So, if like me you are desiring something purple to help drown your sorrows tonight I have just the cocktail for you. Granted, there is an actual “Purple Rain” alcoholic beverage (this is not the recipe for that one), I made this one up so I could use my homemade violet syrup. It’s really easy, just two ingredients:
- 1 1/2 oz. vanilla vodka
- 1/2 oz. violet syrup
*If you haven’t foraged your yard to make your own violet syrup you can buy it at some specialty food stores or check the coffee aisle of your local grocer.
Combine your ingredients together with some ice in a martini shaker and rattle it a few times. Strain over a martini glass and drop in a few freshly picked violets. Voila! The perfect beverage to whet your palette while you belt out Purple Rain and dance to Little Red Corvette into the wee hours of the morning, just as Prince would have wanted.