colleen hoover cocktail

If we were friends in real life, or part of a book club let’s say, then you would know that I have a big, huge, reader crush on Colleen Hoover. If you read the kind of books I read, then you totally get why I heart her so much. You will also understand why I made a Diet Pepsi Cocktail that I have affectionately dubbed “The Colleen Hoover”. Why a Diet Pepsi Cocktail? Because I know from excellent social media stalking that Colleen loves Diet Pepsi. Why Colleen Hoover as inspiration? I don’t know, go read a book called Hopeless and then ask yourself if the real question isn’t why everything isn’t named after her. ~Rachel 


ingredients for pepsi cocktailcold cocktials using soda

Start with ice in your shaker. Then add all the other ingredients per the recipe below.

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Now, make like Swifty and Shake it Off!

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Pour your cocktail over ice then top with Diet Pepsi.

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Garnish with a cherry… or two!

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Diet Pepsi Cocktail
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This cocktail is made with diet pepsi, fresh cherry juice and vanilla flavored vodka. It's like a delicious grown up cherry flavored soda!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  2. 1 ounce cherry juice
  3. splash of grenadine
  4. diet pepsi
  5. ice
  6. maraschino cherries
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the vodka, cherry juice and grenadine. Place the lid on tightly and shake vigorously until chilled and well combined. Pour into a tall glass filled with ice. Top off with diet pepsi and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Rachel Hollis