Lekman Cocktail


This cocktail was invented in May 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Its name, ingredients, and colour are inspired by the eponymous Ikea® product. The recipe is the outcome of a rhetorical question posed while assembling Ikea® furniture 'If the Lekman were a drink, what would be in it?.'

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 cocktail


  • 5 fluid ounces lingonberry juice

  • 1 ½ fluid ounces vodka (such as Absolut®)

  • ½ fluid ounce blue Curacao liqueur

  • 1 cup ice, or as needed

  • 1 sour key candy


  1. Pour lingonberry juice, vodka, and blue Curacao into a cocktail shaker. Add ice; shake. Pour into a lowball glass. Garnish with sour key candy.

Cook's Note:

If using lingonberry syrup, mix as instructed with water or sparkling water. The final product should be a pale purple colour. Very refreshing, great for summertime!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
26g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 20g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Potassium 5mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.