What are unicorn tears?

Firebox releases Unicorn Tears Raspberry Gin Liqueur

British online retailer Firebox has launched a raspberry-flavoured variant of its Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur.

Unicorn Tears Raspberry Gin Liqueur has been infused with raspberries

“Made from the tears of humanely raised unicorns”, the liqueur first came to our attention in 2015, and following “phenomenal success” it has returned with a new expression.

Unicorn Tears Raspberry Gin Liqueur has been infused with raspberries to give it a “deliciously sweet punch” and a “shimmering” pink hue.

The gin liqueur is described as having notes of tangy citrus, juniper berries, coriander and liquorice.

The new expression is the latest addition to Firebox’s ‘Mythical Tears’ spirits portfolio, and follows the release of Phoenix Tears Rum and Mermaid Tears Vodka.

It is recommended served in cocktails or over ice with tonic and fresh raspberries.

Firebox has also added a 500ml version of its Unicorn Tears Black Gin Liqueur following the success of its 50ml bottle.

Head of own brand, Caitlin Parry, said: “Unicorn Tears Gin has been our best-selling alcohol line in Firebox’s 20-year history. With summer coming up, we thought adding a fruit synonymous with picnics and warm weather would infuse perfectly with our magical gin.

“The gin market is still as popular as ever, with consumers looking for more unusual and unique tasting experiences. With artisan makers popping up everywhere, it can be hard to stand out. Luckily, this shimmering bright pink bottle made from the real tears of unicorns has no issue with being overshadowed.”

Unicorn Tears Raspberry Gin Liqueur is available in the UK from Firebox.com for £39.99 (US$56.70) per 500ml.

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Rainbows, mermaids and unicorns…have you ever wished you could bottle the magic of your favorite things? Well, you’re in luck, because we came up with a top-secret recipe for bottled Unicorn Tears Juice!

The perfect mixture of sweet, tang and sparkle – this enchanted drink uses a pinch of edible glitter to give it a special look as lovely as it tastes.

If this bottled magic is giving your all the unicorn party feels, you already have the drink and a little party gift covered, because these make the cutest DIY unicorn take-home favors.

And if you need more unicorn crafts to go along with this magical drink, take a look at our Cute Unicorn Crafts for Kids.

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    • Pink Lemonade
    • Edible Gold Start Glitter *
    • A Small Bottle or Flask
    • Our Free Printable Unicorn Tears Label (download right below)
    • Water Resistant Sticker Paper
    • Printer

*The starts add extra sparkle but dissolve quick so use only if you want to add extra magic right away to your child’s drink! Omit if you’re making for a party or for later consumption.


  • Mix up a pitcher of pink lemonade or use store bought.
  • Pour into small bottles or flasks.
  • Use a funnel to add edible gold stars. As a general tip, the stars disintegrate fairly quickly so for party favors, I would skip the extra sparkle and just use the pink lemonade.
  • Print out the Unicorn Tears labels onto a sheet of sticker paper, apply to the flasks and serve! Happy tears ensue.

These unicorn tears are happy tears and ones you’ll be happy about and so will your kids!

For more magical treats, try making some Unicorn Galaxy Yogurt Bark, these adorable Mermaid Ice Cream Cones, or a batch of delicious (and nutritious!) Rainbow Fruit Unicorn Popsicles.

Watch the DIY video to see how easy it is to make this magical Unicorn Tears Juice.

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If bath bombs were edible, they’d be Unicorn Tears — a non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic mystery drink created by Dapper Coffee in Singapore. Metallic blue with a hint of green and a lot of edible glitter, this magical drink is served in a bottle that says “shake to sparkle.”

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Finally got my hands on some #unicorntears, just in time for Christmas 🙂 #tanjongpagarrailwaystation #christmasattanjongpagarrailwaystation #dappercoffee

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The café makes it fresh daily, and their website says it’s “Pure tears of joy from Sparkles, our pure bred Mongolian Unicorn.”

Regardless of not knowing what’s actually in it — as much as I’d like to believe unicorns are real and they cry sparkly blue tears, I’m a little skeptical — people on social media are really into Unicorn Tears.

In a live taste-test on Clicknetwork — a Singapore TV network Facebook page — people described the drink as smelling and tasting like lemon, and that it’s very sweet. Others who have tried it on Instagram say it’s sweet, and some even say that it tastes like a cocktail, even though it’s non-alcoholic.

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Magical Drink 😍🌟🦄💧💙 #mythical #dappercoffee #blue #unicorntears #drink #shaketosparkle #sparklesparkle #socool #번쩍번쩍

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Finally get to try unicorn💧 before ORD from intern 😄 Thank you my most annoying friend for the treat. 👃 #alancafetv #dappercoffee

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This isn’t the only sparkly secret drink Dapper Coffee has thought up. In the past, they made limited-edition Merlion Blood and rose gold Unicorn Tears.

They even make a Gold Brew, which is sweetened coffee with, of course, edible glitter.

One bottle of Unicorn Tears costs $10 on the Dapper Coffee website — the catch, though, is that you have to pick it up in store. So, $10 plus a flight to Singapore. I’d argue that it’s worth it. I mean, look how pretty it is when you shake it up!

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Special drinks to end the year with – at the Countdown Market! 💙❤️ @uncle.jayson #unicorntears #thejuicyway

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Do it for the Insta? Do it because it’s magical and maybe will give you unicorn-like powers? Either way, I’m sold. 🦄✨.

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Recipe of the Day: Woody Creek’s Unicorn Tears

Each day of the 2019 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, we here at The Aspen Times are going to be sharing a drink recipe from Food & Wine that you can find either in the Grand Tasting Tent or at a bar around town.

For the third and final day of the Classic we are going local and sharing a recipe from Woody Creek Distillers. You can find Woody Creek Distillers in the Grand Tasting Tent serving up a batch of Unicorn Tears, or if you happen to miss out, you can always head down to their tasting room in Basalt (open Tuesday through Saturday, 2 to 8 p.m.) long after the Food & Wine Classic leaves town.

Unicorn Tears

  • 1.5 oz Woody Creek Gin
  • .5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz aloe liquor
  • 5 or more drops of b’lure (butterfly pea flower extract)

Put the Woody Creek gin, fresh lemon juice and aloe liquor in a mixing glass, add some ice and stir until diluted. You can put your hand on the mixing glass while stirring as the heat of your hand helps with the dilution. Add some ice to a rocks glass and use a strainer to pour the gin mixture over the ice in the glass, then add a five or so drops of blur, stir and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur: a true elixir for unicorn fans!

With Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur you are guaranteed to make any unicorn fan happy. Why this spirit is called Gin Liqueur? In Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur you can taste strong juniper notes like in a classic gin, but here you will also find a fruity sweetness, like in a delicious liqueur.

With its two sides – gin and liqueur – Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur is the perfect gift for unicorn lovers, but it’s also great for mixing ingenious drinks like a gin & tonic with a twist.

There’s a lot of glitter in this liqueur

That’s right, this gin liqueur sparkles! Some may consider the sparkling particles unicorn tears, others just a pretty feature of the spirit. The silver leaf particles are safe to consume. This unique unicorn product was created by Firebox.

Look forward to an intense juniper aroma with hints of bitter orange and lemon and notes of fresh mint, coriander and licorice root. On the palate, the taste buds are tickled by notes of candied oranges, accompanied by bitter-sweet notes and an aftertaste of maple syrup. To release the unicorn power, turn the bottle over once before opening, then the sparkling unicorn magic comes to light!

“Unicorn Tears” Wine From Gik Is The Sparkly Pink Rosé Of Your Dreams

If you’ve made it a goal to inject 2019 with as much magic as possible, I have excellent news for you: “Unicorn Tears” wine from the Spanish winery Gik is here, and yes, it’s pink and sparkly. Indeed, Unicorn Tears — in Spanish, “Lágrimas de Unicornio” — claims to be “the pinkest rosé that has ever been created,” according to a press release provided to Bustle. I’m not sure if the company has any data to back up that claim, but I can at least confirm that, on sight, the wine is very, very pink. Praise be to our unicorn overlords! Or… something.

If the name “Gik” sounds vaguely familiar to you, there’s a reason for that: They’re the folks who created what’s frequently cited as the world’s first blue wine. Gik was formed several years ago by a group of Spanish entrepreneurs, who banded together with the goal of bringing a blue wine to the market. Their creation, Gik Blue, took two years to develop, which the BBC reports the company did with the help of some chemical engineers from the University of the Basque Country. From there, things proceeded quickly: The original launch occurred in 2015, although at the time, it was only available in Spain, and only via Gik’s online shop; in 2016, availability expanded to France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany, at which point the drink went viral; and in 2017, it finally arrived in the United States.

A variety of other blue wines have hit the market since Gik’s debut, including Vindigo, a turquoise-hued wine, and Blumond, a bubbly, blue, sparkling wine — but many of us (myself included) owe our knowledge of blue wine’s existence to Gik. So, in that sense, it really is the OG blue wine.

Gik, now branded as Gik Live!, has continued to develop unusual and Instagram-friendly drinks in the ensuing years, including a spicy red and a few wine/tea blends — but with their latest creation, they may have finally recaptured their early viral fame: Unicorn Tears capitalizes on the popularity of not one, not two, but four distinct, wildly popular trends.

First, there’s the name of the wine itself; unicorns have been deep in the middle of a Capital-M-Moment for several years now, and despite some challengers entering the ring, it still isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Then there’s the whole “millennial pink” thing — people can’t get enough of pink foods, clothing, drinks, and other items. Rosé, of course, makes up the third trend; it might be the middle of winter in the northern hemisphere right now, but the rosé-all-day life philosophy is still going strong. And lastly, we’ve glitter — because, yes, according to the previously mentioned press release, the wine includes “particles that make it sparkly.”

Despite Gik’s claim in the product copy that the secret to the wine is “an actual unicorn” kept in “a secret location,” from which tears are extracted via a “completely natural process,” that’s, uh, obviously a fiction. So what kind of grape is Unicorn Tears wine made of? That’s… also not clear. However, we do know that it’s a rosé, so it’s likely made according to one of three possible methods: The maceration method, in which the skins from the red grapes pressed to make the wine are allowed to sit in the juice while it ferments; the vin gris method, which uses a super short maceration time; or the saignée method, in which a small percentage of juice is bled off during the making of an actual red wine and further fermented into rosé.

Unicorn Tears’ unique color is achieved with a little help beyond just grape skins, though; according to the press release, organic pigments from raspberries add that extra dose of brightness. Meanwhile, the drink’s sparkle comes from “mineral pigments,” reports Vogue Espana. Appearance aside, it isn’t immediately obvious what the wine actually tastes like, but we can probably assume it’s pretty sweet: The aroma is described as fruity and somewhat reminiscent of candy, which screams “SUPER SWEET WINE” to me. It’s 12 percent alcohol, for the curious.

Although Unicorn Tears has only just begun a major advertising push via social media, the wine itself has actually been around for some time: Its first appearance on the @GikLive Instagram page occurred on May 10, 2018. “¡Nos habéis preguntado mucho por el vino de color rosa y aquí lo tenéis!,” the post read. “Está elaborado con auténticas lágrimas de unicornios criados en libertad. ¿No nos crees? Pruébalo en giklive.es y nos cuentas.” Per Google Translate, this message means roughly, “You asked us a lot about the pink wine and here you have it! It is made with real tears of unicorns raised in freedom. Do not you believe us? Try it on giklive.es and tell us.”

(I’m assuming that “unicorns raised in freedom” basically means that the unicorns in the wine’s fictional backstory are meant to be free-range. So, hey, at least it’s ethical even in its imaginary world!)

The wine continued to make sporadic appearances throughout the summer, but once the fall/winter holiday season rolled around, it began popping up more and more frequently; indeed, Gik even offered a “Christmas edition” bundle, which included two bottles of Unicorn Tears and a bottle of champagne. The idea was for folks to pour half a glass of Unicorn Tears and top it up with half a glass of bubbly in order to make a festive holiday drink. This bundle is still available by the way, as are a package including both Gik Blue and Unicorn Tears and a “Tasting Box” full of a bottle each of Gik’s Blue wine, Unicorn Tears wine, the three wine/tea blends, and the spicy wine.

If you’re not interested in any of those bundles, Unicorn Tears is currently available on its own in packs of three, six, or 12 bottles via Gik’s website. A three-pack is 39 Euros; a six-pack is 70; and a full dozen is 118. That puts each bottle’s value at somewhere between 10 and 13 Euros — if you could buy them singly, which, alas, you can’t. Sorry.

You also, uh, can’t order Unicorn Tears from ; the wine is currently listed as unavailable there. However, it does also note that it will be “soon in the U.S.!,” so at least we probably won’t have long to wait. Judging by its EU prices, we can probably expect a three-pack to cost around $45, a six-pack about $80, and a dozen around $135. Each bottle will probably be valued between $11 and $15.

If you live in the EU, you can order Unicorn Tears here; if you’re in the United States, keep checking back here to find out its availability. Get those glasses ready!

‘Unicorn Tears’ Rosé exists and it’s a bubblegum pink wine that almost looks too pretty to drink

  • A company, Gik Live!, made a Unicorn Tears rosé.
  • The company claims the wine was made with “real unicorn tears in an undisclosed location.”
  • It is only available in the UK.

It’s now 2019 and we really thought the whole “unicorn food” ordeal was behind us. It turns out that was wishful thinking, because “Unicorn Tears” rosé is now a thing that exists.

Thanks to Gik Live! (the same company behind that blue wine trend), the bubblegum-hued wine is resurrecting the trend. According to the website, the Spanish rosé is “made with real unicorn tears in an undisclosed location” (OK…) and “the tear-extraction process is completely natural.” (Sure.)

Is it just us or does it feel like this is the definition of beating a dead…um…horse?

The drink is only available in the UK, which is either a blessing or a curse, depending on how you look at it.

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