Raspberry Birthday

She had a raspberry birthday, the kind she had in the year she was born….

(Sung, obviously, to the tune of Prince’s “Raspberry Beret.”)


In honor of the BFF’s birthday, and Prince’s recent passing, we at the P & P Drinking Company decided that the order of the day was to devise a purple cocktail.  Hence, the Raspberry Birthday was born.

The Raspberry Birthday:

  • 4 parts raspberry vodka (we used Stoli, natch)
  • 2 parts blue curacao
  • 2 parts grenadine
  • raspberry lime seltzer

Rim glass with purple sugar*.  Shake first three ingredients with lots of ice.  Decant into sugared glasses and top with seltzer.

The purple color was so much more beautiful than I expected, and the seltzer balances all of those sweet things nicely….a nice homage to both a birthday and a musical legend.

(*To make purple sugar:  Mix 1/2 a cup of sugar with 10 drops of red food coloring and 4 drops of blue, and mixmixmix.)

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Published in: on May 30, 2016 at 11:25 pm  Comments (2)