Woo Woo Cocktail

The woo woo cocktail is the perfect way to express your love for your partner or your best galentines. It’s bright, refreshing, and delightfully flavorful. Oh, and don’t even get me started on that gorgeous red color!

Bowl glass filled with the woo woo and a lime floating, with the classic martini glass and coupe glass behind

Look at the color of this cocktail! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? Doesn’t it scream Valentine’s Day? It’s screaming so loud you’ll have to plug your ears! It’s also the perfect party cocktail.

Frankly, I’ve always enjoyed saying the name. “May I have a woo woo, please?”

My sister Robyn used to order woo woos all the time when she went out, though I think she drank them in shot form. But whether you drink your woo woo as a cocktail or a shot, you will soon realize how delicious it is.

The flavor combination of the ingredients in this woo woo recipe balance each other so superbly that you will have to be careful you don’t drink it as though it didn’t have any alcohol in it. That wouldn’t be a good idea.

Why? Two reasons:

  1. You’ll get drunk from drinking too many too quickly
  2. You’ll miss the opportunity to savor this delicious and delightful cocktail

Helpful tips

  • Although I love and use premium vodka like Grey Goose, a mid-level vodka like Ketel One is appropriate as well. My philosophy is buy the best alcohol you can afford.
  • There are different brands of peach schnapps but I like the Peachtree brand.
  • I like using a pure cranberry juice that hasn’t been sweetened. That way I can add the amount of sugar I deem appropriate instead of having to settle for the amount of sugar in most cranberry juices on the market.
  • If you use commercially sweetened cranberry juice, OMIT the simple sugar or the woo woo cocktail will be too sweet.
  • Wash the citrus well before using in any cocktail. I use a neutral unscented hand soap I buy at Whole Foods.
  • Don’t neglect to squeeze the lime wedge into the cocktail before placing it in the drink.
  • I like drinking this cocktail in a martini glass but if you prefer it on ice, you can pour it into a double old fashioned glass or highball glass.

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How to make the woo woo cocktail

Pre-step

Get a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice. Get a measuring glass and glassware.

After measuring out the ingredients, pour them into the cocktail shaker.

Cut the lime into quarters and set two aside for the garnish.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – peach schnapps, vodka, cranberry juice, simple syrup (see tip above) and a lime for garnish.

Peach schnapps, vodka, lime and cranberry juice with the shaker and glasses behind it

Step two

Measure 4 ounces of vodka. (A)

Step three

Measure 2 ounces of peach schnapps. (B)

Vodka and peach schnapps poured out with the bottles in the background

Step four

Measure 6 ounces of cranberry juice. (C)

Step five

Measure 1 ounce of simple syrup. (D)

Cranberry juice and simple syrup poured out with the bottles in the background

Shake it, don’t break it

Step six

Cap shaker and shake for 20 seconds.

Step seven

Strain the woo woo cocktail between two glasses, squeeze a lime wedge over each glass and drop the wedges in the cocktail.

Lower photo of the red cocktail poured into 3 glasses - a bowl glass, classic martini and coupe. There are limes floating in the glasses

Let’s look at the vertical view.

Vertical view of the red cocktail, bowl glass in front of a classic martini glass and coupe

Isn’t that color gorgeous?

I hope you enjoyed this woo woo cocktail.

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!

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Woo Woo Cocktail

The woo woo cocktail is the perfect way to express your love for your partner or your best galentines. It’s bright, refreshing, and delightfully flavorful. Oh, and don’t even get me started on that gorgeous red color!
5 from 14 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry cocktail, peach schnapps cocktail, woo woo, woo woo cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Calories: 281kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces peach schnapps
  • 6 ounces cranberry juice (unsweetened, but if you must use pre-sweetened, omit simple syrup)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (read notes)
  • 2 wedges lime (Each lime should be 1/4 of the lime)

Instructions

  • Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
  • Add vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and simple syrup if using
    4 ounces vodka, 2 ounces peach schnapps, 6 ounces cranberry juice, 1 ounce simple syrup
  • Cap shaker and shake for 20 seconds.  Strain cocktail between the two glasses (you may have a little leftover, pour between the two glasses as needed)
  • Squeeze the juice out of a wedge of lime into the glass (one wedge for each cocktail)
    2 wedges lime
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Tips for making the woo woo cocktail:

  • Although I love and use premium vodka like Grey Goose, a mid-level vodka like Ketel One is appropriate as well. My philosophy is buy the best alcohol you can afford.
  • There are different brands of peach schnapps but I like the Peachtree brand.
  • I like using a pure cranberry juice that hasn’t been sweetened. That way I can add the amount of sugar I deem appropriate instead of having to settle for the amount of sugar in most cranberry juices on the market.
  • If you use commercially sweetened cranberry juice, OMIT the simple sugar or the woo woo cocktail will be too sweet.
  • Wash the citrus well before using in any cocktail. I use a neutral unscented hand soap I buy at Whole Foods.
  • Don’t neglect to squeeze the lime wedge into the cocktail before placing it in the drink.
  • I like drinking this cocktail in a martini glass but if you prefer it on ice, you can pour it into a double old fashioned glass or highball glass.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 65mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 7.9mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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24 Comments

  1. I’ve never heard of a Woo Woo cocktail, but you can bet I’ll making them as soon as this next baby is born. Sounds like the perfect time for a Woo Woo!

  2. I haven’t had a woo woo in years! This is just like I remember from a cocktail bar I used to go to. Perfection.

  3. The colour is stunning. I think it would be great for Canada Day celebrations too. Great for bbq parties.

  4. The peach and cranberry is just DELISH together! So glad I tried this one–I’ll be making it for my girlfriends soon!! They will love it!