Bubblegum Cocktail!

Bubblegum Cocktail Video! scroll down for recipe

The newest in the 2 Shots, 1 Take video series, we shot this a few months ago (before my nervous breakdown, haha. I kid. Sort of.) in Los Angeles. The sparkling and hilarious Reb from Pancake Manor shared her creation: the Bubblegum Cocktail.

If you haven’t seen Pancake Manor, you should check it out, especially if you have kids or grandkids around. It’s a web show of original children’s songs and videos featuring puppets (Zach and Reggie with a girl puppet on the way!), animation,  and education. Reb is the primary cinematographer and her partner Billy writes the songs and music and operates the puppets. You’ll sometimes see Reb appear as the “Mom” character in the videos, too. I’ll post a couple of my favorite videos at the bottom of this post.

The Bubblegum Cocktail is a sort of celebration of everything girly and pink and sweet about candy and cocktails. Not the kind of drink you’d want to have more than one of, though you could probably because its alcohol content is not very high, but it would be a fun drink to make for a bridal shower or a girls’ night in. Or the kind of kid’s birthday party you see in the movies where the adults are all drinking and partying by the pool and the kids are all secretly sneaking out the front door to go on an awesome adventure around the neighborhood that their parents don’t find out about until the party is over. I don’t think I’ve seen that movie, but it would be a good one. I’d call it “Party on Down the Road” (Trademark!).

Bubblegum Cocktail Recipe


Bubblegum Cocktail!

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  • Author: Reb Stevenson
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • Nerds candies
  • Grenadine
  • 1 ounce banana liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (use a clear one, not orange or blue)
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • 2 ounces milk
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • Ice
  • Optional garnish:
  • Frozen Bubbbleyum; gumballs; sour gummies


  1. Crush the nerds in a plastic bag with a rolling pin until mostly broken and powdered. Spread onto a small plate.
  2. Pour a little grenadine onto another plate.
  3. Swirl the rim of a highball or martini glass into the grenadine, then into the crushed Nerds to make a colorful rim.
  4. Fill a shaker with ice and add the liqueurs, teaspoon grenadine, milk and cream. Shake well until very cold.
  5. Pour into glasses over ice (or frozen Bubbleyum) and add any other garnish you like.

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From Pancake Manor:

Pancake Party! (So fun!)

The Planets (I love this song!)


  1. Diane on March 7, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Just reading the list of ingredients made me queasy. But I still love you.

    • Hilah on March 9, 2014 at 10:59 am

      I’m gonna make you try it!

      • Diane on March 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm

        Well, if that’s what it takes to get to see you, I’m game!

  2. Brett on March 14, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Wow Hilah, was looking for a recipe for my daughter and this really is cool one. How do you come up with ideas like that? Anyway I can alreade see her in her princess dress sipping on this awesomeness 🙂 I am going to be looking for some other ideas.

    Take care,


    • Hilah on March 14, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      Ho Brett! Is this for a bridal shower? She might also like this mango margarita recipe!

      • Brett on March 24, 2014 at 10:48 am

        Wow, That one is awesome…Mango is her favorite! Thanks a lot.

        • Hilah on March 25, 2014 at 9:07 am

          Perfect! It’s mango season again now, and I’ll probably be posting some more mango recipes soon, too.

  3. Gib on March 23, 2014 at 1:19 am

    The day after watching the “Bubblegum Cocktail” video, I was shopping at my HEB and ran across Pop Rocks! If you cant find them at your HEB. drop me a line and I would be more than happy to send some to you. I figure you should be the first one to try it, besides I am more of a tequila guy.

    • Hilah on March 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

      Wow! I’ll have a look next time I’m there. In the candy aisle, I presume. Thanks, Gib! 🙂

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