Easy Sweet Tart Shot and Cocktail Recipes

When I say Sweet Tart candy… what comes to mind first? For me, it’s sitting in a Saturday afternoon matinee and loving the tart flavors of this amazing treat. I have always loved the combination of sweet and tart and have now found a great way to incorporate these sour flavors into adult beverages.

Check out this wonderful sweet tart shot recipe and these sweet tart cocktails. I even tell you how to make your own Sweet Tart moonshine.

Sweet Tart Martini

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz amaretto
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1. Add ice to shaker
  • 2. Add vodka, blue curacao, lime juice, amaretto and simple syrup
  • 3. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lime wheel

Raspberry Lime Sweet Tart Cocktail

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz raspberry liqueur
  • 3/4 oz amaretto
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon Lime soda
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • 1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, raspberry liqueur, amaretto, and lime juice
  • 2. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice
  • 3. Top glass off with lemon lime soda
  • 4. Garnish with a lime wedge

Melon Sweet Tart

  • 1 1/2 oz raspberry liqueur
  • 3/4 oz melon liqueur
  • 3/4 oz orange liqueur
  • 5 oz cranberry juice
  • Splash sour mix
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish
  • 1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add raspberry liqueur, melon liqueur, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and sour mix
  • 2. Shake and pour into a highball glass filled with ice
  • 3. Garnish with orange slice

Apple Sweet Tart

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz sour apple schnapps
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Apple Slice
  1. 1. Chill martini glass
  2. 2. Add ingredients to ice filled cocktail shaker and shake
  3. 3. Strain into chilled martini glass
  4. 4. Garnish with apple slice

Sweet Tart Shot

  • 3/4 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz melon liqueur
  • Splash sour mix
  • Splash lemon lime soda
  1. 1. Shake ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker
  2. 2. Strain into a lowball glass filled with ice

Sweet Tart Shot – version #2

  • 1 oz raspberry liqueur
  • 1 oz sour mix
  • 1 oz Southern Comfort
  1. 1. Shake ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker
  2. 2. Strain into a shot glass

Sweet Tart Shot with Red Bull

  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz Citrus vodka
  • 1 oz Red Bull
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • Sweet Tarts – about 3 for rimming the glass

To rim the glass, crush the Sweet Tarts (place into a zip bag and then pound with a rolling pin or hammer). Rim the glass with a lemon wedge and then dip into the crushed Sweet Tarts.

Mix all of the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice (except the Sweet Tarts). Strain into glass.

Sweet Tart Moonshine Recipe

This recipe is extremely easy. It’s two ingredients and totally up to you how to create the sour flavors. Stored in mason jars, this will last about a month. But, it will take about a week to make, so plan ahead.

For one jar:

Pour 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup of Sweet Tarts candy into the bottom of a 8 to 10oz mason jar. Fill the jar with Everclear (about 1 cup) and put on the lid. Shake for a few minutes and then store in a cool dark place. Every day shake the jar one to two times. After a week, strain the liquid, to get rid of any candy residue and pour back into the mason jar.

Helpful tip: You can separate the Sweet Tarts by color so the jar only as one flavor, or go crazy and combine all of the flavors for a burst of sweet tart flavor.

Looking for something a bit sweet and tart, but not too sweet and not too tart? Try this drink recipe.

The Bishop Cocktail

  • 3 oz red wine
  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup
  • ice
  • orange slice for garnish

Combine the wine, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Pour into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange slice.

Not a fan of red wine? Prefer white wine? Try this one…

Grapefruit White Wine Sparkler

  • 1 cup gin
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 bottle dry sparkling white wine
  • ice
  • One lemon sliced into thin lemon slices – make 6

This recipe serves 6 people. Make in a punch bowl or large pitcher and get ready to have a lot of fun. Combine the gin and sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the grapefruit juice and wine. Chill. To serve, fill glass and top with lemon slices.

Here’s one that I am sure everyone will love.

Tart Cherry

  • 1/2 oz tart cherry juice concentrate (prefer unsweetened)
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 3 oz vodka

Add the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and then pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime slice and serve.

A lot of these cocktail recipes offer a hint of sweetness but are simple cocktails to make. Plan to impress your friends at your next gathering. These sweet tart drinks will remind them of their favorite candies.

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