Purple Lagoon
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Purple Lagoon
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Rating

3.8 / 5
The Purple Lagoon is an alluring and vibrant cocktail that combines the crisp and clean bite of vodka with the sweet and citrus notes of orange liqueur and lemonade, all ... more The Purple Lagoon is an alluring and vibrant cocktail that combines the crisp and clean bite of vodka with the sweet and citrus notes of orange liqueur and lemonade, all brought together with a splash of grenadine for a touch of rich, fruity sweetness that also imparts its signature purple hue. Served in a highball glass, this refreshing beverage is a visual delight with a flavor profile that balances sharp, tangy elements with a gentle sweetness, making it a delightful choice for those who appreciate a cocktail that's as aesthetically pleasing as it is tasty.
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Vodka
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4.4% | 1.65 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Purple Lagoon

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

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Blue Curaçao in the Purple Lagoon cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute Blue Curaçao with Blue Syrup if you're looking for a non-alcoholic version or if Blue Curaçao is unavailable. This may slightly alter the taste and alcohol content but will retain the cocktail's characteristic blue color. Triple Sec combined with a little blue food coloring can also work as an alternative to achieve the blue hue and maintain the alcoholic content.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

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

The Purple Lagoon cocktail is best served in a highball glass, cold, and stirred, not shaken. It’s ideal to garnish it with a slice of lemon or a cherry to enhance its visual appeal and flavor. Serve it with ice for a refreshing experience.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Purple Lagoon?

For the Purple Lagoon, citrus slices (like lemon or lime) or cherries make excellent garnishes. A sprig of mint or an edible flower can also add a touch of elegance and freshness, complementing the drink’s vibrant color and flavor.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

With an alcohol content of 4.4%, the Purple Lagoon is relatively light in terms of alcohol content compared to many classic and contemporary cocktails. For example, a typical Margarita has about 13% alcohol content, making the Purple Lagoon a more moderate choice suitable for occasions when a less potent drink is preferred.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Purple Lagoon?

The Purple Lagoon, with its unique color and refreshing taste, is perfect for summer parties, poolside gatherings, or any event where a light, visually striking cocktail would be appreciated. Its moderate alcohol content makes it suitable for afternoon events or occasions where guests prefer not to consume high-alcohol-content beverages.

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