We confess that we usually avoid brightly-colored colored blue, pink and purple cocktails; those candy-like hues have long been the chief indicator that a cocktail would be a syrupy, saccharine confection not worth drinking. On the other hand, there's no denying how lovely it is to see a violet drink in a glass – it looks like something magical, like a mana potion or the juice of some otherworldly fruit.
We've found nine solid purple cocktails that were actually good enough to make it in the Cocktail Party app. Out of the dozens of purple drinks we tested, these cocktails are the most balanced and drinkable – and none of them will turn your tongue purple!
There are a lot of wonderful free cocktail apps – as long as you like sour mix and ice cream in your drinks. They tend to boast a lot more drink recipes than Cocktail Party, too.
But here’s the deal – you won’t know if any of those drinks are good until you try ’em. And by the time you’re pouring that Razzmatazz Blueberry Redhead on the Beach down your gullet maybe you’re thinking, “Gosh, I’d pay a few bucks just to know the my app has only the most delicious, drinkable kitchen-tested drinks. If only such a thing were possible.”
We’re here to tell you that it is possible – for less than the cost of a pocket-sized bottle of gas-station vodka, you can have the best drinks ever devised by humanity’s finest mixologists, right in the palm of your hand.
Cocktail Party for iPad is $3.99, and it’s the best investment you’ll ever make in your cocktail adventures, this side of a good citrus juicer.
Cocktail Party works wherever you are. Choose from imperial or metric measurements, and search for ingredients by their regional names.
We’re constantly adding new drinks and ingredients from all over the world.
Are we missing your local spirit, mixer, or cocktail? Let us know!
Fancy glassware is great, and generally we try to specify the traditional glass a drink is served in.
That said, we’ve served Old Fashioneds in Big Gulp cups in the middle of a midnight dust storm at Burning Man, so we’re not ones to stand on tradition. The drinks you’ll make with Cocktail Party are so delicious, you won’t care if you’re drinking them out of crystal goblets or plastic buckets.
You will experience at least six (6) therbligs in the process of creating a drink with Cocktail Party:
Lazy TomGin, Lemon soda,
Molto FacileMezcal, Orange, Lemon...
Campari AranciataBitter citrus apertif, Orange soda,
Oranges, Etc.Bitter citrus apertif, Citrus vodka, Orange curaçao...
Shiba DogSake, Grapefruit,
Canary NestWhite wine, Sweet vermouth, Pear brandy...
Rosy DawnGin, Orange curaçao, Cherry brandy...
Hot for TeacherButter, Honey syrup, Cinnamon syrup...