Before we dive into some background on this Purple Rain cocktail, here are some other cocktail recipes you'll probably enjoy: the Vegas Bomb
, Cotton Candy Shots
, the Liquid Marijuana Shot
, the Liquid Marijuana Cocktail
, the Green Tea Shot
, and the Adios Motherfucker cocktail.
As far as where this drink originates, the Purple Rain cocktail recipe wiki
notes that "The Purple Rain refers to at least two popular mixed drinks. The more common is a variation on the highball Long Island Iced Tea, substituting Chambord for Triple Sec and a lemon-lime soda for the cola. The other is a long cocktail made from vodka, lemonade, blue Curaçao and grenadine." The Purple Rain cocktail wikipedia page also notes that "The name of this [latter] version originates from the appearance of the drink as the grenadine is added as the final ingredient, since the sinking of the red grenadine through the blue of the other ingredients creates the impression of purple rain." Aside from the appearance of the cocktail, the name is also, of course, a reference to the Prince song/album, "Purple Rain."
THE PURPLE RAIN COCKTAIL
1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Vodka
3 oz. (90ml) Lemonade
1/2 oz. (15ml) Blue Curaçao
1/4 oz. (7ml) Grenadine
Rim: Purple Sugar
Garnish: Lemon Slice
1. Rim the edge of your glass with a lemon wedge and purple sugar (Sugar + Blue Curaçao + Grenadine)
2. In a shaking glass with ice, combine vodka, lemonade, blue curaçao, and grenadine. Shake well.
3. Strain mix into rimmed glass over ice and garnish with a lemon slice.