THE COCKTAIL PURPLE Movie Inspired Cocktail Recipe
(Cocktails inspired by the movies, Oscar nominees and winners.)
THE COLOR PURPLE, 1985
Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover
Nominated (1986) for 11 Academy Awards including: Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role, and 2 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Music - Original Song, Best Music - Original Score, Best Makeup.
To this day I still can't believe The Color Purple didn't win one single Oscar, but I'm including it in my movie cocktail tributes this year for three reasons. First, purple is my Oscar party color theme. Second, it has one of my all time favorite movie quotes:
"I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it" ~ Shug.
Garnish: Fresh Mint Sprig, Extra Drops of Pea Flower Extract on the Foam.
Tools: Cocktail shaker, Toothpick
Glass: Antique Crystal Coupe
Add all the ingredients, except the ice, to a cocktail shaker and shake hard for one minute. (This is called a dry shake.)
Add ice then shake until chilled.
Strain into a chilled coupe.
To garnish, add several extra drops of the peaflower extract to the foam top, drag the toothpick through the drops to create a swirled pattern,gently lay the small mint sprig on top, tap some extra bitters on top then serve.