An all-time party favorite, especially if you like to hit it up and pack a punch with a strong cocktail, Grateful Dead Drink is a kind of sibling to the Long Island Tea, just that this one is a little sweeter.
The name of this cocktail sounds like an interesting recipe for a Halloween Party! Isn’t it? Well, this could be one of your Halloween drinks, but not just that!
Cocktails can be a great way to enjoy alcoholic drinks with nice flavors like fruity or sweet or caramel or even coffee depending on which ones you add. For starters, Cocktails are the best to start with. But with a Grateful drink, you will have to be a little careful.
This one, just like Long Island Tea, has four spirits and a raspberry liqueur to add up the sweet flavor. But when taken in high quantities, a Grateful Dead drink can get you pretty HIGH.
Grateful Dead Drink is a pretty strong drink, so give it in small quantities before you take it up to the next level.
Grateful Dead Drink Recipe
- 1 Highball glass
- 1 Mixing Spoon
- 1 oz. (30ml) White Rum
- 1 oz. (30ml) Vodka
- 1 oz. (30ml) Silver Tequila
- 1 oz. (30ml) Gin
- 1 oz. (30ml) Raspberry Liqueur
- 2 oz. (60ml) Sweet & Sour Mix
- Lemon Slices
- Ice Cubes
- Take a Highball Glass and add ice cubes upto ¾ of the glass.
- Add all the ingredients - Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Rum, Raspberry Liqueur and Sour Mix.
- Stir them up and add Lemon Slices for garnish.
- Serve and Enjoy the drink.
Tips To Make Grateful Dead Drink
✅ Chambord Raspberry Liqueur is a great drink to add to these cocktails. But any raspberry cordial would still do a decent job.
✅ Instead of just stirring them up, you can also put the ingredients in a Cocktail shaker. And shake them up well with lots of ice cubes so that the cocktail is now a well-prepared juice.
✅ This drink can also be enjoyed as Shots, all you need to do is add these drinks in shot glasses and just gulp them.
✅ For big numbers in parties, prepare the drink in a pitcher and serve them either in shot glasses or highball glasses!
✅ If you do not want to have so much alcohol content, try removing Tequila from the list and you will still end up having a great drink.
You can replace the Sour Mix with Blue Curacao to have a splash of Blue Color for the drink. You may also add Orange liqueur to the drink which adds a tangy flavor to your liking.
Grateful Dead Drink is a particularly strong cocktail drink. It packs a strong alcohol content due to the presence of four different liquor types.
But its overall tone and flavor will leave you lingering for more. For a night long party or a poolside summer party, this drink will serve you a better companion.
Try not to have so many other cocktails when you are having this one!