Aurora Jungle Juice Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Aurora Jungle Juice cocktail is a visually stunning drink that gained popularity through social media. It was created by the Tipsy Bartender, a popular YouTube channel that shares creative and unique cocktail recipes. The drink's name is inspired by the beautiful colors of the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. This cocktail is perfect for parties and special occasions, as it is both delicious and visually appealing.

How Aurora Jungle Juice Tastes?

The Aurora Jungle Juice has a sweet and fruity taste, with a hint of tartness from the lime. The combination of flavors creates a refreshing and well-balanced drink that is perfect for those who enjoy tropical and fruity cocktails.

Interesting facts about Aurora Jungle Juice

  • The cocktail's vibrant colors are achieved by using a combination of blue curaçao, grenadine, and tonic water.
  • The Aurora Jungle Juice is typically served in a large punch bowl, making it perfect for sharing with friends at parties.
  • The drink's unique appearance is due to the quinine in the tonic water, which causes it to glow under a blacklight.


A few good options for Aurora Jungle Juice are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose


A staple in any liquor cabinet, vodka provides a clean, neutral alcohol base for cocktails. Given the volume of the other flavors in this mix, 750ml will ensure the vodka doesn't overpower them. Too little vodka, and you might be attending a sleepy soiree; too much, and it's a one-way ticket to tipsy town before appetizers.

Mary Mitkina

Blue Curaçao

This is the showboat of the liquor world with its vibrant blue hue and orange flavor adding both color and zest to our drink. Nix it and you lose the 'Aurora' part of the Jungle Juice, resulting in a much less visually impactful cocktail. You can substitute with another blue liqueur, but expect a change in taste.

Alex Green

Cherry-Flavored Vodka

Cherry on top much? Yes, because it's not just about visuals, but taste! This adds a fruity twist to the drink. Going without will leave the cocktail feeling a bit 'naked', akin to forgetting your red lipstick at a Marilyn Monroe lookalike contest.

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Just like adding a squeeze of lime can 'zhuzh up' a meal, it adds a necessary acidity to balance the sweetness of the other ingredients. Without it, you might as well be drinking liquid candy. Sour mix could be used in a pinch, but it's not as fresh.

Mary Mitkina


This is the sweet, red syrup that drags you back to childhood days of Shirley Temples - in a good way. The depth it adds is as necessary as the plot in a novel; without it, it's just a bunch of words. Or in this case, a bunch of liquor.

Alex Green

Tonic Water

The unsung hero! It brings everything together with its effervescence and subtle bitterness. Skipping tonic water is like trying to watch a 3D movie without the glasses: it just falls flat—literally.

Emma Rose


Cool in every sense of the word. It not only chills the drink but also dilutes it slightly, making it more palatable. Iceless is joyless and warm. End of story.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Aurora Jungle Juice Drink

  1. In a large punch bowl, combine the vodka, blue curaçao, and cherry-flavored vodka.
  2. Squeeze the juice of one lime into the mixture.
  3. Slowly pour in the grenadine, allowing it to sink to the bottom of the bowl.
  4. Add ice to the bowl to chill the mixture.
  5. Just before serving, pour in the tonic water and gently stir to create the desired color effect.
  6. Serve in individual glasses, ensuring each guest gets a mix of the colorful layers.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill all ingredients before mixing to keep the cocktail cold longer.
  • Stir gently when adding the tonic water to maintain the layered effect.

Perfect Pairings


  • Finger Foods: Consider serving with light appetizers such as sushi or spring rolls. The refreshing citrus notes of the cocktail complement the delicate flavors of these dishes.
  • Cheese Platters: A selection of mild cheeses like mozzarella and goat cheese would pair nicely, as the cocktail's sweetness might clash with stronger cheeses.
  • Fruit Plates: Fresh fruit plates with pineapple, melon, and berries echo the fruity notes in the drink.

Main Course

  • Grilled Seafood: The zesty lime and the sweetness of grenadine pair well with grilled shrimp or a delicate fish like tilapia.
  • Asian Cuisine: Stir-fries or noodle dishes with a hint of sweetness can harmonize well with the tropical vibes of the cocktail.


  • Vanilla Ice Cream: A scoop of plain vanilla ice cream can balance the drink's strong flavors.
  • Tropical Fruit Sorbet: Complement the Aurora Jungle Juice with a refreshing mango or passion fruit sorbet.

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What you could change in Aurora Jungle Juice

  • Blue Curaçao: Can be replaced with any other blue liqueur.
  • Cherry-Flavored Vodka: Regular vodka can be used if cherry-flavored is not available.
  • Grenadine: Can be replaced with any red syrup or juice for color.

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Tropical Sunrise

  • Replace half of the tonic water with pineapple juice for a more tropical flavor.
  • Add a splash of coconut milk for a creamier texture.
  • Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry. This version is like turning your cocktail into a beach vacation for your mouth, complete with the taste of suntan lotion (in the best possible way).

Aurora Borealis

  • Swap out the tonic water for club soda and add a splash of cranberry juice.
  • Include a dash of mint syrup for a cool, refreshing taste.
  • Garnish with a sprig of mint. This twist channels the spirit of a crisp, clear night in the Arctic Circle, but with the added benefit of not freezing your toes off.

Forbidden Forest

  • Use blackberry flavored vodka instead of cherry.
  • Mix in a shot of elderflower liqueur.
  • Serve over crushed ice and garnish with fresh blackberries. The Forbidden Forest is an enchanting twist that's a bit more mysterious and sophisticated, like your typical forest, minus the risk of running into something that growls.

In case you forgot basics how to make Aurora Jungle Juice

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

Learn everything on how to stir

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Frequently Asked Questions on Aurora Jungle Juice

What type of occasion is the Aurora Jungle Juice suitable for?

Aurora Jungle Juice is a perfect choice for social gatherings, parties or special occasions due to its stunning visual appeal and it can be made in large quantities.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Aurora Jungle Juice cocktail?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic version, you can replace the vodka and Blue Curaçao with matching flavored syrups or juices. Remember these replacements may not give you the glowing effect under blacklight.

What other ingredients can I use to experiment with the taste of Aurora Jungle Juice?

You can try experimenting with different fruity syrups, or for a more sour taste, try adding some lemon juice. You could also add some soda water for a fizzy variant.

Apart from lime, which other garnishes can I use for the Aurora Jungle Juice cocktail?

You could use other citrus fruits like orange or grapefruit slices, or even fresh mint leaves for garnish.

Why does Aurora Jungle Juice glow under blacklight?

The glow under blacklight comes from Quinine in Tonic water. Quinine has fluorescent properties which make it glow under UV light.

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