Sweet Tart Drink Recipes

Karen Frazier
Sweet Tart Cocktails

If you loved SweeTARTS candy as a kid, then you'll love these grown-up versions of sweet tart cocktails. Sweet enough for even the most dedicated sweet tooth, but with a tart tang that keeps it from being over the top, sweet tart cocktails have just enough pucker power to keep you coming back for more.

Raspberry-Lime Sweet Tart

Raspberry-Lime Sweet Tart

This version of the sweet tart cocktail gets a zippy acidity from lime juice and sweetness from raspberry liqueur and amaretto liqueur. It has a wonderful sweet, tangy, fruity taste that exemplifies a sweet tart cocktail. It's also pretty boozy, so one cocktail goes a long way.

Serves one.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce amaretto liquer
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Lime wedge

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, raspberry liqueur, amaretto, and lime juice.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice.
  4. Top the glass with lemon-lime soda and stir.
  5. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

Sweet-Tart Martini

Sweet Tart Martini

If blue sweet tarts were your thing, then this martini will hit your sweet (tart) spot. It uses Blue Curacao and amaretto for sweetness and lime juice for the tart flavor. Simple syrup adds additional sweetness.

Serves one.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • ¾ ounce amaretto
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Twist of lime

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, curaçao, amaretto, and lime juice.
  3. Add ice and shake.
  4. Strain into the chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a twist of lime.

Melon Sweet Tart

Melon Sweet Tart Cocktail

The sweet in this drink comes from melon liqueur while the tart comes from tangy cranberry juice and sour mix.

Serves one.

Ingredients

  • Crushed ice
  • 1½ ounces raspberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce melon liqueur
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • 5 ounces cranberry juice
  • Splash sour mix
  • Ice
  • Orange slice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the raspberry liqueur, melon liqueur, orange liqueur, raspberry juice, and sour mix.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Pour into the highball glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with the orange slice.

Apple Sweet Tart

Apple Sweet Tart Cocktail

While there was no apple flavored SweeTART candy, there should have been. Apple is the perfect flavor for a sweet tart cocktail. The tart is brought by the sweet and sour mix and lemon juice.

Serves one.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 1½ ounces sour apple schnapps
  • ¾ ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Apple slice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, schnapps, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Add ice and shake.
  4. Strain into the chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with an apple slice.

A Classic Combo

Sweet and tart is a classic flavor combination that hits the spot with cocktails. Try the above beverages the next time you wish to experience a drink that makes you pucker while still tasting enticingly sweet.

Sweet Tart Drink Recipes