Lilo & Stitch Inspired Mocktail because “ohana means family. And family means no one gets left behind” – Lilo
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Disney’s Lilo and Stitch came out in 2002 and was considered quite a box office success. Personally, I’m not sure it gets the full credit it deserves. With a truly original storyline, no princesses in sight, and the usual life lessons that everyone has come to expect and love from any Disney animated film, this one really has it all. And felt perfect for a Lilo & Stitch inspired non alcoholic drink!
What I love about it personally is how it embraces being different. Experiment 626, or Stitch as he is later renamed, is well, quite different. Being an alien experiment from another planet will tend to do that to you. But Lilo loves Stitch so much and shows him the meaning of ohana, family really is. So much so, that Stitch is able to rethink his purpose of destruction in order to protect his little family he has created on Earth. This really resonates with me and maybe that’s just me being hopeful that one day my three tiny experiments will also grow out of their destructive phase. Just maybe!
Not only does it focus on being different, but it also highlights the importance of family. The aspect that speaks the most to me is ohana is not just family related by blood. But rather those who you make your family. The older I get, the more I rely on my village of neighbors and friends for validation, help or just a few good laughs.
Lets have some laughs, avoid being too destructive and learn to make a Lilo & Stitch Inspired Mocktail to share with our own Ohana.
Ingredients and Barware for 3 Mocktails
Berry Blue Typhoon Hawaiian Punch
Lemon Lime Soda
Pink Sanding Sugar (I used this sanding sugar from Amazon)
Low Ball Glasses (Since I made these for the kids, I used these plastic low ball glasses from Amazon. All the fun, none of the anxiety that comes with kids using glass!)
Black Striped Straws (optional. I used these from Amazon
Cocktail Umbrella (optional but really fits the hawaiian theme. I used these from Amazon.)
About the Ingredients
Berry Blue Typhoon Hawaiian Punch has a bright blue color and a flavor filled with mixed berries. Now this is perfect for a Lilo and Stitch themed zero proof drink because not only is it blue like one of our titlar characters. But its also Hawaiian Punch and our other titlar character is from Hawaii!
Lemon Lime Soda provides carbonation and a touch of citrus. It is a very popualr mixer thanks to its clear color, carbination properties and light flavoring.
How to Make
1)Rim Low Ball Glasses with Pink Sanding Sugar. Tap the glass when finished to remove any excess sugar. Tip: using a small piece of pineapple to wet the rim of the glass helps the sanding sugar to stick thanks to the fruit juice.
2)Add Ice to rimmed low ball glasses.
3)Pour Berry Blue Typhoon Hawaiian Punch over ice in to each rimmed glass until 3/4 of the way full.
4)Top off with Lemon Lime Soda.
5)Add Pineapple Wedge as garnish to the rim of each glass
6)Add Cocktail Umbrella to add to the Hawaiian feel of the drink
Carefully slice the bottom off a whole Pineapple. Then carefully slice a ring off the end about 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut the ring in half and then in half. You should now have 4 pineapple wedges. Cut a small slit into one of the wedges for it to easily sit on the rim of the glass. I tend to use a food safe glove when cutting fruit to keep the sticky mess to a minimum.
Do you enjoy taking movie night to the next level with themed drinks? Us too! Check out some of our favorites like this Spiderman Inspired Mocktail, this Dr. Suess Inspired Lorax Mocktail or this Disney’s Frozen Inspired Mocktail
What is your favorite scene in Lilo and Stitch?