Boos and Booze

In light of the holiday season, I thought it would be fun if I tried out a Halloween themed drink of my own.

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The drink is called “The Purple People Eater.” I found the recipe for this drink on Homemade Hooplah. The reason behind my decision to try this drink was simply because my favorite color is purple, and like its name would suggest, the drink is supposed to turn out purple.

Now before going any further, this drink is made with alcohol. The vodka was not gluten-free, while it appears that the Blue Curacao is. The vodka bought and shown here is not. There are gluten -free vodkas available.

First off on my adventure to make this drink, I had to get the ingredients. First stop: the liquor store. I purchased a 1-liter bottle of SKOL Vodka. This cost only $9. While in the store, I also purchased a 1-liter bottle of Blue Curacao. This cost only $6. I could have purchased more of the ingredients in the store, but after some research, I found it’s much cheaper to purchase the rest at the local Walmart.

At Walmart, I purchased the rest of the ingredients: cran-grape juice (64 fl oz.,) sweet and sour margarita mix (1-liter) and a small bottle of red Grenadine (12 fl oz.)  The rest of the ingredients cost me $11. In total, this recipe cost me $26.

The recipe for this drink was fairly easy. As a warning, this drink has a high alcohol content, and after I finished my one glass, I felt tipsy. With that in mind, you can make the drink as strong or as weak as you would like. Below is the amount I used for mine.


1 ½ cups vodka

1 cup Blue Curacao

1 cup sweet and sour margarita mix

1 cup cran-grape juice

½ cup – Grenadine


With this recipe, I was able to make multiple drinks for 3 friends, and after being content with the amount we had, I still had half a container of each ingredient.

I thought this drink was pretty sour, but it was a hit with everyone who tried it. One thing I would suggest is to use ice in the drink. It tastes much better chilled. The color came out dark, almost black rather than purple, but with the ice cubes in the drink, I could see that the drink was a dark purple.

The original recipe suggested adding purple sprinkles to the rim of the cup for a little extra festivity to your drink!

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I hope you enjoy!


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