With New Year’s eve approaching everybody is in the party mood. Although this has been a different and difficult year, we are all hopeful for the coming year. It is also important for us to celebrate new years eve among all the restrictions, we cannot go out like we used to but it does not mean that we cannot have fun. 

There are so many ways you can celebrate from your house. Get yourself in the party mood by putting on some music or if you want you can even have a cozy night in. You can even make your drinks and we are here to help you with that. 

There are so many mocktails and cocktails that you can prepare for your guests or yourself. 

As a kid, you must have enjoyed a candy called jolly rancher or tutti frutti, which came in a pinkish color and tasted like fruits. So if you crave such a taste or the same candy, you can now prepare a drink that will surely remind you of a bygone era. 

To prepare a Jolly Rancher shot you only need three ingredients and it is also very easy to make. You can serve it as a fruity punch, martini, or even as a shot. If you are on the lookout for a  cheap yet versatile drink then you must try this one. If you want no-hassle then you can even use the jolly rancher candies to mix with the alcohol and create colorful drinks. 

Ingredients you need: 

  • Green Apple Vodka 
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Ice

Preparation: How to prepare the Jolly Rancher Shot?

1. Get all the Ingredients 

The first step into preparing this drink is to get all the ingredients and keep them ready when you are preparing the drink. So you need to get the ingredients which are green apple vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice ready before you start making the drink.

You can choose the kind of green apple vodka that you need to prepare your drink. If you want you can even make it at home. But if you want to buy your drink then you have umpteen number of options to choose from. It depends on you whichever one you prefer. 

Some of the most popular options are UV Green, Van Gogh Wild Appel, Smirnoff Green Apple. 

Similarly, you have a choice with the kind of cranberry juice you want to include in your drink. You can even prepare it out of fresh cranberries or buy it from the market. Prepare them or buy them, keep them ready next to you. 

2. Fill the bowl with ice

Next in the step, you have to get a bowl and fill it half with ice. You can adjust the quantity of the ice according to your choice. 

3. Adding the ingredients

After filling the bowl with ice, we will move on to the next and important step which is mixing the ingredients to make the Jolly Rancher shot. 

Add in the green apple vodka and peach schnapps to the bowl. Next top this with cranberry juice. Mix all the ingredients. If you are using a shaker then you shake them all together. 

If you are preparing this for all your guests then remember this simple rule that all the ingredients you put in should be in equal quantities. 

4. Pour It: 

For the next step, you have to pour the drink into the shot glasses. To pour the drink then you have to remove the top of the shaker and put a strainer in place of it. Now you have to strain the drink right into the shot glasses. 

Other ways to serve Jolly Rancher Drink: 

1. Top with Ginger Ale or Soda: 

If you want to make a different and more refreshing version of this drink then in place of the cranberry juice you can add clear soda or ginger ale to it. 

2. Prepare a Martini:

If you want to make a high-class drink out of this drink then you can simply mix all the ingredients and serve it in a cocktail drink and garnish it with some orange wedges. 

3. A Party Punch: 

If you want to make it for a house party then you can even turn this drink into a party punch. For this, you have to prepare the Jolly Rancher drink as usual but you can use club soda to prepare in more quantity. 

4. Jolly Rancher Jello Shot: 

This one is another fun party snack. You can prepare this by switching the cranberry juice with cranberry gelatin to make it into jellies. 

jolly rancher

To Prepare Jolly Rancher from Candies: 

If you do not want to go deep into the bartender mode and create the drinks from scratch then there is an easier way to prepare this drink using candies too. You can make the drinks using the Jolly Rancher candies in no time. You can use different colors to make them in different drinks and even make a game out of it using them. 

  1. To prepare the drink you have to use 10-15 candies for each cup of vodka that you add. 
  2.  Add the candies to a mixing jar or bowl and add the green apple vodka and peach schnapps. Use a mixing rod to mix all the ingredients. If you want you can let it sit for some time to dissolve on its own. 
  3. If you want to make it taste sweeter then you can add some sugar syrup in half the quantity of vodka to the drink.
  4. You don’t have to filter this drink and pour it right out. You can even add club soda and mix it. For serving the drink you can choose to either serve it as a martini or as a shot. 

A Jolly Rancher drink would be an amazing choice for the house parties you would be having this season. So get your ingredients and the bartender gear on and get ready to party from home.