The Elsa Cocktail – Disney’s Frozen Inspired Sangria Recipe

This week I made my Sweet’N Low Sangria recipe, inspired by the Disney movie Frozen, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #SweetNLowStars.

Hi. My name is Meagan. And I like to party. {Anyone else seen Hot Rod? One of the funniest-cheesiest movies ever? :)} Anyway – I do like to party. Whether it’s a great dinner party with friends and family, a girl’s night with my besties, or a playdate party with my favorite-ist little lady – any reason to celebrate life makes me happy. And, since my little girl, like every other girl ages 1-100 in the world, is in love with the movie Frozen, I decided to have a fun Frozen themed night for her and a couple of our friends. Today I’ll share the drinks I made – Sangria for the adults, and a couple of non-alcoholic options for the kiddos. Over the next week I’ll share some treats, foods, and party ideas too. So be sure to subscribe via email to stay updated!

Elsa Cocktail - How to make a Disney's Frozen Themed Sangria Cocktail

How fun is this, right? I call it “The Elsa.” It’s icy blue colored. It has frozen fruit and fun frozen ice cubes – even star-shaped {the closest I could get to a snowflake :)} frozen pineapple slices. It’s also low-cal. Because it’s made with SkinnyGirl wine, and Sweet’N Low instead of sugar in the simple syrup. A delish drink that’s guilt-free, and super fun? That’s a win in my book :) So – here’s how to create your own at home…

You need just a handful of ingredients for this Frozen-Themed Sangria Recipe. You’ll need a dry white wine – I chose this Pinot Grigio from SkinnyGirl wines, but any favorite you have will work. You’ll also need something to tint it blue – I recommend blue curacao, but since I didn’t have any on hand, I used this blue hawaii mix. Any type of lemon-lime style soda will work, and I should have actually used a diet 7-11, but again, used what I had on hand! You’ll also need lemon juice, which is totally better when you fresh squeeze it. And about half of a pineapple – again, fresh is WAY better than a canned pineapple, but use what ya got :)

Making Pineapple Ice Cubes

So, to make this a little bit more fun and fruity, I got creative with the pineapple. I cut out a few star-shaped pineapple chunks using a cookie cutter, then froze them. I also took the scraps leftover from those pineapple stars to put into an ice cube tray to make pineapple ice. Because I am totally a fan of flavored ice cubes! {Remember my blueberry ice cubes from my Skinny Blueberry Mojito?} I use flavored ice in my water bottle every day, and love it in party drinks since it keeps things from getting too watered down.

Disney's Frozen-Themed Sangria

So – are you thirsty yet? Thinking about this deliciously icy Frozen themed drink? The recipe is below, and after that I’ll list a few ways to make a similar drink for the kiddos, since you know – wine isn’t exactly preschool appropriate :)

"The Elsa Cocktail" - Disney’s Frozen Inspired Sangria Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of your favorite dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup of blue curacao or other blue flavoring {add a little at a time, to get the right coloring}
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup {2 parts water, 1 part Sweet'N Low}
  • 1/3 of a fresh pineapple, sliced
  • 1 can of lemon-lime soda

Instructions

  1. First, pour your bottle of wine, blue curacao, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a pitcher. Stir it all up. Add more blue curacao if needed - many white wines are slightly yellow, so the blue flavoring turns it green at first. Add enough to make it blue, and "Frozen-ish." :)
  2. Let it chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours {longer doesn't hurt either!} So that the flavors mix and mingle all nice together.
  3. Slice up a pineapple, cut star shapes, and add the extra pieces to an ice cube tray. Freeze the stars and cubes while the wine mixture chills.
  4. Add the frozen pineapple stars and cubes to the wine mix, and mix together. Pour into individual glasses, top with lemon-lime soda, and garnish with extra pineapple slices. And enjoy!
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To make this a non-alcoholic drink, you have a few options. Mix some lemonade, blue Hawaiian punch, and a splash of ginger ale. Or mix pineapple juice, Country Time lemonade powder, and sprite – then add a splash of a blue colored MIO drink mix. But either way be sure to freeze the pineapple in ice cubes and cut fun shapes, to delight the littles :)

Disney's Frozen themed Sangria recipe

This can work for tons of other party themes too – it’s fun and fruity, it’s a gorgeous color, and it’s low-cal. Perfection, pretty much, right? For more awesome ideas to create your own Sweet’N Low beverages, check out their own recipe page, their Facebook page, and follow the#SweetNLowStars hashtag on your favorite social media too!

 

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Comments

  1. A thought, you could add grenadine to blue curacao to make it purple and top it with blueberries and raspberries to make an Anna cocktail to go with it!

    • Meagan Paullin says:

      That’s SUCH a smart idea!!!

      I feel a follow up post coming on…. :) Maybe I could do a cocktail for every character!

  2. I live with two Frozen obsessed little ones…I admit, I love the movie, too! This cocktail sounds FAB! Thanks for sharing. :) One for every character sounds awesome.

  3. This looks and sounds delicious! The blue hue is spot on and I love how easy it is to make.

  4. I am making this drink for a party but I’m trying to figure out how much will this recipe alone actually make? I have to make a follows worth

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