Crazy Vimto
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Crazy Vimto
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The Crazy Vimto cocktail is a simple yet distinctive beverage that blends the rich, fruity sweetness of port with the popular, brightly colored WKD Blue alcopop. As the name implies, ... more The Crazy Vimto cocktail is a simple yet distinctive beverage that blends the rich, fruity sweetness of port with the popular, brightly colored WKD Blue alcopop. As the name implies, the drink harks to the classic British soft drink, Vimto, known for its mix of grape, raspberry, and blackcurrant flavors. When combined, the robust flavors of the port marry with the carbonated, berry-flavored effervescence of WKD Blue, resulting in a deep purple-hued cocktail with a unique taste profile. Typically served in a highball glass over ice, the Crazy Vimto offers a playful twist on fruit punch and is both refreshing and indulgent, making it a popular choice for those who enjoy sweeter, fruit-forward cocktails.
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Base ingredient
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Port
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6.51% | 2.18 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Crazy Vimto

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the port into a half pint glass with ice, then pour in the bottle of WKD Blue
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What can I use as a substitute for WKD blue in the Crazy Vimto?

If you can't find WKD Blue, a good substitute would be any blueberry-flavored alcoholic beverage or blue curaçao mixed with a clear soda to imitate the sweet fruity profile and maintain the color.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Crazy Vimto?

The Crazy Vimto should be served cold in a highball glass. Given its vibrant color and unique taste, serving it with a slice of lime or lemon on the rim could enhance its appeal.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Crazy Vimto compare to a standard beer or wine?

With an alcohol content of 6.51%, a Crazy Vimto has a slightly higher alcohol percentage than most standard beers, which are usually around 4-6%, and is lower than the average wine, which typically ranges from 12-14%.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving Crazy Vimto?

Given its fun, vibrant color and sweet taste, the Crazy Vimto cocktail is best suited for casual gatherings, parties, and themed events where a playful and light-hearted drink is appreciated.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Crazy Vimto to make it less sweet?

To make the Crazy Vimto less sweet, consider using a dry or extra dry port instead of a standard one. Additionally, adding a splash of soda water or tonic can help dilute the sweetness while adding a fizzy texture.

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