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The Upside Down Cocktail

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This shimmery, spooky cranberry tequila cocktail is inspired by The Upside Down from one of our favorite shows, Stranger Things!


  • 3 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz Triple sec (or other orange-flavored liqueur)
  • 6 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 6 raspberries & 6 blackberries
  • 1/2 oz tart cherry extract
  • 1/4 tsp edible pearl dust (optional)


  1. Muddle 3 raspberries and 3 blackberries in a tall cocktail glass. 
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, then add tequila, triple sec, cranberry juice, lime juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Pour into cocktail glass. 
  4. In a small measuring cup or glass, stir together tart cherry and edible pearl dust. Pour into cocktail for shimmering effect. Serve garnished with more berries (optional) and enjoy!


MOCKTAIL: To make a mocktail version of this cocktail, substitute tequila and triple sec for 4 oz of orange juice.

  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Halloween

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