Cocktail Spotlight: The Mr. Purple at Mr. Purple NYC
Name: Mr. Purple
Ingredients: Casmaigos Respados Tequila, Cranberry liqueur, allspice dram, apple, lemon, served punch style
Location: Mr. Purple at Hotel Indigo // New York City
Contributor: Shakira B., New York, NY
I decided to try something new away from my usual tequila seltzer and/or glass of champagne -which by the way I do recommend ordering one as the glass that the champagne is served in is legitimately the size of a proper full glass of wine. I decided to try one of Mr. Purple’s many specialty cocktails and chose their signature cocktail, the Mr. Purple, because obviously it has tequila and secondly, I knew from the sound of it, it would turn out to be a pretty drink which would inevitably fit into that perfect Instagram since the rooftop provides stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. This particular evening had the most gorgeous cotton-candy sky sunset.
This drink tastes like a strong summer cocktail thanks to the tequila and lemon, but it also could be the perfect autumn drink as well because of the autumn flavors such as the real cranberry liqueur, which blends nicely with the slight sweetness of the apple. The apple offsets the would-be natural sourness of the real cranberries that are used, so it was the perfect meshing of sweet and tangy.
Since it was served “punch style” it made for a smooth, cohesive flavor and I can see why it is their most popular/signature cocktail. It is refreshing and I feel has some aspect for everyone, whether you are obsessed with tequila, or love that perfect balance of not-too-sweet sweetness with a little kick! This cocktail is very refreshing and is perfect for those summer days spent outside lounging by their rooftop pool.