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.”)

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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)