Our drink for today is a cocktail called Purple Haze. To those of you who are not familiar with this type of beverage, it includes vodka with a fruit liqueur, sometimes with a splash of soda. ‘Purple Haze’ is actually the name for a variety of purple-colored mixed drinks. It is a fun drink, so if you are looking for something refreshing, this might be the right drink for you.
Whether you are aiming for a highball, lowball, fancy martini, or even a quick shot, there is a purple haze drink for you. There are plenty of options!
We are going to feature Cranberry Purple Haze. It is a super easy recipe that will only take you about 3 minutes to put together. To achieve the signature color of the drink though, we are going to add a little bit of raspberry liqueur. This should help you create a deeper purple color.Print
Cranberry Purple Haze
- Total Time: 3 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
Purple haze is a popular mixed drink. It is fun, refreshing, and versatile. It is quite easy to mix up and there are plenty of variations that you can choose from. Cranberry Purple Haze – it’s one of the best!
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. black raspberry liqueur
2 oz. cranberry juice (add more if needed)
Mint sprig (garnish)
- Add ice to a cocktail shaker and then pour the vodka and black raspberry liqueur. Shake well.
- Strain into a glass filled with ice.
- Add the cranberry juice.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint and some blackberries if you want.
- Serve and enjoy.
- Ideally served in a classic tumbler – tall or short, it’s up to you.
- If you find this mix a little too sweet, you can add a splash of soda. Ginger ale is an excellent option but you can definitely utilize any clear soda.
- Prep Time: 3 minutes
Like what we have said earlier, Purple Haze has lots of variations. You can do the following too:
Purple Haze Martini
Add 1 1/2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. blue curacao, and 1/2 oz. grenadine to a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist.
Lemonade Purple Haze
Add 1 1/2 oz. vodka and 1 oz. Chambord into a highball glass with ice. Add equal amounts of lemonade and lemon-lime soda. Stir and then garnish with a lemon wedge before serving.
Purple Haze Shooter 1
This right here is just like the lemonade purple haze recipe. You just have to mix equal parts of the 3 ingredients and fill a shot glass.
Purple Haze Shooter 2
For this one, you need to mix grape and peach schnapps with rum. Shake and strain 1 oz. grape schnapps with 1/2 oz. each rum and peach schnapps into a chilled shot glass.
How Strong Are the Purple Haze Variations?
Purple Haze drinks vary in style as well as the amount of alcohol that they contain. If you want a strong drink, your best bet would be the martini and shooter variations. But if you want something light and smooth, then the lemonade mix is a great option. You can control the amount of liquor though.