Purple Rain, a Mixed Drink in Honor of Prince


Purple Rain, a Drink to Honor Prince

By Krista Martinelli, ©2016


In honor of Prince (RIP), this is a lovely mixed drink – “Purple Rain” or “Purple Reign.”  We are fortunate to have a mulberry tree in our backyard (which I like even better than blackberries).  But either will work.  Like a mojito, you are going to fill up a glass with crushed ice – and pour this mixture over it.  You could use either Basil or Mint or just berries as a garnish.  I like the basil, as it lends a more exotic, Thai flavor to it.  Enjoy!


  • 2 oz Blueberry Vodka (Smirnoff)
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 8 mulberries or blackberries- plus 3-4 for garnish
  • Club Soda
  • Basil (for garnish)
  • Garnish: Extra whole blackberries, 1 or 2


  • Muddle the berries in the bottom of a glass.
  • Fill with crushed ice, then add blueberry vodka, orange juice and pineapple juice and stir.
  • Fill with club soda and garnish.


“Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.” – Prince