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How to Make Magical Mermaid Lemonade – Easy Colorful Mocktail

Calling all mermaid lovers! This Magical Mermaid Lemonade is an easy and colorful mocktail that is perfect for all your mermaid themed parties!

mermaid lemonade recipe mocktail

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Will all the mermaid fans please stand up! ??‍♀️

If you are a fan of bright, colorful, and magical drink creations then this mermaid lemonade recipe is for YOU!

And, if you have a little one that is obsessed with mermaids…ahem, my little girl…then you will love that this mermaid lemonade recipe is a mocktail too!


mermaid lemonade recipe mocktail

Like with most of my creations, it all started with my kids!

Little Willow is currently infatuated with all things mermaids. Like seriously obsessed y’all!

She has demanded requested a mermaid themed birthday party. Honestly, I am totally okay with it.

Because, 1) I get to create some super fun mermaid party ideas, and 2) who doesn’t love the idea of a mermaid themed party?

The first thing I made was the gorgeous, and delicious Mermaid Bark! If you haven’t seen this yet, go check it out now! It is SO pretty. I could stare at it for days!

Next on my list was drinks! Because…well…drinks are FUN!

I know, I know…drinks are fun? Seriously lady, get a grip! But, stick with me here.

mermaid lemonade recipe mocktail

I double dog dare you to tell me that this magical mermaid lemonade is not fun!!!

Drinks for birthday parties can be totally fun, and they are SO easy to make.

That is another reason I love them. Minimal work for a ton of reward! All the praise hands mamas!

Are you ready to get your Magical Mermaid Lemonade on, and totally rock that mermaid birthday party? Let’s do this!

Mermaid Lemonade Ingredients

Feel free to mix up the colors for the magical mermaid lemonade!

I thought teal, emerald green, and purple were a really pretty color combination. But, some yellows and pinks would look really nice too!

How To Make Mermaid Lemonade

First things first. You will need to get the ice cubes started!

Part of what makes this mermaid lemonade recipe so magical is that it is color changing! And, it is color changing because of the pretty ice cubes!

As the ice cubes melt, the lemonade changes into all the pretty teal and emerald colors. It looks like a fantastical ocean paradise!

I used this AMAZING silicone ice tray to make the ice for the mermaid lemonade. I love the silicone ice tray, because you aren’t having to go all old school and crack the ice tray, which then leads to funky ice.

Nope, with this ice tray you just pop those ice cubes out, and you are good to go. And, the set comes with 4 trays!

Which is awesome, because I needed to make quite a bit of ice for the mermaid birthday party!

Just add a few drops of food color, to each slot of the ice tray. Be sure to swirl it around a bit to make sure each color is well mixed.

Throwing a Mermaid Birthday Party? Be sure to check out these Mermaid Cupcakes!

mermaid lemonade recipe mocktail

Can ice be pretty? Ummm yes it can!

Look at those magically pretty mermaid ice cubes!

Next, you will slice up your lemon, and run some around the rim of whatever glasses you will be using.

I used simple juice glasses, but I think these clear cups would work really well too!

Now, you will get your sanding sugar poured onto a plate, and mix it all up.

mermaid lemonade recipe mocktail

Next, dip the top of the glass in the sanding sugar, to make a sweetly magical rim to the mermaid lemonade.

All that is left now, is to add some ice cubes and pour in the lemonade!

Feel free to garnish with a lemon, and add a fun straw!

mermaid lemonade recipe mocktail

mermaid lemonade recipe mocktail

BOOM! Check out the epic level of your mermaid lemonade success!

For real, the kids and adults are going to LOVE this so much!

Willow almost passed out and peed her pants with joy over this magical mermaid lemonade!

Okay slightly dramatic, but she really did LOVE it, and there was a full on gasp! Which, is a serious Mom win!

For those of you that are now completely sold on why mermaids totally rock, and you are wanting to throw a mermaid themed birthday party, but need a little something something added to the lemonade…I got you! πŸ˜‰

Go check out this awesome mermaid lemonade recipe over at Delish. Alcohol included!


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mermaid lemonade recipe mocktail

Mermaid Lemonade Recipe

  • Author: Amanda - Jasper and Willow
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


This mermaid lemonade is bright, colorful, and perfect for a mermaid themed birthday party! It is incredibly easy to make, and delicious!


  • 1 bottle Lemonade
  • Sanding Sugar (teal, green, purple)
  • Lemons (sliced for garnish)


  1. Make ice by adding a few drops of food color to each slot in ice tray.
  2. Freeze ice
  3. Rim glass with lemon juice, and dip in sanding sugar.
  4. Add ice cubes to glass, and pour lemonade.
  5. Garnish with lemon, and a straw!


I love using Simply Lemonade for this recipe! Fell free to make your own lemonade too!

  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 120
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30g

Keywords: lemonade recipe, mermaid lemonade, mermaid party, mermaid themed birthday party



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