The Minions Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:10

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 Minions Cocktail, inspired by the lovable characters from the Despicable Me franchise, is a fun and fruity concoction that's sure to delight fans of all ages. This cocktail was first introduced at a themed party and quickly gained popularity due to its vibrant color and sweet taste. It's a perfect choice for those who enjoy sweet and fruity cocktails with a playful twist.

How The Minions Cocktail Tastes?

The Minions Cocktail is a sweet and tangy delight. The combination of pineapple juice, coconut rum, and blue curacao gives it a tropical, fruity flavor with a hint of citrus. The whipped cream topping adds a creamy, velvety texture that balances the acidity of the other ingredients.

Interesting facts about The Minions Cocktail

  • The Minions Cocktail was inspired by the animated movie franchise, Despicable Me.
  • The vibrant yellow and blue colors of the cocktail represent the colors of the Minions.
  • Despite its sweet taste, this cocktail packs a punch with its alcohol content.


Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice gives this cocktail a tropical vibe, which is both sweet and tart. Using 4oz strikes a balance—less would weaken the fruity punch, more might overpower the other flavors. No pineapple juice, no party on the beach!

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Coconut Rum

Coconut rum brings a smooth, sweet, and distinctly tropical flavor. It complements the pineapple with its 2oz, letting the spirits not drown in sweetness. If you skip it, you'll lose the cocktail's vacation spirit.

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Blue Curacao

This 1oz of blue curacao not only adds a pop of joyous blue that would make any Minion giggle but also a slight bitter orange edge to round out the sweetness. Without it, you'd miss the citrus kick and that lovable blue. No blue, no Minion hue!

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Whipped Cream

A dollop of whipped cream adds a creamy finish and can be a playful nod to the Minion's love for fun. Head without the foam is like a Minion without a banana—a sad sight indeed!

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Recipe. How to make The Minions Cocktail Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the pineapple juice, coconut rum, and blue curacao to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the mixture is well chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Top with whipped cream and serve immediately.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to ensure that all the flavors are well combined.
  • Serve this cocktail in a clear glass to showcase its vibrant colors.
  • Garnish with a slice of pineapple or a maraschino cherry for an extra touch of fun.

Perfect Pairings


  • Fruit Platters: The sweet and tropical notes of the cocktail blend well with fresh fruits like mango, papaya, and watermelon.
  • Seafood: Grilled shrimp or calamari with a hint of lime complements the fruity and refreshing aspects of The Minions Cocktail.


  • Vanilla Ice Cream: A scoop of vanilla ice cream pairs beautifully, especially if the cocktail is served as a boozy float.
  • Coconut Cake: The coconut elements of the rum echo in the cake, creating a harmonious dessert pairing.


  • Salted Nuts: The saltiness will contrast nicely with the sweetness of the cocktail.
  • Tropical Chips: Banana or plantain chips can keep up with the tropical theme.

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What you could change in The Minions Cocktail

If you don't have coconut rum, you can substitute it with regular white rum and a splash of coconut milk. If blue curacao is not available, you can use orange liqueur with a drop of blue food coloring.

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And of course - twists🍹

The Banana Bello Twist

Ingredients: Add 1/2 banana. Recipe: Muddle the banana in the shaker before adding the other ingredients. Shake it up and get a creamy banana-infused cocktail. Flavor: You've now got a cocktail that a Minion would go bananas for—literally!

The Tropic Thunder

Ingredients: Use 1oz of mango juice and 1oz of passion fruit puree in addition to the original ingredients. Recipe: Add the tropical purees into the mix and shake up a storm. This one's for those who want to feel like they're sipping on a liquid tropical island.

The Purple Minion

Ingredients: Replace Blue Curacao with 1oz of Chambord. Recipe: The Chambord gives a purple hue instead of blue, with a hint of raspberry. Flavor: A berry nice twist with a color as wild as the Purple Minions.

In case you forgot basics how to make The Minions 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions on The Minions Cocktail

Is it okay to consume The Minions Cocktail if I am on diet?

Though The Minions Cocktail contains quite a bit of sugar and calories, it can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Can I prepare The Minions Cocktail without a cocktail shaker?

Yes, you absolutely can. However using a cocktail shaker makes it easy to mix all the ingredients properly and get a perfect texture.

Could I prepare The Minions Cocktail in advance for a party?

While you could prepare the fluid components ahead, it is best to add the whipped cream just prior to serving for the best taste and refreshment of the cocktail.

Can I substitute other fruit juices to The Minions Cocktail recipe?

The Minions Cocktail is versatile, so you can substitute pineapple juice with different types of citrus or fruit juices depending on your preference.

I can't consume alcohol. Can I still enjoy The Minions Cocktail?

Yes, you just need to remove the alcoholic ingredients and substitute with more fruit juices or soda.

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