Some of the most popular flavors in cocktails and shots are peach, vodka, orange and cranberry. The three fruits combine with the potency and flavorless mix of vodka for a drink that's pitch-perfect every time. While you will rarely find these ingredients combined in a mixed drink all together, many mixed drinks contain at least two or three of these delectable ingredients. Whether you use peach schnapps, peach vodka, an orange bitter or a cranberry flavored liqueur, all of the following combine fruit flavors with popular and inexpensive types of alcohol for an exciting experience in the bar or at a party with friends.
Recipes for Drinks with Peach, Vodka, Orange and Cranberry
For starters, try out a few of these peach, vodka, orange and cranberry drinks at your next get-together. You won't be disappointed; but more importantly, your guests will continue asking for more!
Sex on the Beach
This cocktail contains all four ingredients for a sweet but satisfying beverage. Begin with two ounces of your favorite vodka, and add two ounce of peach schnapps. Next, add approximately three ounces of orange juice and two ounces of cranberry juice. Stir all the ingredients with ice in a tall glass.
"Shaken, not stirred" has entered the American lexicon as the preferred way of serving a martini. This shaken-not-stirred martini recipe combines peach flavor with refreshing orange juice for a delectable cocktail. Begin with three ounces of peach vodka and one ounce of peach schnapps to impart the fuzzy, warm taste of the South. Add two ounces of orange juice to the mix, and shake the ingredients with ice. Strain these into a martini class, and drip enough Grenadine into the cup to cover the bottom. Stir it very slightly and slowly to give the entire drink a peach color, and serve.
Peach Vodka and Cranberry
Combine the flavors of peach and cranberry into this vodka-based drink for a cocktail that is easy to make, easy to sip and easy to ask for another! Take two ounces of peach vodka and shake it together with five ounces of cranberry juice. Strain these into a highball glass over ice, and serve. For a different experience, leave the drink in the freezer for a while for a frozen treat.
The Detox Shot
For a friend who isn't in the mood for a chilled Collins cocktail and instead prefers the fruit flavors of peach, vodka, orange and cranberry, try the fruity detox shot. Mix together a third-shot of peach schnapps, a third-shot of orange (or other citrus) vodka, and a third shot of cranberry juice or cranberry cocktail. Mix the ingredients well and pour them into a shot glass. This fruity drink won't soon be forgotten.
While this drink might not exactly taste of the Middle East, it will send you or a guest to a far-away place. Take one and one-half ounces each of pineapple, cranberry and orange juice, and pour them into a jigger over ice. Add once ounce of vodka - a citrus flavor or unflavored vodka will do just fine - and a dash of absinthe or anise-flavored liqueur. Shake the ingredients together with ice until well chilled. Pour them into a cocktail glass over ice, and drizzle some grenadine over top. Serve the drink with a twist of lemon, lime or orange peel. This drink packs quite a wallop, especially if you add extra absinthe, so proceed with caution!
This simple drink can be taken as either a shot or a cocktail, just make sure that you scale the ingredients accordingly. Begin with one part orange juice and one part cranberry juice. Add to these one part peach vodka, or peach schnapps if you prefer, and strain into a glass. If you prefer a cocktail, strain the ingredients into a Collins glass filled with ice; however, the drink is just as delicious taken as a quick shot.
Mix together one and a half ounces of gold rum with ¾ ounces each of blue curacao and amaretto. Add to these ingredients two ounces of orange juice, an ounce of pineapple juice and an ounce of cranberry juice. Mix these together well with plenty of ice. Strain all of the ingredients into a Collins glass. Your drink will be a dark burgundy color if you've used red cranberry juice or a pleasant green if you've used white cranberry juice. Garnish with a cherry and a piece of pineapple.