Prepare to be spooked with the Purple People Eater Halloween cocktail! Featuring magical all natural colour changing crushed ice and a creepy eyeball garnish...
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Purple People Eater colour changing Halloween cocktail

You will need to prepare the blue crushed ice the day before as it needs 6-8 hours to freeze.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Halloween Cocktail
Servings: 2 cocktails
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes


  • For the blue ice
  • Blue pea flowers
  • boiling water

  • For the Purple People Eater cocktail
  • 100 ml | 3 fl oz cranberry juice
  • 80 ml | 2.7 fl oz ⅓ cup gin
  • 40 ml | St Germain Elderflower liqueur
  • juice of ½ lemon

  • For the eyeballs
  • 4 fresh or tinned lychee
  • 4 cocktail cherries or blueberries


  • First make a pot of blue pea flower tea – let it steep until the colour is really an intense blue.
  • Leave the tea to cool then freeze to make ice cubes. Once these are solid, crush them in a powerful blender until you have blue crushed ice. You can keep this in a jug in the freezer until you need to use it.
  • Shake the cranberry juice, gin, St Germain and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice,
  • Fill two glasses with ice cubes and then divide the cocktail between the glasses.
  • Top with the blue crushed ice which will gradually turn purple as it melts!
  • Place cocktail cherries (or blueberries!) inside fresh or tinned lychee to create the eyeballs and thread them on a cocktail stick to garnish.