Purple Sky Cocktail, the genuine and fruity combination

Purple Sky Cocktail, the genuine and fruity combination. The Purple Sky was born at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris at the hands of Harry MacElhone, a well-known bartender who had already delighted the palates of hundreds of New Yorkers with his cocktails from the Plaza Hotel bar. This place opened its doors in 1911 and saw the birth of many emblematic cocktails. In 1958, when Harry died, his son Andy took over the reins and wanted to give the business a new twist and expand the menu by introducing cocktails with newer and more surprising flavors. This is how the Purple Sky was born, seducing the general public with its peculiar color and its fruity flavors.

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 7 minutes
    • total time: 7 minutes
    • rations: 1
    • Category: drinks
    • Type of cocktail bar: French
    • calories: 276 kcal per cup

Ingredients for Purple Sky for 1 person

    • 20 ml white rum
    • 15 ml coconut rum
    • 30ml blue curacao
    • 2 tablespoons grenadine
    • 20 ml of orange juice
    • 15ml pineapple juice
    • Orange or pineapple slice
    • ice

Ingredients for the Purple Sky cocktailAlberto Martin

How to make the Purple Sky

We put the white rum in the shaker; This cocktail is quite simple although it depends a lot on the quality of the ingredients. We will use a Highball type glass to do it, it is a type of glass widely used in restaurants and cocktails to serve cocktails and other drinks that are long drinks, that is, they are going to be drunk slowly.

We add Bacardi white rum to the Purple Sky cocktailAlberto Martin

Next, we add the white ton and the coconut rum or some flavored coconut liquor.

We add the coconut rum to the cocktailAlberto Martin

We add the blue curaçao, which gives it the most characteristic and showy color. This is a vibrant blue sweet and slightly bitter liqueur that was originally created from the dehydrated peel of orange on the island of Curaçao in the Caribbean. It is frequently used to give the blue hue of tropical skies to different types of cocktails.

Then we add the blue curaçao to the cocktailAlberto Martin

A touch of grenadine to get our purple color, it is a drink that is made with sugar and pomegranates that does not contain alcohol.

We will give it a touch with the grenadine so that it takes on the purple colorAlberto Martin

Finally we added the orange and pineapple juices respectively.

Finally we add the orange and pineapple juices respectivelyAlberto Martin

Shake the shaker until the ingredients are well mixed and serve in the glass with ice.

We serve the cocktail from the shaker directly to the glass with iceAlberto Martin

Finally we will decorate with a piece of pineapple or orange. You can also add dehydrated fruits… et voilà!

Final photo of the Purple Sky cocktailAlberto Martin

Easy preparation summary

    1. Pour the ice into a shaker
    1. Add the white rum, coconut rum, blue curaçao, grenadine and finally the orange and pineapple juices
    1. Shake vigorously for a few seconds and serve the mixture in the glass with ice
    1. We decorate the cocktail with a slice of orange or pineapple.