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Swedish Fish Drink Recipe

by Chef Gabby
Swedish Fish Drink

Today, we’re making a spirited pit stop in the Nordic land of Sweden, but not for its famous IKEA furniture or magical Northern Lights. Instead, we’re going on a whimsical journey closer to the Swedish heart—the magical world of the charismatic Swedish Fish candy, but with a twist! You read it right—we’re about to turn your favourite childhood candy into an enchanting cocktail, a Swedish Fish Drink that’s great for not only appeasing your nostalgic cravings but also for impressing your friends at your next gathering.

How to make Swedish Fish Drink

The Swedish Fish Drink is a cocktail that captures the sweet taste of the Swedish Fish candy. This vibrant red drink is a concoction of several ingredients, which usually include vodka, cranberry juice, and grenadine.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka (use a quality brand for the best flavour)
  • 3 oz cranberry juice
  • 1.5 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 oz grenadine syrup
  • Splash of club soda or Sprite
  • A handful of Swedish Fish candy (for garnish)
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Take a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the vodka, cranberry juice, peach schnapps, and grenadine syrup into the cocktail shaker.
  3. Cover and shake well until the mixture is well blended and chilled.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a tall glass filled with ice cubes.
  5. Top off with a splash of club soda or Sprite to add a hint of fizziness.
  6. Lastly, garnish with a few Swedish Fish candies either on a cocktail skewer or let them swim at the bottom of your glass.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • If you’re preparing this for a party, you can easily multiply the recipe and create a punch. Make sure to keep the ice and the Swedish Fish candies separate and let your guests add them as per their preference.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, substitute vodka with tonic water and skip the peach schnapps. Add a touch more grenadine to balance the sweetness.
  • Be creative with your garnish! Besides Swedish Fish candy, you can also use citrus wheel, maraschino cherries, or even a candy skewer.
  • Always use freshly opened soda for the best fizz in your drink.

What to serve with

This Drink, with its vibrant red hue and appealing sweetness, makes an excellent pairing with a variety of dishes. Here’s a menu of delightful accompaniments that you might find helpful.

  • Cheese and Crackers: The salty crackers and rich cheese make a lovely contrast with the sweet, fruity Swedish Fish Drink.
  • Shrimp Cocktail: A classic shrimp cocktail with its zesty sauce can work well with the fruity notes of the cocktail.
  • Grilled Seafood: The sweetness of the cocktail can be a great complement to the fresh, smoky flavors of grilled shrimp or salmon.
  • Lemon Herb Chicken: Opt for lighter dishes like lemon herb chicken to balance the savory notes with the drink’s sweetness.
  • White Chocolate Mousse: The light and airy sweetness of white chocolate mousse can be a lovely finish to enjoy after sipping on the Swedish Fish Drink.
  • Fresh Fruit Salad: A fresh fruit salad can be a refreshing and wholesome dessert option to pair with the cocktail.
  • Pretzels or Popcorn: These quintessential party snacks, with their crunch and saltiness, can go well with the sweet and slightly tangy flavor of the drink.

Final Thoughts

The key to a perfect Swedish Fish Drink is to adjust the sweetness to your taste and have fun experimenting! Cheers to an enthralling cocktail experience.

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 110 calories 0 gram fat
Rating: 3.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka (use a quality brand for the best flavour)
  • 3 oz cranberry juice
  • 1.5 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 oz grenadine syrup
  • Splash of club soda or Sprite
  • A handful of Swedish Fish candy (for garnish)
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Take a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the vodka, cranberry juice, peach schnapps, and grenadine syrup into the cocktail shaker.
  3. Cover and shake well until the mixture is well blended and chilled.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a tall glass filled with ice cubes.
  5. Top off with a splash of club soda or Sprite to add a hint of fizziness.
  6. Lastly, garnish with a few Swedish Fish candies either on a cocktail skewer or let them swim at the bottom of your glass.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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