It's been a minute since we've had a cocktail of the week, but if there was ever a time to bring it back, this is it!

Fans worldwide are mourning the loss of Prince, and in his honor, this week we're making Purple Rain.

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I may not have been the world's biggest Prince fan, but there's no denying his sheer talent: his guitar solos alone get me feeling drunk on music! His art will certainly impact and influence others for years to come, and his whole approach to his life and career has certainly been inspiring for me.

I recommend making one a few of these and then blasting the Purple Rain album. Let's go crazy, indeed.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz. blue curacao
  • .5 oz grenadine
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • lime wheel, to garnish

Fill a tall glass with ice, add all ingredients, and stir. (If you wanted to get a little fancy, you could slightly layer them for a cool swirly ombre effect...but...it's not Swirly Ombre rain, it's Purple Rain. Just stir it.)

Garnish with a lime wheel, then cry in the corner as you think about how awful 2016 has been to celebrities.