The Voodoo Drink – A Caribbean Goodness

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Always wanted to get the best voodoo drink? Worry not because you will definitely have the best experiences of great drinks in the Caribbean world where the great Voodoo drink is found.

Relating the pure and nonviolent Voodoo religion which originated from Africa and Caribbean; just as the voodoo religion, the drink depicts love and oneness. The name of this drink is therefore inspired by the voodoo religion in the past.

It is true the name plays a vital role, but hear me out it is what I call a double-edged sword. The taste is so good that you would not ever want to stop indulging. Not having a taste of it at all means you’re definitely missing out on something grand. Of course, since they taste good, you can sometimes lose track of how many of them you are consuming.

What exactly is the voodoo drink?

The voodoo drink is a combination of the butterscotch schnapps, coconut rum, coffee liqueur and milk in an ice-filled old-fashioned glass.

This drink is particularly loved because it is easy to make and can be made quickly even when the bar is full and super busy. Since it tastes good, people will keep ordering it even when they get past the point when it’s not advisable.

It will interest you to know that this drink has various varieties and made of various flavors as well. We’ll also be looking at some of the varieties as we go on.

First, we’ll be looking at a super easy recipe for making this must have drink.

Voodoo drink recipe – Awesomeness redefined

By now we already know that the voodoo alcoholic mixed drink is a sure have. Therefore, let’ see how we can make this.

The voodoo drink ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 tablespoon coconut rum
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Combine the butterscotch schnapps, coconut rum, coffee liqueur and milk in an ice-filled in a shot glass
  • Serve

This is one quick and simple thing to make. You don’t have to break a bone over this one. Just go ahead make some and enjoy. The taste is undeniably awesome.

There are good numbers of other voodoo shot appearing in a verse variety of taste and mixes which we’ll be seeing later as well.

Where is the best place to get the Voodoo drink?

Sincerely, the drink will taste about the same no matter where you get them. But if you want to have a perfect one check the cities in the Caribbean and New Orleans, you will get the perfect drink.

The Voodoo Juice Drink

This is a cocktail that originates from the Iggies Beach Bar at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The recipe includes the local Cruzan rum in various flavors: pineapple, banana, coconut, citrus, and dark. But there is no problem, the cocktail is not all rum! Cranberry and pineapple juice gives off the end product of the drink.

In order to make a perfect juice, you definitely need to have the following ingredients, 1 tablespoon of Cruzan Pineapple Rum, 1 tablespoon of Cruzan Banana Rum, 1 tablespoon of Cruzan Coconut Rum, 1 tablespoon of Cruzan Citrus Rum, 1/2 tablespoon of Cruzan Dark Rum, 3 tablespoons of cranberry juice and 3 tablespoons of pineapple juice.

It is super easy to get these ingredients because they are readily available in shops and supermarkets

With all the ingredients available, you would find it very easy to prepare your glass of perfectly made voodoo juice. To prepare, fill a large glass with ice cubes, pour the Pineapple, Banana, Coconut, and Citrus Cruzan rums into it. Add the cranberry and pineapple juice and top with Cruzan dark rum.

Very simple, toast to your perfectly made juice and enjoy!

Hurricane voodoo

The hurricane voodoo is a variety of the voodoo cocktail, richly flavored and super tasty. For your hurricane voodoo, you’ll need vanilla rum, spiced rum, 151 rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, grenadine, and fruit wedge.

The preparation process is really easy and takes about 3 mins put together. Simply combine all the ingredients together, mix properly strain into a shot glass and serve. You can garnish with a slice of fruit if you desire.

Voodoo punch

This particular variety is so special in the Caribbean world. It is a luscious punch with a blend of juice, vodka and rum. The fact that it has less alcohol and more of the juice, makes it addictive the very moment you have a taste of this great punch.

In order to make a great and tasty punch, you’ll be needing brown sugar, white sugar, flowers, whole peppercorns, fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks, bottle vodka, whole allspice berries, bottle rum, lemon slices, orange juice, pineapple juice, water, and some ice cubes. Trust me with all your ingredients set, you are on for a ride to have a blast in your glass.

The preparation technique for making a great voodoo punch is quite easy.

Take off the peels of the ginger and cut into tiny bits. In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, ginger, peppercorns, allspice, cinnamon sticks, and water and allow to boil. Once it is boiling, reduce the heat to medium, cover your pan and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain or squeeze out the liquid and discard the spices. Refrigerate to cool.

To prepare punch

Pour your ice cubes (should be about 2 quarts) in a large punch bowl. Add your already chilled syrup, vodka, rum, pineapple, and orange juice. Taste to know if you’ll need to add more juices or not.

It should be to your taste so no issues if you need to add more.

Your punch at this point is almost ready. Poke stem of each flower through the center of a lemon slice and float slices on top of the punch. Just like that, and your voodoo punch is ready.

Voodoo Down

Ever listened to Voodoo down, a song by Mike Davis. Many believed the fascinating voodoo down drink was named after the song by Mike Davis. It was noted that the Voodoo down was born in an attempt to establish a food-friendly whisky cocktail. The presence of the ginger and honey serves as soothing for the stomach. As well as the elderflower and lemon washes the palate, making it a perfect companion for dinner.

A single taste you get of this cocktail can cause you to always ask for more and never to stop. So to derive at a successful voodoo down drink, you need the following ingredients: You need 2 dashes orange bitters,1/4 tablespoon ginger syrup (1:1, ginger juice:turbinado sugar) 1/4 tablespoon honey syrup (1:1, clover honey:water), 3/4 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 tablespoon St-Germain, 1/2 tablespoon Trinidadian rum and 1 ounce bourbon, preferably Elijah Craig 12-year.

Why rush down to the bar when you can make a great voodoo down cocktail in your own convenience. All you have to do is make a combination of all recipes in a mixing container and shake with ice. Strain into a double rocks glass over ice and serve. Invite your friends over they’ll not fail to thank you for this one. You can also make this a menu if you are planning a party, it’s a sweetheart.

The Voodoo rum shooter

Trust me this is not just an ordinary shot. When you talk about the where you can find the best shooter, talk Jamaica. The Jamaican coffee liqueur rum cream and Tia Maria ease the highly stronger high proof rum, which in my opinion should be diluted in drinks. Asides that, the voodoo rum is a super nice drink with a great taste.

This may just be the best alcohol you’d want to take for the night and the more you ask for more, the more you get less resistant to this great shooter. You would never want to miss out on this.

In order to have a taste of this shooter, you’ll need these few ingredients for the preparation which are the 1/2 tablespoons of Tia Maria coffee liqueur, 1/2 tablespoons of rum cream and 1/2 tablespoons of overproof (150 proof) rum.

Personally, I find the preparation of this shooter to be very fascinating and easy. All you have to do to prepare this is to, pour the Tia Maria into your shot glass, layer the rum cream over the Tia Maria and lastly layer the overproof rum and serve. This is probably going to be the best rum shooter you’ve ever had so just go for it.

Who wouldn’t get addicted to this shooter after having a first-hand experience of it?

Have a taste of it you will always want to indulge. However, this is alcoholic, you have to drink responsibly.

We have seen the amazing voodoo drink, what it is and how you can make it. At this point,  you should definitely know everything anyone should ever require to know about a Voodoo shot. Well, except how it tastes if you haven’t had it yet and because of that you are going to need to tour your local bar for a firsthand experience. If you ask me, why tour your local bar when you have a recipe to make yours.

Firsthand experience of the voodoo alcoholic mixed drink as well will give you an insight into how one of the best alcoholic drinks tastes like. This is pure Caribbean magic worth the try and our recipe allows you to do that from your home. Waste no time get your shot of the voodoo cocktail.

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