I discovered how to make Purple Gatorade shots and will teach you how with my quick and easy recipe. Find out what’s in a purple Gatorade shot and what ingredients you need. You must be 21 or older.

Purple Gatorade Shot

What Is A Gatorade Shot?

A Gatorade shot is a small, concentrated drink made using every ingredient except Gatorade LOL—a popular sports drink known for replenishing electrolytes and providing hydration. A Gatorade shot is a mixture of alcoholic beverages that combine to create an adult drink that tastes like this delicious cocktail! You can typically serve Gatorade shots in a shot glass. The key to these shots is to consume them swiftly so that you can get the energy boost it brings!! These Gatorade shots are often mixed with other ingredients, such as alcohol or fruit juices, to create flavorful and refreshing cocktails. They are a popular choice for parties, sporting events, or as a quick energy source during physical activity.

Ingredients For Purple Gatorade Shot

Gatorade Shot

This Gatorade shot recipe uses the following ingredients at a minimum so that you can enjoy your delicious shot sooner rather than later.

  • Grenadine– is like the superstar ingredient here. I rely on it to bring in loads of fantastic flavor and give that excellent purple color you find in purple Gatorade. But hold on, many other Gatorade shot options are also available. I’ll be sure to talk about those in more detail later on in this post.
  • Grape Vodka—To make this grape-flavored drink, we only use the best vodkas. The best place to find Grape vodka is at your local Wine store. They have several different brands that make the same grape vodka. Any of them works well with this purple Gatorade shot recipe.
  • Blue Curaçao —Adding this Blue Curaçao will give your drink this vibrant blue color. It often adds a unique visual element to cocktails and mixed drinks. It has a sweet and slightly bitter taste, with flavors of orange and citrus.
  • Sour Mix- helps with the added flavor of sweetness.
  • Purple Sugar- This adds that sweet, sugary taste around the rim of your shot glass.
  • Plenty of Ice- Ice is optional, but I would recommend it. If you’re not an ice person, add this drink to the refrigerator to chill for a few hours, then enjoy!!

How To Make A Purple Gatorade Shot?

1. Add the lemons to the bottom of the jar. Add the remaining ingredients and shake well. Refrigerate for 3 hours.

2. Start by smoothing the edges of the glass with a slice of lemon.

3. Add salt to a small bowl, submerge the glass rim in the salt, and twist until coated.

4. Pour the chilled purple Gatorade into the shot glass and garnish with lemon.


Red Gatorade Shot- consists of cranberry juice, sour mix, and Gatorade, resulting in a vibrant and compelling cocktail.

Orange Gatorade- the Orange Gatorade Shot incorporates orange juice, triple sec, and Gatorade. On the other hand,

Blue Gatorade Shot—inspired by blue sports drinks, this shot combines blue Gatorade, vodka, and limeade concentrated, making it a perfect choice for quenching your thirst on a hot summer day.

Grape Gatorade– If you prefer grape-flavored concoctions, the Grape Gatorade Shot is made with grape juice, grape-flavored drink, and grape vodka, providing a delicious shot that satisfies your taste buds.

Other Ingredients

  • Lemon Juice—Lemon juice gives this Gatorade shot a spike of that zesty flavor we all know and love, but you can omit it if you aren’t a fan.
  • Pineapple Juice- I love how using pineapple juice helps to bring in a subtle hint of flavor.


You can make substitutions if you don’t have all the ingredients.

Simple Syrup—If you aren’t a major fan of the sour mix, you can replace it with simple syrup.

Kosher salt—The purple sugar can be a tad bit too sweet for some to taste on the rim of the glass, so you can salt it to make this grape Gatorade shot.

Grape Vodka—If you don’t have grape vodka, you can use regular vodka and squeeze lemon juice for that citrusy flavor.

Grenadine- If you can’t find grenadine, use strawberry syrup or homemade grenadine.


Cocktail Shaker—To make your Gatorade shots, you will need a cocktail shaker to mix the ingredients well. You will also need a shot glass or a small glass to serve the shots. Don’t forget to garnish your shots with fruit slices or lime wedges for added presentation.

Mason Jars—If you don’t have a cocktail mixer on hand, you can store and create your drink in a mason jar. Add all of the ingredients to the mason jar and mix things up nicely.

Double old-fashioned glass—Fruity cocktails are made to be served in a sturdy old-fashioned glass, which is the best part. This will make this an official drink of the NFL party, or any party for that matter!


When it comes to storage, Gatorade shots are best enjoyed fresh. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator in a mason jar for up to 2 months. Just make sure to stir them well before serving.

Sides To Enjoy

When it comes down to this purple Gatorade shot, you will need a good old side to add. Why not enjoy it with buttermilk fried chicken or oven-baked ribs? These are great options if you are a cornbread fan, and they also pair well with these Gatorade shots.


What’s in a purple Gatorade shot?

A purple Gatorade shot has about four simple ingredients: grape vodka, grenadine, sour mix, and blue curaçao, which can easily be picked up at your local ABC store.

Do you need Gatorade to make Gatorade shots?

No, not. Gatorade isn’t even used in this recipe at all.

Purple Gatorade Shot


In conclusion, Gatorade shots are a delicious and refreshing way to enjoy a quick energy source. Their simple ingredients and easy recipes make them a popular drink for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a great drink on a hot summer day, Gatorade shots are the right choice. So get your cocktail shaker ready and start mixing up your Gatorade shots today!!

Well, until next time, folks.

Purple Gatorade Shot (Extremely Easy)

Purple Gatorade Shots
Servings: 1
Calories 460
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 2 Cups Grape Vodka
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sour Mix
  • 1 Cup Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 Cup Grenadine
  • 1 Lemon Sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt


  • Add your lemons to the bottom of the jar. Now add the remaining ingredients and shake well. Shake well. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
    2 Cups Grape Vodka, 1 1/2 Cup Sour Mix, 1 Cup Blue Curacao, 1/2 Cup Grenadine
    how to make purple gatorade shot
  • Start by smoothing the out edges of the glass with a slice of lemon.
    1 Lemon
  •  Add salt to a small bowl and submerge and twist the rim of the glass into the salt until coated.
    Gatorade Shot Ingredients
  • Pour the chilled purple Gatorade into the shot glass and garnish with lemon.
    2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt
    Purple Gatorade Shot
Course Appetizer, Drinks
Cuisine American

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