Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Cotton Candy Martini

My friend introduced me to Pinnacle Vodka a few weeks back. This vodka comes in an assortment of flavors, but the popular ones seems to be their whipped cream and cotton candy flavors. Being a lover of cotton candy I decided to give this vodka variation a taste. I wanted to try my hand at bartending (I suck) so I did a little experimenting.

Cotton Candy Martini
Recipe #1: Alex tried to make me a lemon drop martini and without the sugar rim the drink was really tart and citrus-y. To sweeten the drink up, I added cotton candy. That made the drink drinkable but not anything I would want to repeat. I used the drink he made as a base but then added triple sec and switched out the regular vodka for cotton candy vodka. The result was the most perfect cotton candy drink on the planet. So perfect, in fact, that I sent a text message to half of Miami telling them about the drink. The drink tastes just like cotton candy, which is good and bad. Good because that's what I wanted to accomplish; bad because you can't taste the alcohol and this drink is very dangerous. Don't be fooled by the ingredients, this is a manly drink too. Sort of. It can manly if the man of the house says "This is the best fruity drink" right? 

True Cotton Candy Martini
Created by me :)
Serves 1

1.5 oz Pinnacle Cotton Candy vodka
1 oz sour
1/2 oz  lime
1 oz triple sec
Handful of cotton candy

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake. Pour into martini glass

For a less sweet cocktail, use regular vodka.

Cotton Candy Martini
Recipe #2: I went with a combination of vodka and raspberry lemonade. Our drinks came out a little too strong so next time I will make the vodka and lemonade equal parts. Also, I tried to garnish with cotton candy but it melted as soon as it came in contact with the wet cup. I actually put cotton candy in the drink but since I did this after I mixed the liquids together it wasn't really well dispersed. I thought it tasted a little like cotton candy while Alex declared it tasted like cough syrup.

Cotton Candy Martini
Created by me :)

Serves 2

5 oz Pinnacle Cotton Candy vodka
4 oz raspberry lemonade
Cotton candy

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and then pour into martini glasses.

Garnishing with cotton candy.

1 comment:

Tricia said...

That recipe is so crazy! Is it too early to try it out now with my morning coffee? I love fun drinks like that.