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Capri Sun Cocktails Are The Summer Beverage You've Been Waiting For... Your Whole Life

Of all the ways one can pay homage to nostalgia-inducing childhood snacks, the method of "cocktailification" is the best way to show your appreciation for the foods and drinks you grew up with.
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By: Jeremy Glass
Main Photo Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor

Back in the day, Capri Suns were lunchtime essentials just like Gushers, Lunchables, Dunkaroos and those little bread stick-and-cheese packs that kids always traded for the cracker-and-peanut butter ones. Of all the ways one can pay homage to nostalgia-inducing childhood snacks, the method of "cocktailification" is the best way to show your appreciation for the foods and drinks you grew up with.

Since we're in the business of making things that typically aren't boozy alcoholic, we decided to get our paws on a few pouches of Capri Sun -- um, 40 actually -- and mix them with some choice bottles of liquor. The results were, of course, wonderful, so check these out and try them at home. Tell 'em Jeremy sent ya. Also, don't use my name.

Alright, let's turn these innocent drinks guilty.

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Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor

The Capri Sunrise
INGREDIENTS:

  • Fruit Punch Capri Sun
  • One bottle of tequila
  • One lime wedge
  • Rock salt
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Cut open your pouch
  2. Pour in a generous dose of tequila
  3. Drop in a pinch of salt
  4. Garnish with lime

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Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor

Tasting Notes
It became immediately apparent that Capri Sun is the ultimate mixer for alcohol--something that never would've never occurred to us as children...though, I'm sure our parents probably knew. Tequila is a double-edged sword, because it goes down so easily. Then you wake up in the morning to all those texts from your girlfriend's dad. Ugh. This was delicious, by the way.

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Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor

The Cherry Sunfeld
INGREDIENTS:

  • Wild Cherry Capri Sun
  • Jack Daniels (or Tennessee Fire for spice)
  • Cherries
  • An orange wedge
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Cut that sucker open
  2. Drop in a cherry
  3. Pour in some Jack
  4. Garnish with orange

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Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor

Tasting Notes
How is this not on the menu of bars across the nation? Jack Daniels is one of the best boozes to cut with juice because it still retains that signature Jack taste (god, I sound like a billboard) and that taste is not lost in the depths of the Capri Sun pouch. Surprisingly light, summer-y, and a wonderful cherry surprise at the end...pending you don't forget and accidentally swallow it whole.

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Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor

The Capri Sunburn
INGREDIENTS:

  • Fruit Punch Capri Sun
  • Fireball
  • Hot Tamales
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Cut that beast right open
  2. Drop in a Hot Tamale
  3. Add enough Fireball to kill a small pig

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Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor

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