Cheeky Vimto

Cheeky Vimto image
Serve in
a Boston glass...
2 shot Ruby port
1 bottle WKD Original Blue
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Ruby Port image WKD Original Blue image
How to make:

Pour port into glass and TOP with WKD Blue.

Garnish:

Don't bother

Comment:

A sickly sweet blackcurrant and berry fruit flavoured drink for the undiscerning.

Variant:

To make an 'Extra Cheeky Vimto' add 1 shot of vodka prior to topping with WKD Blue.

Origin:

So named as this cocktail's flavour resembles the soft drink of the same name. The Cheeky Vimto emerged in Britain in the early-Noughties but became famous in June 2005 when the Daily Mail newspaper reported it as being Welsh singer-songwriter, Charlotte Church's favourite drink. She was then something of a teen diva party animal so the paper used the catchy heading, "Wild Charlotte's binge-drinking shame".

Despite the name, the soft drink Vimto is not an ingredient in this drink, but for the record, it is a sweet purple coloured soft drink containing grape, raspberry and blackcurrant juices and flavoured with herbs and spices. Vimto was created in 1908 in Timperley, Cheshire, England by John Noel Nichols, a wholesaler of spices and medicines.

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