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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This app ROCKS!!!

I've used a number of mix drink apps, and this one is by FAR the BEST! I've made a couple dozen drinks so far, and they're delicious. It suits my quality wants while (more importantly) suiting my inherent laziness. You put in what you have on hand, and it automatically lists all the drinks you can make! There's info on all the ingredients, which is pretty neat to learn some backstory. What I truly like is I can click an ingredient and it shows how many more drinks I can make. It's pretty fun picking up a new item and seeing 8 new drinks to try. There's a setting on the iPad that locks the app on so people can switch on the mixing app without letting anyone out of it, so I leave it by the bar and people can use it without worry of people snooping around. ;) The combination of all the drinks and this app that makes searching for, and making a drink, easy peezy lemon squeezey, and gives a real feeling of sophistication.
US DiGi0vanni, iTunes App Store