Woo Woo is a fun cocktail at pool parties, clubs, or beach bars. It’s refreshing and mildly sweet, with an average alcohol content for a cocktail.
This is one of those cocktail recipes you can always craft at home, as Woo Woo needs only a few ingredients and mere minutes of your time. You can make this drink in a cocktail shaker, but if you don’t have it, just mix all ingredients in a glass and you’re ready to go.
For one serving of this refreshing cocktail, you’ll need:
- Vodka (2 fl oz/50 ml)
- Peach schnapps (1 fl oz/25 ml)
- Cranberry juice (3 fl oz/75 ml)
- A few drops of lime juice (optional)
- Lime wedge for garnish
Prep time for Woo Woo cocktail is no more than a few minutes, following these easy steps:
- Start by filling a highball glass with ice cubes.
- Pour vodka, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice, and add some lime juice if you want. A hint of citrus will liven up this cocktail and temper its sweetness.
- Stir the mixture briefly to combine.
- Add lime wedge or wheel for garnish.
- Drink up and enjoy!
If you’re using a cocktail shaker, put all ingredients in and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain the cocktail in a chilled martini glass.
This simple cocktail recipe allows for variety, as you can replace ingredients or add a few more if you plan to make it as a punch.
For more flavors in your Woo Woo cocktail, you can use flavored vodka instead. If the mixture is too sweet, you can dilute it with seltzer, club soda, or ginger ale. Opt for sparkling wine if you want higher alcohol content.
Along with ice, you can add berries or other fruits to your serving glasses before pouring Woo Woo in.
If you add orange juice to your Woo Woo, you’ll get Sex on the Beach. Leave the peach schnapps out and you’ll cut the alcohol content, making a Cape Cod. If you omit vodka and replace some cranberry juice with orange juice, you’ll get a Fuzzy Navel.
You can make the Woo Woo cocktail as a punch for parties and larger gatherings. Just increase the amounts proportionally to fill the punch bowl. You can add some soda for a touch of sparkle and cut on the alcohol content. Always serve it cold!
Woo Woo also has its shot version known as Baby Woo Woo, which is more potent because of its higher alcohol content. Cut cranberry juice to get equal amounts of all liquid ingredients. Serve these shooters with no ice.
The cranberry juice and peach schnapps spike the calorie and sugar content of this cocktail, so you might want to drink it moderately.
- Calories: 195
- Carbohydrates: 21g
- Sugar: 21g
- Protein: 1g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Fat: 1g
- Saturated fat: 1g
- Vitamin C: 38 mg
- Calcium: 34 mg
- Potassium: 114 mg
* Nutritional information is just an estimate based on a third-party calculator. The numbers can vary depending on portion size and spirits brands.
The ABV (alcoholic beverage content) in Woo Woo cocktails varies, but in this easy recipe, it’s about 14%. That puts it on the milder side for drinks, but you might still be careful when drinking, as you can easily have one too many.
The cranberry juice and peach schnapps give Woo Woo a sweet, fruity taste profile. It goes well with light appetizers and sparkling wines. Also, this cocktail is something you’d probably order at a beach bar, along with seafood or something light like canapes.
Summer is a perfect time to enjoy mixed drinks by the pool or seaside. The Woo Woo cocktail is an excellent choice when you need something refreshing and easy to sip, whether at a bar or at home. Enjoy your drink wherever you want; just ensure responsible drinking.