Thug Passion Drink

thug passion drink

Thug Passion Drink Recipe and Notes

The Thug Passion Drink is a cocktail made famous by the rapper Tupac Shakur. He named the drink after his rap group, Thug Life.

The drink is a combination of Alizé Passion liqueur and champagne, with pineapple juice or chunks added for extra flavor.

thug passion drink

Thug Passion Drink

The Thug Passion Drink is a cocktail made famous by the rapper Tupac Shakur. He named the drink after his rap group, Thug Life.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktail
Servings 1
Calories 156 kcal


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Jigger
  • Highball glass


  • 2 oz Alizé Passion liqueur
  • 2 oz Champagne
  • Pineapple chunks or juice
  • Ice cubes


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  • Pour 2 oz of Alizé Passion liqueur and 2 oz of champagne into the shaker.
  • Add a handful of pineapple chunks or a splash of pineapple juice.
  • Shake the mixture vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  • Strain the drink into a highball glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of pineapple or a cherry, if desired.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes on the Ingredients:

Alizé Passion liqueur: A French liqueur made with passion fruit juice, vodka, and other fruit juices. It has a sweet and fruity flavor with a hint of tartness.

Pineapple: Alaways try to use fresh pineapple juice as it will really make this drink stand out.

Drink Type: Cocktail
Serving Size: 6 oz
Alcohol Content: 14% ABV

How to Make it Better?

To make the Thug Passion Drink even better, here are a few ideas:

  1. Experiment with different types of champagne or sparkling wine. The type of champagne you use can affect the flavor of the drink. Try using a sweeter champagne, like a demi-sec or doux, to balance out the tartness of the Alizé Passion liqueur.
  2. Add fresh herbs or spices to the mixture for extra flavor. Basil, mint, or ginger can complement the sweetness of the passion fruit and add a unique twist to the cocktail.
  3. Use freshly squeezed pineapple juice instead of pineapple chunks for a smoother, more consistent texture. This will also give the drink a more pronounced pineapple flavor.
  4. Rim the glass with sugar or salt to add a contrasting texture and enhance the flavor of the drink. Simply dip the rim of the glass in a shallow dish of sugar or salt before pouring in the cocktail.
  5. Serve the Thug Passion Drink in a chilled glass to keep it cold and refreshing. You can chill the glass in the freezer for a few minutes before making the drink.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 156
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 3mg

Glass: The Thug Passion Drink is traditionally served in a highball glass, which has a tall, narrow shape and can hold up to 10 oz of liquid.

Tips for Making This Recipe:

Chill all the ingredients before making the drink for a more refreshing taste.
Use fresh pineapple chunks instead of canned for a more authentic flavor.
If you prefer a sweeter taste, add a splash of simple syrup to the mixture before shaking.

What Does it Taste Like?

The Thug Passion Drink has a sweet and fruity taste with a hint of tartness from the passion fruit juice in the Alizé Passion liqueur. The champagne adds a dry and crisp flavor with a light, bubbly texture that complements the sweetness of the liqueur.

The addition of pineapple juice or chunks adds a tropical twist and a refreshing finish to the cocktail. Overall, the Thug Passion Drink is a flavorful and balanced cocktail that is both sweet and refreshing.

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Bellini: Champagne and peach puree.
Kir Royale: Champagne and blackcurrant liqueur.
Aperol Spritz: Aperol, Prosecco, and soda water.