While purple cocktails don’t have their own specific occasion to celebrate such as pink cocktails for Valentine’s Day or even green cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day, that doesn’t mean they should be left out!
On the contrary, this means that purple cocktails can be enjoyed all throughout the year without any restrictions.
The beauty about this is that purple cocktails can be anything you want them to be! Whether you’re going for elegant, fun, eerie, flirty, or spooky cocktail vibes, these will deliver!
Whatever your reasons, in this article, we will be exploring 20 different purple cocktails that are sure to be the showstopper of the day!
1. Blue Moon Cocktail
While this cocktail may be called the blue moon cocktail, it definitely looks more purple than blue!
If you’re craving a gin-based cocktail that is both flowery and lemony, then you’ve come to the right place.
This playful blue moon cocktail might just be the recipe you’re looking for.
With only three ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you’ll have these drinks whipped up in no time.
2. Purple People Eater Cocktail
This is a tasty, yet creepy, cocktail that gets its impressive colors from the added grenadine, cranberry juice, and blue curacao.
It features a sparkling, deep purple, and the added purple glittering rims add to the overall glamor and sass.
Only requiring five minutes of your time, you’ll be wanting to make this drink over and over again.
With its sharp, yet sweetly tart flavors it’s hard not to love!
3. Bramble Cocktail
This delicious cocktail features a stunning, deep purple coloring that compliments perfectly with the citrus lemon, tart blackberries, and super sweet flavors.
On top of this, it is a truly Instagram-worthy drink!
For this recipe, all you’ll need is gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, blackberry liqueur, and slices of lemon to garnish.
4. Purple Cosmopolitan
You’ll find everything you love about the classic cosmopolitan in this recipe but with a violet liqueur twist!
The same sweetly tart flavor remains; however, the added violet liqueur transforms it into a deep purple that is truly mouthwatering.
With only five simple ingredients and moments of your time, you’ll have this drink whipped up in no time.
5. Purple Stag Cocktail
Don’t feel threatened by the included Jagermeister, this purple cocktail strikes all the perfect notes.
For this recipe, all you’ll need is berry tea, powdered sugar, ice cubes, lemon juice, blackberry jam, blackberries, and Jagermeister.
When combined, you’ll be rewarded with a fresh, sweet cocktail with hints of tartness.
6. Maleficent Cocktail
Inspired by the vengeful fairy, Maleficent, this cocktail puts a wicked twist on the classic fruity cocktails.
To make this drink, add Nigori sake, white rum, blueberry juice, light coconut milk, orange juice, blueberry preserves, and ice into a shaker. Then work up an appetite by shaking the tin until it turns frosty.
Fill a tall glass with ice, then pour the deliciously wicked drink into the glass and enjoy!
7. Unicorn Kisses Cocktail
Having a girl’s weekend and looking for the perfect drink to accompany the occasion, well you’re in luck. This unicorn kisses cocktail is fit for a princess!
The finishing touches of lilac pearl dust and star glitter come together to create an even more breathtaking purple hue. It almost looks too good to drink!
However, just as good as it looks, it also tastes amazing, you don’t want to miss out on it!
The grenadine and blue raspberry vodka merge to create a fruity, dry bitterness; however, the strawberry lemonade base delivers the perfect harmony between flavors.
You will be rewarded with a super sweet drink with hints of tartness throughout to balance the rush of sweetness.
8. Purple Rain Cocktail
You’ll only need four ingredients for this stunning purple cocktail, including vodka, lemonade, blue curacao, and grenadine.
Then place these ingredients into a shake and mix until fully combined. Rim the edge of your glass with lemon and purple sugar and strain your drink into the glass over a bed of ice.
While its vibrant violet color is breathtaking, the berry, and citrus flavors will have you coming back for more.
9. Galaxy Magic Mule
This cocktail is sure to impress all your friends and family at a party! Why? Because it features a color-changing element just like you would be performing a science experiment.
Purple at the bottom, and blue at the top, this color-changing cocktail is sure to be the center of attention during any party.
It shares a similar, refreshing taste to the classic Moscow mule; however, all the extravagance comes from the breathtakingly stunning galaxy-like appearance.
10. Grimace Cocktail
The Grimace cocktail is a purple-alcoholic drink composed of vodka, blue curacao, grenadine, and the secret ingredient: grape-flavored Powerade.
Named after the purple McDonald’s character, Grimace, this cocktail will have you doing anything but grimacing. Especially if you’re a fan of grape-flavored drinks, this cocktail will have you grinning from ear to ear.
For this stunning cocktail, you’ll only need four ingredients – blue curacao, purple Powerade, vodka, and grenadine – however, one flavor will stand out more than the others: the Powerade.
While you may not be able to taste it, the vodka packs a massive punch, you’ve been warned!
11. Purple Haze Martini
Named after a legendary song by a legendary musician, it wouldn’t be right if this drink wasn’t anything less than legendary!
With only three minutes to prepare, this drink is incredibly simple to make, and although we can’t be certain, we’re pretty sure that even Jimi Hendrix himself would approve.
Made with vodka, grape schnapps, sour mix, grenadine, and lemon-lime soda, this drink walks a tight line between tart and sour.
Having said that, this drink goes down exceptionally well; therefore, you have to be careful because before you know it you’ll feel the hit.
12. Pink And Purple Potato Cocktail
Since we’re already on the topic of magical creations, you have to check out these pink and purple potato cocktails which seem to have been conjured up by a spell!
With one simple ingredient, you see the color change from pink to purple right before your eyes. The secret ingredient being… and this may surprise you, pineapple juice!
In addition to their absolutely mesmerizing appearance, there is no denying this cocktail’s incredible flavors. Considering they are made with potato puree, as well!
Out of all the drinks mentioned on the list, this is among one of the most spectacular cocktails featured.
Likewise, their gem-like purple and pink colors make them absolutely adorable and elegant, great for mid-day brunch or garden parties.
13. Witches Brew Cocktail
This witches brew cocktail is wickedly stunning, featuring a deep purple color that is perfect for all your Halloween-themed parties.
Inspired by the Purple Hooter, this vivid purple color is dramatically breathtaking; however, has a dark, eerie feel making it perfect for spooky occasions.
Made from a simple vodka base, with lime juice and raspberry liqueur, what makes this drink truly magical is the sugar-rimmed glass which is the highlight of the cocktail, creating a shimmery spotlight against the dark, rich liquid.
In addition to its wicked appearance, it tastes delicious – with a perfect balance of tangy and sweet.
While you may not have brewed this drink up in a cauldron, you wouldn’t even be able to tell due to its bewitching aura.
14. Classic Aviation Cocktail
A unique mixture of maraschino cherry liqueur, creme de Violette, lemon juice, and gin, this cocktail will have you flying high.
Nearly forgotten for half a decade, this cocktail was a real knockout in the early-1900s, it is both tart and sweet with a complex flavor that falls between flowery and fruity.
Like many of the drinks featured on this list, this cocktail is incredibly easy to make, requiring no more than five minutes of your time.
Add the finishing touch of a cocktail cherry garnish and you have yourself a decadent, elegant beverage.
15. The Commodore Daiquiri
The special ingredient found within this cocktail is the ube (purple yam) which provides a gorgeous, vibrant color without any food colorings!
In addition to this, you’ll also need aged rum, cane syrup, white rum, and a delicate orchid for the finishing touches.
Not only is this drink beautiful but it is also the perfect combination of sweet and strong.
The double shot of rum will hit you quickly so make sure to drink this cocktail slowly and enjoy the growing buzz.
16. Rock Candy Cocktail
These rock candy cocktails are incredibly easy to make with only a few simple ingredients.
All that’s needed for these fun, colorful drinks is soda water, ice, and vodka.
A stick of rock candy is used to garnish these eye-catching drinks, as well as Pop Rocks for the rim of the glass.
If a drink could have the ability to transform you back to your childhood, it would definitely be this bright, candy-colored cocktail.
Depending on what mood you’re in, you can make this drink blue, red, or, of course, purple!
The most important part about this drink is that it’s fun, not overwhelmingly sweet, and is super simple to prepare.
17. Violet Blueberry Gin Sour
This frothy, thick cocktail is a far cry from the original lemon-based gin sour.
The violet liqueur elevates the floral undertones while the blueberries and lemon and lime juice work in perfect harmony to balance out the sweetness.
You should expect a shake-up of floral, fruit, and mouthwatering goodness, that will have you reaching for more.
18. Violette Royale
It doesn’t get easier than this five-minute, two-ingredient recipe.
For this recipe, all you’ll need is creme de Violette and five ounces of sparkling prosecco.
You’ll be rewarded with the darkest purple, near black, cocktail that is sure to impress all your guests.
19. Violet Fizz Cocktail
The violet fizz dates back to the early-1900s. Where the original version called for raspberry syrup instead of creme de Violette.
What makes this cocktail so special is its secret ingredient: egg whites. Egg whites are notoriously difficult to get right in cocktails; however, this shouldn’t deter you from this recipe.
This cocktail features a creamy, thick texture which is suited to those who prefer their cocktails to be the same consistency as milkshakes.
Apart from this, you’ll get impeccable flavors of sweet and fruity, with hints of dairy and citrus beneath them.
If you enjoy a strong drink, then you’ll love this one.
20. Violet Lady Cocktail
While this drink may look dainty it sure does pack a punch! You’ll experience aromas of both herby and sweet that are like a firework in your mouth.
If you’re looking for pastel-colored cocktails for celebrating Easter (see also ‘The 28 Tastiest Easter Cocktail You Can Make For Yourself‘), then this may be the one for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Makes A Cocktail Purple?
Several factors can influence the color of a cocktail. In this case, for a purple cocktail, to generate this beautiful shade you can use anything from food dye to flavored liqueurs to natural food coloring such as blackberries.
If you’re looking for a cheerful burst of color, then you’ve come to the right place.
These purple cocktails will have you waiting for the perfect occasion to whip them out. Hopefully, this guide has inspired you for your next purple cocktail creations.
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