The Gilligans Island drink

Skipper!!!!!  Ok, maybe you are too young to remember this little gem of a TV show but it’s been on continual rerun for many, many, many years.  It’s silly TV that makes you laugh even though you know it’s so completely unreal. Watching it as kids it always made us giggle and forget about all our cares and worries (as kids, really?)  kind of like this Thirsty Thursday recipe: The Gilligans Island drink.  How’s that for a segueway?

I love the tropical flair of this drink. Perfect for sipping while floating on a pool lounge with the tiki torches casting a soft glow on the water and beautiful Hawaiian music playing softly in the background and…whoops…okay, back to reality.  Drink enough of these and you will be giggling, just like we did back in the day watching Gilligans Island. Watching TV…not drinking, that is…

Here’s the Gilligans Island drink for your tropical enjoyment:


1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Peach Schnapps
3 oz. Orange Juice
3 oz. Cranberry Juice
Cherry and/or Slice of fruit to garnish
Combine all of the liquids into an ice filled cocktail shaker.  Cover, shake well, and pour into your favorite cocktail glass.  Garnish accordingly, insert a straw, and start enjoying the smooth, fruity flavor of your own…. Gilligan’s Island!