How to Make Grateful Dead Drink at Home

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Apurva Sethi
Apurva is a fashion and food enthusiast. She chose fashion as her career and food as her passion. She is greatly fond of trying out new cuisines at different places and making them at home, in her own style. She also loves to seek and learn new things about the food industry constantly. So, here she is, to share her easy-peasy ways of cooking.

Grateful Dead Drink is the best cocktail that you can make for parties. In this post, I will share how you can make this awesome cocktail at your home.

It is a 5 ingredient cocktail recipe that you can easily make at your home. I first tried this drink in a club in Florida. Once you try this drink, you are gonna love it and always save this recipe for your parties. Let’s see how easy it is to make this cocktail.

Grateful Dead Drink is made by blending Blanco Tequila, White Rum, Gin, Vodka, Raspberry Liqueur and Lemon juice. Use a Hawthorne strainer to strain ice from the cocktail. Garnish it with a wheel of lemon and the cocktail is ready to serve in 2 easy steps.

Make sure you use the appropriate amount of ingredients mentioned below and follow the detailed recipe mentioned below. There is a video at the end which may be useful for you if you have any doubts. Now let’s see what ingredients you’ll need for making this cocktail.

Ingredients for Grateful Dead Drink

  • 1 oz Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz White Rum
  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Raspberry Liqueur (Try Chambord)
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice

These are all the ingredients that you are going to need to make a perfect drink. Grab these ingredients at a nearby supermarket and get ready to make the drink. Now it is time to see the steps to make the drink.

Steps to Make Grateful Dead Drink

Grateful Dead Cocktail recipe
  1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker tin with cubed ice. Shake.
  2. Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain the cocktail over fresh ice in a highball glass.
  3. Garnish with a wheel of lemon.

Nutritional Breakdown of Grateful Dead Drink

If you love to drink different types of cocktails and also are a diet conscious person, then here is the full nutritional breakdown of the Grateful Dead Cocktail.

Total Fat0.1g
Total Carbohydrates19.3g
Protein 0g

How to Make Grateful Dead Drink at Home | Video

Are you having any problems making this drink? Don’t worry watch the below video and make a perfect Grateful Dead drink.

Video by Common Man Cocktails

Now save this recipe for your next party and your guests happy. We are waiting for your valuable reviews in the comment section below. Don’t forget to check our other recipes.


  1. Okay… I’m not trying to be super critical. HOWEVER! The reason it’s called a “Greatful Dead” is because it’s supposed to look tie died. SO! You shake the V.T.G.&R. first. Pour THAT over ice. Hit it with a splash of sour. THEN drop your raspberry liqueur in. It still tastes the same but it looks so cool! Anybody wanna tie die one on!?

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