Not only is the Johnny Vegas refreshing, but it is also a very unique and interesting drink to sip.
We are all about non alcoholic drinks and living the sober lifestyle. However, sometimes we look to classic cocktails, mixed drinks and even alcoholic shots to give us drink recipe inspiration.
The flavor combinations found in cocktails can be transformed into amazing non alcoholic drinks that we go crazy for.
When we learned a little bit about the Johnny Vegas shot, we knew we had to turn it into a mocktail. The flavors in the shot are different than any other drink we have come across and we needed to capture those tastes in virgin glass.
Very unique and interesting drink to sip..
What is a Johnny Vegas?
Johnny Vegas was originally a shot. It is made with tequila, watermelon schnapps and an energy drink to top it off. Red Bull is the most common energy drink used in a Jonny Vegas drink recipe thanks to its subtle citrus taste. That tart flavor goes well with the fruity watermelon juice.
Ingredients in a Johnny Vegas Drink
The first thing we did when making our Johnny Vegas drink recipe was to say goodbye to the tequila and schnapps. But what is left after that? Not much! We found some fantastic replacements for the alcoholic ingredients that taste even better.
Rather than use tequila, we opted for cactus juice. You may also find cactus juice labeled as cactus water. We will talk a little more about cactus juice in the next section.
Rather than use watermelon schnapps in our Johnny Vegas drink recipe, we went straight for the real thing- all natural watermelon juice. You can buy watermelon juice in almost any grocery store or simply puree some fresh watermelon pieces until smooth. Fresh watermelon juice is super flavorful and very easy to make.
We stuck with the classic Red Bull energy drink to make our Johnny Vegas drink. Red bull is alcohol free and has a very distinct taste. It is key to a good, traditional Johnny Vegas!
What is Cactus Juice?
There is one ingredient in our Virgin Johnny Vegas Drink that you may be wondering about. If you have never heard of cactus juice, it’s about time you learned a little bit about this delicious drink!
Cactus juice is also knowns as cactus water. It is made from the prickly pear fruit found on the Nopal cactus. Cactus juice has a mild berry flavor that tastes like a combination of a berry and a kiwi. It goes perfectly with our watermelon and citrus drink!
You can buy cactus water in many grocery store or just purchase a case online. You may want to have cactus water on hand so you can make Johnny Vegas drinks all the time!
You don’t have to drink alcohol in order to enjoy a Johnny Vegas drink. In fact, we definitely think our non alcoholic version is way better that the original shot. Our Johnny Vegas is fruitier, contains more natural ingredients and it is quite refreshing.
The Red Bull will give you a nice jolt of energy while the watermelon juice and cactus juice keep you hydrated. One sip of our Johnny Vegas and you’ll be ready for the day! Enjoy.