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Spooky Purple Cocktail

October 17, 2021 | Updated August 3, 2022 | Laura

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This deep purple cocktail gives off all the mysterious and spooky vibes. I was inspired by Morticia Addams from The Addams Family when I made this rum cocktail. It is beautiful, dark, and lovely. Since it's made with bright blue curacao and two red ingredients, cranberry juice and grenadine, it turns out to be the perfect purple Halloween cocktail.

Purple Cocktail

Slightly Tart, Sweet, Purple, and Spooky

This cocktail was for our movie night watching The Addams Family. It's dark, mysterious, and spooky just like Morticia and Gomez Addams. I can definitely see both of them enjoying this drink!

It gets the purple hue from the mix of blue curacao, grenadine, and cranberry juice. Not only is this cocktail so fun and spooky, it also is so delicious and such an easy recipe. With a purple sugar rim, it's sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party. It's the perfect cocktail for that spooky time of year!

Purple Cocktail Recipe: Ingredients

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✽ Silver Rum: To ensure the deep blue/purple color of this cocktail isn't affected, a clear liquor is used. Silver rum is my favorite in this cocktail!

Cranberry Juice: Brings in some of the red color and adds in some tartness and sweetness. Make sure you are using cranberry juice instead of cranberry cocktail. If you use cranberry cocktail, you will end up with a much sweeter drink.

✽ Blue Curaçao: Blue curacao is an orange liqueur that tastes similar to Triple Sec. It contributes to the blueness of this cocktail and adds great orange taste that pairs well with the other flavors of this drink.

Grenadine: Instead of simple syrup, I opted for grenadine to bring in some sweet flavor and to add redness to the cocktail to help get that deep purple color.

Lime Juice: Adds flavor and tartness. Freshly squeezed lime juice is best!

✽ Purple Sugar: For an extra fun and spooky cocktail, add a purple sugar rim around the martini glass!

How to Make Mysterious and Spooky Cocktail

➊ In a shaker, pour in 2 ounces silver rum, 1 1/2 ounce cranberry juice, 3/4 ounce blue curacao, 1/2 ounce grenadine, and 1/4 ounce lime juice. Add in a couple ice cubes, and give it a good shake for about 10 seconds until chilled.

The Addams Family Cocktail

➋ Run a lime wedge along the edge of the cocktail glass and twirl the rim of the glass in a pile of purple sugar. Strain cocktail into the prepared glasses. Enjoy!

31 Days of Halloween

This Halloween cocktail recipe is a part of my 31 Days of Halloween. For each day in October, I come up with a cocktail recipe and snack recipe that perfectly matches a scary movie, Halloween movie, or a fun spooky activity. Check it out for all of your Halloween snack and drinking desires!

✽ Click here to head over to my Tiktok to watch this Halloween purple drink being made plus more!
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What to Serve with Mysterious and Spooky Cocktail

Cheesy Pumpkin Soup; If you want to stay with The Addams Family theme, try out this delicious cheesy pumpkin soup. This pumpkin soup with a spider web drawn on top paired with this perfect Halloween drink recipe make for the perfect Addams Family movie night or Addams Family TV show viewing!

Looking for more spooky Halloween cocktail recipes?

→ Check out all of my favorite cocktail recipes!

Halloween Black Cocktail

Purple Halloween Drink with Rum: Questions

✽ How do I make purple sugar?

To make your own purple colored sugar, add about 1/4 cup of white sugar and a couple drops of purple food coloring to a jar with a lid. Shake the jar until sugar is colored. Add more food coloring to get a deeper color.

✽ What is grenadine?

Grenadine is a red syrup that is made from pomegranate fruit juice. Its main ingredients are pomegranate, sugar, and lemon juice. A store-bought grenadine is very sweet. I like to sometimes use it in place of a simple syrup in cocktails.

✽ What does the mysterious and spooky taste like?

This cocktail is very fruity, sweet, and slightly tart. There's cranberry juice, orange flavors from the blue curacao, and pomegranate flavors from the grenadine. The tartness comes from the lime juice and cranberry juice.

For this recipe:

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Grenadine and Blue Curacao Cocktail Recipe

Mysterious and Spooky Cocktail

By Laura | Laura the Gastronaut
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail

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This deep purple cocktail gives off all the mysterious and spooky vibes. I was inspired by Morticia Addams from The Addams Family when I made this rum cocktail. It is beautiful, dark, and lovely. Since it's made with blue curacao and two red ingredients, cranberry juice and grenadine, it turns out to be the perfect purple Halloween cocktail.

*Some of these ingredient links may be affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.*

Ingredients

• 2 ounces silver rum
• 1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
• 3/4 ounce blue curacao
• 1/2 ounce grenadine
• 1/4 ounce lime juice
Purple sugar, for rim

Instructions

In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients except the purple sugar. Add a couple of ice cubes, and shake for about 10 seconds until chilled.
Run a lime wedge along the rim of the cocktail glass. Twirl the glass in a pile of purple sugar.
➌ Strain into the prepared cocktail glass. Cheers!

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Category: Cocktails, Halloween Cuisine: American
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More Halloween Cocktail Recipes:

Witches Brew Cocktail (delicious bright green limeade punch that looks like something you'd see brewing in a cauldron; add dry ice to the punch bowl to make it extra spooky)
Spiced White Lady Cocktail (a fall spiced twist on a classic cocktail)
Margarita with Red Wine Floater (a spicy margarita topped with dark red wine)
→ Check out all of my Halloween recipes!

Bon appétit!

October 17, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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