Witches Brew – A Halloween Cocktail

Single shot glass with a purple cocktail with a sugar rim.
This ‘Witches Brew’- halloween cocktail is so stunning. Based on a Purple Hooter, the vivid colour is dramatically beautiful, but with a dark eerie feel perfect for a halloween party.

Bright purple cocktail in a sugar rimmed shot glass.

Served in sugar rimmed shot glasses this witches brew is a wonderful addition to a party at any time of year.  But the dark purple colour makes it extra perfect (is that even a phrase???) to serve up as a halloween cocktail.

If you want a longer drink, replace the lime juice with a citrus soda and serve in a highball with crushed ice. I would still rim the glass with sugar as I love the sweet hit you get and it looks so pretty!

Over head shot, clearly showing the purple sugar rim on the shot glass.

If you can find it, black sugar would be a great to use on the glass rim, but for those looking to use what is already in their pantry (assuming I suppose black sugar isn’t in there!!!) I mix lime juice with some dark purple food colouring, dip the glasses in that and then into castor sugar, The food colouring soaks into the sugar giving it a purple hue.

Two shot glasses, with sugar rim and a purple cocktail in them, on a black table.

Enjoy x

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Black halloween inspired table with two shot glasses of purple cocktail.
4 from 11 votes

'Witches Brew'- A Halloween Cocktail

This 'Witches Brew'- halloween cocktail is so stunning. Based on a Purple Hooter, the vivid colour is dramatically beautiful, but with a dark eerie feel perfect for a halloween party.

Course Cocktail
Cuisine Modern Australian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 124 kcal


  • 1 fresh lime
  • 3 drops purple food colouring
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup vodka (Black vodka is even better)
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup raspberry liqueur


  1. Start by preparing the shot glasses.
  2. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice together into a saucer.
  3. Add the purple food colouring and mix with a cocktail stick.
  4. Place the sugar in a second saucer.
  5. Dip the shot glasses into the lime juice and then into the sugar.
  6. Set to one side.
  7. Cut the lime in halfPour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add the ice.
  8. Shake well.
  9. Strain into the prepared shot glass.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information is based on the cocktail without the sugar rim.



Nutrition Facts
'Witches Brew'- A Halloween Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 5g
Vitamin C 13.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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