by Beth Branch
Disney’s new Cinderella movie premiered last Friday, March 13th. I will forever be a Disney lover, and I haven’t been able to contain my excitement since seeing the giant Cinderella poster at my local movie theater a few months ago.
This version of Cinderella isn’t a drastic change from the original, but there are a few differences. For one, Cinderella (Lily James) meets the prince (Richard Madden) before going to the big, fancy ball at the palace. Cinderella—just Ella in this version—exclaims that she will save the prince, so we can expect a little more conflict in this movie than the usual evil stepmother and glass slipper drama.
All the other things we love about Cinderella—the costumes, the puffy dresses, and the fantastic ball scene—will still be in this movie. I figured this would be the perfect time to make a sparkly, blue cocktail.
Aside from Ella’s dress being an extremely vibrant blue, the color blue is a recurring element in the movie. The prince’s eyes also happen to be a ridiculously gorgeous shade of blue. So to achieve this vibrant hue in drink form, I used some Blue Raspberry drink mix, which you can buy at your local grocery store. I added a little vodka and realized that a touch of champagne would be the perfect pairing. A bright, bubbly celebratory drink seemed perfect for a Cinderella cocktail!
The Glass Slipper
2 tbsp corn syrup
1/4 cup sugar
2 ounces blue raspberry drink mix
1 ounce vanilla vodka
top with champagne
For each drink:
– Pour corn syrup on a plate or saucer, and sugar on another plate or saucer. Dip the rim of each champagne flute into the corn syrup, and then into the sugar.
– In a champagne flute, add the blue raspberry drink mix and the vodka. Top with champagne.
Let us know what you think of the new Cinderella movie in the comments or tweet us @LitDarling!
Beth Branch is the baker, blogger, and photographer behind bethcakes.com. She has been baking and blogging for about four years, which started while she was a student at the University of Alabama. Beth currently lives in Birmingham, works at a law firm by day, and previously worked at MyRecipes.com. She is a co-founder of Birmingham Bloggers, a local blogging community that works with bloggers and exciting new businesses in Birmingham, Alabama. Beth’s favorite cake flavors are funfetti and red velvet, she eats a lot of Mexican food, and has a vast shoe collection.
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