The best part about Fancy Edible Glitter is that it can go on or in anything you intend to eat or drink. Being FDA-approved as well as 100% tasteless and textureless, it’s a quintessential food and drink enhancer for any occasion, or even none at all.
Here are our top seven favorite ways we’ve used it and seen it creatively used by others:
1. GLITTER GARNISHES
Decorate your decorations. Adding a cherry to a Manhattan or a Shirley Temple? Dip it in Ruby Red Edible Glitter to make it sparkly af. Or change its outer shade entirely with a different color.
This also works with citrus wedges and rind spirals, melon, fresh herbs, starfruit, pickled veggies (for those bloody mary's), and so on.
2. GLITTER COCKTAILS AND MOCKTAILS
Easily one of the most popular ways to use Fancy Edible Glitter by far, add it to any beverage — fizzy, flat, on the rocks, shaken, stirred, or as virgin as they come.
Most commonly, people love to add glitter to their champagne, white wine or rosé, light in color or hazy beers, vodka-based cocktails, etc. It’s just as easy with regular daytime drinks as well, including seltzer water (or even still or tap), cranberry or apple juice, iced or hot tea, lemonade, crystal light, etc.
No matter your preferred beverage at whatever time of day, make it a fancy one.
3. SPARKLY ICE CUBES
Even ice cubes deserve a little pizzazz once in a while. Keep a silicone ice cube mold on hand for those low-key get-togethers or special celebrations.
Say you get promoted at work — your congratulatory drink feels a lot more celebratory when it sparkles as much as your new salary.
And we’ll let you in on our favorite ice cube hack — they don’t have to be just plain frozen water. In fact, we love to freeze white wine or rosé so it keeps the glass of wine plenty chilled and doesn’t water it down as the ice cube melts.
Pro tip: Use one edible glitter color for your drink, and another in the ice, and as the ice melts, the colors will combine to change the color of your drink! For instance, if you mix a drink with Fool's Gold and put Sapphire Blue in your ice cubes, your drink will evolve into a lovely shade of green.
4. PRISM POWDER POPSICLES
If there was ever a time for glittery homemade popsicles, summer is it. All you need is a popsicle mold, Fancy Edible Glitter, and your popsicle mix of choice (fruit punch, lemonade, Capri Sun, etc.)
These take less than five minutes to put together, and a few hours later or the next day they are the perfect sparkly treat to cool down with on a hot day.
We’re also not opposed to letting a grocery store popsicle melt in a bowl, and then adding the edible glitter and refreezing in a silicone mold with reusable acrylic sticks.
5. JELLO BITES LIKE MOM NEVER MADE
Say hello to the Jello you never knew you were missing as a kid. If mom could have made it sparkly back then, trust us, she would have.
Whether you subscribe to individual portions or sheet-pan style, a couple taps of Fancy Edible Glitter in pre-set Jello adds an unexpected modern twist to an otherwise old school treat.
6. JELLO SHOTS WITH A TWIST
And now meet the Jello shot in its fifth year of undergrad you never knew you were missing in college.
Combine pre-set Jello mix with your go-to spirit, such as vodka, and stir in edible glitter, or dust a little over the top of the Jello after it sets. Bonus points for rimming the individual serving cups in honey and Fancy Sugar!
7. GLITTER DUSTING TOP-OFF
This may be last on the list, but it is certainly not the least of our favorite ways to use Fancy Edible Glitter.
Use a Fancy Dusting Pump to evenly spray snacks, entire meals, or whatever you intend to eat. It adds a picture-perfect sparkle for that extra je ne sais quoi.