Pioggia Viola (Purple Rain)

Pioggia Viola (Purple Rain)
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About this Cocktail

Being from Minnesota, I had to make a drink in honor of Prince.

Not only is it called "Purple Rain" in Italian, but it's poured table-side, making "purple rain", if you will.
The grapefruit balances the sweetness of St. Germain very well.

Rest in peace, Prince.

Ingredients:
  • 1 Ounce St. Germain
  • .75 Ounce Tito's Vodka
  • .75 Ounce Grapefruit juice
  • 1 Blackberry
  • 2 Thyme Ice Cubes
Preparation:

1. Muddle blackberry,sprig of Thyme and grapefruit juice in cocktail shaker.

2. Add rocks, Tito's and St. Germain

3. Shake for 20 seconds, then let sit for 20 seconds

4. Strain (fine mesh) into miniature carafe

5. Add 2 thyme ice cubes into empty glass

6. Pour drink tableside

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