When is it ever a bad time for purple cocktails? Never! Mix up that royal color so you can feel like royalty too! Enjoy your next drink in purple hues—fun or flirty, spooky, elegant—anything you need it to be.
A purple drink in your hands stands out on any occasion because it is bright and bold and a great way to start a conversation.
Are you hosting a birthday party, bridal shower, an easy evening with friends, or a spooky Halloween?
The purple (pastel, lavender, violet) or any other shade in your glass pleases both the eye and your taste buds.
On this list are classic purple alcoholic drinks like the Aviation, playful purple cocktails like Purple Haze, Blushing Dragon, a popular copycat drink from Starbucks, and so much more.
Put your bartending skills to the test and have fun!
1. Purple Cosmopolitan
The purple cosmo in a martini glass garnished with an orange zest twist is an exquisite drink that will set you apart from the crowd.
Ketel One Citroen vodka, Giffard parfait amour liqueur, white cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice stirred together, chilled with some ice cubes then strained into a chilled glass is all you need to do.
A few moments and you have perfection in a glass.
2. Purple Rain
A drink that shares a name with a song and a movie is both glamorous and stunning.
Blue Curacao mixed with the deep red grenadine creates a flawless shade of purple you will enjoy.
The drink is sweet, yet bitter and one sip simply isn’t enough.
You need this drink on your cocktail menu.
You only need two ingredients and a garnish for this easy but incredible recipe which is a personal favorite.
A lemon peel to garnish can be substituted with whatever garnish you have in hand for a picture-perfect look.
The name alone should get you interested.
Innocent yet fierce.
This is a beautifully layered drink of bright orange and a deep purple which adds sophistication and radiance to your drink.
The Blushing Dragon is a pretty summer drink full of fruity flavors which are leveled to perfection while retaining that truly wicked presentation.
This is a classic gin cocktail mixed with crème de violette, some maraschino liqueur, and lemon juice giving it a signature flavor favored by most bartenders.
The lovely look shouldn’t fool you as Aviation is quite potent and you will fly without wings.
Serve it in a chilled glass, garnish with a cherry and enjoy.
This spooky and eerie Halloween cocktail is a spectacle of mesmerizing swirls, flavors, and colors of vodka, grenadine, and Viniq.
This magical drink will leave you enchanted as you sip it and soak in its magic.
Handle the powdered dry ice with the care it deserves for that eerie effect.
The spellbindingly sweet drink will leave you thirsting for more.
This adult fruit punch is a hit at every party thanks to its magic vibe, festive look, and deep flavors.
It will only take you a moment to whip up this concoction but the longer you let it sit, the sweeter it becomes.
Pair it with some finger foods like cheese, crackers, and chocolate, and enjoy.
Is lady’s night around the corner?
The Skinny Grapetini is the drink to make for its excellent mix of sweet and tart.
It has a great kick that will creep up on you making it a favorite for time with your home girls.
Follow the recipe for the right balance and serve with ice in a chilled martini glass.
A grape for garnishing will give it that classy touch.
This is a fruity cocktail for the holidays and happy hour.
Serve in chilled glasses and enjoy the smooth flavors that will leave everyone impressed.
Garnish with a frozen or fresh blackberry and watch your guests ask for refills.
“Ooh-eee” perfectly purple in a drink.
This deep-hued drink will leave you and your guests impressed especially during Halloween.
A ping pong eyeball and a lemon wedge are all the garnishing you need for this spooky drink.
The recipe can be adjusted to cater to a larger crowd and if you leave out the alcohol, you will have a sweet mocktail so everyone is part of the party.
This purple drink is perfect for a girly event because it is sweet, fun, and has a simply irresistible shimmer.
The edible glitter will have you thinking of unicorns as it relaxes you after a stressful day.
The taste is princess-worthy and the purple hue heavenly.
Call your girls and try it.
Wow, your guests with this magical drink which changes color from blue then purple and finally pink with a few fine ingredients.
This party drink is as beautiful as it is delicious, leaving you thirsting for more, thanks to its magical color-changing ice.
If you use crushed tonic water ice instead of regular ice, your galaxy mule will glow in the dark turning it into a glow-in-the-dark galaxy mule.
Mixology magic (or is it science?) at its best.
A smooth full of flavor daiquiri that is sure to amaze with every sip.
Ube (pronounced OOH-bay), or purple yam, is the secret ingredient that gives a violet tint.
It takes time to prepare so plan well in advance and remember unlike most daiquiris, this one is stirred, not shaken.
Lovers of vodka cocktails will love this recipe.
It is delicious, dark, and evil making it perfect for Halloween or themed parties, and even has a secret ingredient adding to its mystery.
This showstopper is a hit at every party because it is super delightful and it sparkles.
For a kid-friendly version substitute the vodka with sprite and grenadine for raspberry liquor and still enjoy this purple punch.
It is time for you to try a Disney villain-inspired drink.
This will be your new favorite drink thanks to its simplicity and presentation.
The stunning pinkish purple color in this copycat recipe is the real deal.
This signature Starbucks drink has been trending on social media and with this recipe, you can recreate it at home.
If you freeze your violet drink into ice cubes, you can puree it in a blender making yourself a cold violet smoothie!
Enjoy it at a garden party, baby shower, themed brunch, and so on.
This floral drink will leave your lips smacking for more.
Silky smooth purple blended to perfection, the Violet Blueberry Gin Sour is perfect for the summer and spring.
Using fresh lemon juice and those ripe blueberries is the trick to achieving that unrivaled flavor.
A bit of crushed ice all in a shaker is all you need for this foamtastic goodness in a martini glass.
The color from crème de violette is violet while a boost from an egg white beaten into the violet lady helps achieve the smooth creamy touch.
The flowery flavors from the herby gin and fresh orange juice finally garnished with fresh mint give the violet lady cocktail a flavor suitable to amaze and awe your guests.
From humble beginnings, this classic is sure to turn heads with its light purple color and fluff that never fails to impress.
Dry shake without ice then shake with ice for that smooth, fluffy, and velvety touch that leaves a foamy cloud in your glass.
It’s sure to leave you soaring above the clouds.
The potato cocktail is sheer magic!
By adding one simple component, you change the hue from pink to purple.
Pineapple juice is the magic ingredient
This mind-blowing drink is both cheerful and beautiful making it perfect for happy gatherings.
This classic is perfect for that lazy Sunday brunch or happy hour.
Its simplicity does not affect the perfect balance of sweet and sour.
The lavender adds a burst of freshness and the frozen granita gives it a dessert feel and look.
The lavender lemon drink is best served cold thus always chill your glasses before serving, garnish with a lemon peel or fresh lavender spring.
Watch as your drink changes from a beautiful blue to a lovely lavender purple when you drip some lemon into it.
21. Purple Lullaby
This Purple Lullaby is bound to impress everyone at your party!
The combination of Viniq, Hpnotiq, grape vodka, and lemon lime soda gives this eye-catching drink that beautiful purple hue.
It can be served as a sweet birthday cocktail or a dessert drink after your Saturday night dinner.
Flavor-wise, it’s topnotch!
The bottom line
There are not many purple-colored liquors available so some color chemistry is needed to acquire this signature color.
Experiment with the recipes and add to your alcohol collection as you polish your mixing skills.
Impress your family and guests with your newly acquired mixology magic tricks and transform normal beverages into memorable works of art.
Let’s start mixing and remember to drink smart.
We also have a whole line of colorful cocktails for you to try:
21 Gorgeous Purple Cocktail Assortment 💜
When is it a bad time for purple cocktails? Mix up that touch of royals and you can feel like royalty too!
- Purple Cosmopolitan
- Purple Rain
- Violette Royale
- Blushing Dragon
- Aviation Cocktail
- Witches Heart
- Black Magic Sangria
- Skinny Grapetini
- Coconut Blackberry Martini
- Purple People Eater Cocktail
- Unicorn Kisses Cocktail
- Galaxy Magic Mule
- The Commodore Daiquiri
- Maleficent Cocktail
- Violet Drink Starbucks Copycat
- Violet Blueberry Gin Sour
- Violet Lady Cocktail
- Eagle's Dream Cocktail
- Pink & Purple Potato Cocktail
- Lavender Lemon Gin & Tonic Granita
- Purple Lullaby
- Find your favorite recipe from our Purple Cocktails list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start mixin' and serve!