Last year I had an Inside Out themed party for my birthday. The good old days when we could have parties! Of course I love a good theme, so I decided to get into it and create food and drink items in 5 different colors to match each of the 5 emotions. In addition to snacks and an Inside Out cake, of course I had to make some Inside Out cocktails!
I did some research to find 5 cocktails in the 5 different colors. Some were easier than others – there were plenty of blue options (mostly using blue curacao) and a lot of different drinks that had midori for green. Purple definitely turned out to be the most challenging one. I also wanted to provide a variety of types of cocktails so it wasn’t all overly sweet and fruity cocktails. In the end I think we had a pretty good assortment, though the blue margarita seemed to be the biggest hit!
Below I’m happy to share my Inside Out cocktails:
Joy Lemoncello cocktail
- 2 – 3 drops yellow food coloring
- lemon slices
- 1 tablespoon Lemoncello liqueur
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- Prosecco or other dry sparkling wine
To garnish glass before making cocktail – combine sugar with a few drops of yellow food coloring. Stir well into color is distributed. Rub the rim of the glass with a a cut lemon, then dip rim of glass in the sugar.
Pour 1 tablespoon of Lemoncello into glass. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Fill glass with prosecco and garnish with a lemon slice!
Sadness margarita cocktail
- 2 oz. tequila
- 1 oz. blue curaçao
- 1 oz. triple sec
- 1 oz. lime juice
Rim the glass with salt. Shake all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into the margarita glass.
Anger whiskey cocktail
- 2 oz. Fireball cinnamon whiskey
- 3 oz. ginger ale
- splash of grenadine
Pour cinnamon whisky, ginger ale, and grenadine over ice. Serve immediately.
Fear Blackberry Mule cocktail
- 1 ounce vodka
- 2 tablespoons blackberry simple syrup
- 1/2 cup ginger beer
- 1 sprig of fresh mint
In a copper mug or glass, pour vodka over ice. Add the blackberry syrup, top with ginger beer, and stir. Garnish with mint sprig and a blackberry.
Disgust Midori cocktail
- 1.5 oz. Midori
- 0.5 oz. Vodka
- 0.5 oz. Cointreau (or Triple Sec)
- 1.5 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 0.5 oz. Lemon Juice
Fill a shaker with ice. Add all ingredients and shake well. Strain over a glass with ice.
Other blog posts of interest:
Throwing an Inside Out birthday party
Inside Out cake
Tangled themed birthday party
Joy and Fear Inside Out Halloween costumes
Wreck-It Ralph themed birthday party
Which of these Inside Out cocktails would you most like to try?
Tara Liston Fuller says
oh my goooodness these are so fun! I love Inside Out, it’s such a cute movie! I never thought of having themed drinks, that’s genius!
I’ll admit that for a half second before reading the recipe, I thought Anger had salsa in it because that’s what was in the photo with the cocktail!!! Haha! How crazy would that be? I think I’d definitely be angry if someone put salsa in my drink. Oh dear. But these sound delicious, and I love the theme. It’s so cute and whimsical. Definitely creative. I think the Joy and Sadness drinks would be my favorite!
Indya Shaw says
I’m such a huge fan of COLOUR, so I adore these! I know everyone *loves* this movie so please don’t berate me for not seeing it yet ? I KNOW I’ll love it too, I just haven’t gotten around to watching it yet! These drinks really do look amazing, though. I can’t drink due to my epilepsy so I’d have to make mine mocktails, but I bet they’d still be super tasty – either way, they’d still be pretty ?
Taylor Epperson says
LOVE this! This is such a great idea for an Inside Out party. I think I’d like Joy the best, but all of these are so much fun!