Purple Haze
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Purple Haze
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4.5 / 5
The Purple Haze cocktail is a vibrant and visually striking drink known for its signature purple color, achieved by mixing WKD Blue, an alcopop with a fruity flavor profile, with ... more The Purple Haze cocktail is a vibrant and visually striking drink known for its signature purple color, achieved by mixing WKD Blue, an alcopop with a fruity flavor profile, with Aftershock Red, which adds a spicy cinnamon kick. This combination not only creates a unique color but also blends sweet and spicy flavors for a distinctive taste experience. Served in a highball glass, this cocktail is typically enjoyed cold, appealing to those who favor bold, candy-like refreshments with an eye-catching appearance. The drink's name, "Purple Haze," is likely a nod to its vivid hue and may even conjure images of the famous Jimi Hendrix song, suggesting a fun and psychedelic vibe.
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Aftershock (Red)
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8% | 3.12 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Purple Haze mixes the youthful joy of WKD blue with the mature spice of Aftershock Red, creating an intriguing sweet and spicy combination. This visually striking cocktail is less about complexity and more about enjoying a bold, fun burst of flavor and color.

Method
How to make a Purple Haze

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a highball glass
Stir and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What are the flavor profiles of WKD Blue and Aftershock Red used in the Purple Haze?

WKD Blue is a vibrant, fruity vodka-based drink with a sweet, berry-like flavor, often described as having a blueberry or mixed berry taste. Aftershock Red, on the other hand, is a cinnamon flavored liqueur that provides a spicy kick. When combined in the Purple Haze, you get a unique mix of sweet and spicy flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Purple Haze for optimal enjoyment?

The Purple Haze cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. For optimal enjoyment, it's advised to stir the ingredients gently rather than shaking, to maintain the clarity and carbonation of the WKD blue. Serving it over ice can also enhance its refreshing quality, perfect for a warm day.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Purple Haze compare to a standard beer?

The Purple Haze has an alcohol content of 8%, which is significantly higher than most standard beers, which typically range from 4% to 6% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the Purple Haze a stronger choice, so it should be enjoyed responsibly.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Purple Haze cocktail suitable for vegetarian or vegan diets?

Both WKD Blue and Aftershock Red usually do not contain any animal products in their ingredients, making the Purple Haze suitable for vegetarians and vegans. However, it is always best to check the latest product specifications or with the manufacturer directly, as formulations can change.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I modify the Purple Haze cocktail to accommodate different taste preferences?

To customize the Purple Haze, consider adjusting the proportions of WKD Blue and Aftershock Red based on your preference for sweetness or spice. Adding a splash of soda water can lighten the drink, while incorporating fresh fruit like berries or a cinnamon stick can add interesting flavors and textures. For a less alcoholic variation, reduce the amount of Aftershock Red.

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