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Don’t let the calming hue of these enchanting violet colored cocktails fool you. They’ll still be the life of the party! If you;re throwing a purple/violet themed party or get together, (or you just want to switch things up a bit!) Try out some of these cocktails to see how your group will like them! That’s not to say that you can’t just enjoy them at your own leisure, too. These are easily a go-to for my next personal spa evening, since they evoke a luscious lavender aroma and body. We’ll break into what goes into a violet cocktail recipe, as well as different serving suggestions and when you might want to put them out!
The Spring Cocktail Nobody Saw Coming: Violet Cocktail Recipes To Try!
Give these bright and floral-colored drinks a spin for a new twist on some of your favorite spirits. Here we’re going to feature some cocktails that you can enjoy any time of year, and vary in their ingredients, flavors, and level of complexity. New and seasoned amatuer home mixologists will find themselves comfortable with this approachable list of delectable cocktails. So, when’s the best time to serve up one of these luxe looking glasses of joy?
When you Should Serve Violet Cocktails
You just can’t deny the correlation between the color violet and flowers. That’s why I’d have to say these would make a fantastic addition to your springtime cocktail roundup! The color is just as enchanting as the flowers that blossom and give way to summer. Imbue your cocktail with some luscious character and floral decorations by using flowers as garnishes for your drinks.
The other obvious but nevertheless enthralling option is to whip these up for a purple or violet themed occasion! Match the color to your decorations and really get your guests talking. Gin and tequila feature prominently in these lovely drinks. Needless to say, they’re best paired with white liquor that can better accommodate the color of the mix, and allow for a more varied palette.
What are the Best Glasses for Serving These Cocktails in?
Personally I’d suggest something a lot like a coupe or gimlet glass. These wide-rimmed, stemmed glasses provide the perfect vessel to showcase these gorgeous cocktails. The color is the showstopper, and the wide mouth design allows the aroma to come together with the visual to create a cocktail you can really experience with each sip. The stem just makes it all that much more exclusive.
Check out a few of these violet cocktail recipes below and let us know which ones you’re going to try for yourself!
Sidewalk Shoes gives us the Aviation, a classic cocktail with a pale purple hue. Crème de violette is one of its key ingredients and it’s shaken into a gin base. This drink is as good now as when it was created over a hundred years ago!
Evoke the curse of everyone’s favorite Sanderson sister in this vibrant, mouth-watering Halloween themed cocktail that will help your party wake the dead! This blue curacao, rum and tequila mixer packs a somewhat tropical and fruity punch to satisfy the flavor-loving ghouls and goblins at your Halloween party.
This gorgeous layered cocktail is a complex one. While the drink’s core booze is gin, it’s melded with muddled blackberries, a lavender honey simple syrup, and sage bitters. You also make an egg white foam. It’s a stunner.
Dash of Jazz’s gin cocktail features some really novel ingredients to punch up your mixing game. While the purple comes from violet and elderflower liqueurs, the drink gets additional flavor notes from the inclusion of rose hibiscus extract. I have a fancy liquor cabinet, but damn, it pales in comparison to this collection.
Are you still mad about the end of the Infinity Wars series? Then this drink is for you! Blue curacao and cranberry juice set up the cocktail’s purple color, reminiscent of Thano’s big purple self wreaking havoc all over the screen.
In my box of crayons, there were always some “violet” spinoffs—red violet, for example. This cocktail falls somewhere in between red violet and bubblegum pink, but we’ll take it. You’ll need a week to prep this one: Sweet Tarts and Everclear and time make for a strong pinky violet drink.
Where’d My Sanity Go offers us another cocktail more on the red-violet end of the spectrum. All you do is mix the juice with some Sweet Retreat vanilla liquor and put it on ice. While the recipe calls for a few actual grapes as garnish, I bet you could freeze them so they do double duty—snacks and chillers!
This red-violet gin drink is another one from Sidewalk Shoes. Gin is muddled with a couple of blueberries and shaken with a little elderflower liqueur and lime juice. Garnish with one of those tiny cocktail swords packed with berries instead of the usual martini olives. Yum!
Blueberries lend a lovely violet color to this margarita from Cheese Curd in Paradise. Every margarita starts with tequila, and this is no exception; it’s mixed with a pureed blueberry simple syrup. This lovely take on the margarita will be a good summer companion, when blueberries are plentiful.
This recipe from The Soccer Mom Blog is for a big-batch margarita. It’s got the usual suspects of tequila, triple sec and lime plus a couple of pints of blackberries. Everything’s blended with ice for a frozen margarita but a variation on the rocks is also included.
This lovely red-violet punch might require some ingredient sourcing but would make a really fun holiday season project. Recipes from a Pantry’s punch features an hourlong steep of dried hibiscus, allspice berries, cloves and orange peel. The mix is then combined with rum and poured over ice. Her charming seasonal garnish includes fresh cranberries.
Our last cocktail is this vividly purple drink named after the gorgeous villain in Sleeping Beauty with her own live-action films starring Angelina Jolie. It’s got vodka, lime juice, raspberry liqueur and purple gel food coloring with silver cake shimmer—an edible glitter—for sparkle. There’s even a kid-friendly boozeless variation!
Well, there you have it: eleven violet cocktails, ready for a night on the town. Whether you’re looking for something vibrant and a little wild (Sweet Tarts, anyone?) or something elegant and posh (looking at you, Aviation), put on your “Raspberry Beret” and mix yourself a drink from one of these recipes.
Looking for a new drink to try? This purple passion punch cocktail is a must try! It’s packed full of flavor and would make the perfect addition to any get together or a relaxing afternoon enjoying some sunshine.
What do you think of when you think of the color violet? Rainbows, tiny flowers, maybe Prince? Just like Prince was irresistible, so are these purple-shaded cocktails. From the simple to the clever, the easy to the complex, which one of these cocktails caught your fancy? Thanks for checking out these recipes! Check back in for themed cocktails, as well as flavor combinations and recipe inspiration that will help you create the perfect drinks.
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