Pink Starburst Cocktail


I am so glad you found your way here!

I know, you’re looking for that delicious Pink Starburst Cocktail, aren’t you?

Come learn how to make your favorite Starburst into a low-calorie beverage! Pink Starburst Cocktail with Pinnacle Vodka .... tastes EXACTLY like everyone's favorite Starburst! #beverage #alcohol #candy

And don’t you worry. I am definitely going to show you how to make it. But before I share it, you must absolutely know a few things!

Cocktail calories add up ridiculously fast. Seriously. The majority of people who consume alcohol are not thinking about these few things:

  • The number of calories in their mixers
  • The amount of sugar in their mixers
  • How quickly each and every drink adds up and sometime ends up being the ENTIRE daily caloric recommendation… JUST in alcohol!

I’m just putting this out there. People screw up all the time!  I am going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.

I run a health-conscious site here, and I want to be sure that you are able to make health-conscious decisions while still indulging every so often and living life!

So I put together this awesome free resource guide for you.

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You’ll learn all the right sweeteners for doctoring up your cocktails.

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And of course, it’s 100% completely free, and you’ll also get access to my full VIP library – so get your hands on this one – it’s going to change your life!

When you whip up this delicious cocktail (that happens to taste JUST LIKE A PINK STARBURST), you’ll see that I made a few very important substitutions to make it a little more lighter.

I want you to know just how easy it is to make your own health-conscious cocktails! Just a few simple substitutions and you’ll be on your way to refreshing indulgences that won’t leave you feeling gross and guilty.

Pink Starburst Cocktail with Pinnacle Vodka .... tastes EXACTLY like everyone's favorite Starburst! And this drink has even been "lightened up" a bit on the calories! // Happy Food Healthy Life

Now, I am no way saying that drinking is necessarily healthy so don’t get me all twisted up here.

But I am an advocate of enjoying the things that you love, and for me and many others, a glass or two is something I enjoy. No longer are the days where you feel like you have to starve yourself in order to enjoy a cocktail or two with friends.

But the reality of the matter is that calories add up very quickly when you are drinking.

Thankfully, there are definitely a few ways that you can be a little more health conscious in your drink-making and ordering, and I want to show you just how easy it can be.

  • Drink wine. It’s lower in calories.
  • Drink liquor. By itself, it’s lower in calories. It’s generally what you mix the
  • liquor with that adds up so quickly.
  • If you can’t do without your mixed drinks, consider diet tonic, sodas, fresh
  • juices, etc.
    • Diet soda or diet tonic
    • orange juice
    • cranberry juice cocktail
    • light orange juice
    • light cranberry juice
    • light lemonade
    • coffee, tea
    • lemon or lime juice
    • davinci or torani’s sugar-free syrups
  • If diet mixers aren’t an option, most martinis are low on calories (apart from the obvious, like chocolate martinis).
  • Gin and tonic is not bad (around 200 calories), but the tonic can add up fast.
  • Light beer is healthier than your favorite pale ale. Shocker!
  • Once you have more than two drinks, you’re already in “unhealthy” territory.
  • If it’s a simple social gathering and not a wild night out, the healthiest thing will be
  • to cut yourself off after a couple.
  • Try switching between alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the night. Sparkling water with a squeeze of citrus can be refreshing, and it has the added benefit of not looking like a buzz kill.

One of my favorite tricks for keeping calories low is Crystal Light drink mixes. Yup, those little calorie-free packets of flavorful powder that you pour in water. You just whip up a glass of that and add your favorite liquor. Rum, whiskey, and vodka are the best with the mixes, in my opinion. That way, you are only taking in the calories from the liquor, and not the mixers. Mixers are where you will generally see the calories add up, but not in this case.

A couple more of my favorite lightened up cocktails:

Adult Peachy Lime Refresher Cocktail. A cocktail sure to beat the heat all summer long. | Happy Food Healthy Life

Adult Peachy Lime Refresher Cocktail


Hard Mocha Freeze

Pink Starburst Cocktail

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  • 1 ounce whipped cream vodka
  • 1 ounce half and half
  • 1 ounce fruit punch
  • fill with orange juice
  • top with splash of diet lemon-lime soda


  1. Mix vodka, half & half, and fruit punch in a 12 ounce glass.
  2. Fill almost all the way with orange juice and top with a splash of diet lemon lime soda (Spride, 7Up, Fresca, or Sierra Mist)


makes one cocktail

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a picture, upload it to Instagram and tag me (@happyfoodholly) and use the hashtag #inspiredbyholly

To make sure my drinks turn out perfect, I’m always using the following tools:

* My OXO Double Jigger to measure perfect pours.
* Good Grips Press and Pour Cocktail Shaker to make sure I get the perfect blend every time and don’t spill it all over the place.
* Sipping Stones to keep my drinks cold but not watered-down from ice cubes.


Looking for More Drink Ideas?

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Blueberry Mojito
Green Goddess Smoothie (non-alcoholic)
Homemade Ginger-Ale (non-alcoholic)


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  1. Julie Murkerson says

    This looks so delicious and refreshing, Holly! Thank you so much for sharing this with me in the OBC board. My drink roundup will go live tomorrow morning. :)

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  2. Ashley Wessling says

    Oh my gosh, I am drinking this right now and it is so good. I even doubled up on the vodka and you can still barely taste it, you’d have to know there was vodka in there. I definitely recommend this drink to everyone, IT IS THAT GOOD!

  3. Miranda says

    im pregnant and this looks sooo good! any ideas for a virgin version? if i left out the vodka, id be missing a flavour :(
    also, does it have to be pinnacle or is there another whipped cream flavoured vodka that would work?

    • Holly Waterfall says

      gosh, I wish I had a virgin version of this drink so I could help. You could try it without the vodka and the flavor may be just fine. Give it a try and let me know what you think. And no, it doesn’t have to be pinnacle. UV and Smirnoff both have whipped vodkas.

    • Holly Waterfall says

      my only suggestion is adding more fruit punch and less orange juice. Play with the ratios and you will get there!

    • Holly Waterfall says

      Pregnancy takes away all the fun, doesn’t it?? 😉 At least you get a cute babe at the end to make up for all the lost drinks.


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