The Purple Rain Cocktail

Staff Writer
The Purple Rain Cocktail
Courtesy of BULLDOG London Dry Gin

The Purple Rain cocktail.

If you're going to celebrate the London Olympics (and don't have $3,000 for an Olympian cocktail), than why not celebrate with a London Dry Gin cocktail? BULLDOG London Dry Gin created London-themed drinks in honor of the Olympics; and this one -- the Purple Rain -- honors "the most reliable part of London weather." With champagne, creme de violette, and elderflower liqueur added to the mix, the Purple Rain has the botanical flavor of BULLDOG. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 Ounces BULLDOG gin
  • 1/2 Ounce Creme de Violette Liquer
  • 1/2 Ounce Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1/4 Ounce fresh lime juice
  • chilled champagne or cava


Combine ingredients (save sparkling wine) in a shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass and top with champagne or cava. 

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.