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
Servings: 2 cocktails
- 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.