What is Giggle Juice and why is everyone calling it their new favorite cocktail?
Giggle juice is so delicious and it is my new go-to summertime cocktail (though to be honest, you can drink it any time of the year). It is the perfect blend of fun, fruity, bubbly, and is so delicious that just one glass won’t do. Did we also mention how beautiful a pink cocktail with fresh fruit and a sugar-coated rim looks? Because these are so pretty to look at, you will definitely want to have these on hand for the next dinner party you plan on hosting.
If you haven’t guessed yet, we are obsessed with Giggle Juice and wanted to share the best recipes along with some of our favorite variations and recipe ideas. So grab your bottle of Moscato and let’s get to mixing!
1. Original Giggle Juice Recipe
We don’t quite know where the origin of Giggle Juice began, but the earliest recipe we could find was from Delish and was posted in 2017. The ingredients are simple and are pretty similar across the board no matter which recipe you’re looking at. We guarantee that if you make this cocktail you will instantly think ‘let’s throw a party!’ – that’s just how fun it is.
– 1/4 cup sugar
– Lemon wedge, for rimming glasses
– 3 cups ice
– 1 750-ml bottle moscato
– 3 cups Pink lemonade
– 1 can of lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite)
– 1 cup vodka
– 2 cups sliced strawberries
– 1 lemon, sliced into half moons
Get the full recipe and directions from Delish.com
2. Frozen Giggle Juice
Since Giggle Juice is such a perfect summer time cocktail, my brain instantly said ‘I need a frozen version of this cocktail!’ You can go to your local grocery store and find these tubes of concentrate frozen lemonade in the freezer section. Since they can vary in concentration levels, make sure to mix the appropriate amount of water as listed on the packaging. From there you can add in the rest of the ingredients. I actually like mine to be a thicker slushy type of consistency. To achieve this, place the cocktail ingredients in the blender and add your desired amount of ice. Add the strawberries and lemons afterward.
Don’t you just hate when you have to make the decision between a cocktail or a dessert? What if you could have a cocktail popsicle and get the best of both worlds!? So continuing with the theme of ‘frozen’ versions of this recipe, we thought a cocktail popsicle would be a great addition to our summertime versions of this cocktail. All you need is a popsicle mold, then make the original cocktail recipe, and freeze the night before. I love how fruit looks in popsicles so definitely get creative and add whatever fruit you have on hand!
4. Giggle Juice Jello Shots
If you really want to have fun with this cocktail then definitely try the Jello shot version! You’ll be swapping out the lemonade in the original recipe, and replacing it with a 3 oz pack of lemon Jello. Follow the directions on the Jello package and add 1 cup of water with the Jello powder over heat. While the pot is still over the heat, add in the vodka and moscato. Stir in the 1 cup of cold water per package directions and add optional pink food coloring if needed.
After that you can pour the mixture into little cups to set in the fridge. Or you can take them to the next level by pouring them to set in lemon rinds. You can do this by placing lemon half rinds in muffin tins (to stabilize them), pouring the mixture into the lemon halves, letting them set in the fridge, and then slicing them into smaller wedges right before serving. Aren’t these so cute?
What’s great about this recipe is that it’s completely customizable to your tastes. You can really change any of the elements to change the flavor profile of this cocktail. Maybe you’re not a fan of strawberries, or maybe you just want to switch it up. You can change it to raspberries, blueberries, or pretty much any fruit you happen to have on hand.
6. Giggle Juice Prosecco (Watermelon Lemonade)
Just because the original recipe uses moscato, that doesn’t mean you can’t shake things up. Prosecco is a nice alternative to moscato, especially for those who feel like Moscato might be too sweet. We love this version of the recipe which uses watermelon lemonade and prosecco.
7. Non-Alcoholic Version
Want to partake in the festivities, but can’t drink alcohol? Well worry no further. With this alcohol-free moscato, you get all of the same flavor profiles without the downside. There are several different brands of alcohol-free moscato, but we really like this version which is slightly sweet but not too sweet.
That concludes our round-up of our favorite giggle juice recipe ideas. Which one are you excited to try first, and what other cocktail recipes would you like us to feature?