Purple Rain, Purple Rain Cocktail

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Last Thursday we lost a legend, a musical genius – a true icon. In honor of Prince, Twist Cocktails is keeping his memory alive with our version of a specialty boozy beverage called the Purple Rain Cocktail. This cocktail is great for an afternoon pool party or a late night cocktail & appetizer reception. If you’re a Prince fan like we are, turn up the Revolution and get to mixing!

Purple Rain Cocktail: (makes two drinks)
3 ounces of Viniq Purple Shimmery Liqueur OR 3 ounces of regular Vodka, a 1/2 ounce of Blue Curacao & a splash of Grenadine
3 ounces of Lemonade, Sprite or Club Soda
White Sugar
Lemon wedges
Maraschino Cherries

Directions: 
Pour 1/4 cup of sugar on a flat plate. Rim your glasses with a lemon wedge and dip into sugar, set aside. In an ice filled shaker, pour your liquids in and shake well. Put fresh ice into glasses, pour cocktails and garnish with cherries, a la Under the Cherry Moon – starring  and directed by Prince in 1986.

Prince Trivia:
Prince’s favorite cocktail was called The Kid, named after his character in Purple Rain. It has Gin, cranberry juice, Blue Curacao, sweet & sour mix & soda water.

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