Purple Gatorade Shot Recipe: How To Make It (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on June 22, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Are you looking for a refreshing and delicious shot – perfect for the hot summer days? You’re in the right place.  

In today’s post, we’ll share with you the best purple Gatorade shot recipe that you need to try now. Read on. 

The Best Purple Gatorade Shot Recipe 

The Best Purple Gatorade Shot Recipe 

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes or less

Tools: Collins, Highball, or any tall glass



Get your high glass and fill it with ice cubes. Pour in Blue Curacao, Grenadine splash, and Vodka. Gently stir to mix the ingredients well.

Top it with Purple Gatorade (and sweet and sour mix, if you like), then serve.

Note: You’ll see the drink turning into an ombre of purple or blue.

Serving: 1

What’s A Purple Gatorade Shot? 

Purple Gatorade Shot on table

The Purple Gatorade Shot is a simple, easy-to-prepare recipe that only needs five ingredients. You can enjoy this refreshing and delicious drink in 5 minutes or less. 

Purple Gatorade makes a vibrant cocktail, which also tastes fruity and delicious. It contains electrolytes that can help you rehydrate as you consume alcohol (along with it).  

What Does It Taste Like? 

Purple Cocktail

Purple Gatorade Shot tastes like a grape-flavored drink with an alcohol mix. It’s fruity with a little bit of a sweet and sour taste. 

This drink is perfect for the summer while you enjoy time with friends and family or if you simply want to chill after an exhausting day. 

“A cocktail is something that takes time to make and create.”

– Joe Stinchcomb, Bar Owner

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Purple Gatorade Shot Nutritional Facts

A shot of Purple Gatorade contains 156 calories and 34 grams of carbs. In addition, it contains 29 g of sugar, 98.6 mg of sodium, 30.4 mg of potassium, and 3 mg of calcium.

How Much Is Alcohol In It?

Based on the ingredients, the Purple Gatorade shot recipe contains 1 ounce of vodka (1.5 oz on some recipes), which is usually around 40% ABV (if the vodka used is 80-proof) [1].  

Other Purple Gatorade Shot Variations

Other Purple Gatorade Shot Variations

Purple People Eater Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes or less 

Total Time: 5 minutes 



  • 1 oz. Grenadine
  • 1 oz. Purple Gatorade
  • 1 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 1.5 oz. Vodka
  • Purple Sugar 
  • Syrup (can use water or juice, but optional)


Get the small plate and put purple sugar. Wet the top of your glass with syrup (water or juice) and dab it onto the sugar – coating the rim. Then, set it aside. 

In your cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in the Purple Gatorade, Blue Curacao, Vodka, and Grenadine Splash. Shake well until evenly mixed.

Then, get the sugar-coated glass and fill it with ice cubes. Strain the mixture from the shaker onto the glass and serve. 

Serving: 1

Grape Gatorade Shot Recipe

Grape Gatorade Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes or less

Total Time: 5 minutes




Fill your cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add sour mix, Grenadine, grape Vodka, Blue Curacao, and grape Gatorade, then shake well. Get your highball glass and strain the mixture in it. Serve and enjoy!

Serving: 1

Purple Rain

Hands Holding Glass of Purple Rain Cocktail Drink

Prep Time:  5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • Cocktail shaker
  • cocktail glass


  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Grenadin
  • 1 oz lemon-lime lemonade
  • 1 oz purple gatorade


Rim the edge of the glass with purple sugar and lime wedge. In a cocktail shaker, mix all the ingredients with ice and shake well. Stain over fresh ice and serve with a lemon slice on top.


Is Gatorade alcoholic?

No, Gatorade drinks today are not alcoholic. But, an alcoholic version of Gatorade exists in the early 1970s, which contains 25% more alcohol than beer. 

Is Purple Gatorade hard to find?

No, Purple Gatorade is easy to find. You can purchase it in grocery stores and supermarkets.  

What makes purple Gatorade shot purple?

The Purple Gatorade shot is purple because it is a blend of purple Gatorade and blue curacao.

Is Gatorade good with vodka?

Yes, Gatorade is good with vodka. When you combine Gatorade and vodka, it is a flavorful and refreshing drink.

Also, it helps you prevent dehydration because it contains electrolytes [2].

Final Thoughts 

Now you know that you can make a fruity and vibrant drink with the purple Gatorade you love.

Aside from the original Purple Gatorade Shot recipe, you can try other variations like the Purple People Eater, and the Grape Gatorade Shot recipes. 

This can make a great addition to the cocktails served when you’re having a party or chilling with friends.



Lydia Martin

Lydia Martin hails from Redmond, Washington, where you’ll find some of the best cocktail bars and distilleries that offer a great mix of local drinks. She used to work as a bar manager in Paris and is a self-taught mixologist whose passion for crafting unique cocktails led her to create Liquor Laboratory. Lydia can whip up a mean Margarita in seconds! Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here or feel free to give Lydia a tip.

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