9 Purple Cocktails that Don’t Suck

9 Purple Cocktails that Don't Suck

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!

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Beyond Green Beer: Better St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Beyond Green Better: Better St. Patrick's Day Cocktails

Originally a celebration of Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint and famous banisher of snakes, this holiday has become for many an excuse to drink green-dyed lager and throw back cheap shots of Jameson.

Far be it from us to denigrate this time-honored tradition – St. Pat himself knows we've had our fair share of neon-green cherries and enough Shamrock Shakes to last a lifetime.

But if you're looking to class up your celebration a bit this year, read on for a few our favorite St. Patrick's Day cocktail recipes. Sláinte!

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An awesome cocktail app with curated recipes

I'm shocked that there are no reviews listed for this app. I found it on reddit's cocktails forum. The drink list in this app is much shorter than in many of the other apps I've seen, but the quality and reliability of the recipes is much much higher. These are more like the drinks you would get at a good mixology bar instead of the drink equivalent of your aunt's jello fruit mold that people just "love." I much prefer a list of cocktails that are reliable, good and repeatable than a huge pile of garbage recipes. This app is great and delivers great, reliable cocktails.
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