Juicy Fruit Cocktail Recipe

Jump to Recipe ⬇️

Juicy Fruit Cocktail Nutrition Facts





Alcohol %:14

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 Juicy Fruit Cocktail is a delightful concoction that has been enjoyed by fruit lovers for decades. It's a popular choice for those who enjoy a refreshing, fruity drink. The cocktail is named after the famous Juicy Fruit gum, as it shares the same sweet, fruity flavor. It's a favorite among those who prefer light, refreshing cocktails. It's perfect for summer parties, beach outings, or just a relaxing evening at home.

How Juicy Fruit Cocktail Tastes?

The Juicy Fruit Cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet and sour, with a hint of tropical fruit. It's light, refreshing, and bursting with fruity flavors. The sweetness of the pineapple juice is perfectly balanced by the tartness of the lemon juice, creating a cocktail that is both refreshing and satisfying.

Interesting facts about Juicy Fruit Cocktail

  • The Juicy Fruit Cocktail is named after the famous Juicy Fruit gum.
  • It's a favorite among those who prefer light, refreshing cocktails.
  • It's perfect for summer parties, beach outings, or just a relaxing evening at home.


A few good options for Juicy Fruit Cocktail are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose

Pineapple Juice

The pineapple juice acts as the sweet, tropical base of your drink. It's like a sunny vacation in a glass! 4oz is just enough to give that fruity punch without overpowering the other flavors. Going overboard might be too sweet, and anything less could make it too tart!

Emma Rose

Lemon Juice

This 1oz of sour magic balances the sweetness of the pineapple and adds a punchy zesty kick to the cocktail. If life gives you lemons, make sure you measure correctly or you'll end up with either a pucker-worthy sourness or a bland cocktail.

Alex Green


Vodka is the stealthy ninja of this recipe; 2oz provides a smooth kick, giving your cocktail an adult edge. Too much, and your ninja could become a sumo wrestler - too noticeable and overly strong! Too little, and it might as well be a mocktail.

Mary Mitkina

Sugar Syrup

1oz is the sticky sweet peacekeeper between the sharp lemon and vodka. Think of it as the bouncer of the club, making sure nobody (flavor) gets out of line. If you skip it, the balance would be off, and you might find your tastebuds in a tart tangle.

Emma Rose

Ice Cubes

Here we have 6 ice cubes, ensuring your drink is as cool as a cucumber - both literally and figuratively. No ice means a lukewarm experience, and too much ice might dilute our party of flavors.

Alex Green


The cherry on top is literally just that—a garnish to make your drink as pretty as a picture. In terms of taste, it's the encore at the end of the show, if you take a bite after sipping on that cocktail.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Juicy Fruit Cocktail Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add pineapple juice, lemon juice, vodka, and sugar syrup.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain into a chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with a cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh pineapple juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill your glass in the freezer for a few minutes before serving for an extra refreshing drink.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled Seafood: The citrus notes from the lemon juice will complement the chargrilled flavors.
  • Light Salads: A fresh garden salad with a citrus vinaigrette will mirror the zesty and sweet notes of the cocktail.
  • Fruit Platters: A platter of tropical fruits will enhance the pineapple flavors of the drink.


  • Sparkling Water: To cleanse the palate between sips of the cocktail.
  • Light Beer: A crisp pilsner or a refreshing lager can be a nice counterbalance to the sweetness of the Juicy Fruit Cocktail.

🍹 Discover the Top 50 All-Time Recipes! 🍹

Enter your email, and we'll send the exclusive list straight to your inbox.

We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously

What you could change in Juicy Fruit Cocktail

  • You can substitute the vodka with rum for a tropical twist.
  • If you don't have pineapple juice, you can use orange juice instead.

Explore all drinks starting with J here

And of course - twists🍹

Spicy Fruit Punch

  • Add a dash of hot sauce or jalapeño-infused vodka to give the Juicy Fruit Cocktail a fiery kick.
  • The sweet and spicy combination will tantalize your taste buds, becoming a dance of flavors where the cool pineapple and the hot spices lead a tango.

Berry Juicy Fruit

  • Swap out the cherry garnish for a fresh raspberry syrup.
  • This will add a berry twist to the cocktail, giving it an earthy undertone that compliments the vibrant fruitiness of the pineapple.

Juicy Herb Garden

  • Muddle some fresh basil or mint in the shaker before adding the other ingredients.
  • The addition of herbs will add an aromatic dimension, making the drink a refreshing concoction perfect for a summer afternoon.

In case you forgot basics how to make Juicy Fruit 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.

Learn everything on how to shake

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.

Learn everything on how to strain

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

Learn everything on garnishing

Find the cocktail you'd love!

If you want to drink something else - you can use our AI-augmented search to find the best cocktail for you!
Completely free!

Frequently Asked Questions on Juicy Fruit Cocktail

Can I use another type of alcohol besides vodka or rum?

Yes, you can use gin or tequila for a different flavor profile. Just keep in mind that the taste will be different from the original Juicy Fruit Cocktail.

Can I make this cocktail without alcohol?

Definitely! Just leave out the vodka to make a fruity, refreshing mocktail.

How can I make my cocktail colder?

You can freeze your glass for about an hour before serving the cocktail for maximum coldness. Also, ensuring your juices are cold before mixing can help.

What other garnishes can I use?

Apart from cherries, you can also use a slice of pineapple, a sprig of mint, or even a slice of lemon.

What other kind of sweeteners can I use?

If you don't have sugar syrup, you can also use honey or agave syrup. Just ensure you stir well to incorporate the honey or syrup completely.

What's the ideal size of the ice cubes for this cocktail?

Standard size ice cubes work fine, though you can also use crushed ice. Using larger ice cubes may dilute the cocktail less rapidly.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the cocktail?

Yes, simply omit the vodka for a non-alcoholic refreshing fruity beverage.

Is this cocktail sweet?

The Juicy Fruit cocktail is considered a sweet cocktail due to the pineapple juice and sugar syrup. However, the lemon juice adds a tartness balancing the sweetness.

What gives the cocktail it's vibrant, golden color?

The pineapple juice largely contributes to the cocktail's vibrant, golden color.

Can this cocktail be served in a pitcher for large gatherings?

Yes, you can multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you need and serve it in a large pitcher. Make sure to keep it chilled.

More similar recipes to Juicy Fruit Cocktail!

Explore new cocktails you'd love!

Please rate this recipe