Purple Tears cocktail; refreshing because of lemon and lime with the seasonal goodness of fresh blackberries! And Vodka and the SECRET INGREDIENT for the kick you need at Happy Hour!
This weeks cocktail for my FRIDAY COCKTAILS series is the Purple Tears Cocktail. It’s one of those recipes that succeeded in the end, but I had to play with it a lot. Not because the ratios were off, but I was trying to have a purple cocktail!!!
I’d seen a lot of tributes to Prince and several cocktails and I kept saying why aren’t these drinks purple? Now I get it… they may start out purple, but as you add the alcohol, mixers, and garnishes… it dilutes to more red than purple.
I decided to go with it and played with some names to go with his songs… the raspberry beret probably would have been the best one, but alas I had already gone with the blackberries. In the end instead of the name Purple Rain, I figured people have been so distressed that purple tears worked…. because you know, if you cry a lot it would dilute right?
What is the “secret ingredient” of the Purple Tears Cocktail?