How to Make Colored Sugar for Drinks

Turn your simple summer drinks into fabulously multicolored refreshments by giving your cocktail glass a decorative rim with some colored sugar. Sugar is regularly used in household activities but shows you creativity this time and gives amazing color to the plain white sugar. Drinks are a major part of any celebration, so you can color the sugar according to various themes of parties.

Colored sugars are like edible glitter. The amazing colors of the sugar are the magic of the powdered food colorings. They provide pleasurable tastes and colors to your cocktails, and are very simple to make.

Ready-made edible colored sugars are easily available in the market, but making your own colored sugar saves a lot of money and time, especially over the holiday seasons. Make Colored Sugar for Drinks in a large quantity and store in an airtight jar for a longer period of time, using whenever required.

This colored sugar recipe is simplest to make and contains on two simple ingredients. So, try it next time and add amazing color to your drinks!

Preparation Time: 2 to 5 minutes
Serving Size: 2
Utensils: wax paper, airtight jar


– 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
– Liquid food coloring – your favorite one or according to the theme


  • 1

    Put a piece of wax paper on a smooth work surface and place 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar in the center.

  • 2

    Now, pour a few drops of the selected food color on top of the sugar and mix it well using your index finger’s tip. However, do not mix for more than 2 seconds as the sugar can dissolve.

  • 3

    Continue adding in food color until you achieve the desired sugar color.

  • 4

    Leave the colored sugar for some time until it dries completely.

  • 5

    Once dry well, shift into an airtight container and store – until you need it for rimming your cocktails’ glass.

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