This purple Halloween cocktail has the most hauntingly beautiful deep purple hue, and a taste that’s to die for! Made with vodka, blue curacao, sweet and sour mix, grenadine, and crangrape juice, this Magic Potion Halloween Cocktail is so yummy it’s scary!
Double, double, toil, and trouble, our last Halloween cocktail is here! And perhaps, after surviving this year for this long, you should make it a double! 😉 Muhuhahaha…
Old Hallows Eve may finally be here, but that doesn’t mean the fun is dead and buried! While I’ve created some of the most creepy, boo-tiful, and spookalicious Halloween cocktail recipes this past week for you to enjoy, there’s still one left. And it’s my absolute favorite one, the Magic Potion Purple Halloween Cocktail!
The purplicious boozy drink has the most hauntingly beautiful deep purple hue, and a taste that’s to die for! Made with vodka, blue curacao, sweet and sour mix, grenadine, and crangrape juice, it reminds me of a grape popsicle. YUM!
In fact it’s so yummy, it’s a ghastly delight!
HOW TO MEASURE A COCKTAIL RECIPE
The way many cocktail recipes are written use ingredient measurements called ‘parts‘. But don’t let that scare you. It’s actually quite easy to understand.
A ‘part’ is a way to simplify measurements so the recipe can be made with whatever measuring equipment you have and so you can keep the ratio of the ingredients correct.
So 1 ‘part’ could equal 1 shot, 1 jigger, or even 1 cup. 2 parts would be 2 shots, 2 jiggers, or 2 cups. If the recipe says “½ part” you’d fill the shot glass, jigger, or cup halfway. Make sense?
Here’s an example. Let’s say you’re making one Magic Potion Cocktail. For this, you’d usually use a standard size shot glass for measuring. So when you see the recipe says “1½ parts vodka” then that amount would be “1 and ½ shot glasses” full.
HOW TO MAKE THIS PURPLE HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL
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This killer cocktail recipe can easily be made in big batches for serving a crowd! And it can also be made in advance practically guaranteeing a bone-chillingly fun night!
You’ll find the complete ingredient list and instructions in the printable recipe card near the end of this Halloween cocktail recipe post.
BARTENDER’S TOOLS I USED
- cocktail shaker
- martini glasses
WHAT’S IN THE MAGIC POTION PURPLE HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL?
Like the other creepy cocktail recipes I’ve shared, the Magic Potion purple Halloween cocktail is eerily easy to make and uses only a few ingredients.
You can quickly conjure up a batch and serve it in a martini glass or a punch bowl. And you’re done.
The ingredients in this devilishly delicious concoction include:
- vodka – is the alcohol in this cocktail. Any non-flavored type or brand will do.
- sweet and sour mix – a common ingredient in many mixed drinks, this adds a bit of sweetness with a dash of tartness.
- grenadine – a mixed drink favorite, this helps smooth out the flavor while also adding a strong dash of red coloring.
- blue curacao – another mixed drink favorite, this is a sweet liquid that gives cocktails a beautiful blue hue. But don’t let it give you pause, blue curacao is a non-alcoholic sugar syrup.
- crangrape juice* – this adds the fruity flavor to the drink as well as helps with the deep coloring.
The final ingredient you will need is purple sanding sugar which goes on the rim of the glass to give this cocktail it’s boo-tiful appearance.
MAGIC POTION HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
Making this purple Halloween cocktail is as easy as mixing the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice, and then pouring it over ice in a glass.
But before you get started shaking, you’ll want to prepare the glass by adding a purple sugar coating to the rim.
To do this, place a fair amount of sanding sugar on a plate, and then dab (or dip) the rim with some simple syrup or another sticky liquid. You’ll then gently roll the rim in the colored sanding sugar that’s on a saucer until the rim is coated. Lightly shake the glass while it’s still upside down to remove any excess sugar.
Once that’s done, you can mix the drink then pour it into an ice-filled glass being careful not to splash the sugar rim.
And that’s it! Your deadly delicious elixir is done!
This purple magic potion calls for crangrape juice, and if you use it, the drink will turn out to be a nice deep purple. However, if you find this elixir a bit too sweet, you can substitute cranberry juice instead. Just note that the color may be more on the maroon side.
Try adding a bit more blue curacao to fix the color.
Make a test drink first to be sure you still like the taste with these adjustments!
TRY IT AND SHARE IT!
Be sure to let me know how you like this Magic Potion purple Halloween cocktail recipe! If you try it, I’d love to hear about it! Let me know on Pinterest or Instagram and tag me with #BullocksBuzz on your Instagram photo! Or leave a comment below.
And if you want to try it, be sure to save this Halloween cocktail recipe on Pinterest so you’ll remember where to find it.
OTHER HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL RECIPES YOU MAY LOVE
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Have a happily haunted Halloween!
Magic Potion – Purple Halloween Cocktail
- 1½ parts vodka unflavored
- 1 part blue curacao
- 1 part sweet and sour mix
- 1 part grenadine
- 1 part crangrape juice
- On a small plate, add the purple sanding sugar. Wet the rim of a glass with simple syrup (or cranberry juice or another sticky liquid) and gently roll the rim of the glass in the purple sugar until the rim is completely coated. Set glass aside.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, sweet and sour mix, blue curacao, grenadine, and crangrape juice. Shake until the outside is frosty and ingredients are well combined.
- Fill the sugar-coated glass with ice, and then carefully pour the cocktail mix into the glass until full.