Purple Hooter: 2 Ways to Make the Fun and Fruity Shooter

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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
122 Calories
0g Fat
8g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 0g
Calcium 22mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fun, fruity, and purple! That is the popular shot called the Purple Hooter and it is a drink that you will want to invite to your next party.

The Purple Hooter goes by a few different names and there are a few ways to make it. Whether you call it a Raspberry Gimlet or a Purple Kamikaze, it is just that... a raspberry-flavored (and purple-colored) variation on the popular Kamikaze shot.

The two shooters have vodka and lime juice in common. Where the Kamikaze typically uses an orange liqueur like triple sec, the Purple Hooter uses a black raspberry liqueur like Chambord. If you know how to make one shot, then you know how to make the other.

There is no doubt that the Purple Hooter is a great tasting drink. Its fruity mix is difficult to resist and everyone at your party will love it when you pour a round of these purple shots.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.

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  3. Stir well.

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  4. Strain into a shot glass.

    Purple Hooter recipe
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  5. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • Purple Hooter Shot: If you do not have lime juice in your bar, don't worry, you can still make a Purple Hooter shot. With this recipe, you will get the same great flavor as the original, just in a slightly different form. To make this drink, combine 1 ounce vodka with 1/2 ounce Chambord and a splash of lemon-lime soda in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a shot glass.
  • Raspberry Gimlet Cocktail: The Purple Hooter is a fun shot drink, but it is also the perfect candidate for a transformation into a fancy cocktail. Just as there is an 'up' version of the Kamikaze that is a delightful and popular martini-esque drink, the raspberry version can get the same treatment. To make this drink, shake 1 1/2 ounces vodka or gin with 1 ounce black raspberry liqueur and 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with seasonal berries.

How Strong Is the Purple Hooter Shot?

Is the Purple Hooter a strong shot? Let's find out by running the numbers.

If we use an 80-proof vodka and Chambord, the first Purple Hooter recipe would be 24 percent ABV (48 proof) and the second shot recipe is just slightly stronger at 25 percent ABV. In comparison, the Raspberry Gimlet recipe given weighs in at around 30 percent ABV (60 proof).

Does it surprise you that a 'martini' is stronger than a shot? It happens more than you think. The difference in your intoxication may just be how many of those shots you're drinking in a row!

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