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Purple People Eater Cocktail

Updated September 12, 2022

This Purple People Eater Cocktail gets its color from blue curacao and grape juice. It’s spooky, refreshing and fruity, perfect for the Halloween season!

purple people eater Halloween cocktail

Halloween is one of the most highly celebrated holidays in the world. It’s also one of the most popular days to get together with friends, dress up in costume and have a great time. When planning a Halloween party, there are tons of Halloween-themed cocktails like this Michael Myers Cocktail or Freddy Krueger Cocktail to mix up for your guests.

Or if you and your friends love Jello Shots these Scream Jello Shots are a hit among partygoers. They pretty much go with these Blood Splatter Cookies if you are a having a scary movie themed party.

This purple hooter cocktail is inspired by the purple people eater and is a perfect addition to your Halloween drink menu!

History of The Purple People Eater

Remember the song that goes “one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater”?

This song actually called “The Purple People Eater” was written and performed by Sheb Wooley. It’s actually about a creature eating purple people. No one really knows if the creature was purple itself but it kind of goes with the song.

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What is a Purple People Eater Cocktail?

A Purple People Eater cocktail is a fun Halloween cocktail. There is no history behind the cocktail because it’s not a drink that was created but given the name because of it’s purple color and one eyed gummy.

Why You Will Love this Halloween Cocktail

  • Fun for Halloween parties!
  • Easy to make!
  • Tastes delicious and looks spooky!
  • Fun purple color!

What’s In a Purple People Eater Cocktail?

To make this drink, you will need the following ingredients.

How to Make a Purple People Eater Cocktail

Step 1 – Prepare the glass. Add simple syrup to a small plate. On a separate plate add Halloween sprinkles. Dip the glasses in simple syrup then the sprinkles. Set aside and allow to dry/harden.

Step 2 – Make the cocktail. Add some ice cubes to a cocktail shaker along with Vodka, Sweet and sour mix, Raspberry Schnapps, Blue Curacao, edible glitter and Grape juice. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds or until well-chilled.

Step 3 – Pour the drink. Fill the garnished glass with ice. Strain the cocktail into the garnished glass. Add a gummy eyeball and blackberries on a drink pick if desired.

how to make a purple people eater cocktail

Can you make this drink in advance?

Yes, you can make this drink in advance. Just be sure to measure everything out and store it in the fridge.

Can I decorate the glasses in advance?

Yes, you can decorate the glasses in advance too. Just decorate per instructions and store in fridge to stay set until it’s time to serve.

Can I make a big batch of this drink?

Yes, you can make a large batch of this drink. Once you figure out how many servings you need just times the ingredients by that amount and make. Can even serve out of a pitcher.

Purple People Eater Cocktail

Purple People Eater Cocktail

Yield: Makes 1 (8 ounce) drink
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Purple People Eater Cocktail gets its color from blue curacao and grape juice. It's spooky, refreshing and fruity, perfect for the Halloween season!

Ingredients

  • Simple syrup
  • Halloween orange sprinkles
  • Halloween black sprinkles
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Raspberry Schnapps, Razzmatazz
  • 2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • 1 1/2 oz Grape Juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Silver edible glitter
  • Gummy eyeball
  • Blackberries
  • Drink pick
  • Ice

Instructions

Step 1 - Prepare the glass. Add simple syrup to a small plate. On a separate plate add Halloween sprinkles. Dip the glasses in simple syrup then the sprinkles. Set aside and allow to dry/harden.

Step 2 - Make the cocktail. Add some ice cubes to a cocktail shaker along with Vodka, Sweet and sour mix, Raspberry Schnapps, Blue Curacao, edible glitter and Grape juice. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds or until well-chilled.

Step 3 - Pour the drink. Fill the garnished glass with ice. Strain the cocktail into the garnished glass. Add a gummy eyeball if desired.

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