Galaxy Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

Created by

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 Galaxy Cocktail is a relatively new entry in the world of mixology. It was created by a group of bartenders who were inspired by the beauty and mystery of the universe. This cocktail is perfect for those who appreciate a visually stunning drink with a unique taste.

  • The Galaxy Cocktail was first created in 2010.

  • It quickly gained popularity due to its unique appearance and taste.

  • It's a favorite among those who appreciate a visually stunning drink.

How Galaxy Cocktail Tastes?

The Galaxy Cocktail is a unique blend of sweet and sour, with a hint of fruity flavors. It has a strong, yet smooth, taste that leaves a lasting impression. The combination of the different liquors gives it a complex flavor profile that is both intriguing and satisfying.

Interesting facts about Galaxy Cocktail

  • The Galaxy Cocktail is known for its unique appearance, which resembles a galaxy with its swirling colors.
  • The cocktail is typically served in a martini glass to showcase its beauty.
  • Despite its complex appearance, the Galaxy Cocktail is relatively easy to make with the right ingredients and technique.


A few good options for Galaxy Cocktail are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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The clean, neutral base. It's the canvas on which the other flavors paint their magic. Too little? The show's a bore. Too much? Well, it's not a painting anymore, it's a spill. Alternatives? Use gin for a herbal twist, or go non-alcoholic with seedlip.

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Blue Curacao

That fun uncle at the flavor party! It's sweet, it's citrusy, it turns your drink into the deep blue sea. Skimp on it, and your galaxy loses its luster. Swap it with Triple Sec if you want a less vivid nebula, but you'll also wave goodbye to the color.

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Lemon Juice

The zesty zing! It cuts sweetness, adds freshness, and keeps the cocktail balanced. As they say, 'When life gives you lemons, make a Galaxy Cocktail.' Miss out on lemon? The universe yawns. Instead, try lime juice for a tarter cosmos.

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Cranberry Juice

This juice keeps things tart and sweet, with a color that gives our galaxy its gorgeous glow. Not enough, and your cosmic drink might go supernova with sweetness. Swap with pomegranate juice for an even more stellar blush.

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Edible Glitter

The stardust. It's the sparkle that turns drinks into dreams. Without it, it's like a night sky without stars. There's no true alternative to this Twinkle, but if you must, a shimmer syrup might give you that galactic gleam.

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Recipe. How to make Galaxy Cocktail Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add vodka, blue curacao, lemon juice, and cranberry juice.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into a martini glass.
  5. Sprinkle with edible glitter.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • Use high-quality vodka for the best taste.
  • Shake the cocktail vigorously to ensure the edible glitter is well distributed.
  • Chill the martini glass before serving for the best experience.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese platter: A selection of cheeses can complement the fruity and citrus notes of the cocktail.
  • Seafood: Light seafood dishes, especially those with a hint of citrus, would work well.
  • Finger Foods: Crispy, fried snacks like spring rolls or tempura can balance the cocktail's sweetness.


  • Lemon Sorbet: Its zesty flavor pairs nicely with the citrusy elements.
  • White Chocolate: The sweetness can complement the cranberry and curacao flavors.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  • Sparkling Water: To help cleanse the palate between sips of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Galaxy Cocktail

  • Vodka can be substituted with gin for a different flavor profile.
  • If you don't have blue curacao, you can use blue food coloring and triple sec.

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Cosmic Sunrise

Swap cranberry juice for orange juice to create a mix of sunrise colors in your glass. The taste? Brighter mornings in your mouth with a hint of the tropics. Add a splash of grenadine for a sunrise effect.

Nebula Chill

Freeze your cranberry juice into cubes. Once your cocktail is mixed, drop those in. They'll melt slowly, avoiding dilution and keeping the universe cool. Flavor? An evolving taste of space!

Black Hole

Add a splash of black raspberry liqueur (like Chambord). Your galaxy just got deeper and more mysterious. The flavor shifts to a darker fruit profile, making the cosmic journey all the more enigmatic.

In case you forgot basics how to make Galaxy Cocktail

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Galaxy Cocktail

Can I make this cocktail without alcohol?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of the Galaxy Cocktail. Simply replace the vodka and blue curacao with a blue fruit juice or soda and follow the same steps.

What types of vodka work best in this cocktail?

There's a range of vodkas that can work well in this cocktail depending on your personal preference. For a loftier taste, choosing a premium vodka may be preferable. However, if you're just starting out or on a budget, a mid-range vodka would work just fine.

How can I achieve the galaxy effect without edible glitter?

While edible glitter gives the desired stellar effect, if it’s unavailable, you can still achieve a similar galaxy effect by layering the ingredients carefully.

What food can be paired with this cocktail?

The Galaxy Cocktail pairs well with light appetizers and seafood dishes. The fruity flavors help cleanse the palate.

Can I make a larger batch of this cocktail for a party?

Absolutely! To make the Galaxy Cocktail for a crowd, simply multiply the recipe by the number of guests. Keep in mind the cocktail is best served immediately after preparation.

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