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Cheeky Vimto

Cheeky Vimto
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The Ingredients

275 ml Blue WKD / 50 ml Port

How To make a Cheeky Vimto

Mix both ingredients with ice in a pub glass.

Social and Cocktail says:

Served neat or with ice, the very popular Cheeky Vimto cocktail successfully recreates both the flavour and colour of the popular soft drink, so if you like Vimto you will probably enjoy this drink. The Cheeky Vimto first popped up in the UK about 2002 and quickly became popular with a young and boisterous crowd – for its sweet taste, novel similarity to the popular soft drink and its ability to get the drinker very drunk and very quickly. Did you know that Social and Cocktail provide legendary Cocktail Making Classes in Glasgow, Edinburgh and all of Scotland?

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One aspect of this cocktail that surprises people is that it actually does not contain Vimto as one of its ingredients. Vimto is a soft drink which was original created in England. It was originally produced as a health tonic, around 1908, but went on to become a carbonated drink several decades later. Vimto contains the juice of raspberries, blackcurrants, grapes and various herbs and spices.

There have been several other cocktails created with the aim of mimicking a popular soft drink, perhaps the most famous being the Flaming Dr.Pepper, which is a potent mix of beer, Amaretto and Everclear. The addition of the Everclear, which is a very high proof spirit, enable the cocktail to be set alight.

You can also create a variation of the Cheeky Vimto called the Extra Cheeky Vimto, which replaces one of the shots of port with a shot of vodka. This drink has become increasingly popular at college events and other occasions which can get a bit “rowdy”, such as hen parties and stage events.

Did You Know?

A variant, Extra Cheeky Vimto, replaces one of the port shots with neat vodka.