It’s a Barbie World Cocktail

Since March of 1959, when Barbie was first introduced to the world, she quickly became a trail blazer and a trend setter, inspiring people of all ages, including myself to dream. Dream of the person they would one day grow up to be and the life they aspired to have. Barbie’s fashion taste and interior sensibility is well documented through the years in fabulous home décor styles, eye catching pink cars, and a high fashion wardrobe. Let us not forget “Day to Night Barbie”… all business by day and then transformed into a glamorous women by night, set to paint the town in pink!

Barbie was my go-to toy as a child.  She allowed me to explore all kinds of fashion ensembles by creating different looks for her to wear. Designing numerous Interior décor styles for her Barbie dream house, townhome, or RV. But most of all, she let me discover what I wanted to be when I grew up by using my imagination to visualize myself as woman in various professional fields. Would I grow up to be a doctor, a veterinarian, or teacher? As it turns out I became an interior designer, running my very own interior design firm! Thank you, Barbie, for being my childhood muse!

In honor of Barbie, here is a cocktail that I am sure you will enjoy. Its frothy pink and citrus flavors, blended with effervescent bubbles sure to please and bring out your playful side!

Yields: 2

Prep Time: 5 mins

Glass Selections:  Martini, Rocks, or Coupe Glass


  • Pink writing gel and pink, white, and gold sprinkles, for glass
  • 1 large, pasteurized egg white
  • 3 oz. Patron Citrónge orange liqueur 
  • 2 oz. grenadine
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice 
  • Ice 
  • 8 oz. club soda or seltzer 
  • Edible gold glitter, for serving (optional)
  • Garnish: Optional Maraschino Cherry and/or lemon zest

Step 1

Coat a desired section of coup glasses with writing gel. In a small dish, combine pink, white, and gold sprinkles. Press sprinkles into gel to adhere.

Step 2

In a cocktail shaker, combine egg white, orange liqueur, grenadine, and lemon juice. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and vigorously shake until the outside of shaker is very frosty, about 20 seconds.

Step 3

Strain between prepared glasses. Top off with seltzer. Sprinkle with glitter (if using). Garnish with a  Maraschino Cherry and/or lemon zest