15 Lovely Purple Cocktails for Any Occasion

Published March 9, 2022
purple splash cocktail

Whether you're looking for purple cocktails for a themed party, an occasion such as Easter that naturally calls for a stunningly purple beverage, or you just want to take a sip of your favorite color, there are plenty of purple drinks that fit the bill. These purple mixed drinks come in a wide variety of shades and flavors.

Purple Drinks for Those Who Look to the Sky

Whether the sky is lit up purple with twilight or you're looking for an appropriate drink, these are sure to please your eyes as well as your taste buds.

Aviation

Perhaps the most well-known and famous of classic purple cocktails, it's popular for a reason.

violet aviation cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce maraschino liqueur
  • ¼ ounce creme de violette
  • Ice
  • Cocktail cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, and creme de violette.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cocktail cherry.

Purple Haze

This fruity purple cocktail comes in a bright burst of violet. The bold color matches its flavors, too!

purple haze cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1¾ ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig and lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, raspberry liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with mint sprig and lime wheel.

Blue Moon

This purple martini is a close cousin of the classic aviation; as a bonus, it's just three ingredients.

blue moon cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce creme de violette
  • Ice
  • Violet petal for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, lemon juice, and creme de violette.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with violet petal.

Eagle's Dream

A cloudy martini that's both savory with floral notes, this is a dream for anyone.

Eagles Dream cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ½ ounce creme de violette
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Egg white
  • Lemon peel for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, creme de violette, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white.
  3. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients and create a froth.
  4. Add ice to shaker.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into chilled glass.
  7. Garnish with lemon peel, if desired.

Bramble

This cocktail may not be purple all the way through, but its distinctive purple layer is eye-catching all the same.

bramble purple layered cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce creme de mure
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Blackberry and lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Slowly top with creme de mure, allowing it to sink.
  5. Garnish with blackberry and lemon wheel.

Violet Drinks for the Flower Fields

If you're searching for more floral or nature-themed cocktails, look no further than these purple beauties.

Creme de Violette Sour

Bring floral violet flavors to the forefront with this soft and savory martini.

Creme de Violette Sour purple cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce creme de violette
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Egg white
  • Ice
  • Flower petals for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, lemon juice, creme de violette, simple syrup, and egg white.
  3. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients and create a froth.
  4. Add ice to shaker.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into chilled glass.
  7. Garnish with flower petals.

Violet Fizz

Like the bramble, this purple cocktail has distinctive yet stunning layers.

violet fizz purple cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce creme de violette
  • ½ ounce blueberry liqueur
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, creme de violette, and blueberry liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with orange slice.

Purple Stag

Don't be swayed away by the presence of jägermeister; this purple cocktail strikes all the right notes.

purple stag cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces jägermeister
  • 1 once chilled berry tea
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce blackberry jam
  • Ice
  • Blackberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, jägermeister, berry tea, lemon juice, simple syrup, and blackberry jam.
  2. Shake well to chill cocktail and dissolve jam.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with blackberries.

Violet Fields

This simple purple cocktail is an easy path to violet fields.

violet fields purple cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces citron vodka
  • ¾ ounce blueberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces tart cherry juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, citron vodka, blueberry liqueur, lime juice, and cherry juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge.

Blueberry Fields Forever

Muddle your abundance of blueberries to take advantage of fresh flavors.

blueberry fields forever purple cocktail

Ingredients

  • ⅛ cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 ounces blueberry vodka
  • ¾ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce blueberry simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Blueberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle blueberries with lemon juice.
  2. Add ice, blueberry vodka, vanilla liqueur, and blueberry simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with club soda.
  6. Garnish with blueberries.

Lovely Lavender

Go big with floral flavors in a simple cocktail. This cocktail originated in New Orleans, and New Orleans doesn't miss when it comes to great cocktails.

lovely lavender purple cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1¼ ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce creme de violette
  • ½ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce lavender liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lavender sprig and lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass, coupe, or rocks glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, creme de violette, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and lavender liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lavender sprig and lemon wheel.

Stormy Morning

This highball is a far more colorful way to enjoy a cloudy day.

stormy morning cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces creme de violette
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 ounces prosecco
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, creme de violette, lime juice, and elderflower liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over crushed ice.
  4. Add prosecco.
  5. Top off with club soda.
  6. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Purple Cocktails for Any Occasion

Go out on a branch and try a recipe that is easily doubled (or more!) for any party occasion.

The Empress New Clothes

This cocktail calls for purple gin to really make that purple color pop so boldly.

the empress new clothes purple cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Empress gin
  • ¾ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, raspberry liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge.

Perfect Purple Pair Martini

This violet-hued pear martini gives an updated twist to the classic pear martini; you could say they make a great pair.

perfect pair martini

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • ¾ ounce pear brandy
  • ¾ ounce creme de violette
  • ¾ ounce Lillet Blanc
  • Ice
  • Lavender sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, pear brandy, creme de violette, and Lillet Blanc.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lavender sprig.

Purple Punch

Take your rum punch and give it a colorful purple spin.

purple punch cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces silver rum
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce blueberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Blueberries and orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver rum, cranberry juice, pineapple, blueberry liqueur, grenadine, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with blueberries and orange slice.

Purple Cocktails to Add a Sprinkle of Periwinkle

Purple drinks go beyond grape cocktails. Whatever shade of purple makes your heart sing, there's a purple cocktail to correspond. It doesn't matter if you prefer a classic cocktail, an updated take, or a floral dream. There's a purple drink for any day or time.

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