Hand Grenade Cocktail Recipe - New Orleans' Most Powerful Drink
Calories: 598kcal
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
The Hand Grenade cocktail is an intoxicating, tropical-inspired concoction synonymous with New Orleans’ vibrant Bourbon Street. Sold exclusively by the Tropical Isle bar during Mardi Gras, it has been touted as “New Orleans’ Most Powerful Drink” and is recognized by its unique grenade-shaped container. Although the exact recipe is a well-guarded secret, a popular version includes melon liqueur, pineapple juice, and a mix of different types of spirits. The resulting cocktail is fruity, refreshing, and deceptively potent, much like its explosive namesake.



Combine Ingredients:

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 1.5 oz vodka, 1.5 oz white rum, 1.5 oz gin, 1.5 oz melon liqueur, 1.5 oz grain alcohol, 1 oz sugar syrup, and 1 oz pineapple juice.

Shake Well:

  • Shake the mixture vigorously to ensure all ingredients are well-blended and chilled.

Strain and Serve:

  • Strain the mixture into a tall glass filled with ice.


The Hand Grenade cocktail is all about packing a punch, so make sure to enjoy it responsibly. For an authentic touch, serve it in a grenade-shaped glass, but any tall glass will do in a pinch. The combination of spirits with the sweet and fruity flavors of melon liqueur and pineapple juice creates a dangerously delightful drink that’s perfect for parties and celebrations.
This cocktail’s potent mix and vibrant taste make it a standout choice for anyone looking to bring a bit of New Orleans’ Bourbon Street into their home. The Hand Grenade is not just a drink—it’s an experience. So, gather your ingredients, shake it up, and get ready to toast to good times with a cocktail that truly lives up to its explosive reputation.
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Estimated Nutrition:

Calories: 598kcal (30%)Carbohydrates: 40g (13%)Protein: 1g (2%)Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 19mg (1%)Potassium: 58mg (2%)Fiber: 0.1gSugar: 39g (43%)Vitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 3mg (4%)Calcium: 7mg (1%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
CourseBeverage, Cocktails, Drinks
CuisineBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
KeywordBeverage, Cocktail Recipe, drinks

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