I used to love Fruit Tingle lollies when I was a kid. Back in the old days your parents needed to fill up with petrol and shock horror…WOULD LEAVE THE KIDS IN THE CAR and you would take your seatbelt off and yell out the window….”CAN YOU PLEASE GET US A PACK OF FRUIT TINGLES PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE?”.
A pack of Fruit Tingles for those who can’t remember or have no idea what I am going on about.
That behaviour was enough to scare any bad guys from stealing us or the car and if we were lucky we would get a pack of Fruit Tingles to share.
About 4 years ago on a very hot Summers day I flicked open one of my cocktail books and did the ‘hmmmm’ and did a mental checklist of what I had and tried to pair it with ingredients listed for each cocktail and there it was. Fruit Tingle, amazingly I actually had a tin of Golden Circle Pineapple juice stashed at the back of my pantry that my Mother In Law had given to me when she was downsizing.
This is the cocktail book I sourced my Fruit Tingle recipe from.
So I mixed all my ingredients and was secretly thinking ‘man this shit better work because it’s a lot of stuffing around and I hate wasting alcohol on stupid drinks’ and as I whizzed it all in the blender still convinced that this was going to be horrible I checked the consistency, poured it into my fancy cocktail glass, stuck my straw in had a sip and actually did the “OHHH MAH GAWD THIS TASTES EXACTLY THE WAY I REMEMBER FRUIT TINGLES TASTED”.
I quickly poured my Husband a glass and he agreed. Now, this is a sweet cocktail. It’s a party cocktail and it has the potential to make you very drunk because it is very easy to drink. Please go easy and please have some finger food on hand to snack on.
Serves 1 – double ingredients to serve 2
30ml Blue Curaçao
90ml Pineapple Juice
Dash lemon juice
Dash grenadine (you can buy this from the bottle shop / liquor store)
In a blender, add about 4-5 ice cubes per person (depends on the size of your cubes you can adjust as required), Midori, Cointreau, Blue Curaçao, pineapple juice, lemon juice and grenadine. Blend all ingredients until all combined and the ice isn’t big and chunky. Strain into a glass – I used my Pina Colada glass and garnish with a pretty paper umbrella or nothing – it’s up to you.
If you ate Fruit Tingles as a kid then you have to try this cocktail at least once – just for that grown up flash back to your youth!