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Purple Rain Cocktail

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This Purple Rain cocktail is delicious, stunning and the perfect tribute to Prince himself as it combines Vodka, blue curacao, grenadine, and pineapple juice that is then served over ice. 

Purple Rain Cocktail

I love enjoying a good cocktail after the kids go to bed, and I have to say that this Purple Rain Cocktail is one of my go-to favorites, this and a Raspberry Lime Rickey

It is the perfect drink to serve at parties, sitting next to the pool, or on the porch relaxing.  

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Why I love this Purple Rain Cocktail Drink

I love this drink because it is so easy! It is shaken and has no ice added. That way I can make a big batch and keep it in the fridge for a day or two. When I am ready to enjoy it, I just pull it out and pour it over ice and start relaxing in no time. 

How did the purple rain cocktail get its name?

The purple rain cocktail was named after Prince who died on April 21, 2016. This drink is the perfect tribute to one of the greatest music artists of all time, named after one of his greatest hits, Purple Rain. 

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The purple rain cocktail is the cocktail of the day on June 7, the day Prince Rogers Nelson was born. 

How to Make Purple Rain Cocktail

1. Dip the rim of a glass into corn syrup and then smother in purple sprinkles.

2. Fill the glass with ice cubes.

3. Pour in 1 shot of vodka.

4. Add one shot of Blue Curacao.

5. Pour in 1Tbs Grenadine. You can use the juice from the cherry jar as well.

6. Top off with pineapple juice.

7. Stir. If the drink is not purple enough, add more grenadine!

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8. Garnish with limes and cherries and enjoy!

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you prefer you can swap out the lime for a lemon as garnish. 
  • If you want more of a lemon lime flavor you can swap out the pineapple juice for lemon lime soda. 
  • If you want more of a purple color, be sure to add more grenadine. 
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Storage

You want to store this in a pitcher for a day or two, just be sure to keep it away from the kids.

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Can I make this ahead of time for a party?

Yes, you can! I recommend making a big batch and then keeping it cool in the fridge with no ice in it. Prep the rims of the glasses ahead of time. When you are ready to serve, add the ice to the glasses and pour in the drink. Add more grenadine if needed. 

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Purple Rain Cocktail

This Purple Rain cocktail is delicious, stunning and the perfect tribute to Prince himself as it combines Vodka, blue curacao, grenadine, and pineapple juice that is then served over ice.

Ingredients

  • • Vodka
  • • Blue Curacao
  • • Grenadine
  • • Pineapple Juice
  • • Corn Syrup
  • • Purple Sprinkle’s
  • • Limes & Cherries for Garnish
  • • Ice Cubes

Instructions

    1. Dip the rim of a glass into corn syrup and then smother in purple sprinkles.

2. Fill the glass with ice cubes.

3. Pour in 1 shot of vodka.

4. Add one shot Blue Curacao.

5. Pour in 1Tbs Grenadine. You can use the juice from the cherry jar as well.

6. Top off with pineapple juice.

7. Stir. If the drink is not purple enough, add more grenadine!

8. Garnish with limes and cherries and enjoy!

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