'The drinks lovechild of Barbara Cartland and Liberace'

Chris Losh

Chris Losh

24 August 2018

Want to know the front-runner for our ‘campest drink of the year’ award? Ladies and gentlemen, meet Unicorn Sparkle.

It might sound like a pedigree Dachshund, but in fact, it’s a slushie creation so pink that it can literally burn out your retinas if you stare at it for more than ten seconds.

Still too macho for you? Then rejoice in the fact that the campness quotient has been dialled up to 11 by the further addition of glittery edible sparkles.

The warped creation of Vimto Out of Home's Fryst brand, and certain to be the biggest selling cocktail named after a fictional quadruped this autumn, it’s like the drinks lovechild of Barbara Cartland and Liberace.

So how do you make it? Well fortunately, it’s less complicated than you might think, since despite the name it doesn’t actually require any unicorns.

  1. Get hold of a Fryst slushie machine from Vimto.
  2. Tip in some of Vimto’s (ahem) Unicorn Starslush jollop (bright pink, sparkly).
  3. Add a sacrificial gin of your choice and voila: the Unicorn Sparkle cocktail.

Imbibe sees this as a perfect drink for customers over the age of three (maybe lose the gin), 20-year-olds with a princess fetish and anyone who has a gold lamé phone case.

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