This fruity margarita is basically dessert in a delicious, boozy form that’s perfect for almost any occasion. Vodka, a variety of delicious, fruity alcohols, and Fruity Pebbles all come together to create a delicious cocktail that is as sweet as it is socially lubricating.
As you might remember in our Fruity Pebbles fudge post, we’re big fans of this tasty, fruity breakfast cereal. We keep a box on hand in the house at all times so we can have a big bowl whenever we feel like it. We also like to get creative with it, which is how we came up with Fruity Pebbles fudge.
Recently, I thought to myself, “Self, do you know what would be good? A Fruity Pebbles cocktail. How can we make that happen?”
After mulling it over for a bit and throwing some ideas around with my husband, we came up with a fruity margarita cocktail that features some delicious adult beverages and, of course, Fruity Pebbles. It is so legit, you guys.
The Road to Our Fruity Margarita (No Driving Occurred)
If you can find something better than a delicious, boozy cocktail with the flavors of raspberry, ginger ale, Fruity Pebbles, and even a bit of vanilla frosting, we’d love to hear about it. This rainbow-colored cocktail is just as much fun to look at as it is to drink, but we wouldn’t have it if it weren’t for two things: Fruity Pebbles and margaritas. So let’s take a brief look at the history of both.
The History of Fruity Pebbles
Fruity Pebbles are one of the most delicious examples of commercialism and marketing that has ever existed. That’s right, this delicious cereal was 100% pure marketing.
In 1971, Fruity Pebbles Cereal debuted to attract and satisfy young fans of the popular cartoon The Flintstones (1960-1966) and movies that followed. Along with Cocoa Puffs, Fruity Pebbles was part of a cereal duo intended solely as a cash grab to capitalize on the popularity of The Flintstones.
The working name for the cereal was Rubble Stones, but Fruity Pebbles was later used to better reflect the product. I’m so glad a corporate office somewhere decided to do a cereal tie-in.
And so, Fruity Pebbles, and their delicious cousin, Cocoa Pebbles, were born. Thank goodness for corporate America. Without them, we’d never have been able to enjoy this delicious, fruity cereal!
The History of the Margarita
The history of the margarita is a murky one. There are many stories surrounding the origin of the classic cocktail, but one thing remains true throughout all variations on the theme. It was born out of the prohibition movement.
The margarita is related to a popular Mexican cocktail called the Daisy. In fact, Margarita is Spanish for daisy. Most food and spirits historians agree that the margarita was the result of Americans discovering the Daisy after traveling south of the border for alcohol while prohibition was still in effect.
One popular story regarding the creation of the margarita is that it was invented in 1938 by Carlos “Danny ” Herrera at his restaurant, Rancho La Gloria, located just about halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito. The legend goes that Danny created the dring for former Ziegfeld dancer, Marjorie King, who was allergic to almost all spirits besides tequila.
There are several other stories of the first creation of the margarita floating around out there, as well, but while we don’t know for sure who made the cocktail, we do know that the other stories are false. That’s because they all claim to have first made the cocktail at some point after first mentions of the cocktail were made in recipe books, and in one case, after ad campaigns for the margarita were already in print.
Whoever made it and where ever they made it, one thing’s for sure. The margarita is one of the most popular cocktails out there for a very good reason. It’s good!
Fruity Margarita with Fruity Pebbles
Our delicious take on the classic margarita is a fruity, boozy dessert in a fancy glass. Featuring several delicious spirits and a rim coated with vanilla frosting and Fruity Pebbles, this is one summer drink that is as much fun to look at as it is to drink.
It’s also incredibly easy, which is a huge bonus. It takes a few ingredients, but they come together quickly and easily, making it a cocktail that you’ll love to serve and your guests will love to drink.
As with any cocktail, especially a margarita, there are a few ingredients that go into making this fruity margarita recipe. That being said, they’re easy to combine and come together quite easily. Here’s what you’ll need.
- Fruity Pebbles
- Raspberry White Claw
- Ginger Ale
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Vanilla Frosting
The ingredient list isn’t overly long, and it only takes a bit of stirring to whip up this amazing drink. And speaking of whipping up this cocktail…
Making the Fruity Margerita
Making this tasty fruity cocktail is a simple affair. You’ll simply garnish the rim of your glass with vanilla frosting and Fruity Pebbles, and then make the cocktail in a blender. It’s super easy. You’ll find the complete recipe, along with amounts, at the end of the post, but we want to give you the highlights here so you see how easy it is to make.
- Coat the rim of your glasses with vanilla frosting and Fruity Pebbles and refrigerate to set up.
- Add ice, vodka, Curacao, ginger ale, and Raspberry White Claw to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add condensed milk and Fruity Pebbles, blending until smooth.
- Fill garnished glasses with the fruity margarita.
That’s all there is to is. As you can see there are only two basic steps to making this fruity cocktail. It’s deliciously easy both figuratively and literally.
All you need are margarita glasses and fun, colorful straws to serve up this fruity margarita. This cool, creamy rainbow-colored cocktail is the perfect adult treat for backyard barbecues or any outdoor event when you want to get a bit fancy.
Simply bring out a try of these delicious cocktails and watch everyone enjoy all that sweet, boozy goodness. This is one that’s always a big hit with everyone.
This is a super straightforward recipe. You really have to do almost no work to bring it together, and in accordance with that, this FAQ isn’t long at all. In fact, there’s really only one question here that I would consider important. So here you go. The shortest FAQ ever.
How do I garnish the margarita glasses?
Add a healthy amount of frosting to your margarita glass about an inch down on both sides, and then dip the vanilla frosted glass rim into a bowl of Fruity Pebbles about two inches deep. You might have to pat the Fruity Pebbles onto the glass, as well, to get them to stay in place.
There it is. Now you know how to do the hardest part of this entire recipe! LOL
Try This Fruity Margarita at Your Next Party
This Fruity Pebbles Margarita is a great drink to make if you’re having family or friends for a patio party, or if your just in the mood to have a fun drink on the deck, or porch. It’s so colorful, sweet, and delicious, everyone will love it. It’s really simple to make, but is so festive everyone will think your a regular Mixologist. Make sure to keep this one in your favorites.
Fruity spirits, Fruity Pebbles, and vanilla frosting come together to create the best margarita you’ll ever make. This fruity margarita is like a boozy, liquid dessert, and it’s always a big hit with any crowd. Give it a try at your next party, and get ready for lots of “oohs” and “aahs”.
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This fruity margarita is basically dessert in a delicious, boozy form that's perfect for almost any occasion. Vodka, a variety of delicious, fruity alcohols, and Fruity Pebbles all come together to create a delicious cocktail that is as sweet as it is socially lubricating.
- 2 cups of Ice
- 3 ounces of Vodka
- 3 ounces of Curacao
- 1 box of Fruity Pebbles Cereal – divided
- 5 ounces of White Claw – Raspberry flavor
- 3 ounces of Ginger Ale
- 2 Tablespoons of Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 can of Vanilla Frosting – for rim of glass
- Fruity Pebbles for glass rim decorations
- 2 – 10 ounce Margarita Glasses
With a pastry brush, or the back of a spoon, add a generous amount of the Vanilla Frosting to the rim of each glass, and about an inch down onto the glass.
Pour Fruity Pebble into a bowl, at least 2 or three inches of the cereal in the bowl, and dip the glass into the Cereal, moving it in the cereal to stick the Pebbles to the glass. (You may have to use your fingers and press the cereal onto the frosting to make sure it sticks to the glass).
Place the Glasses in the refrigerator to help set frosting to glass.
In a Blender, add Ice, Vodka, Curacao, Ginger Ale, and Raspberry White Claw, and blend until smooth.
Add the Condensed Milk, and 2 Tablespoons of Fruity Pebbles, and blend again until smooth and creamy.
Remove glasses from refrigerator, and fill with the drink mixture. Serve, and Enjoy!
Makes 2 – Eight ounce drinks