Psychedelic Frog 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 Psychedelic Frog is a vibrant, colorful cocktail that's as fun to look at as it is to drink. It's a popular choice for parties and celebrations, particularly those with a tropical or beach theme. The cocktail's name comes from its bright, frog-like color, which is achieved by mixing several different types of liqueurs. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy sweet, fruity flavors and aren't afraid of a little color in their drinks.

How Psychedelic Frog Tastes?

The Psychedelic Frog is a sweet, fruity cocktail with a vibrant, tropical flavor. The combination of melon, banana, and coconut liqueurs creates a unique, refreshing taste that's perfect for a hot summer day. Despite its sweetness, this cocktail is not overly cloying, thanks to the tartness of the pineapple juice and the slight bitterness of the grenadine.

Interesting facts about Psychedelic Frog

  • The Psychedelic Frog gets its name from its bright, frog-like color.
  • Despite its sweet, fruity flavor, this cocktail packs a punch thanks to the combination of several different types of liqueurs.
  • The Psychedelic Frog is a popular choice for tropical-themed parties and celebrations.


Midori Melon Liqueur

Midori is a bright green, sweet melon liqueur that brings a vivacious color and a fruity hint to the cocktail. Its unique melon flavor cannot be easily replicated, but if you're in a pinch, you could attempt to substitute with another melon-flavored liqueur. Without Midori, you'd lose the 'psychedelic' aspect and much of the melon notes.

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Malibu Coconut Rum

This coconut-flavored rum adds a tropical and slightly sweet dimension, enhancing the drink's theme. If left out, the drink would lose its beachy vibe. A possible alternative is a plain white rum with a splash of coconut extract.

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Banana Liqueur

Banana liqueur offers a sweet, velvety banana flavor that pairs well with the other tropical ingredients. Leaving it out would result in a less complex flavor profile. If needed, you could use banana-flavored syrup as a non-alcoholic substitute.

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Pineapple Juice

The pineapple juice provides a tart and fruity base that balances the sweetness of the liqueurs. If you substitute with another juice like orange or mango, the cocktail will have a different fruity character.

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A teaspoon of grenadine adds a touch of color and a slight pomegranate sweetness that sinks to the bottom, creating a layered visual effect. Omitting it would make the cocktail less visually appealing and subtly less sweet.

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Recipe. How to make Psychedelic Frog Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the Midori, Malibu, banana liqueur, and pineapple juice.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.
  5. Drizzle the grenadine over the top.
  6. Serve with a straw and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • Be sure to shake the cocktail well to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  • The grenadine should be added last to create a beautiful, layered effect.
  • For an extra touch of fun, garnish with a slice of pineapple or a maraschino cherry.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Appetizers: Coconut shrimp or summer rolls with a sweet chili sauce can complement the tropical flavors of the Psychedelic Frog cocktail.
  • Desserts: Match the sweetness with a lemon sorbet or a slice of key lime pie.

Drink Pairings

  • Non-Alcoholic: A glass of sparkling water with a splash of lime complements the cocktail without overpowering the flavors.
  • Alcoholic: A light pilsner or a wheat beer with citrus notes can be a refreshing follow-up to the cocktail's sweet profile.

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What you could change in Psychedelic Frog

  • Midori can be substituted with any other melon liqueur.
  • Malibu can be substituted with any other coconut rum.
  • Banana liqueur can be substituted with banana syrup or banana flavored vodka.

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Electric Lizard

  • Substitute Midori with Blue Curaçao for a stunning blue appearance. The flavor profile will shift from melon to a slightly bitter orange taste, offering a more citrusy and less sweet cocktail.

Banana Breeze

  • Double the amount of banana liqueur and eliminate the pineapple juice. This alteration will spotlight the lush banana flavor, creating a creamier and more dessert-like cocktail.

Spicy Frog

  • Add a small slice of fresh jalapeño into the shaker. The spice will kick in and contrast nicely with the sweet and fruity flavors, creating a zesty and bold experience for those who want a bit of heat in their drink.

In case you forgot basics how to make Psychedelic Frog

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 Psychedelic Frog

What type of glass is best for serving the Psychedelic Frog?

While it can be served in any glass, a highball glass is generally used to fully showcase its vibrant color and layered effect.

Can I drink this cocktail if I'm allergic to dairy?

Yes. The Psychedelic Frog does not contain any dairy products. However, if you are using a substitution, make sure to check all the ingredients.

Does this cocktail pair well with certain foods?

This cocktail's fruity and tropical flavors pair well with seafood or light, spice-forward dishes like Thai or Caribbean cuisine.

Can I make this cocktail nonalcoholic?

Yes, you can substitute the alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic versions or juice to create a mocktail version of the Psychedelic Frog.

How many cocktails will the given recipe make?

This recipe makes one cocktail. You can scale up the ingredients to make a larger batch.

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