Grateful Dead Drink Cocktail

Grateful Dead Drink

Ultimate Grateful Dead Drink Recipes for a Refreshing Twist

This Grateful Dead drink is considered the sweeter cousin of the Long Island Iced Tea. Like that drink, this cocktail packs a considerable punch!

Prep TimeTotal TimeServings
5 min5 min1


  • 1 fluid ounce tequila
  • 1 fluid ounce vodka
  • 1 fluid ounce light rum
  • 1 fluid ounce gin
  • 1 fluid ounce raspberry-flavored liqueur (such as Chambord®)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon sour mix


Step 1: Combine tequila, vodka, rum, gin, and raspberry liqueur in a highball glass. Fill with ice and top with sour mix.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • 403 Calories
  • 0g Fat
  • 19g Carbs

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g0%
Sodium 11mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g7%
Total Sugars 18g
Calcium 7mg1%
Potassium 4mg0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. The amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

FAQs about Grateful Dead Drink

Why are they called Grateful Dead?

In that silvery elf voice, he said to me, ‘Hey, man, how about the Grateful Dead?'” The definition there was “the soul of a dead person, or his angel, showing gratitude to someone who, as an act of charity, arranged their burial”.

What is a Grateful Dead drink made of?

Here’s what you get: tequila, vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, raspberry liquor, and sweet and sour mix (that’s right, six alcohols in one drink).

What does Grateful Dead taste like?

The Grateful Dead is a fairly intense cocktail that tastes like raspberry with hints of herb and caramel notes.

What’s the difference between Grateful Dead and Long Island?

Grateful Dead (also known as the black widow), uses the same mix as a Long Island but the triple sec is replaced with raspberry liqueur and the cola with lemon-lime soda.

Why is Grateful Dead so popular?

They also were pioneers and innovators of concert sound. One of the reasons the Grateful Dead was so popular live is because the band just sounded so much better than any other live band. The Grateful Dead were arguably the most important, and most successful live band ever.

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