Grateful Dead Drink Recipe

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Nutrition Information† ‡

Serving size: 1 drink

0.0 g
12 g
0 g


How to Make It

Mix vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec, and sour mix in a mixing tin. Strain into glass and top with Raspberry Liqueur (circle the perimeter of the glass).


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Comments on Grateful Dead

  • TomK
    Apr 8th, 2016
    I am going to make this drink tomorrow. Pint glass filled with ice, squeeze of lime, one shot sour mix, one shot soda, 2 count vodka, rum, tequila & gin. Stir, Float 2 count Chambourd & Blue caraco. Quick stir if desired. Garnish with lime wedge. There's no need for triple sec if you use blue caraco because they are both orange liquers. I add the soda and sour first so not to over pour liquor. This drink is strong enough. I have my favorite lineup of spirits but you can create your own flavor profile based on your taste or budget. Ive had many variations at different bars so have fun with this one and make it your own!
  • applebananna
    Aug 1st, 2013
    this is made for the GrAteful Dead because of their "steal your face" icon that is red, blue and white...not supposed to stir all the ingredients together.
  • grateful
    Mar 2nd, 2013
    White liquor, circle the glass halfway with raspberry, other half with blue. Dig it
  • Kerri Lynn
    Oct 20th, 2012
    Tried this drink last night and now I'm HOOKED. So yummy. And pretty to boot!
  • Bird
    Jul 15th, 2012
    Original Greatful dead was a razberry long island iced tea with sprite instead of coke. Variation of the drink using blue curacao instead of triple sec for a tye dye effect was invented by a bartender in Jacksonville Fl named Jerry in 1996
  • drinkman
    Jun 18th, 2011
    Ky that is correct butbe sure not yo use triple sec. This makes the drink way to sweet...
  • Deborah
    Apr 2nd, 2011
    The drink I had last nite was purple and OMG it knocked me on my butt after the 2nd one! Great drink! Its now my favorite
  • Ky
    Jul 14th, 2010
    To those of you making this drink the wrong way.mrmagic above is correct! The drink was made after the band "Greatful Dead", and they were know for their "tie~die" so you pour razz, and blue curacao at the same time to give it the tie die look
  • stephan
    May 15th, 2010
    This is suppose to be made with chambord topped with sprite or 7-up, not raspberry syrup.
  • josh
    Mar 28th, 2010
    went out last weekend and had finallt tryed it.. went down smooth and before i know it i have had 9 of these in the tallest glass i could get within 1.5 hours.. they shut me off for the night when i was going for the 10th one and told me i would know why soon and i found out, it rocked my world.. i dont even remember leaving the bar that night just wakeing up the next morning..
  • May 5th, 2009
    You're supposed to drop Raspberry Liquer on on side and Blue Curacao to make it tie-dye man!
  • biztachles
    Aug 23rd, 2008
    well, this is the ingredients, but how do you pour it to get the color?

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