I believe colours are significant in food and cocktails. They need to be appealing to the eyes. A gory yellow or a grisly green is simply unappealing. That’s why I don’t like palak paneer. Sorry! I tried it from different restaurants and even made it at home but I figured it was unattractive.
So, when I stumbled on this purple cocktail trend, it opened a wide array of purple drinks I never knew existed. I discovered a whole new world. This new discovery got me trying new purple drink recipes at home.
So, behold! Below are the two great purple recipes I have experimented and concocted right at home. You can thank me later.
1. Purple Gin & Tonic
Add a hint of purple to your already fave G&T!
45ml Tanqueray Gin
1 large lime, juice only
1 tsp organic acai powder
1 bottle tonic water (just to top with)
In a cocktail shaker, add Tanqueray gin, juice from 1 lime, acai powder and ice.
Shake for 30 seconds with ice so that acai can turn the mixture purple.
Strain and pour it in an ice-filled cocktail glass.
Top it off with tonic water and a purple flower.
Sugar and Charm
2. Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Cocktail
‘Have you tried this tea-rific cocktail yet?’
45ml Tanqueray gin
60ml Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
20ml lavender syrup
30ml fresh Italian yellow lemon juice
Lemon wheel, for garnish
Brew butterfly pea flower tea and let it cool.
In a shaker half-filled with ice, combine Tanqueray gin, lemon juice, and lavender syrup.
Shake for 5 seconds.
Strain it in a cocktail glass filled with ice.
Top it with soda and garnish with a lemon wheel.
So, if you like these purple gin cocktail a little too much, throw yourself a purple theme party and make one of these!
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