Martini glass of a purple haze cocktail
Purple Haze Cocktails Are A Versatile Way To Relish A Colorful Drink
While the very first purple haze cocktail was made with specific liquors, it has evolved to include a wide range of purple-hued drinks made from juices and liquors.
The first purple haze cocktail was made with a specific recipe. It was created by Peter Janson at the World Cocktail Championships in the ‘90s and was a homage to Jimi Hendrix.
Despite varying claims about the original recipe, most agree that vodka was used. Some say the original included vodka, blue curaçao, and cranberry juice.
Others say the original used grenadine and lemonade to produce the violet hue. Either way, a lemon slice and purple sugar rim are almost always present in copycats.
Today, purple haze cocktails are made with liquors like vodka, gin, or blue curaçao. Customize it using your favorite mixers like grenadine, lemonade, or cranberry juice.
If you don’t like vodka, use rum instead to create your own purple rum shot recipe. Rum paired with grape schnapps (or another purple liquor) makes a nice shooter.
For a refreshing summer purple haze, mix cranberry juice, vodka, and blue curaçao and top it off with lemonade or another bubbly mixer. Finish it off with your favorite garnish.