Pogs, remember them? Those little cardboard disks with funky designs that were all the rage in the 90s? Well, it turns out they're not just for trading anymore.
Bartenders around the world have started incorporating Pogs into their cocktail recipes, resulting in some seriously delicious and creative concoctions.
But why Pogs, you ask? It's all about the nostalgia factor.
Pogs were a beloved childhood toy for many people, and incorporating them into a cocktail is a fun way to tap into that nostalgia and bring back fond memories. Plus, let's be real, they make for a pretty cool garnish.
Of course, not all Pog Cocktails are created equal. Some are too sweet, some lack complexity, and some are just plain gimmicky. That's why we've scoured the internet and tapped into our own bartending expertise to bring you the best Pog Cocktail recipes out there.
These drinks strike the perfect balance between nostalgia and sophistication, with unique flavor combinations and high-quality ingredients. So grab your favorite Pogs (or hit up your local thrift store), and let's get mixing.
1. Hawaiian POG Juice
The Hawaiian POG Juice is a refreshing and tropical drink made with equal parts passion, orange, and guava juices, creating a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors.
The POG Cocktail is a popular variation that combines the juice with vodka and a splash of soda, creating a refreshing and fruity drink that is perfect for a hot summer day. Its sweet and tangy flavors are sure to transport you to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii.
2. Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava Rum Cocktail
The Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava Rum Cocktail is a tropical blend of sweet and tangy flavors that will transport you to a sunny island paradise. This easy-to-make cocktail features passion fruit, orange, and guava juices, with a kick of rum that adds warmth to the drink.
The adult version is elevated with dark rum floated on top. It's a must-try for anyone who loves tropical flavors and wants to enjoy a refreshing drink that will transport them to a sunny paradise.
3. Tequila Sunrise
The Tequila Sunrise cocktail is a stunning combination of Herradura Reposado Tequila, POG Juice, rosemary simple syrup, and house-made grenadine. This cocktail is a perfect blend of tropical flavors that will transport you to a sunny beach. The multi-colored layers of the drink give it a beautiful sunrise-like appearance.
The addition of rosemary syrup adds a decadent touch to the drink, making it stand out from other tequila-based cocktails. The house-made grenadine syrup gives the drink a magenta color, making it a feast for the eyes. If you're looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail, the Tequila Sunrise with POG juice is a must-try.
4. POG Juice Mimosa
The POG Juice Mimosa is a tropical twist on the classic brunch cocktail. This refreshing drink combines the flavors of passion fruit, orange, and guava juices, creating a sweet and tangy base that pairs perfectly with champagne. The recipe is easy to make and customizable to your taste preferences, whether you prefer a little or a lot of bubbly.
What makes this cocktail even more appealing is its origin – it was inspired by the famous "Stitch Juice" served at Disney's O'hana restaurant. So, if you're looking to add some island vibes to your brunch or beach day, the POG Juice Mimosa is definitely worth a try.
5. POG Daiquiri
The POG Daiquiri is a classic Hawaiian drink that combines passion fruit, orange, and guava juices with dark rum for an added kick. This cocktail is perfect for anyone who wants to transport themselves to a tropical beach in Hawaii with just one sip. The addition of Lilikoi Cane Sugar on the rim of the glass adds a unique island flavor that perfectly complements the fruity taste of the POG.
The Bacardi coconut rum enhances the flavor of the juice without overpowering it, making it a perfect addition to this cocktail. Whether you prefer it blended or on the rocks, the POG Daiquiri is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that is perfect for any occasion.
6. Disney Jungle Juice
Disney Jungle Juice, also known as Pog Juice or Stitch Juice, is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that will transport you back to your Disney vacation. This easy-to-make cocktail requires only three simple ingredients – orange juice, guava juice, and passion fruit juice – mixed together in equal parts.
The result is a fruity and tropical drink that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you're hosting a Disney-themed party or simply want to relive your vacation memories, Disney Jungle Juice is a must-try cocktail. So grab a glass, fill it with ice, and enjoy the taste of the happiest place on earth.
7. The Westwood Wahine
If you're looking for a refreshing and lightened up tiki-style cocktail, then The Westwood Wahine is a must-try. Made with fresh mint, cinnamon simple syrup, POG (pineapple-orange-guava juice), rum, bitters, and club soda, this cocktail is perfect for summer days by the pool.
The use of POG juice adds multiple fruit flavors without going overboard on fruit juice, and the addition of bitters adds a layer of complexity to the drink. It's not as strong in the booze department as some typical tiki drinks, making it a more drinkable cooler. Give The Westwood Wahine a try and let it transport you to a tropical paradise.