When it comes to drinking, we all have our preferences. Some of us like to keep it simple with a glass of wine. Others might like something more adventurous, such as sipping on a strange spirit that they probably wouldn’t order again. But regardless of your taste in alcohol, there is one common theme that is universally enjoyed: fruity drinks.
If you want something sweet and refreshing, this drink guide has all the best fruity alcoholic drinks. And if you’re reluctant to make them at home, there are bottled fruity alcoholic drinks you can purchase instead!
Best Fruity Alcoholic Drinks
The combination of fruit and alcohol is a classic cocktail pairing. Let’s take a look at some of the best combinations!
Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita
Margaritas are one of the best fruity alcoholic drinks. When it comes to this classic, the more fruits and flavors you add, the better it tastes. The Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita is a delicious combination of sweet and spicy.
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 3/3 oz triple sec
- 1 whole jalapeno, sliced thinly into circles
- Pineapple chunks
- 1 ½ ounces of Cazadores reposado tequila
- ½ oz of fresh pineapple juice
- ½ oz of fresh lime juice
- Wedge of lime, pineapple chunk, and jalapeño slices for garnish
Start off by mixing the sugar and black pepper together on a plate or shallow dish. With a slice of lime, moisten the rim of your intended glasses and coat them with the mixture.
Into a shaker, muddle some of the jalapeño slices with the triple sec and pineapple chunks. Add in the rest of the ingredients and shake well, straining into the prepared glass afterward and garnishing.
Pink, fruity, and delicious, the Raspberry Cosmopolitan might be the best take on the drink yet!
- 1 ½ oz of raspberry vodka
- ½ oz triple sec
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- ¼ oz fresh lime juice
- ⅛ tsp bitters
- Lime wheel or wedge
Chill the martini glasses beforehand or add ice instead to cool it down. Into a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, triple sec, lime juice, and bitters. Cap the shaker and shake well, close to thirty seconds.
Pour the mixture into the prepared glasses, straining out the ice as you do so, and garnish with the lime.
Rum punch might genuinely be one of the best alcohol and fruit combinations out there. This particular recipe offers a mix of sweet and sour flavors that complement one another and taste amazing.
- 6oz of fresh orange juice
- 2.5oz of fresh lime juice
- 5oz of rum of your choice
- 1.5oz of simple syrup
- Dash of Angostura bitters
- Dash of grenadine syrup
- Orange slices for garnish
- Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
- Cherries for garnish
This version of the recipe provides two servings. Add the juices, syrup, grenadine, bitters, and rum into a jug and stir well. You can either place it in the fridge to chill or simply serve it over several ice cubes. Garnish with the cherry and orange slices and lightly sprinkle with nutmeg.
Passionfruit has a sweet, tangy flavor that balances out the lime and rum perfectly.
- 1 ½ oz of fresh lime juice
- ½ tbsp sugar
- 4 oz of passionfruit juice
- 3 oz white rum
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 passionfruit
Mix together the lime juice and sugar into a cocktail shaker, dissolving as much sugar as possible. Add one cup of ice, along with the rum, fruit juice, and triple sec and shake.
Scoop out the pulp from the passionfruit and divide it between two glasses. Divide the mixture between both glasses and enjoy.
Together, fruits and alcohol can yield some amazing cocktails, and they are perfect for social events or enjoying at home.