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Purple People Eater Drink

This spooky and fun Purple People Eater Drink is the best purple gin cocktail to make this Halloween! Complete with a lychee "eyeball" and smoking dry ice, this recipe is perfect for Halloween get-togethers!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Briana


  • 1 cocktail shaker (a mason jar with lid can also be used)



  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add Empress gin, lemon juice and grenadine. Shake until the shaker is very cold, about 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass of choice, top with ginger beer.
  • Garnish with a lychee stuffed with a blueberry to look like an eyeball.
  • Enjoy right away! Happy Halloween!


Please note, that diet ginger beer and our homemade sugar free grenadine can be used for this recipe to make it sugar-free, and that is how we make it at home. We included standardized store-bought versions in the nutrition information to show the sugar and carb content if you don't want to make any of the components at home.
If you use our homemade versions, you will lower the calories to 150 calories per drink, with 5g total carbs, 1g fiber (making 4 net carbs), and 4g sugar.  The lychee and blueberry "eyeball" adds 10 calories add 2 total carbs. The eyeball garnish is optional and not included in the nutrition facts. 
Be very careful if handling dry ice. Always wear gloves, and wait til your drink stops bubbling to enjoy it. You don't want to ingest dry ice!  Please visit the body of this post for more tips on handling dry ice. 


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.03g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg