Cotton Candy Mocktails

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These cotton candy mocktails are a fantastic way for your kids to celebrate on New Year’s Eve!

Celebrating the New Year with your family is a great way to kick off the year.

And while enjoying an adult beverage is fun for the adults in the family, these drinks aren’t exactly family-friendly.

That’s why I love including some fun kid-friendly drinks into our celebrations each year. And these cool cotton candy mocktails are the perfect way for your kids to celebrate on New Year’s Eve.

There are two things I love about these fun mocktails.

One – they’re made with candy and soda. What kid wouldn’t love that combination? And two – they are just as fun to make as they are to drink.

In fact, these cool cotton candy mocktails put on a fun, fizzy show each time you make a glass. So, as you’re putting these easy drinks together, make sure you have an audience.

I guarantee your little ones will be so impressed with these fun drinks, they’ll want you to make them over and over again!

How To Make Cotton Candy Mocktails

The first step to making any great drink is finding the perfect glass. In this case, a “glass” probably isn’t the best idea – especially if kids are involved. Instead, I decided to use plastic champagne flutes.

They’re festive enough for the holiday without the dangers of broken glass that come along with traditional barware.

Next, you’ll need to dress up your drink to make it look amazing for your New Year’s Eve celebration. First, wet a paper towel and rub it around the rim of each glass. Then, dip the rim of the glass in some pink sanding sugar.

After all the glasses are decorated, start adding your cotton candy. Fill each glass to the top with cotton candy to ensure there is plenty of foaming and fizzing when you start pouring your drink into the glass.

The next step to making these fun cotton candy mocktails is to add the soda.

To make our mocktails, I used strawberry soda. But there are a few different options you could choose to make this mocktail your own.

If your family isn’t a fan of strawberry soda, you could use:

  • Lemon lime soda
  • Ginger Ale
  • Sparkling grape juice
  • Strawberry Lemonade soda

Whatever mixer you choose to use, make sure it’s carbonated. The carbonation is what makes this mocktail so special.

Pour the soda over the top of the cotton candy very slowly. You’ll notice that the second the soda hits the cotton candy, it begins to foam and fizz.

And if you drink it quickly enough after pouring, you’ll even feel some bubbles hit your nose. What could be more fun than that?

Yield: 10 Drinks

Cotton Candy Mocktails

Cotton Candy Mocktails

These cool cotton candy mocktails are the perfect way for your kids to celebrate on New Year’s Eve.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • ¼ cup pink decorating sugar
  • 1 2-liter bottle strawberry soda
  • 1 bag pink cotton candy
  • Plastic champagne glasses
  • Cherries for garnish (optional)


    1. Wet the rim of each plastic glass and dip it into the pink decorating sugar.
    2. Fill each glass with cotton candy.
    3. Pour the strawberry soda into the glass and top with a cherry.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g

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