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Purple Rain Drink

Purple Rain Drink

This Purple Rain Drink Cocktail is like a taste of the tropics! One sip and you’ll easily be transported. Pineapple juice, grenadine, Blue Curacao and some vodka is all it takes to make you feel like you’ve escaped. Perfect for a weeknight escape from the daily grind or a great way to ease into the weekend. It tastes even better if you are poolside but we know that’s not always possible.

If you enjoy a cocktail or two here and there, this Purple Rain Drink Cocktail should definitely be part of your repertoire. Who can resist that vibrant pop of color and fruity taste? Just looking at it makes you feel the island breeze. This Purple Rain mixed drink can be made with a variety of different options so you’ll never get tired of it.

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Why You’ll Love This Purple Rain Drink Recipe:

  • This Purple Rain Drink has a fresh and fruity taste
  • Who doesn’t love incredibly simple cocktail recipes
  • It’s great for a party and can be easily doubled or made in a big batch for crowds
  • It can be made in advance, but wait to add the ice so you’re not drinking a watered down drink
Purple rain drink ingredients.

Purple Rain Cocktail Ingredients

Get more info on all the ingredients and instructions for this purple drink listed below in the recipe card:

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

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How To Make The Best Purple Rain Mixed Drink

  1. Grab your Mason Jar and dip the rim into corn syrup and then into purple sprinkles to cover the rim of the jar.
  2. Add ice cubes to the jar and pour a shot of vodka in (or more to your liking).
  3. Next, add a shot of Blue Curacao liqueur and a Tablespoon of Grenadine.
  4. Pour pineapple juice in to fill the rest of your jar.
  5. Stir and add more grenadine if your drink isn’t purple enough.
  6. Add garnishes like a lime wedge, lemon wedge, and cherries and enjoy your amazing cocktail!

All About This Drink – Where Did The Purple Rain Name Come From?

The Purple Rain mixed drink name actually refers to at least two popular mixed drinks. The most common one is a variation on a Long Island Iced Tea, substituting Chambord for Triple Sec and a lemon-lime soda for the cola.

The other variation is a drink, like this one, made from vodka, lemonade, blue Curaçao, and grenadine. The name of this version of the Purple Rain comes from the purple appearance of the drink due to the combination of the red grenadine and blue Curaçao.

Purple drink with pineapple.

Purple Rain Cocktail Variations

Make it non alcoholic- Trade out the vodka for club soda or soda water

Swap out the pineapple juice- Try cranberry juice or orange juice instead to bring another flavor to this drink

Swap grenadine- Instead, try some pomegranate juice, you’ll still keep your pretty purple color with this. You can also add more maraschino cherries for color and flavor.

Swap corn syrup- try maple syrup, simple syrup or lime juice to help the sprinkles stick to the rim of the glass

Change garnishes- use oranges, purple grapes or raspberries

Use different glitter- to really bring a new look to this easy cocktail, try different glitter colors or sprinkles

Add fun- toss a few twizzle sticks in for fun or other fun garnishes to take this drink up a level

Purple drink recipe in a jar.

Tips & Tricks

  • Chill your mason jars glasses before using to make the fruity drink super cold.
  • Pre-chill the vodka for this purple rain recipe in the freezer.
  • Use crushed ice to get more of a slushy-type of drink.
  • Make a big batch without the ice and store in the fridge. Make sure the kids know not to drink it!
  • You can also add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker to mix it and then pour into your jar.
  • Serve in a pitcher and let guests pour their own jars.
  • Don’t have purple sprinkles? Use food dye to make purple sugar.

Can I Use Other Fruit Juices?

Yes, absolutely! Play around with different combinations for this easy cocktail until you find one you like. That’s the fun and excitement of making mixed drinks at home, you can make them exactly how YOU like them.

Can I Make This Purple Rain Cocktail In Advance?

You can make it in advance and leave it in the fridge. Make sure to wait to add the ice until you are ready to serve. Nobody wants a watered down drink.

Purple Drink Cocktail in a jar.

How Long Is This Cocktail Good For?

We usually recommend consuming what you make the same day. But if you have extra, you can store it in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

Other Delicious Cocktails And Drink Recipes

If this drink sounds delish, you may want to take a glance at our Pineapple Screwdriver recipe. It takes a classic screwdriver and puts a new turn or twist on that recipe with some tasty pineapple juice.

Looking for another slushie drink if you tried our slushie variation of this one? Try our Cranberry Bourbon Slush- YUM!

Grey Goose, Pineapple and purple rain cocktail.

Purple Rain Drink Cocktail Recipe

Mason Jar Recipe
This fruity Purple Rain Cocktail is an easy drink to make at home. This Purple drink has a great fruity flavor and is ready in minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • Grab your Mason Jar and dip the rim into corn syrup and then into purple sprinkles to cover the rim of the jar.
  • Add ice cubes to the jar and pour a shot of vodka in (or more to your liking).
  • Next, add a shot of Blue Curacao liqueur and a Tablespoon of Grenadine.
  • Pour pineapple juice in to fill the rest of your jar.
  • Stir and add more grenadine if your drink isn’t purple enough.
  • Add garnishes like a lime wedge, lemon wedge, and cherries and enjoy your amazing cocktail!

Notes

  • Chill your mason jars glasses before using to make the fruity drink super cold.
  • Pre-chill the vodka for this purple rain recipe in the freezer.
  • Use crushed ice to get more of a slushy-type of drink.
  • Make a big batch without the ice and store in the fridge. Make sure the kids know not to drink it!
  • You can also add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker to mix it and then pour it into your jar.
  • Serve in a pitcher and let guests pour their own jars.
  • Don’t have purple sprinkles? Use food dye to make purple sugar.
Keyword Purple Rain Drink
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