Always wanted to taste the voodoo drink? Don’t worry, because you will have the best cocktail experience of one of the best drinks that the Caribbean world, where the great Voodoo drink is found, has to offer.

Reflecting on the pure and nonviolent Voodoo religion which originated in Africa and the Caribbean, the voodoo drink is the epitome of love and oneness. The name of this drink is, of course, inspired by the voodoo religion’s storied past.

While it’s true the name is vital to understanding the nature of this drink –harmony with others and love for all mankind — one must not mistake the inherent Catch-22 danger of its consumption. Its taste is so good that you’ll never have just “one more”, and, before you know it, you’ve forgotten what day it is. However, not trying it at all means you’re missing out on what life’s all about. So, be careful, because it’s a thin line to walk.

What exactly is the voodoo drink?

The voodoo drink is a combination of 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 –perfect for when the bar is full and super busy. Because of its impeccable taste, people will keep ordering it even when they get past the point of no return.

True to its nature, it might interest you to know that this drink has incredible variety and can be made of various flavors as well.

First, we’ll take a look at a super easy recipe for making this must-have drink.

Voodoo drink recipe –an Awesomeness redefined

We know that the voodoo alcoholic mixed drink is a must-have. So, let’s see how we can make it.

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 shot glass.
  • Serve.

This is a quick and simple drink to make; you don’t have to put too much effort into this one. Just go ahead and enjoy- for something so simple, the taste is undeniably amazing.

There are many other versions of the voodoo shot that appear in a variety of tastes and mixes that we’ll soon see.

Where is the best place to get the Voodoo drink?

Because its ingredients can be found anywhere, the drink will taste the same no matter where it’s ordered. But, if you want to be sure to have a perfect one, check any Caribbean city and New Orleans for the perfect atmosphere.

The Voodoo Juice Drink

This is a cocktail that originates from 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, if you don’t like rum, don’t worry: the cocktail is not all rum! Cranberry and pineapple juice give the end product of the drink a delicious finish.

In order to make a perfect juice, you’ll 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
  • 3 tablespoons of pineapple juice.

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

With all the ingredients available, you will find it very easy to prepare your glass of perfectly made voodoo juice. To prepare, fill a large glass with ice cubes and 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 a perfectly made juice, and enjoy!

Hurricane voodoo

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

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

Voodoo punch

This particular variety is a special treat from the Caribbean world. It is a luscious punch with a blend of juice, vodka, and rum. It has less alcohol and more juice, which makes it addictive the moment you have a taste of this great punch.

In order to make a great and tasty punch, you’ll need 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. With all of your ingredients ready to go, you’re on your way to having 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 them 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) into a large punch bowl. Add your already chilled syrup, vodka, rum, pineapple, and orange juice. Taste to be sure there are enough juices.

It should be to your taste, so don’t worry if you need to add more juice.

Your punch at this point is almost ready. Poke the stem of each flower through the center of a lemon slice, and float these slices on top of the punch. Your voodoo punch is now ready!

Voodoo Down

Many believe the fascinating voodoo down drink was named after the song by Mike Davis. What’s definitely true is that the Voodoo down was born in an attempt to create a food-friendly whiskey cocktail, which is believable based on the necessary ingredients: ginger, honey, elderflower, and lemon. The presence of the ginger and honey is soothing to the stomach. The elderflower and lemon wash the palate, making it a perfect companion for dinner.

A single taste is all it will take to cause you to ask for one more. So, to successfully make a voodoo down drink, you’ll need the following ingredients:  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 the convenience of your kitchen? All you have to do is make a combination of these recipes in a mixing container and shake with ice. Strain it all into a double rocks glass over ice, and serve. Invite your friends over; they’ll give you enough thanks for a lifetime. You can also put this on a menu if you are planning a party — it’s a sure-fire hit.

The Voodoo rum shooter

This is not your ordinary shot. If you ask where you can find the best shooter, the answer will be Jamaica. The Jamaican coffee liqueur rum cream and Tia Maria ease the stronger high proof rum, which, in my opinion, should be diluted in drinks. Aside from that, the voodoo rum is a super nice drink with a great taste.

This may just be the best alcohol you’d want to have for a night out, and the more you drink it, the less resistant you’ll be to this great shooter. You don’t want to miss out on this.

In order to make this shooter, you’ll need these few ingredients:

1/2 tablespoon of Tia Maria coffee liqueur, 1/2 tablespoon of rum cream, and 1/2 tablespoon of overproof (150 proof) rum.

I find the preparation of this shooter to be fun and easy. All you have to do to prepare this shooter is pour the Tia Maria into your shot glass, layer the rum cream over the Tia Maria, and, finally, layer the overproof rum on top of it all, and serve. This drink might just be the best rum shooter you’ve ever had, so just go for it.

Who wouldn’t get addicted to this shooter after tasting it for the first time?

Have a taste of it, and you will always want to indulge every chance you get. However, please drink responsibly.

Now we know what amazing voodoo drink is, and how you can make it. At this point,  you should know everything about a Voodoo shot. If you want to get a taste of it, however, you are going to need to give your local bar a visit for a first-hand experience. After that, why go to your local bar ever again when you have a recipe to make yours?

A first-hand experience of the voodoo alcoholic mixed drink will also give you a definitive insight into how one of the best cocktails in the world tastes. This is pure Caribbean magic, and our recipe allows you to make one from the comfort of your home. Waste no time, and make a voodoo cocktail tonight!


Peter's path through the culinary world has taken a number of unexpected turns. After starting out as a waiter at the age of 16, he was inspired to go to culinary school and learn the tricks of the trade. As he delved deeper, however, his career took a sudden turn when a family friend needed someone to help manage his business. Peter now scratches his culinary itch on the internet by blogging, sharing recipes, and socializing with food enthusiasts worldwide.

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