Walk Me Down 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 Walk Me Down cocktail, also known as 'Walk Me Down (Sweet Jesus)', is a potent, blue-colored drink that packs a punch. It's a favorite among those who enjoy strong, flavorful cocktails. The origin of its name is unclear, but it's often associated with the song 'Sweet Jesus' by The Velvet Underground. The cocktail's vibrant color and strong taste make it a popular choice at parties and social gatherings.

How Walk Me Down Tastes?

The Walk Me Down cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet and sour, with a strong alcoholic kick. The combination of rum, tequila, vodka, gin, and blue curaçao gives it a unique, robust flavor, while the lemon juice and sweet and sour mix balance it out with a refreshing tanginess.

Interesting facts about Walk Me Down

  • Despite its sweet and sour taste, the Walk Me Down cocktail is quite strong, with a high alcohol content.
  • The cocktail's blue color comes from the blue curaçao, a liqueur made from the dried peels of the laraha citrus fruit.
  • The 'Sweet Jesus' in the cocktail's alternate name is often attributed to the surprised exclamation people make after taking their first sip due to its strong flavor.


A few good options for Walk Me Down are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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A few good options for Walk Me Down are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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A smooth operator in this flavor party, giving us a sweet, tropical touch. Imagine it as the friend who says, 'Let's chill,' with a Caribbean accent. Go below 0.5 oz and you'll miss the mini-vacation vibe, too much and it's spring break in a glass.

Mary Mitkina


This is the life of the party—it brings that earthy, slightly spicy kick. It's like inviting that friend who might start the conga line. 0.5 oz keeps it sociable; anymore, and it might steal the spotlight.

Mary Mitkina


Neutral Vodka, the Switzerland of spirits, blends without overpowering. It's the person everyone likes. If you skip it, you lose some of that 'mystery guest' character; overload, and the party becomes less colorful.

Alex Green


With its herbal notes, gin whispers 'sophistication'. Not the life of the party, but certainly grabbing attention. Less than 0.5 oz and it fades into the crowd too much, more, and it might lecture about botanicals.

Mary Mitkina

Blue Curaçao

It's the cool kid with the dye job—giving color and a hint of bitter orange flair. Lose it, and the cocktail loses its cool, iridescent look. Overdo it, and it's trying too hard to impress.

Mary Mitkina

Sweet and Sour Mix

This is the mediator—it balances sweet and tart, like a good therapist. Without this, it's a flavor war; too much, and it's a sugar rush pep talk.

Alex Green

Lemon Juice

It's the zest in the fest, giving a citrus spark that keeps things lively. Leave it out, and the party dims. Add too much, and it becomes a sourpuss.

Mary Mitkina


The bubbly personality that everyone adores, lifting the spirits and making the mix sparkle. Without it, the party might feel flat, too much and it's a fizzy frenzy.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Walk Me Down Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the rum, tequila, vodka, gin, and blue curaçao.
  3. Add the sweet and sour mix and lemon juice.
  4. Top off with 7-Up and stir gently.
  5. Garnish with a lemon wheel and serve.

Pro Tips

  • Be careful not to overdo it with the alcohol, as this cocktail is already quite strong.
  • Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill the glass beforehand for a cooler, more refreshing drink.

Perfect Pairings


  • Ceviche: The bright citrus notes in the cocktail complement the tangy, fresh flavors of the ceviche.
  • Chips and Salsa: The effervescence of the 7-Up and the acidity of the lemon juice cut through the spiciness of the salsa.
  • Coconut Shrimp: The sweetness of the shrimp pairs nicely with the tropical flavor profile of the Walk Me Down.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Fish Tacos: A match made in heaven with the light, zesty flavors.
  • Barbecue Chicken: The sweet and sour mix in the cocktail helps to balance out the smokiness of the BBQ.


  • Lemon Sorbet: The lemon juice in the cocktail will enhance the sweet and tart flavor of the sorbet.
  • Key Lime Pie: A creamy and tangy pie to match the complex citrus profile of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Walk Me Down

  • You can substitute the 7-Up with Sprite or any other lemon-lime soda.
  • If you don't have blue curaçao, you can use triple sec and a drop of blue food coloring.

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Walk Me Down...But Tropical

  • Swap the 7-Up for a splash of coconut water.
  • Add a dash of pineapple juice.
  • Garnish with a slice of pineapple. It's like taking the original Walk Me Down and giving it a Hawaiian shirt. The coconut water will add a hint of nuttiness, with pineapple juice bringing a touch of the islands to your palate.

Walk Me Down...But Spicy

  • Use a chili-infused tequila.
  • Add a small slice of jalapeño to the shaker.
  • Garnish with a chili pepper on the rim. Turning the heat up, literally. This twist brings warmth and spice to the forefront, perfect for those who enjoy a little kick in their sip.

Walk Me Down...But Berrylicious

  • Replace the blue curaçao with blackberry liqueur.
  • Add a spoonful of mixed berries to the shaker.
  • Use lemon-lime soda instead of 7-Up for an extra citrus burst. Berries join the mix to dance with the botanicals - think of it as a berry patch meeting a classic garden party.

In case you forgot basics how to make Walk Me Down

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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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 Walk Me Down

Are there any non-alcoholic versions of the Walk Me Down cocktail?

Yes, you could substitute the alcoholic ingredients with similar flavored non-alcoholic beverages to maintain a similar taste profile, just note that it would not be exactly the same

What kind of rum should be used in a Walk Me Down?

It is recommended to use a white rum for this cocktail due to its smoother taste and for maintaining the blue color of the drink.

Do I need any special equipment to prepare this cocktail?

Besides the ingredients, you'd need a highball glass, a stirring spoon/rod, and a knife to cut the lemon for garnish. Ice should be easy to get.

Can I prepare a big batch of Walk Me Down for a party?

Yes, you could mix all the ingredients in a large jug or punch bowl and then pour individual servings as needed. Remember to stir the mixture well before each pour to ensure even distribution of all ingredients.

Is this cocktail suitable for people with diet restrictions, like diabetics or vegans?

This cocktail contains sugar (from the 7-Up and sweet and sour mix) and potentially some animal-derived products in the alcohol. We recommend checking the particular brand's ingredient list and consulting with your personal physician.

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