Purple Dream
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Purple Dream
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The Purple Dream cocktail is a creamy and indulgent concoction that combines the rich, sweet profiles of raspberry and coffee liqueurs with the smooth texture of cream. Its appealing purple ... more The Purple Dream cocktail is a creamy and indulgent concoction that combines the rich, sweet profiles of raspberry and coffee liqueurs with the smooth texture of cream. Its appealing purple hue, which inspires the name, is a visual treat suggestive of luxury and sophistication. Typically served in a lowball glass, this beverage is an exquisite balance of fruity sharpness from the raspberry and the deep, roasted flavors from the coffee liqueur. The Purple Dream serves as a delectable after-dinner drink or a vibrant addition to any social gathering, offering a taste experience that's both unique and delightful. The cocktail is often garnished with a purple flower, elevating its appeal and echoing its dreamy, colorful theme.
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Raspberry liqueur
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Flower
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11.67% | 1.05 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Purple Dream

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake until completely cold
Strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice
Garnish with a purple flower and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Purple Dream shaken and not stirred?

Shaking the Purple Dream cocktail, as opposed to stirring, helps to thoroughly combine its creamy component with the denser liquors, resulting in a uniform texture and flavor. The vigorous shaking also introduces aeration, which can slightly lighten the texture of the drink, making the cream more palatable when mixed with the raspberry and coffee liqueurs.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another liqueur if I don't have raspberry liqueur for the Purple Dream?

Yes, you can substitute the raspberry liqueur with a similar berry-flavored liqueur, such as blackberry or strawberry liqueur, to maintain the fruity flavor profile of the Purple Dream. The substitution might slightly alter the original taste, but it can introduce a new, enjoyable variation to the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Purple Dream?

The Purple Dream is best served cold in a lowball glass. You can chill the glass in advance to keep the cocktail colder for longer. Additionally, adding a small ice cube, or serving over crushed ice, can further enhance its cold, refreshing qualities, making it an ideal drink for warmer climates or seasons.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

With an alcohol content of 11.67%, the Purple Dream falls into the moderate range of alcoholic strength for cocktails. It's stronger than light cocktails like a Mimosa (around 10% alcohol by volume) but less potent than high-alcohol content drinks like a Manhattan or a Martini (which can exceed 30% alcohol by volume). This makes it a good choice for those looking for a cocktail that's neither too light nor too strong.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of cream is recommended for making a Purple Dream?

For making a Purple Dream, a light pouring cream is recommended due to its smooth texture and ability to blend easily with the other ingredients without overpowering them. Heavy cream could also be used for a richer taste, but it might dominate the delicate balance of flavors between the coffee and raspberry liqueurs.

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