Beauty and the Beast’s Belle inspired Mocktail for when you want adventure in the great wide somewhere
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Beauty and the Beast is what I like to call a classic Disney film. Making its big screen debut in 1991, it fits the classic Disney formula. It has a princess-like character, musical feel and an old storyline adapted for a child appropriate audience.
What I didn’t know about the animated film is that after several attempts to adapt the story, the final push came after the success of Disney’s Little Mermaid. I also didn’t realize that the film was so popular in its heyday. It was the first animated film to ever win the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. And that is not the only record this film holds. It was also the first animated Disney movie to become a Broadway musical. Impressive!
Now admittedly, The Beauty and The Beast is not my favorite Disney movie. But, just like the rest of the Disney movies, it does come with some great life lessons. I think my favorite is that things are not always as they appear. Or perhaps a more fitting analogy for a book loving Bell is to not judge a book by its cover.
Not only does Belle learn this lesson with the beast throughout the movie, in fact, it’s pretty much the main theme running throughout the movie. But, even before we meet Belle in the opening musical number, the Beast learns this lesson the hard way. After judging the poor woman seeking shelter as nothing but a poor old beggar, he is transformed from a wealthy prince, into the Beast. And now must find a way to love, and earn love in return, while in a completely different physical form.
Learn to make this Bell inspired non alcoholic drink and go on an adventure watching The Beauty and the Beast while remembering things are not always as they seem.
Ingredients and Barware for 3 Mocktails
Banana Syrup (this is what I used from Amazon)
Gold Sanding Sugar
3 Whole Strawberries
Red Striped Straws (optional but really adds a little extra flare. Here are the ones I used)
High Ball Glasses (These are my favorite ones for kids since they are plastic)
About the Ingredients
Pineapple Juice adds a hint of tropical flavors and creates the yellow base for the golden yellow dress worn by Belle.
Orange Juice takes our yellow and helps turn it into a golden color while adding an orange taste.
Banana Syrup add a hint of banana flavoring and has a pale yellow tint to it
Belle Inspired Mocktail Recipe
1)Rim your High Ball Glasses with the Gold Sanding Sugar ensuring to get a consistent coating. Gently tap the glasses to remove any excess sugar. Add Ice and set aside
2)In a Cocktail Shaker add 1.5 cups Orange Juice, 1 cup Pineapple Juice and 4 oz Banana Syrup. Stir until well mixed. (Optional, I added 4 oz Water to the mixture as well to dilute the strong flavors as my kids do not like very strong flavors.)
3)Pour mixture over ice into your rimmed high ball glasses.
4)Garnish with Strawberry. (to prepare your garnish, carefully cut the top off and then cut a small slit into each strawberry to allow it to sit on the rim of the glass.)
5)Add Red Striped Straws
Do you enjoy taking family movie night to the next level with a themed drink? We do too! Check out some of our favorite family movie night drinks like this Moana Inspired Mocktail, this Lilo and Stitch Inspired Mocktail or this Toy Story’s Buzz Inspired Mocktail
Which Disney Princess movie is your favorite?