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Purple Rain – Royally Refreshing

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The Purple Rain cocktail is more than just a drink; it’s a vibrant celebration in a glass. Named after Prince’s iconic song and combining a dazzling array of flavors, this cocktail mixes blue curacao and grenadine to get a beautiful shade of purple. Ideal for festive occasions or when you simply want to impress, the Purple Rain is a surefire way to add a splash of color and excitement to any gathering.

Tasting Notes

The Purple Rain cocktail greets you with a delightful tropical aroma, combining the bright citrusy notes of lime with the sweet, fruity essences of pineapple and cranberry. The blue curaçao adds a hint of subtle orange fragrance that rounds out the bouquet. Overall, the Purple Rain cocktail is a balanced mix of sweet and tart with a tropical flair, perfect for those who enjoy a visually appealing and tastefully complex beverage.

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Purple Rain

Purple Rain

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  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz blue curacao
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 0.75 oz grenadine
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • lime wheel for garnish
  • (optional) purple sugar for garnish


  1. In a shaker add ice, vodka, blue curacao, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, and lime juice, and shake very well.
  2. Pour into a tall glass filled with ice.


If you're doing the sugar rim, rub some lime on the glass rim and dip the rim in the purple sugar. Do this before building the drink and before adding ice in the glass.

The purple comes from the mix of grenadine, cranberry juice, and blue curacao. If you want a cooler (more blue) purple add more blue curacao and less grenadine or cranberry juice.

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Tips & Tricks

Swap out the standard vodka for a flavored vodka, such as raspberry or blackberry, to add an extra layer of fruitiness that complements the other ingredients.

Elevate the drink by using a high-quality blue curaçao, or experiment with a different liqueur such as Chambord for a raspberry twist which can slightly alter the color and flavor profile.

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