I know my post from Saturday was a Prince tribute through an outfit, and I really couldn't help but pay tribute again through a fancy schmancy cocktail! Hump Day calls for vibrantly, fresh drinks. And after last night's event at 80 Washington Place, a $31.5M townhouse I had the wonderful pleasure of attending Out of Office NY and Drink Lynk's influencer cocktail party! It was packed and it was poppin' (bottles).
And so, with inspiration from last evening's soiree, I leave you with Soju Purple Rain. The majority of this cocktail recipe is fresh fruit. Healthy, yummy and appealing, I used blackberries, blueberries, and pineapple. 2/3rd's of berries and the rest pineapple. But instead of the classic Purple Rain cocktail, I opted for Korean soju, as this is mostly the only liquor, besides scotch, that I have been experimenting with lately.
I had to use vintage Playboy stirrers for the occasion. I think of Prince, the ultimate sex symbol, and what came to mind next? Bunnies, lots of Playboy bunnies. Ha ha ha! And how cute is it with some garnished fruit? Very sexy, fun, and cool. Just the way Prince would've liked it.
Soju Purple Rain
4 oz Korean Soju
3 oz blueberry juice
3 oz blackberry juice
2 oz pineapple juice
1 squeeze of fresh lemon
Blackberry, pineapple and fresh mint to garnish.
Shake all together with ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice.
Place a piece of pineapple and blackberry onto stirrers. Fresh mint to garnish.
I also added a squeeze of lemon to bring all the fruits together and to keep the color brightly alive. Can't forget the mint for extra garnish! I think it brings all the colors together nicely and makes for the perfect spring drink! I always like coming up with a healthier kind of cocktail, that way it's not as bad when I decide to have one (should that ever be more than a little prosecco or Korean vodka, because that's basically all I drink, and it's maybe only once a month.) 😉