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El Nino

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The El Nino cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing tropical drink that combines the sweet and tangy flavors of peach schnapps, blue curaçao, pineapple juice, and orange juice with a crisp splash of club soda.

This cocktail, named after the powerful weather phenomenon, is designed to bring a burst of lively, summery flavors that are perfect for any occasion. With its bright, enticing color and tantalizing taste, the El Nino is sure to make waves at any gathering.

Tasting Notes

When you take your first sip of the El Nino cocktail, the initial flavor is a sweet and juicy blend of pineapple and orange juices, which provide a tropical base that is both refreshing and invigorating.

The peach schnapps adds a smooth, fruity sweetness that complements the citrus notes perfectly, creating a harmonious balance of flavors. The blue curaçao not only gives the cocktail its striking, ocean-blue color but also adds a subtle orange zest that enhances the overall taste profile.

As you continue to enjoy the El Nino, the vodka introduces a gentle warmth and depth to the drink, making it more robust and satisfying. The effervescence of the club soda adds a light, bubbly finish that keeps the cocktail from being too heavy, making each sip feel refreshing and delightful.

The combination of these ingredients results in a cocktail that is both visually stunning and deliciously complex, perfect for sipping on a warm day or serving at a festive gathering.

Tips & Tricks

Swap out club soda for flavored sparkling water to introduce additional fruit notes, like lime or berry.

Replace regular vodka with a flavored one, such as mango or coconut, to add an extra layer of tropical taste.

Blend the ingredients with ice to create a slushy, frozen version of the El Nino, perfect for hot summer days.

Recipe Card

El Nino

El Nino


  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1 oz peach schnapps
  • 0.5 oz blue curacao
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • club soda to top


  1. In a shaker add ice, plus all your ingredients (except club soda).
  2. Shake very well to chill and combine.
  3. Strain over ice in a hurricane glass.
  4. Top with club soda, and stir to combine.

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