The name of this cocktail in itself has such a jazzy and springy 80’s vibe. If you could pick up on this vibe, you may not know that this cocktail was inspired by a late 1980’s popular song of the same name, recorded by Ton Loc, co-written by Young MC, and released on the Delicious Vinyl record label. In the song, Ton Loc sings about an unknown drink by the name of “Funky Cold Medina” which claims to “make the ladies love ya”. In the music video for the song, Tom Loc points to a bottle of Absolut Vodka.
So essentially, this drink inspired by a famous retro pop song comprises of Absolut Vodka, mixed in with equal parts yummy Blue Curacao, Southern Comfort and Cranberry juice on top of ice. The drinker does enjoy some liquid courage coming off of the drink, and who knows, maybe it’ll get you lucky too as it goes in the song! Even if it doesn’t this funky blue drink with hints of purple can be enjoyed as a very refreshing, chilling and invigorating cocktail.
If you’re throwing an 80’s party, or simply in the mood to relive one of the cocktails of the 1980s, the Funky Cold Medina is a must have on the list. Those who grew up listening to the song will love the drink for being a nostalgic reminder, and will also enjoy its medium potency and delicious flavours.
Here is a recipe for this easy to make cocktail.
- 30 ml Absolut Vodka
- 30 ml Blue Curacao
- 30 ml Southern Comfort
- 30 ml Cranberry juice
- Add ice cubes to a cocktail shaker
- Add equal amounts of the first three ingredients into the shaker and shake vigorously
- Strain and pour into a lowball glass over ice cubes
- Lastly add the Cranberry juice over top, stirring is optional
- Garnish with cocktail umbrella for a funky 80’s garnish
- Lowball glass
- Ice cubes
- Cocktail shaker
- Cocktail umbrella for garnish