How to make a Purple Rain Margarita

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Ever seen purple rain?

Okay, Savannah — it’s that time of year when it’s SO hot that it “makes the doves cry.” The days are hot and humid and we all get a little “delirious.” What’s the best way to beat the heat? Taking off that “Raspberry Beret,” putting on your swim suit and of course, fixing yourself a nice cold Margarita. Our friends in Charleston have a unique twist on the Margarita — It’s called the “Purple Rain Margarita.” So, “Let’s go crazy” and make your OWN at home! They are seriously one of the most refreshing cocktails you’ll have ALL summer! Check out the recipe below and you’ll end up partying like it’s “1999.”

The Oyster House’s Purple Rain Margarita

Green or Purple?

The Oyster House in downtown Charleston, located on 35 S. Market Street, has a special take on the margarita. No run-of-the-mill, sticky-sweet frozen green concoction here. The Oyster House makes a “souped up” purple margarita called “Purple Rain.”

Purple Rain Margarita

1 ½ oz. Espolon Blanco

1 oz. St. Germain

Splash of Simple Syrup

1 ½ oz. Lime Juice

1 oz. Cointreau

Topped with Butterfly Pea Flower


So, if you want to try a perfect dozen of their steamed oysters, visit the Oyster House, and finish it off with their signature Purple Rain Margarita. The Oyster House will be participating in the Lowcountry Oyster Festival Sunday, January 27 at Boone Hall Plantation.