Purple Diesel
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Purple Diesel
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.65 / 5
The Purple Diesel is a colorful, fruit-forward cocktail that offers a playful take on traditional mixology. Its vibrant hue comes from the blackcurrant cordial, which also imparts a deeply berry-flavored ... more The Purple Diesel is a colorful, fruit-forward cocktail that offers a playful take on traditional mixology. Its vibrant hue comes from the blackcurrant cordial, which also imparts a deeply berry-flavored sweetness that complements the crispness of the cider. With vodka providing a clean, strong spirituous backbone, the addition of lager introduces a malty, slightly bitter counterpoint, resulting in a complex, layered beverage. Touted for its uniqueness, the Purple Diesel is typically served in a pint glass, celebrating its British pub-inspired roots, making it a distinctive choice for those looking to combine the refreshing nature of cider with the effervescence of lager in one audacious drink.
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6.48% | 3.95 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Purple Diesel

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the cider to the glass first, followed by the vodka shot
Add the lager, then pour in the blackcurrant and serve
~ Vary the amount of cordial to adjust the sweetness and flavour. ~


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the blackcurrant cordial in Purple Diesel?

Yes, you can substitute blackcurrant cordial with other fruit cordials or syrups if you prefer a different flavor profile. However, the distinctive taste and color of the drink might change.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Purple Diesel cocktail?

The best way to serve a Purple Diesel cocktail is cold, poured into a pint glass. It is not shaken or stirred, but the ingredients should be poured in gently to maintain their distinct layers before serving.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving Purple Diesel?

Purple Diesel, with its unique color and mix of flavors, is most suited for casual gatherings, parties, and events where a fun, unconventional drink can be appreciated. Its striking appearance makes it a great conversation starter.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Purple Diesel compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 6.48%, Purple Diesel sits on the lower end of the alcohol spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. It's comparable to a strong beer or a light wine, making it a good option for those preferring a milder cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Why is cider used in Purple Diesel, and can it be any type of cider?

Cider adds a sweet and fruity component that balances the bitterness of the lager and the richness of the blackcurrant cordial in Purple Diesel. While any type of cider can be used, a traditional apple cider provides a refreshing and crisp taste that complements the other ingredients.

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