Calypso Corkscrew

Friday, the hubby texts me that he wants to get drunk off of fruity drinks…again.

The only problem is we ran out of booze. So I went to Specs and picked up some Midori, coconut rum, and pineapple vodka. Turns out Sky is the only vodka that has a pineapple flavor. I found citrus galore, but no pineapple.

The first drink I made was a Scooby Snack which didn’t float with Bryan due to the use of cream. So I made it without cream and it turns out it becomes an Alien Secretion. Funny how that works.

These drinks were not considered fruity enough. He didn’t want a wooo girl drink.

So I came across a corkscrew. There’s a million different ways to make a corkscrew. Some involve rum, others vodka, or peach schnapps, or for a more sophisticated drink vermouth. We had vodka, orange juice, rum and sprite. So why not?

Due to what we had, I decided it was more tropical.


Calypso Corkscrew

2 oz pineapple vodka
1 oz coconut rum
2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz orange juice
1 oz peach nectar
1 oz sprite


Pour ice in glass.

Add vodka, rum, and juices.


Add a splash of sprite.

Makes 1 drink. Calories: 240, Carbohydrates: 30 grams, Sugar: 23 grams, Protein: 1 gram.

Its sweet. Its fruity. The use of pineapple vodka takes it the extra mile leaving you feeling like you are on an island.

Hey, if you can’t be on an island, might as well bring it to you. That’s exactly what this drink does.

This is by no means diabetic friendly. The one thing diabetics have to stay away from are these fruity drinks. Especially when orange juice is involve. But atleast its not as bad as a pina colada or any fruit Margarita/Daiquiri. The problems with margaritas and daiquiris you get at bars and restaurants is they don’t use actual fruit. Instead they used mixers that are high in sugar and lord knows what else combined with artificial flavoring. I have no clue why these places can’t simply muddle some strawberries and call it day. With pina colodas, its the coconut cream that gets you every single time.

Also stay away from any cocktail that contains cranberry juice. It’s not cranberry juice they use, its actually cranberry cocktail. The sugary bastardization of cranberry juice.

So if your are going to with fruity drinks be sure that you know what is in it. Oh and stay away from machines that makes most frozen boozy drinks.


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