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Prince, Gone But Not Forgotten & A Purple Rain Cocktail

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 2, 2016 | Categories: Music

When I heard the news that Prince had died, I felt like I had lost someone close. Yes, I know that he was a celebrity and I never even met him in person… although I did see him in concert twice, I felt like I knew him. 

Prince was a huge part of my life during my later teens and twenties, through present day — Always really, since I never stopped listening to his music. 

When I was 16/17 I just knew I was going to be Mrs. Prince one day. A silly teenage crush, I know, but I so loved him. I lost count of how many times I’ve seen the movie Purple Rain. I had the album and listened to it thousands of times… there wasn’t one song on the Purple Rain album I didn’t like. And I sang his songs, which I know were not always appropriate for a young girl, knowing every word, even if I really didn’t know what a lot of the lyrics meant, although I did know they were “naughty”.

It was more than the lyrics. It was more than his brilliant guitar or piano playing. It was more than…. He was more than. Which was evident in is physical stature. He may have only been 5’2″ but he was a giant. He was powerful. He was the only man who could wear eyeliner and high heels and take most any man’s woman. He could definitely make women swoon. 

Prince may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. Celebrate his life with a Purple Rain cocktail.

For those who think it’s silly to mourn over a celebrity’s death, someone you’ve never even met, this tweet sums it up best…

“Thinking about how we mourn artists we’ve never met. We don’t cry because we Knew them we cry because they helped us know ourselves”. Thank you @ElusiveJ for saying what many of us feel.

Prince was one of the most talented and gifted musicians ever. He was eccentric and odd, and not everyone’s cup of tea, but no one who has ever seen him perform could ever say he wasn’t an amazing artist. 

I love this performance of Purple Rain from the 1985 live American Music Awards. And for any southern fans, he say’s “Y’all” during his performance.

To celebrate Prince’s life and what his talents have brought to the world, here’s a Purple Rain cocktail recipe:

Purple Rain cocktail in honor of Prince...

Purple Rain Cocktail to Celebrate Prince

INGREDIENTS 

  • Serving 1 8oz glass 
  • 2oz Blue Curacao 
  • 1oz Citron Vodka 
  • 2oz Cranberry  Juice 
  • 1oz Pineapple Juice 
  • 1 tsp. Grenadine 
  • Ice 

DIRECTIONS 

  1. In a shaker glass add your liquors, juices, grenadine, and 3-4 pieces of ice. 
  2. Shake well to combine. 
  3. Pour into your glass that is filled 3/4 of the way with ice. 

Purple Rain Cocktail to celebrate Prince

Make this Purple Rain cocktail sit back and listen to your favorite Prince songs and have a drink to honor Prince and to celebrate his life.

I will miss Prince, but I am so thankful he shared his music and talent with us. Sweet Prince, you will never be forgotten.

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