Purple Gatorade Shot: 5 Recipes You Must Try!

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Gatorade is a popular energy drink originally made to replenish burned carbohydrates, electrolytes, and water after sports activities.

This sports drink can be found in various colors and flavors.

You can choose between grapes, cherries, passion fruit, strawberries, orange, lemon-lime, mango, and many other flavors.

Drinking Gatorade effectively treats dehydration and is used in various cocktails and mixed drinks. When using Gatorade, you will get a colorful, fruity, refreshing drink that looks and tastes great and will help you rehydrate.

That doesn’t mean you can drink more alcohol, and hope Gatorade will keep you hydrated. Alcohol is a diuretic, and when your body is trying to filter the alcohol out, it’s expelling a lot of water, dehydrating you.

So, drink small amounts of alcohol and keep yourself hydrated with enough water.

Gatorade also contains high amounts of sugar, which can increase some health risks. So, it’s best to drink Gatorade moderately to avoid unwanted health issues like weight gain, diabetes, and poor diet.

Now let’s see how you can make Gatorade shots and cocktails with beautiful purple color and great taste for your party or family gathering.

Purple Gatorade Shot: 5 Ways You Can Make This Refreshing Cocktail

The Purple Gatorade Shot is a refreshing, delicious beverage with purple color and a sweet-sour grape flavor. The best part? It’s easy to make in no time.

Here’s a list of ways to make Purple Gatorade Shot to enjoy its refreshing flavor. These variations look and taste great, but some of them don’t contain Gatorade at all.

You may be very surprised that if you order a Purple Gatorade Shot at a bar, the drink will not contain Gatorade but will have a beautiful purple color and great taste.

You can also use Purple Gatorade to give a beautiful purple color to these cocktails and decrease the alcohol amount.

Various mocktail recipes made with Gatorade have beautiful colors and great taste and don’t contain alcohol.

Also check: 15 Best Drinks With Blue Raspberry Vodka

Recipe 1: Purple Gatorade Shot

This Purple Gatorade Shot is made with only five ingredients in no time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz of sweet and sour mix
  • 1 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 3-5 oz of Purple Gatorade 
  • One splash Grenadine

Instructions:

First, fill the glass with ice cubes and pour the Vodka, Grenadine, and Blue Curacao. Stir well to combine. As a final touch, add the Sweet and Sour Mix and Purple Gatorade to give a beautiful purple color to your drink.

Recipe 2: Grape Gatorade Shot

Grape Gatorade Shot doesn’t contain Gatorade but still has a purple color. Instead of Gatorade Blue Curacao, Grenadine and Cranberry juice are the ones responsible for the purple color of this drink. But let’s see all the procedures to make this tasty drink.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz of vodka
  • 1 oz sweet and sour mix
  • 1 oz of Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz of cranberry juice-grape juice is also an option if you don’t have cranberry juice
  • 1 oz of Grenadine

Instructions:

Add ice into a cocktail shaker and add all the ingredients. Shake well to combine all the ingredients. Run simple syrup on the rim of the glass and rim it with purple sugar.

Purple sugar is easy to find where baking ingredients are sold, but you can also make it yourself. You can use one large or two smaller shot glasses. Strain the mixture into the glass and serve.

Recipe 3: Purple People Eater

Don’t be afraid of the name of this purple cocktail. It’s just a great drink you can serve at Halloween and other themed parties.

Purple People Eater is made with the same ingredients as Grape Gatorade Shot.

For this cocktail, you will need the following:

  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • 1 oz sweet and sour mix
  • 1 oz Grenadine
  • 1 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 1 oz cranberry juice

Instructions:

First, run the rim of the glass in a simple syrup and rim the edge with purple sugar. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Add all the ingredients and shake well to combine in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Pour the cocktail into the glass, garnish with a lemon wheel and serve.

Rocks and martini glasses can hold about 8 oz of liquid, while shot glasses hold 2 oz of liquid. You can keep the same ratio and double the volume of the ingredients to make the shots into cocktails; be aware of how strong a drink you will get.

In fruity and candy-based shot recipes that contain more mixers than liquor, you can double the recipe and make a cocktail. But if the alcohol content is higher when doubling the amounts, you can increase the part of the mixers instead of liquor.

You can also use sodas like Sprite or 7Up to increase the volume of your drinks. These lemon-lime sodas work best in citrusy and fruity cocktails giving some bubbles and a sweet, citrus flavor. According to your taste, you can also use regular unflavored and unsweetened sodas to keep the original flavor of the drink.

Recipe 4: Dietitian Becky’s Grape Flavored Sports Drink

This homemade sports drink is a great alternative to store-bought sports drinks. You can use it to replace carbohydrates and electrolytes after sports activities. It’s a refreshing drink with a nice grape flavor you can make in a minute.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package of unsweetened grape Kool-Aid mix
  • 1 cup grape juice
  • 7 cups cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients well in a pitcher. Place it in the refrigerator, and serve it when cooled.

Recipe 5: Purple Rain

Purple Rain is a cocktail made in tribute to the famous singer Prince. It’s made with Vodka, Blue Curacao, Grenadine, Cranberry Juice, and Lemon-Lime Lemonade.

Purple Rain has a beautiful purple color and a sweet-sour, slightly bitter flavor. You will need only a few ingredients to make this purple, refreshing drink.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz Grenadine
  • 1oz lemon-lime lemonade
  • 1 oz cranberry juice

Instructions:

First, rim the edge of the glass with a lime wedge and purple sugar. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Add ice into the glass and strain the mixture over the ice. Garnish with a lemon slice and serve.

Other Cocktail Recipes With Gatorade

You can make many cocktails and mocktails using other flavors of Gatorade. Here are some of my favorites.

Ocean Dream

Ocean Dream is made with blue Gatorade and has a beautiful blue color and tart flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz Everclear
  • 20 oz Blue Gatorade
  • One package of Kool-Aid–Ice Blue
  • Sugar to taste

Instructions:

Pour all the ingredients into a big cup and mix well to combine. Add ice into the glasses and strain the mixture over it. This is a large and strong cocktail meant to be drunk slowly.

Glowing Aurora

Ever heard of or tried the Glowing Aurora cocktail? If not, now is the time. It doesn’t just look beautiful; it also tastes great. For this cocktail, you will need just a few ingredients and a couple of minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz of Vodka
  • 2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • 2 oz of Melon liqueur
  • 1 oz of Blue Curacao
  • Blue Gatorade for topping

Instructions:

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail mixer filled with ice. Shake well. In a highball glass, add ice cubes and pour the cocktail. Top it with Blue Gatorade to get a cocktail with a beautiful bright green–neon blue color. Serve and enjoy.

Gatorade Margarita

Gatorade Margarita is a perfect cocktail you can serve at your next party or family gathering. You only have to make a bigger party-sized batch to have enough for everybody.

Ingredients:

  • 20 oz bottle of Blue Gatorade
  • 1 cup Silver Tequila
  • 1 cup thawed frozen limeade concentrate
  • 1/3 cup Blue Curacao

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients in a pitcher. Lastly, add Blue Curacao to the pitcher and stir well with a wooden spoon. Take 4-6 glasses and add ice to each. Split the mixture between the glasses and garnish with orange slices.

Another variety of this drink is made with tequila and green Gatorade mix in powder, water, and ice. This frozen cocktail with green color looks and tastes similar to a slushy margarita. So if a slushy margarita is your favorite, you can make this tasty cocktail to serve at your party.

Related Questions

What is Gatorade?

Gatorade is a popular energy drink originally made to replenish burned carbohydrates, electrolytes, and water after sports activities.

Drinking Gatorade effectively treats dehydration and is used in various cocktails and mixed drinks. When using Gatorade, you will get a colorful, fruity, refreshing drink that looks and tastes great and will help you rehydrate.

This sports drink can be found in various colors and flavors. You can choose between grapes, cherries, passion fruit, strawberries, orange, lemon-lime, mango, and many other flavors.

What is a Purple Gatorade Shot?

Purple Gatorade Shot is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that is simple and easy to make. You only need five ingredients to make this delicious and refreshing drink.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Grenadine Splash
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz sweet and sour mix
  • 3-5 oz Purple Gatorade

Instructions: 

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Pour the Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Grenadine. Stir gently to combine all the ingredients. Top it with Sweet and Sour mix and Purple Gatorade, and serve.

How Does Purple Gatorade Shot Taste Like?

Purple Gatorade is a grape-flavored drink with a fruity, sweet-sour flavor. It’s a great refreshing drink that keeps you hydrated and replenishes burned carbohydrates, electrolytes, and water after sports activities.

Is Purple Gatorade Hard to Find?

Purple Gatorade is easy to find, and you can buy it in supermarkets and grocery stores.

What is the Purple Alcohol?

There are various types of purple alcohol drinks and cocktails. Here are two popular drinks with a purple color that taste and look great.

Everclear Purple Passion Liquor is a refreshing, light, flavorful drink with purple color. It’s bottled at 13%and used in various mixed drinks and cocktails.

Purple Rain drink is another purple alcohol with great taste. It’s a delicious and refreshing vodka cocktail made with Pineapple juice, Blue Curacao and Grenadine. This cocktail is a fruity and delicious tropical drink with a beautiful purple color you can enjoy on a hot summer day.

Is Gatorade Good With Vodka?

Whether Gatorade and Vodka mixture tastes good to you depends on your taste.

In general, Gatorade tastes good when mixed with vodka. As we all know or don’t know, vodka is colorless and odorless liquor.

Gatorade will give it a nice color and flavor when mixed with various drinks. You can use any Gatorade flavor you like to mix with vodka, like grapes, cherries, lemon-lime, orange, strawberries, passion fruit, or others.

Final Tips

Gatorade is a good sports drink containing electrolytes to rehydrate and provide energy. But the bad thing about Gatorade is that it contains high amounts of sugar, which is bad for your health.

Drinking high amounts of sports drinks is associated with weight gain, raised risk of obesity and diabetes, poor diet, and heart diseases because they contain high amounts of sugar.

As with every drink and food ingredient, moderation is the key to using Gatorade without experiencing any negative effects on your health.

Gatorade can also be used in various mixed drinks and cocktails.

You can try Grape Gatorade Shot, Purple People Eater, or some other recipe according to your taste. They all have unique colors and flavors; the recipes are available so you can prepare them and enjoy their flavor.

Which is your favorite Gatorade flavor? What cocktails do you prepare with Gatorade? Please share your favorite Gatorade cocktail recipe in the comment section below.

Chad Smith

Hello and Welcome, I am Chad, a formal bartender. I created this blog to help readers make exotic cocktails at home.

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