A Cheeky Vimto
(also know as a Cheeky Lawless in North Dublin) is an alcoholic cocktail
made in the UK
. Primarily drunk in British nightclubs rather than bars, the "Cheeky Vimto" 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". Cheeky is most likely a reference to the fact that though tasting like a regular Vimto the drink has a strong "kick" when swallowed.. Cheeky could also refer to the English understated way of having an alcoholic beverage- "to go for a cheeky half". This phrase actually indicates that one isn't going to have a half (pint), but is receptive to a few drinks that are not in aid of anything, shouldn't lead on to an occasion, but should be quite fun. The double shot of port and bottle of WKD would therefore constitute as being "cheeky".