Purple Cocktail to Celebrate International Women’s Day
Power of Women and the Meaning of Colour Purple
Every year, the 8th of March is honoured as International Women’s Day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It has great importance to raise awareness about women’s equality and accelerate gender parity. This year, we don’t have a chance to gather with people physically to celebrate so I decided to show my support by making a gin based Purple Cocktail.
Purple, green and white are the colours of International Women’s Day as stated on IWD’s website. The colour purple signifies justice and dignity, green symbolizes hope, white represents purity, albeit a controversial concept. It is also the most common one being used to symbolise women. It’s not easy to make a purple cocktail without using a purple drink itself, such as a violet liqueur or gin. I didn’t want to use those very attractive purple/violet drinks because they usually have a significant flavour that not everyone would like. Instead, I created a purple syrup. You can mix it with any spirit of your choice, as long as it is colourless.
Here’s my purple syrup:
You must try and find your shade of purple with your products because even though the math is as simple as “red+blue makes purple”, it depends a lot on the saturation, shade and density of the drink you have on hand. My Bols and Barndinet gave me the result of a dark purple with the ratio I have given above. And adding a colourless syrup in it made it a bit lighter.
I decided to use this syrup with gin which is my favourite spirit. Filled my glass with lots of ice, added 2 oz gin and topped it up with a delicious Fever Tree tonic.
Being a woman in a man-ruled world, I had many troubles in my life but never gave up on standing for what I believe, what I know is right. Even with the troubles I had, I know that not every woman is lucky as I was and I am. Believing in human rights, believing in equality means being a feminist. I believe in collective movement, I believe that one cannot make a difference but together, we can! This is how I chose to show my standing this year because this is what I have started doing to make my voice heard.
Let me know how you feel about this important day, share your thoughts and make your voice heard.