This Blueberry Purple Rain Martini is such a beautiful shade of purple for a delicious Mardis Gras cocktail! It is the perfect fusion of blueberry vodka, Blue Curacao, and fruit juices with a floating of blueberries (totally healthy boost of antioxidants…yahoo). I seriously couldn’t stop drinking this cocktail yesterday and I have never seen my husband like a martini so much.
Oh purple raaaaainn, purple raaaaainn….I love you purple rain martini! I can bathe in a large glass of you all day. Okay, I am getting slightly nutty this week and this lovely lady got me through some hard times yesterday…LOL! Nothing like celebrating Mardis Gras with a lovely purple martini. If you are gonna go purple this year…go Blueberry Purple Rain and blast some sweet Prince music. This guarantees an evening of greatness.
I am a bit of a lame-0 for sure when it comes to Mardis Gras celebrations. I usually have a few cocktails in the comfort of my own home to avoid the cold and hour long wait for the porta potty. Oh yes…this is how it is done St. Louis style. You go downtown, you drink continuously in hopes of numbing away the bitter cold, and then spend most of your time waiting in line to use top notch facilities. I must say that I have a small tinge of regret for not participating in the festivities this year…the weather was beautiful here today!
I did get a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather by taking my 2 little princesses to the park today…only minor injuries insued. Never a dull moment around here! I will definitely be shaking up another one of these to celebrate on Tuesday. Mardis Gras is the perfect excuse to drink in the middle of the week. While I’m at it…I think these Andes Chocolate Mint Pancakes will make the perfect indulgent breakfast!
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- 3 oz. Blueberry Vodka (can substitute with regular as well)
- 1.5 oz. Blue Curacao
- 1.5 oz. Cranberry Juice
- 1.5 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 3 Tsp. Grenadine
- ¼ C. Frozen or fresh blueberries
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with 1 C. ice.
- Shake for around 30 seconds.
- Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a handful of blueberries on top.