Purple Hooter Shot Recipe

Purple Hooter Shot Recipe


It’s not everyday that you see a gorgeous purple drink, so when you come across one, you have to appreciate its beauty. But, looks are not the only thing that’ll satisfy you, a more important thing matters which is, of course, the taste. 

Most cocktails use orange liqueur, mix in some strawberries, and perhaps some citrus fruits, the likes of lemon and lime. If you have had enough of these, you ought to try something new, some raspberries perhaps. What better way to start this venture than to have a nice glass of purple hooter. 

A purple hooter is a shot made from raspberry liqueur and mixed with an orange liqueur, vodka and lime juice. Some may omit the orange liqueur and replace it with a sweet and sour mix and lemon lime soda. It is also referred to as a Raspberry Gimlet

There are a number of ways to make this shot but the typical ones involve a combination or all of the aforementioned ingredients. It can also be made as a cocktail since it deserves to be savored as well. 

The sourness dances around the taste buds and brings a hint of sweetness. Before we get going with the recipe, let’s delve into its history first, shall we? It’s quite unclear though and seemingly contains no evidence, but it’s as good as it  gets. 

It started in the African jungle, specifically in the Southern tip of the Congo where the Booray town proudly bears the title of the premier producer of the first-class raspberries in Africa. Aside from the people who inhabited there, the Congo was also the home of a massive group of Gorillas. 

The people weren’t so confident in cohabitating with these gorillas and so, the townspeople had to find a way to defend themselves from the gorillas who apparently liked the precious raspberries. One man found out through his research that gorillas can’t stand the sound of a hooting horn and so he blew and blew until the gorillas avoided them. 

The townspeople labeled the man as the “purple hooter” due to his relentless blowing of the horn that made his face all purple, and in his honor, they made a drink made of raspberries and other ingredients.

Whether or not the story behind it is real or what variation you choose to make, it can’t be denied that this concoction is a great one and worth sharing. 

Nutritional guidelines per serving

Serving size: 1 ( 2 oz.)

Amount per Serving:

Calories: 122

                                    % Daily Value

Total Fat - 0g                            0%

Saturated Fat - 0g                    0%

Cholesterol - 0mg 

Sodium - 0mg                           0%

Total Carbohydrates - 8g          3%

Dietary Fiber - 2g                      7%

Protein - 0g

Calcium - 0g

Tools required to Make the Drink


Steps to Make: 

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. 
  2. Measure ingredients with a jigger and pour them into the shaker. 
  3. Shake well for about 15 seconds. 
  4. Strain and pour into a chilled shot glass. Bottoms up!

Recipe variations 

As mentioned, there are plenty of ways to make this drink, others may have different ingredients. There isn’t one recipe for this shot that can be called the “original '' one becuase of its ambiguous roots. What matters though is that the common denominator is the raspberry liqueur and the vodka. Here are several of them and it’s up to you to choose your best bet.

1. Purple Hooter Shot Variation #1:

This recipe is one of the simplest ones to make and it only calls for three ingredients and is mostly made in bars. It may be easy but it’s a purple hooter, all right. 


  • 1.5 oz. Ketel One Vodka 
  • Dash of Chambord Raspberry liqueur 
  • ½ oz. Lime juice 
  • Ice cubes


  1. Measure ingredients with a jigger and pour them into a glass. 
  2. Stir the mixture with a bar spoon and strain and pour into a chilled shot glass. 

2. Purple Hooter Shot Variation #2:

This one is also a favorite version because it uses a sweet & sour mix that adds a nice sourness to the shot and the lemon lime soda adds some sparkles and acidity that dances with the liqueurs. 



  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes. 
  2. Measure the ingredients with a jigger and pour into the glass. 
  3. Stir the mixture with a bar spoon for about 5 seconds. Strain and pour the drink into a shot glass

3. Purple Hooter Shot Variation #3:

This version features a burst of citrus flavors from the triple sec and lime juice. The orange liqueur also really plays well with the raspberry flavor that ultimately results in a fruity sensation, this one is also worthy to try. 


  • 1 oz. Ketel One Vodka
  • ½ oz. Cointreau Triple sec
  • 1 oz. Chambord Raspberry liqueur 
  • ½ oz. Lime juice


  1. Fill a shaker with ice. Measure ingredients with a jigger and pour into the shaker. 
  2. Shake well for about 10 seconds. Strain and pour the mixture into a shot glass

4. Purple Hooter Shot Variation #4:

Quite similar to the previous recipe as this version also features two fruits. The cranberry juice really gives an additional satisfying sourness to the shot and its dark reddish color contributes to the vibrant color of purple to the shot. 

You have the option of using lemon lime soda or lime juice. Should you use the lemon lime soda, you don’t need to shake the mixture because it deals with carbonation so you just have to stir it with a spoon. Either way, you’ll end up with a delicious shot. 



  1. Measure ingredients with a jigger. Pour them into the shaker filled with ice. 
  2. Shake for about 5 seconds. 
  3. Strain and pour the mixture into a shot glass

If you’re not over the mesmerizing purple shot yet, you can check out these similar purple shots and  drinks that’ll give you a new perspective of your drink preferences:

5. Purple Hooter on the Rocks

Yes, this is just the same with the shot, but it just differs on the manner of presentation. With a recipe as good as the purple hooter, you don’t have to get drunk by taking many shots just to appreciate its goodness. You can savor the drink by having it on the rocks. It takes a longer time to drink, allowing you to have a good time, without getting drunk as much.  


  • 3 oz. Absolut vodka
  • 2.5 oz. Chambord raspberry liqueur
  • Sprite (to top)
  • Ice cubes


  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice. 
  2. Measure ingredients with a jigger. Pour them into the glass. 
  3. Top it off with the lemon lime soda. Stir gently with a bar spoon for just about 5 seconds. 

6. Purple Nurple

Blue plus red equals purple, pretty elementary but certainly not this drink, this drink is classy and tasty. It incorporates the flavor of delicious coconut rum that gives all the beach vibes and the fruity sensation of triple sec and cranberry juice. Of course, this gorgeous color wouldn’t be achieved without the magical blue curacao.All of these give a nice glass of purple delight.  


  • 1 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz. Cointreau Triple Sec
  • ½ oz. Senior & Co. Blue Curacao
  • 2 oz. Lakewood Cranberry Juice
  • Ice cubes


  1. Fill a shaker with ice. Measure ingredients with a jigger and pour into the shaker. 
  2. Shake well until combined. 
  3. Fill a rocks glass with ice and strain and pour the drink into the glass. If you prefer to have a shot, strain and pour the mixture into a chilled shot glass

7. Purple Hooter Jello Shot

This recipe requires extra work but it’ll all be worth it in the end. You recall that the purple hooter calls for raspberry liqueur and lime juice, right? Because this recipe is actually a layered jello shot with colors of purple and green to honor the two mentioned ingredients. And yes, the vodka isn’t left out because it’s basically the flavor foundation. 

However, if you want to stick with just the purple-colored shot, you definitely can. You just have to leave out the green portion, mix the components of the purple hooter shot, add the vodka and fill up the whole cup with the purple mixture. But, if you ever change your mind, check out this recipe!


Purple layer:

Green layer:


1st Green layer:

  1. Lay out the jello cups on a cookie sheet to prevent them from moving when you’re filling the cups. 
  2. Put 1 package of lime jello mix into a mixing bowl. Meanwhile, bring the water to a boil. 
  3. Combine 1 cup of boiling water with the lime jello mix. Mix until fully dissolved. 
  4. Add the ¼ cup of vodka, 2 tbsp of lime juice and 2 tbsp. Of cold water into the jello mix. You can adjust the measurements depending on how much alcohol you want in it, as long as the ratio measures 1 cup. 
  5. Pour the jello mix into the cups ⅓ of the way. Don’t overfill so the layers will be equal in portion. 
  6. Cover with the lids and let them cool in the refrigerator until they are set, about 2 - 4 hours. 

Purple layer:

  1. Bring the water to a boil, then combine it with the purple jello mix in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Mix until fully dissolved. Then, add in ½ cup of raspberry liqueur, ¼ cup water and ¼ cup lime juice. 
  3. Allow the mixture to cool at room temperature for 20 minutes. This step is crucial because when you pour a hot purple layer over the green layer, the green layer will just melt and the layers won’t form. 
  4. Once cooled, pour the purple mixture over the green layer, reaching ⅔ of the cup. 
  5. Cover them with the lids again and let them set in the refrigerator for another 2 - 4 hours. 

2nd Green Layer:

  1. Do the same steps of the  first green layer until the 4th step. When these are done, allow the mixture to cool for about 20 minutes so as to not ruin the previous layers. 
  2. When it is already cooled, pour the mixture into the cups filling the last ⅓ portion. 
  3. Let them set for another 2-4 hours until firm. When they’re ready, take them out of the refrigerator and enjoy!

8. Purple Kamikaze Shot

If you have tried a kamikaze before and assuming that you liked it, you might want to try this cool version: a purple kamikaze. The color purple is derived from the blue curacao and grenadine syrup, two liquids that make drinks such as this one wondrous. 


  • 2 oz. Ketel One Vodka
  • ½ oz. Cointreau Triple Sec
  • ½ oz. Senior & Co. Blue Curacao 
  • ½ oz. Rose’s Grenadine syrup
  • ½ oz. Lime juice 
  • Ice cubes


  1. Fill a shaker with ice. Measure ingredients with a jigger and pour them into the shaker. 
  2. Shake thoroughly for about 15 seconds. 
  3. Strain and pour the mixture into a shot glass

9. Purple Passion Shot

This one is very similar to the Purple Hooter, only that it uses grape juice instead of raspberry liqueur. Find out which one you like better, try one now!



  1. Measure ingredients with a jigger. Pour them into a shaker filled with ice. 
  2. Shake well until blended. Strain and pour the mixture into a chilled shot glass

10. Purple Haze Shot

The name may ring a bell to many things such as the song or the drug, but this one is a completely different thing, but it can be as groovy as the song and as addicting as the drug. 


  • ¾ oz. Ketel One Vodka
  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier
  • ⅓ oz. Chambord raspberry Liqueur
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 Domino sugar cube
  • Ice cubes


  1. Place the lime wedge and sugar cube in a glass. Using a muddler, muddle the two until they are mixed together and the lime juice is fully extracted. 
  2. In the same glass, add in ice cubes. Measure the vodka and Grand Marnier with a jigger and pour them into the glass. 
  3. Shake well for about 15 seconds. 
  4. Strain and pour the mixture into a shot glass ⅔ of the way. Top the shot with the raspberry liqueur. 

11. Barbie’s Revenge 

Don’t be fooled by the name, you can’t really imagine Barbie having revenge, can you? Barbie will always be sweet and this drink is not as intimidating as its name. It uses a special kind of spirit, Viniq, which is a fusion of premium vodka and natural fruit flavor that shimmers, making it glamorous like Barbie. 


  • ⅓ oz. Purple Viniq
  • ⅓ oz. Bacardi White Rum
  • ⅓ oz. Sweet Revenge liqueur
  • Ice cubes


  1. Get a shot glass and pour in the purple viniq ⅓ of the way. 
  2. Using a spoon, slowly pour the white rum over it ⅔ of the way. 
  3. Lastly, use again the back of the spoon and pour the sweet revenge whiskey over it to fill the whole glass. 

12. Boozy Lavender Coconut Lemonade

If you want to have beach vibes, you can try this lovely drink that offers sweet and tropical flavors that you don’t want to miss. 



  1. Fill a glass with ice. Measure ingredients, except the lemonade and lavender syrup, with a jigger and pour them into the glass. Stir with a bar spoon to combine. 
  2. Top with lemonade and add a splash of lavender syrup. Garnish with a lemon wheel.  

13. Purple Rain Shot

You may be familiar with the Purple Rain cocktail, and guess what, it’s also available in shot form. It’s very easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. 



  1. Fill a shot glass with blue curacao ⅓ of the way. Do this step with the cranberry juice and the vodka. 

14. Peanut Butter and Jelly

Check out the iconic breakfast or snack food transform into a drink. It has the nut flavor from the Frangelico as well as the fruit flavor from the Chambord, minus the bread but it is still as good and tasty. 


  • ¾ oz. Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
  • ¾ oz. Frangelico liqueur 
  • Ice cubes 


  1. Fill a shaker with ice. Measure ingredients with a jigger and pour them into the shaker. 
  2. Shake well. Strain and pour into the shot glass

What food does it go well with

It has been established that the purple hooter bears the raspberry flavor and one thing that complements this is tomatoes since they share both citrus and floral aromatic links. Check out these tomato-based dinners next time you’re craving good food. 

We’ve also included dishes that pair well with vodka. 

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

Ditch the regular pizza and enjoy this pizza muffin you can enjoy anytime, parties or not. Everyone will surely love these beautiful; creations.

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls

Two cheeses in a chicken roll makes dinner a hearty albeit a guilty one. Don’t worry, run an extra mile the morning after so you can indulge in this lovely dish.

Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni

You’ll never want to pass up the opportunity to try this cheesy cannelloni.

Perfect Steak

Smoked Salmon Lettuce Wraps

Go green with these smoked salmon lettuce wraps. You’ll love the combination of the smoked salmon and the vodka in the purple hooter cocktails. 


What is Chambord?
It is a purple-colored  liqueur made from black raspberries that has a deep flavor, making it an ideal ingredient in cocktails. It is 16.5% Alcohol by Volume (ABV) and is 33 proof. Its origin traces to Loire Valley, France and the Chambord brand was founded in 1982. Its exact components are red and black raspberries, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey, and Cognac, resulting in a sweet, lush and rich flavor, ideal in mixing with other spirits. Chambord is one of the most luxurious liqueurs there is so it can be a bit pricey. But it is off-set with its high end quality. 

Is a purple hooter a kamikaze?
Not really, both are distinct shots that are unique in their own ways. Though, it can’t be denied that they have similar components such as the vodka and lime juice as well as the triple sec when you use that particular recipe. But, the thing about drinks is that they are the same until you incorporate a differing factor, in this case, an ingredient that can make the drink entirely different and thus a new thing. 

Does Chambord need to be refrigerated?
No, it can be stored at room temperature and can still last for a long time. Since it contains more alcohol, its shelf life is longer. Just store it in a cool dry area away from direct heat or sunlight and keep tightly closed when not in use.

How much alcohol content is in a purple hooter shot?
The main ingredients of the purple hooter are vodka and Chambord. If an 80-proof vodka is used, plus the Chambord, this will result in 24 percent ABV (48 proof).

What does a purple hooter taste like?
Because it has raspberry in it and lime juice, the shot tastes both sweet and sour that gives off a fruity flavor but with a hint of bitterness and toughness from the voddka. If you consume it as a shot rather than a cocktail, you will experience the burst of these flavors all at one and will definitely leave an aftertaste.  

Purple Overload and Fruity Vodkas

Purple is a pretty color, thus it can easily catch the attention of many. The list above is only a portion of the purple drinks because they are mostly shots. There are more drinks and cocktails that can be associated with this color and you can find them right here

And when you’re feeling a bit tired and you don’t want to mix some spirits, you can try these fruit-infused vodkas and it’ll be like having a ready-made drink without any hassle. 


It is without a doubt that purple is a cool and a tantalizing color. And if you’re going to associate it with food, you can’t deny that most of them are sophisticated such as wine, grapes, berries and more. Some are even available in this color even if it’s not their normal color, making them quite unique and more valuable such as the purple cabbage, carrots, yam and cauliflower. 

Of course, the world of drinks is not exempt since it also boasts its numerous gorgeous purple drinks. One of which is the purple hooter.  It’s not only awesome based on its appearance alone but if you drink it and taste the burst of flavors, you’ll understand why it is a widely appreciated drink. This shot is a great example of something that is beautiful in and out.



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