in other colors, such as orange, green, or red. It has a distinct citrus flavor with a hint of bitterness and is commonly used in various cocktails to add color and flavor.
Blue Curacao is The most well-known variety, often used to create visually striking and vibrant cocktails. Curacao is a popular ingredient in tropical and exotic drinks, and it adds a unique touch to mixology with its tropical and fruity essence.
Pineapple juice is a sweet and refreshing tropical beverage made from the extraction of ripe pineapples.
Known for its vibrant yellow color and rich flavor, it offers a delightful balance of sweetness and tanginess. Packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, pineapple juice is not only delicious but also provides various health benefits.
It is a versatile ingredient in many cocktails, mocktails, and culinary dishes, adding a tropical twist to recipes and a burst of tropical goodness to every sip.
Step 1 – Make Colored Ice Cubes (Optional)
Add food coloring to a cup of pineapple juice or water. Mix and fill the mini ice cube tray. Freeze before making this drink.
Step 2 – Coat the Rim of a Glass
Place honey on a small plate. Place colored sugar on another small plate.
Turn the glass upside down and coat the rim with the honey.
Next, place the rim on top of the plate of sugar and coat the glass rim.
Step 3 – Make the Drink
Measure and pour the Curacao, Malibu Rum, pineapple, and lime juice into the glass. Add colored ice cubes and enjoy.
Mermaid Water Drink
- food coloring
- colored sugar
- 1 oz Blue Curacao
- 1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 4 oz pineapple juice
- 1 lime slice
- Make these ice cubes way ahead of time.
- Mix water and food dye in a small pyrex measuring cup.
- Pour water into a mini-ice cube tray.
- Put in the freezer and chill for a couple of hours.
Sugared Glass Rim
- Place honey on a small plate.
- Place colored sugar on another small plate.
- Turn the glass upside down and coat the rim with the honey.
- Next, place the rim on top of the plate of sugar and coat the glass rim.
- Take your mini-ice cubes from the tray and place them on parchment paper.
- Place a slice of lime on the bottom or side of your glass.
- Measure and pour the Curacao, Malibu Rum, pineapple, and lime juice into the glass. Add colored ice cubes and enjoy.
Tips and Tricks for this Mermaid Water Alcoholic Drink
- Use freshly squeezed pineapple juice for the best flavor. Here’s a great tutorial, How to Make Pineapple Juice.
- Add a splash of grenadine to create a mesmerizing ombre effect in the drink.
- Garnish with edible flowers or tiny umbrellas to elevate the mermaid theme.
- For the non-alcoholic version, substitute coconut water for Malibu Coconut Rum.
- Chill the drinkware and the colored ice cubes in advance to maintain the refreshing temperature and visual appeal.
Mermaid Water drink typically consists of pineapple juice, Blue Curacao (a blue-colored liqueur), and Malibu Coconut Rum. These ingredients combine to create a tropical and visually captivating beverage that looks like the ocean in which mermaids live and swim.
The Disney Little Mermaid drink is a non-alcoholic beverage crafted with Coconut Cream, Peach Torani, sweetened strawberries, and soda; all served over ice.
Sonic water features a blend of sugar-free raspberry and peach syrup with fresh lemon and strawberry slices.
The Ocean fruit drink is a perfect fusion of water, fruit juice, glucose, electrolytes, and vitamins, making it a unique beverage that is both healthy and delicious.
A mermaid frappuccino has 3 scoops of vanilla bean, 1 scoop of Dragonfruit, and 1 pump of raspberry syrup blended together. As it blends, add a pump of white mocha to be swirled around the sides of the cup, and add half a scoop of matcha powder to the cup’s sides for a finishing touch.
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Mocktail Mermaid Drink
If someone prefers a mocktail version, they can opt for a non-alcoholic twist on the Mermaid Water drink by excluding the Malibu Coconut Rum and Blue Curacao,
To make a mocktail version, substitute coconut water for the Malibu Coconut Rum. And use Calypso Ocean Blue Lemonade for the Curacao. You can add a bit of grenade to the mix, and if you like more coconut, add some coconut milk to make a creamy cocktail.
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You’ll find that this mermaid drink is not just a visually stunning beverage;
It’s a captivating taste experience through the tropics.
The pineapple juice and Malibu Coconut Rum create a harmonious blend of sweetness and creaminess, perfectly balanced by the vibrant and slightly tangy nature of Blue Curacao.
This delightful Mermaid Water drink is not only easy to make but also a delicious tropical cocktail. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy this refreshing beverage during the summer season.
Cheers to a wonderful summer day!