Originally Posted On April 19, 2023 and Last Updated On
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Yummy Gatorade Drinks & Shots List!
Did you know there are a bunch of Gatorade shots to try? I didn’t until I started messing around with making drinks with Gatorade. Then of course I looked around to see what everyone else was doing with them and was surprised to see just about every color and flavor being used for some really interesting Gatorade drinks and cocktails.
So being a bartender, I had to try them all to see which ones actually tasted good and which ones you should never make. Yeah, I even tried combining different Gatorade flavors with different liquors, that didn’t turn out well. So just a little tip, don’t bother trying different flavor combinations for the Gatorade, it’s definitely not yummy!
You have to love a margarita made with a sports drink. And who better to invent such a concoction than the University of Florida Gators sports team. This is a really easy to make cocktail and includes Cool Blue Gatorade, tequila and lime juice. Simple and good like a margarita should be.
Make this a really classy cocktail by rimming the glass with some sea salt or margarita salt if you have it. And if this doesn’t quite work for you or your a margarita purist, try our top shelf margarita recipe on the rocks here. And a little tip, these things are great with crushed ice and make an awesome slushie drink.
This recipe can be made either as a mocktail without Gatorade, or you can replace the Blue Curacao for the Gatorade. Either way, it’s a great blue colored drink and tastes just like the real thing. I personally prefer this made with the Blue Curacao.
Grab your shaker and fill it with a handful of ice to chill the ingredients if you’re using a shot glass. This isn’t necessary if you’re going to make a standard drink with it. Add grape vodka, Blue Curacao and a bit of Sprite. Mix, strain and serve. Super simple!
This grape Gatorade shot is a mocktail as it’s not made with Gatorade, yet it tastes just like the actual drink. So if you’re a big fan of grape Gatorade, give this recipe a try as it really does taste just like the real thing. it’s simple enough to make and if you need the complete purple or grape Gatorade shot recipe click on that link.
To make this cocktail you’ll need a shot glass, a shaker with some ice in it and a strainer. Add Grape Vodka, Blue Curacao, sweet and sour mix, grenadine to the shaker and shake. Strain into the shot glass and top off with a touch of 7up or Sprite. That’s it.
Green Giant Gatorade Shot
This is a true tasting original flavor Gatorade shot that has a great green color, hence it’s name. A bit more complicated to make than the previous shots on our list, this has five ingredients and can be served in a shot glass or in a rocks glass as a cocktail drink.
Grab a shaker and add a handful of ice and some vodka, Midori, Cointreau, orange juice and sweet and sour mix, preferably home made. Mix and strain into a shot glass and serve. There’s no garnish for this although you could add a touch of green melon if you wanted.
For the lovers of Lemon-Lime Gatorade, we have this copycat recipe that doesn’t have any Gatorade as an ingredient, but it sure does taste a lot like it. Not the best drink ever, but easy to make and definitely packs a punch!
This is my own white Gatorade shot recipe I concocted, hope everyone likes it. I do think it’s pretty close to the clear/white Gatorade drink. Let me know what you think. I’ve been toying with making it a salt rim to capture the saltiness of the drink.
Orange Gatorade Shot
This orange Gatorade shot is quite refreshing and really does taste just like you’re drink the authentic orange Gatorade, except this one won’t affect your body the same way the sports drink does.
Gatorade Shot Love
There is a lot you can do with these shots. You can substitute the different alcohols or switch out the flavors for something different. Or even something other than Gatorade. You can even buy the powdered mixes and just start playing around with what you have on hand. Who knows, maybe you’ll come up with the next amazing recipe!