Cheeky Vimto

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Cheeky Vimto
Type Mixed drink
Served neat or with ice
Standard drinkware
Pint Glass (Pub).svg
Pub glass
Commonly used ingredients

A Cheeky Vimto is an alcoholic cocktail. Drunk in nightclubs and bars,[1] it is a popular drink among Britain's younger population.


Despite the name, the soft drink Vimto is not part of the cocktail. Instead it is made up of one or two shots of ruby port and one 275ml bottle of Blue WKD. However, the resulting mixture does taste very much like a regular Vimto; hence the name "Cheeky Vimto". Many establishments call it by other names, such as "cheeky V", in order to avoid breaching the trademark of the soft drink.

Dirty Vimto[edit]

There is a variant on the cheeky Vimto known as the "dirty Vimto". This version replaces the port with Buckfast Tonic Wine. Although Buckfast has a lesser alcohol content (15% compared to 20% in ruby port), it has caffeine and thereby gives a greater "kick" than the cheeky Vimto. A common addition to this variant is two shots of vodka. The use of "dirty" refers to the fact that this cocktail combines two drinks that some people regard as containing chemicals that cause notably rowdy behaviour.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

  • Flaming Doctor Pepper – another cocktail named after a commercial soft drink, which likewise doesn't contain that soft drink as an ingredient


  1. ^ British Drinks and Distilleries