What to Drink At The Purple Room Supper Club
If you're looking to recreate the spirit of the Rat Pack during your visit to Palm Springs then The Purple Room needs to be on your "To Do" list.
In the early 1960s, the club was the in-spot for the Rat Pack when they were playing in town. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford, and all their pals cavorted on and off the stage at this intimate club, nestled inconspicuously in the Club Trinidad Hotel on South Palm Canyon Drive.
"The Purple Room, has reached back to that elegant era to reimagine a chic, sophisticated and intimate room for delicious drinking, fine dining, and superb entertainment—all provided with impeccable service and attention to detail," says owner Michael Holmes.
On the list of the supper club's must-try drinks are The Duke which is prepared with
Zaya aged rum, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and orange peel; Happy Trails with Żu Bison Grass Vodka, house basil syrup, fresh lemon juice, and yellow chartreuse wash; and Deano's Just In Time mixed with juniper gin, Lillet, house thyme syrup, and fresh lime and grapefruit juices.
For appetizers to accompany the cocktails, Holmes suggests the Cheese & Charcuterie Board (red wine shallot jam, rosemary marcona almonds, and assorted house-made crackers); Spicy Grilled Corn Dip (Jack and cotija cheese, lime zest, ancho chili, and tortilla chips); and Crab Cakes made using a spicy rémoulade with capers, cornichons, and roasted jalapeños.
Then simply sit back and enjoy one of the club's talented performers. "The Purple Room is an intimate room where you will be seated as close as six inches from the stage to no more than 55 feet away and our capacity is limited to 130 guests," says Holmes. "Because our room is over 60 years old, and we have strived to keep its historic character, there are a few narrow support beams and obstructed views here and there. [But] don’t be discouraged—when a show begins, our guests comfortably move their seats around to get a good view!"
Purple Room Supper Club, 1900 East Palm Canyon Drive, 760-322-4422
Photos (top to bottom): Some of The Purple Room's signature cocktails include The Duke, Happy Trails, and Deano's Just In Time.