How To: Brighten Up Your Party with These Cool Glow-in-the-Dark Cocktails

Brighten Up Your Party with These Cool Glow-in-the-Dark Cocktails

If you want to start the party out right, you have to impress the crowd with your awesome bartending skills. While lighting cocktails on fire is a nice way to warm up the crowd, it's been done by thousands of bartenders across the globe. Plus, if you're not careful, you could end up like this guy:

So, if you want to avoid imitating a level 36 Charizard, you can try these cool glow-in-the-dark drink recipes instead.

Now, before you get to actually making these, you should know that they all require black lights to glow, but you already knew that, right?

Aurora Jungle Juice

This recipe from The Campus Companion mimics the colors of the aurora borealis, as depicted in this well-photoshopped image by Melzzeny.

While a drink made of tiny galaxies would be awesome, it remains impossible. But what this cool drink really does is appear pink in normal light, while glowing aqua-marine under black light. Here's what it really looks like:

What you'll need for the recipe (which should satisfy a large group of party-goers) is:

  • 2 liters of gin or vodka
  • 9 liters of tonic water
  • 3-4 bottles of Roses Mojito Passion (or similar girly drink)

Just mix everything together before the party begins and turn on the black lights and this is what you'll get:

Not into pink drinks? Try out the following.

The Frosted Mummy

The "frosted mummy" will have glow golden yellow near a black light, with the rim also glowing slightly.

What you'll need for this recipe is:

  • 2 big scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Caramel
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chocolate chips, optional
  • Kahlua and/or vodka

For instructions, check out Cocopreme's video below.

Want something a little brighter? Try out the...

Green Scorpion

Any drink that has B vitamins will glow yellow under black light, but by simply adding some blue food coloring, you make that bright yellow turn into a creepy neon green under black light, just like the Green Scorpion.

For this recipe, you'll need:

  • An energy drink with B vitamins (Rockstar, Red Bull, etc.)
  • Blue food coloring
  • Rum, whiskey, Vodka, or Jagermeister

Check out Cocopreme's tutorial to see exactly how to make it, along with other cool drinks.

Create Your Own Glow-in-the-Dark Cocktails

Don't like the recipes above? Then make your own. Practically any drink can glow in the dark with a few edible items added to the mix. Any food or drink that contains chemicals like guanine or chlorophyll can glow in the dark, as well as these drink-friendly items:

  • Mountain Dew
  • Any energy drink or sports drink with B vitamins
  • Tonic water
  • Club soda
  • Milk
  • Most food coloring
  • Absinthe

Now, I don't recommend you use things like highlighters or triphenylphosphine to make your cocktails glow, but they sure do come in handy for making non-drinkable (or non-edible) things shine under black light.

Not in the mood for alcohol? Try out these glow-in-the-dark sno-cones!

What are your favorite glow-in-the-dark cocktails? Share your recipes with us!

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They all look cool, but none of them glow in the dark. They all glow with a blacklight, but not in the dark.

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