Toilet Bowl 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 Toilet Bowl cocktail is a fun and quirky drink that's perfect for parties, especially Halloween or themed events. The name might not sound appetizing, but the taste is surprisingly delightful. This cocktail is a hit among those who enjoy a good laugh and a unique drinking experience. Its name and presentation are sure to spark conversation and laughter among guests.

  • Origin: Unknown
  • Popularity: Parties, Themed events

How Toilet Bowl Tastes?

The Toilet Bowl cocktail is a fruity, sweet, and slightly tangy drink. It has a refreshing citrusy flavor from the lemon and lime, balanced by the sweetness of the blue curacao and vodka.

Interesting facts about Toilet Bowl

  • Despite its name, the Toilet Bowl cocktail is a delicious and fun drink.
  • It's often served in a toilet-shaped glass for added humor.
  • The blue color of the drink is reminiscent of toilet bowl cleaner, which adds to the fun and quirky theme.


  • Vodka: 1.5 oz(45ml)
  • Blue curacao: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Lemon juice: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Lime juice: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Soda water: Top up
  • Ice cubes: As needed

A few good options for Toilet Bowl are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose


The backbone of many cocktails, 1.5 oz of vodka provides a neutral yet punchy base, giving the 'Toilet Bowl' its desired kick. Too much vodka and you'll overpower the more subtle flavors; too little, and the drink lacks substance. If vodka is not your spirit of choice, white rum could be used for a sweeter twist, changing the profile to a more tropical vibe.

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Blue Curacao

1 oz of Blue Curacao adds a hint of orange flavor and a vibrant blue hue that makes this drink visually striking. Skipping Blue Curacao would take away the fun color and subtle bitter-sweet citrus notes. A non-alcoholic blue syrup could be used as a substitute, although it will sweeten the cocktail further.

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Lemon Juice

Adding 0.5 oz of lemon juice balances the sweetness with its tartness, giving the cocktail a zesty edge. Too much lemon juice and the drink turns sour; too little and it feels flat. An alternative could be using citric acid for a pure sour punch without the additional liquid volume.

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Lime Juice

Much like lemon juice, 0.5 oz of lime juice contributes acidity and freshness. It keeps the cocktail bright and lively. Omitting lime juice can result in a less complex flavor profile. Yuzu juice could be a suitable substitute for a different citrus dimension.

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Soda Water

A top-up of soda water brings effervescence and lightness, preventing the cocktail from becoming too syrupy. If soda water is omitted, the cocktail will be more intense in flavor but also heavier. Sparkling mineral water could be a replacement for a slight mineral taste.

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Ice Cubes

Ice is crucial for chilling the drink and adding a bit of dilution, which can improve the drinking experience by mellowing flavors just a touch. No ice leads to a warm and overly potent cocktail; too much ice waters it down.

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Recipe. How to make Toilet Bowl Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add vodka, blue curacao, lemon juice, and lime juice to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain the mixture into a toilet-shaped glass.
  5. Top up with soda water.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to chill the glass before serving for the best experience.
  • You can garnish with a slice of lemon or lime for added visual appeal.

Perfect Pairings


  • Seafood: The citrusy notes of the cocktail pair well with light seafood dishes like shrimp cocktail or calamari.
  • Cheese Platters: A variety of cheeses, especially milder ones like mozzarella or feta, complement the freshness of the cocktail.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Chicken: The acidity in the cocktail cuts through the richness of the grilled chicken, making for a refreshing combination.
  • Sushi: The crisp and slightly sweet flavor of the 'Toilet Bowl' balances the umami flavors of sushi, particularly with salmon or tuna rolls.


  • Lemon Sorbet: For dessert, a tangy lemon sorbet would echo the citrus flavors in the drink, cleansing the palate.

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What you could change in Toilet Bowl

  • Vodka can be replaced with white rum for a different flavor profile.
  • You can use any citrus soda instead of soda water for a sweeter taste.

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And of course - twists🍹

Classic Margarita Twist

Replace vodka with tequila and add a salt rim to the glass. This will transform the 'Toilet Bowl' into a blue margarita with a salty pop complementing the citrus flavors, offering an oceanic dip with every sip.

Tropical Bowl

Substitute soda water with coconut water and add a dash of pineapple juice. This twist will give the cocktail a tropical flair, suggesting you're sipping from a coconut shell rather than a toilet bowl—a mini vacation in every gulp!

The Sour Flush

Add egg white to the shaker with the rest of the ingredients and perform a dry shake before adding ice and shaking again. This will create a frothy layer, adding a velvety texture to the 'Toilet Bowl' and serving up a cloud-like sip with a sour edge.

In case you forgot basics how to make Toilet Bowl

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

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Frequently Asked Questions on Toilet Bowl

What type of vodka works best in this cocktail?

Any type of vodka can be used for the Toilet Bowl cocktail. However, a smooth and neutral vodka is usually preferred so it doesn't overshadow the other flavors in the drink.

Can I make this cocktail non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can replace vodka and blue curacao with non-alcoholic substitutes or blue fruit juices to maintain the signature color of the Toilet Bowl cocktail.

Is it possible to make this cocktail in large quantities, like for a party?

Yes, you can easily upscale the recipe to accommodate for larger quantities. Just make sure to maintain the proportions for each ingredient to maintain the flavor balance.

Where can I find a toilet-shaped glass?

Toilet-shaped glasses can be found on various online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, or speciality barware shops.

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