Tutti Frutti 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 Tutti Frutti cocktail is a vibrant and tropical concoction that's been brightening up parties since its inception. Its exact origins are a bit hazy, but it's believed to have been inspired by the colorful fruit flavors that became popular in the late 20th century.

  • Who would enjoy it?
    • The Tutti Frutti is perfect for those who love sweet, fruity cocktails.
    • It's a hit at summer parties or beach gatherings.
    • Ideal for anyone looking to enjoy a tropical escape in a glass.

How Tutti Frutti Tastes?

The Tutti Frutti cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet and tropical flavors. The Malibu rum provides a smooth coconut base, while the vodka adds a clean kick. Peach Schnapps brings a juicy fruitiness, and the pineapple juice offers a tangy sweetness. The Creme De Banane rounds it all off with a creamy banana finish.

Interesting facts about Tutti Frutti

  • The name 'Tutti Frutti' means 'all fruits' in Italian, reflecting the cocktail's diverse fruit flavors.
  • This cocktail is often associated with vibrant, festive occasions due to its colorful appearance.
  • The Tutti Frutti can be easily adapted to a non-alcoholic version by omitting the spirits and increasing the fruit juices.


A few good options for Tutti Frutti are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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Malibu Rum

This coconut-flavored rum brings a tropical twist to the cocktail, infusing it with the essence of the Caribbean. If you use more than 0.5oz, it might overpower the other flavors, less and you'll miss its distinct tropical vibe. No Malibu? No worries, try coconut liqueur or even a bit of coconut milk for a non-alcoholic version.

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Vodka is the chameleon of the drink, providing a strong alcohol base without imposing its flavor, letting the fruity notes shine. Too much can make the drink too boozy, too little and you might as well be drinking fruit juice. If vodka isn't your thing, white rum could slip in as a slightly more flavorful alternative.

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Peach Schnapps

This adds a sweet and tangy peachy zing. Overdo it and the cocktail becomes cloyingly sweet, skimp and you'll miss out on that orchard-fresh flavor. A possible substitute could be apricot brandy for a similar fruit-forward but slightly more potent kick.

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Pineapple Juice

It's the liquid sunshine that binds all the flavors together. Without it, you'll have a very different, less harmonious blend. Too much could drown out the other flavors, too little and the drink won't have its characteristic tropical flair. If you're out of pineapple juice, try mango or papaya juice for a fun twist.

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Creme De Banane

The secret weapon for that subtle hint of banana that works so well with the other fruity components. Too much can make your cocktail taste like a banana liqueur with a hint of other flavors, and too little can be almost imperceptible. Swap it out for banana puree if you want a more natural banana taste.

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Recipe. How to make Tutti Frutti Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Pour in the Malibu Rum, Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Pineapple Juice, and Creme De Banane.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a slice of pineapple or a maraschino cherry.

Pro Tips

  • To enhance the tropical vibe, rim the glass with sugar and a touch of coconut flakes.
  • Chill the glass beforehand to keep the cocktail cooler for longer.
  • Use fresh pineapple juice if possible for the best flavor.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Tropical Fruit Platter: A selection of mangoes, kiwis, and papayas will complement the fruity notes of the cocktail.
  • Spicy Appetizers: Spicy dishes such as buffalo wings or jalapeño poppers can contrast nicely with the sweet and refreshing taste of the Tutti Frutti cocktail.
  • Light Salads: Opt for salads with citrus dressings or tropical fruits tossed in to match the cocktail's flavor profile.

Dessert Pairings

  • Fruit Tarts: A fruit tart with a buttery crust and creamy filling can be a delightful match.
  • Coconut-based Desserts: Coconut cream pie or coconut rice pudding will echo the Malibu rum's flavors.
  • Ice Cream: Simple vanilla ice cream or a banana split can be an excellent choice to pair with the creamy and fruity cocktail.

Drink Pairings

  • Chilled Sparkling Water: To cleanse the palate between sips.
  • Iced Tea: A refreshing non-alcoholic option that won't compete with the complexity of the cocktail.
  • Light Lager: A mild beer could complement without overpowering the sweetness.

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What you could change in Tutti Frutti

  • If Malibu rum is not available, any coconut-flavored rum can be used.
  • In place of Peach Schnapps, try using apricot brandy for a similar fruit profile.
  • Banana liqueur can substitute for Creme De Banane if needed.

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And of course - twists🍹

Coconut Explosion

  • Add 1oz of coconut cream
  • Replace Malibu Rum with coconut vodka
  • Add a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes on top

Double down on the coconut with this creamy twist! The extra coconut cream will add a rich texture and the coconut flakes offer a delightful crunch. The swap for coconut vodka ensures that every sip packs a coco-nutty punch!

Berry Frutti

  • Substitute pineapple juice with mixed berry puree
  • Add a splash of cranberry juice
  • Garnish with fresh berries

Get ready for a berry blast! This twist transforms the tropical into a berry bonanza with a vibrant color and a tangy kick. The berry puree and cranberry juice introduce a tartness that balances the sweetness of the peach schnapps and banana liqueur.

Caramelized Banana

  • Caramelize slices of banana with brown sugar for garnish
  • Drizzle caramel syrup into the glass
  • Use banana-flavored vodka instead of regular vodka

This decadent version is for those with a sweet tooth. The caramelized banana garnish paired with the caramel drizzle will create a dessert-like experience, and the banana-flavored vodka turns each sip into a treat straight from a tropical dessert cart.

In case you forgot basics how to make Tutti Frutti

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.

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).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Tutti Frutti

Can I make the Tutti Frutti cocktail in a large batch for a party?

Yes, the Tutti Frutti cocktail can be made in larger quantities. Simply multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you need and mix in a large pitcher or bowl. Be sure to keep it chilled until serving.

What kind of glass is best for serving the Tutti Frutti cocktail?

A highball glass is typically used for serving the Tutti Frutti cocktail. However, any glass that can accommodate the drink and ice will work, such as a hurricane or a Collins glass.

Is there a specific technique for garnishing the Tutti Frutti cocktail?

For garnishing the Tutti Frutti cocktail, you can either slide a wheel of pineapple onto the rim of the glass or add a skewer with a maraschino cherry. Adding a paper umbrella can give it a festive tropical touch.

How should I store leftover cocktail ingredients?

Leftover cocktail ingredients should be stored properly to maintain their quality. Spirits should be kept tightly sealed in a cool, dark place. Opened fruit juices should be refrigerated and consumed within a few days.

Can I use frozen fruit as a substitute for any of the fruit juices?

Yes, frozen fruit can be used as an alternative to fruit juices. Allow the fruit to thaw completely, then blend and strain it to make a juice. Adjust the sweetness as necessary since some frozen fruits may lack the sweetness of fresh juice.

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