Lightened Up Pink Starburst Cocktail

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This Lightened Up Pink Starburst alcoholic drink is health-conscious but tastes just like a Pink Starburst… without all the wrappers!

Okay, so this is total deja vu. I’ve been here before. Pink Starburst Cocktail—totally sounds familiar, right?

So if I’ve already made it and everyone loves it, why am I making it again? Well, I knew I could make it better for you. You deserve the best of the best, and this time, I amped up the alcohol and cut down on the sugar – total win, right?! You’re going to love this skinny pink drink recipe even more!

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Pink Starburst Alcoholic Drink

Pink Starburst cocktail, Pink Starburst drink, or whatever you want to call it, everyone should know how to make this skinny pink drink recipe. 

It tastes just like a Pink Starburst without dissolving candies in alcohol!

You probably caught a glance at those Dasani Drops, and if you’re anything like me, you thought they were total genius, right? Talk about a punch of flavor without adding a sugar-filled mixer to your cocktail. Honestly, there’s so much flavor that you’d never guess this was an adult drink!

I also found this Stevia & Monk Fruit Sweetener Water Flavoring since Dasani Drops can be hard to find these days.

But of course, feel free to garnish your pink alcoholic drink with a Pink Starburst skewer. 

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Why You’ll Love This Skinny Pink Drink Recipe

  • While drinking boozy beverages is not necessarily the healthiest, this skinny pink drink recipe is a light way to enjoy a cocktail without worrying about calories adding up very quickly. 
  • Feel free to make substitutions or play around with different garnishes when serving this Pink Starburst alcoholic drink. It’s super customizable and adaptable!
  • This stunning alcoholic pink drink is the perfect cocktail for parties! Make a big batch in a pitcher (Just don’t add the ice cubes yet) and refrigerate until serving.
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Ingredients And Substitutions For Pink Starburst Drink

Ice – This lightened up version of the Pink Starburst cocktail is best served chilled!

Vodka – Use your favorite high-quality regular vodka, but since this Starburst cocktail recipe is quite flexible, you might also like it with rum.

Whipped vodka – Adds a decadent taste to the Starburst pink drink. 

Almond milk – Instead of cream, this skinny pink drink recipe gets its creaminess from almond milk. 

Kiwi Strawberry flavored Dasani Drops – Gives the Starburst alcoholic drink its candy flavor without the calories. If you can’t get your hands on Dasani Drops, here’s an alternative.

Orange juice – Balances the sweet flavor of the Pink Starburst cocktail. 

Diet lemon-lime soda This cocktail’s rich, fruity flavors are delicious with lemon-lime soda. The bubbles are also a nice bonus.!

Pink Strawberry Starburst – What better garnish to use on a Starburst alcoholic drink than a Pink Starburst skewer? But for a vegan cocktail, go ahead and swap Starburst for vegan fruit chews!

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Tips For Making Pink Alcoholic Drink

No Cocktail Shaker? No Problem!

If you don’t own a cocktail shaker, just add the ingredients to a pitcher and give the drink a good stir.

Make a Slushy Version

You can also add the ingredients to a blender and blend until the consistency looks like a slushy.

Serve with a Pink Sugar Rim

Serve your pink starburst alcoholic drink with vegan pink rimming sugar! Wet the rim with a lemon wedge, then roll it on a plate with pink sugar.

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Starburst Cocktail Recipe FAQs

What’s in Pink Starburst?

Pink Starburst is made from sugar, corn syrup, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, less than 2% of citric acid, tapioca dextrin, gelatin, apple juice from concentrate, modified corn starch, natural & artificial flavors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), and color (red 40).

Can you infuse Starburst with alcohol?

Yes. Place the candies in a jar with your choice of alcohol and allow them to dissolve overnight. You’ll get a vodka with a cute pink color, perfect for festive-looking alcoholic drinks for your next girls night! 

Can you make a big batch of this skinny pink drink recipe?

Sure! Just make the cocktail in a pitcher with a lid and refrigerate. If you won’t be serving this fantastic party drink immediately, do not add the ice yet to avoid watering it down. You also want to add the bubbles last.

What are some good garnishes for a Pink Starburst cocktail?

In addition to a skewer with Pink Starburst, you can garnish your fruit candy-inspired drink with fresh strawberries or hibiscus flowers!

How to make Starburst Jello shots?

Dissolve your Starburst gelatin mix in boiling water, add vodka and cold water, pour the mixture into plastic shot glasses, and refrigerate until set. For vegan Jello shots, use a plant-based Jel dessert.

More Vegan Boozy Cocktail Ideas

I found this recipe for vegan jelly tequila cocktails that I HAVE to try!

Yay! You have made it this far, and I am so glad! Hey – If you make this recipe, I’d love for you to give it a quick review & star rating ★ below.

Lightened Up Pink Starburst Cocktail

Lightened Up Pink Starburst Cocktail Recipe
This Lightened Up Pink Starburst Cocktail is a health-conscious drink that tastes just like a Pink Starburst… without all the wrappers!
Louisa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the ice, vodkas, almond milk, kiwi-strawberry flavoring, and orange juice to the cocktail shaker. Shake well.
  • Pour the pink starburst alcoholic drink into a 12-oz glass.
    step 2 Lightened Up Pink Starburst Cocktail
  • Top with a splash or two of diet lemon-lime soda.
  • Garnish with Pink Strawberry Starburst. Enjoy!
    step 4 Lightened Up Pink Starburst Cocktail

Notes

  • If you don’t own a cocktail shaker, just add the ingredients to a pitcher and give the drink a good stir.
  • You can also add the ingredients to a blender and blend until the consistency looks like a slushy.
  • Serve your Pink Starburst alcoholic drink with vegan pink rimming sugar! Wet the rim with a lemon wedge, then roll it on a plate with pink sugar.
 

Updated in May 2024 with new photos and minor recipe adjustments for improved quality. Enjoy!

Lightened Up Pink Starburst Cocktail - a health-conscious skinny drink that tastes just like a Pink Starburst - and lots of tips for keeping your drinks light
Lightened Up Pink Starburst Cocktail - a health-conscious skinny drink that tastes just like a Pink Starburst - and lots of tips for keeping your drinks light
Lightened Up Pink Starburst Cocktail - a health-conscious skinny drink that tastes just like a Pink Starburst - and lots of tips for keeping your drinks light
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  1. Delicious! I used So Delicious French vanilla flavored coconut creamer and SweetLeaf stevia kiwi strawberry drops to make it a little healthier along with Trop50 to cut out some of the sugar & calories of regular OJ. Thanks for a great base cocktail!