Jolly Rancher
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Jolly Rancher
Cocktail recipe

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The Jolly Rancher cocktail is a fruity and vibrant mix that takes inspiration from the tangy and sweet flavors of the popular hard candy with the same name. It combines ... more The Jolly Rancher cocktail is a fruity and vibrant mix that takes inspiration from the tangy and sweet flavors of the popular hard candy with the same name. It combines the clarity of vodka with the round sweetness of peach schnapps, the summery essence of melon liqueur, and a splash of color and tartness from cranberry juice. Served in a shot glass, this drink typically evokes a playfulness and nostalgia, appealing to those who enjoy a sweet, fruit-forward beverage that charms the palate with a blend of supercharged melon and berry notes.
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30.77% | 1.2 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Jolly Rancher

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Mix a quarter of a shot of Midori, a quarter of a shot of peach schnapps, three-quarters of a shot of vodka and a splash of cranberry juice to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well
Strain into a shot glass and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of schnapps if I don't have peach schnapps for the Jolly Rancher cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute peach schnapps with another fruit-flavored schnapps such as apple or raspberry to maintain the fruity profile of the Jolly Rancher cocktail. The change might slightly alter the taste but can still provide a delicious variation.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish goes well with a Jolly Rancher cocktail?

A slice of lime or a cherry makes for an attractive garnish with a Jolly Rancher cocktail, complementing its vibrant, fruity flavor. You can also consider using a small Jolly Rancher candy on the rim for a fun and thematic presentation.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Jolly Rancher cocktail?

The Jolly Rancher cocktail is best served cold in a shot glass, as specified in the recipe. For an added touch, you can chill the glass before serving to keep the drink colder longer, enhancing its refreshing quality.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Jolly Rancher compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of approximately 30.77%, the Jolly Rancher cocktail has a slightly higher alcohol concentration than many standard cocktails, which usually hover around 20-25% alcohol by volume when served in larger quantities. However, given the Jolly Rancher is served in a shot glass, the total alcohol volume consumed per drink is less.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasions are ideal for serving the Jolly Rancher cocktail?

The Jolly Rancher cocktail, with its sweet, fruity flavors and vibrant color, is particularly suited for summer parties, poolside gatherings, or as a festive addition to themed parties. Its fun presentation and taste appeal most during casual, celebratory events.

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