Woo Woo Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:12%

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 Woo Woo cocktail is believed to have originated in the 1980s, during the height of the cocktail craze. It quickly became a popular choice among party-goers and those looking for a fruity, refreshing drink. The Woo Woo is often associated with beach parties and tropical getaways, making it a favorite among those who enjoy fruity, vacation-inspired cocktails.

  • Origin: 1980s
  • Associated with beach parties and tropical getaways
  • Popular choice among party-goers

How Woo Woo Tastes?

The Woo Woo cocktail is fruity, sweet, and slightly tart. It has a refreshing, light taste with a subtle hint of peach and cranberry flavors. The vodka adds a bit of a kick, but it's well-balanced by the sweetness of the other ingredients.

Interesting facts about Woo Woo

  • The name 'Woo Woo' is said to have come from the sound people make when they're excited or having fun.
  • The Woo Woo is often served as a shooter, but can also be enjoyed as a longer drink over ice.
  • The cocktail is sometimes made with flavored vodka, such as peach or raspberry, for an extra fruity twist.


A few good options for Woo Woo are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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Vodka is the foundation, the mighty river from which the currents of the Woo Woo flow. It's the clean canvas where our fruity friends will shine. At 1.5 oz, it's just enough to give the drink a kick without turning it into a roundhouse from Chuck Norris. Take it away, and it's just fruit juice having an identity crisis.

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Peach Schnapps

This is the sweet whisper in the ear of the Woo Woo, at 0.5 oz, it's the flirty wink from across the bar. The schnapps bring sweetness and a delicate peachy aroma. Substitute with apricot brandy for a richer, deeper stone-fruit note.

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Cranberry Juice

The 2 oz of cranberry juice is the cocktail's blushing cheeks. Its tartness balances the sweetness, and the color... oh! As important as the laugh to a joke. Minus cranberry juice, and our Woo Woo loses its woo.

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Ice is the unsung hero, the cool friend who chills the party down. You need it; otherwise, you're just serving a tepid, unsexy beverage. No ice, no dice!

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Lime Wedge

That tart zesty kick? Thank the lime wedge for it. It adds a spritz of acidity, balancing the sweetness and tying everything together like a bow on a present. Skip it and miss out on that essential zesty high note.

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Garnish: Lime

Last but not least, the garnish. Aside from looking pretty, garnishes can enhance the overall sensory experience, adding an extra layer of olfactory delight with each sip. No lime on top? It's not the end of the world, but why skip the cherry on the cake?

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Recipe. How to make Woo Woo Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Add the vodka, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice
  3. Shake well until chilled
  4. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge

Pro Tips

  • Chill your glass before serving to keep the cocktail cooler for longer.
  • Use freshly squeezed cranberry juice for a more authentic and refreshing taste.
  • Shake the cocktail shaker until it feels icy cold on the outside for the perfect chill.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese platter: The fruity notes of the Woo Woo pair delightfully with creamy cheeses such as Brie and Camembert.
  • Seafood: Try shrimp cocktail or calamari, which complement the cocktail's sweetness and acidity.
  • Spicy Dishes: A spicy chicken wing or a plate of nachos would be balanced out by the cranberry's tartness.


  • Cheesecake: The smooth, sweet flavors of cheesecake harmonize with the refreshing tastes of the Woo Woo.
  • Fruit tarts: Pick desserts that match the cocktail's fruity vibe.
  • Chocolate: Pieces of dark chocolate can contrast nicely with the sweet and tart drink.

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What you could change in Woo Woo

  • Vodka: You can substitute regular vodka with a flavored one, such as peach or raspberry, for an extra fruity twist.
  • Peach Schnapps: If you don't have peach schnapps, you can use peach liqueur or peach brandy.
  • Cranberry Juice: You can substitute cranberry juice with another berry juice if desired.

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And of course - twists🍹

Green Woo

  • Replace vodka with Green Apple Vodka
  • Use Apple Schnapps instead of Peach
  • Keep the cranberry juice and lime for a tart contrast This twist takes you to an orchard instead of a peach grove, adding an extra crisp to your sip. The green apple's tartness makes the Woo Woo more assertive, less sweet but still amicably boozy.

Tropical Woo

  • Sub in Coconut Rum for Vodka
  • Add a splash of pineapple juice
  • A touch of grenadine for a sunset hue The Tropical Woo brings the beach to your glass. The coconut and pineapple whisper a sweet 'Aloha,' and the grenadine paints the sky at dusk. Each sip feels like a tiny vacation.

Berry Woo

  • Vodka stays
  • Raspberry liqueur instead of Peach Schnapps
  • Mix in a bit of fresh lime juice Berry Woo is a summer fling with your glass. Raspberries take the stage for a tangy performance, and the lime is the zesty backup dancer. The cranberry juice nods along, making your taste buds do the tango.

In case you forgot basics how to make Woo Woo

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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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 Woo Woo

Is there a non-alcoholic variation of the Woo Woo cocktail?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic variant, you can substitute the vodka and Peach Schnapps with peach nectar or peach flavored water, and increase the quantity of cranberry juice to balance the flavors.

Can I use fresh fruits in the Woo Woo cocktail?

Absolutely! Adding fresh fruits like peaches or cranberries could enhance the taste of the cocktail and lend a natural sweetness.

Is there a classic cocktail glass for serving Woo Woo?

Woo Woo is most commonly served in a highball glass, but it can also be served in a martini or cocktail glass.

What food pairs well with Woo Woo cocktail?

Due to its fruity and refreshing taste, Woo Woo pairs well with light appetizers, cheese boards, seafood, or dishes with creamy sauces.

What's the best time to enjoy the Woo Woo cocktail?

The Woo Woo, due to its association with beach parties and tropical getaways, is perfect for summer afternoons or evenings. However, its light and refreshing flavor makes it a good choice for any time of the year.

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