Purple Rain
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Purple Rain
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.55 / 5
This Sourz-inspired drink is quick and easy to make, and gives a great impression with its vibrant purple colour. This Sourz-inspired drink is quick and easy to make, and gives a great impression with its vibrant purple colour.
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Cherry liqueur
Garnish
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Lime
Alcohol content
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3% | 0.9 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Purple Rain

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Squeeze a lime wedge over a tall glass and drop into the drink
Add the Cherry Sourz, curaçao and some ice cubes to the glass and stir well
Top up with lemonade before garnishing with a lime wedge and serving

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

·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What gives the Purple Rain cocktail its distinct purple color?

The distinct purple color of the Purple Rain cocktail comes from the combination of blue curaçao, which is inherently blue, and cherry liqueur, which has a red hue. When mixed together, these ingredients create a visually striking purple coloration.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What type of glass is best suited for serving the Purple Rain cocktail?

The Purple Rain cocktail is best served in a highball glass. This type of glass is tall, which makes it ideal for cocktails that are topped up with a significant amount of a non-alcoholic mixer, such as lemonade in this case, allowing the drink to be properly mixed and enjoyed.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it necessary to shake the ingredients of the Purple Rain cocktail before serving?

No, it is not necessary to shake the ingredients of the Purple Rain cocktail. This cocktail is specifically noted to be stirred rather than shaken. Stirring is a gentler method of combining the ingredients, which helps in preserving the clarity and distinct layers of color in the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

With an alcohol content of 3%, Purple Rain has a relatively low alcohol content compared to many other cocktails, which often range from 10% to 25% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes it a lighter option, ideal for those who prefer a milder cocktail experience.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Purple Rain cocktail, and how is it made?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Purple Rain cocktail can easily be made by substituting the cherry liqueur and blue curaçao with non-alcoholic syrup equivalents. These syrups are available in similar flavors and colors, allowing you to mimic the visual and taste profile of the original cocktail without the alcohol content.

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