4 Eclipse Inspired Cocktails While Waiting for the Sky to Turn

It doesn’t happen very often and the whole world is going crazy preparing for the solar eclipse. If you’re living under a rock and don’t know what’s happening on August 21st there are thousands of stories you can find online including history, viewing spots, best way to photograph, where to get glasses, and now our 4 eclipse inspired cocktails.

Dark Side of the Screwdriver

Eclipse Inspired Cocktails

  • Black Large Round Ice Cube
  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Orange Juice

Preparing the Ice Cubes started out easy. Remember back in the day when you played with food coloring and you never wanted to combine the colors too much? Guess what? Now you can. In a measurement cup filled with water add 3 drops red, 3 drops blue, 3 drops green and you get pretty close to black. Pour into mold and freeze.

Tip: Use vodka from the freezer and make sure the OJ is super chilled. The ice cube melted and left a blue ring, which was cool until well, it continued to melt and wasn’t cool anymore.

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Eclipse Inspired Cocktails

  • 1 oz Kahlúa
  • 1.5 oz Bailey’s

Tip: Always pour the heaviest first, which in this case is the Kahlúa. Then hold a silver spoon upside down and pour the Bailey’s over it. A tad might sneak down but it will quickly rise up. If this doesn’t make sense here’s a handy video from Mix That Drink.

Partial Eclipse

Eclipse Inspired Cocktails

  • 2 oz Limoncello
  • Garnished with a grape (if you have a fun cocktail stirrer with a planet-like shape, all the better!)

Tip: Frozen grapes are always good in cocktails!

Mason Jar White Sangria from Cabo Flats

Eclipse Inspired Cocktails

  • 3 fresh Blackberries
  • 3 fresh Blueberries
  • 3 fresh Strawberries
  • Half Moon Orange
  • 2 oz Riuniti Moscato
  • 1 oz Veey Acai Spirit
  • 1 oz Peach Puree
  • 1 oz Cointreau

During the solar eclipse, you’re going to see a round shadow of white, so their white sangria is a perfect compliment. This recipe is for a WHITE Sangria served in a Mason Jar… with a half MOON orange in the recipe. 

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in Mason Jars and store in fridge overnight or make each to order by filling to the rim of the mason jar with ice and shake to mix.


Wherever and however you plan to watch we hope the weather holds up and we can all toast this momentous occasion.



eclipse inspired cocktails

Here are four eclipse inspired cocktails from super simple to slightly involved. Whichever one you decide, it's the perfect way to toast this occasion.


  • Sophia Alisa Ali August 14, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    I personally don’t drink alcohol, but might try the mocktail version of this as i love drinks with blackberries and strawberries in! Thanks for sharing! x

  • Kacey Perez August 14, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    How fun! Can’t wait for this special occasion.

    • Kim & Robert August 15, 2017 at 12:03 am


  • Ashish August 15, 2017 at 3:24 am

    I love drinks in mason jars! They’ve always appealed to me.A

    • Kim & Robert August 15, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Definitely makes them fun and festive! Thanks for reading. Cheers!

  • Carissa Eva Stephanie Vikis August 15, 2017 at 4:25 am

    Such a fun and creative idea for cocktails! I don’t drink alcohol anymore, but I think this is a great idea to prepare for those friends of mine that do. I especially loved the Mason Jar white sangria, anything that has fruits has my heart!

    • Kim & Robert August 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Many of these you can also do as mocktails too! Thanks for reading. Cheers!

  • Andy Yochum August 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Looks like fun! The black ice cube kinda freaked me out for a second, but now thinking I have to try it. The sangria looks especially refreshing, especially on a hot August night!

    • Kim & Robert August 15, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Sorry we freaked you out! LOL Cheers!

  • Curt Miller August 16, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Very cool. I’m good for at least two of these on the 21st. Thank you for your creativity and theme-based fun 🙂

    • Kim & Robert August 24, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks! Hope you got your two! Cheers!

  • Tia | Pennies In My Pocket August 16, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Wow! These drinks are so cool and perfect for the upcoming eclipse. I have never thought to create colored ice cubes.

    • Kim & Robert August 24, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks! Make sure whatever you add is super cold so it doesn’t melt the cubes. The color starts to come off quickly. Cheers!

  • Jessica Spivey August 17, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Such a cool way to celebrate!

    • Kim & Robert August 24, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks! The celebration will be continuing! These were fun to make! Cheers!


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