Candy Cocktails!

Candy Cocktails!

Memorial Day Weekend is coming up in just a few short days, so we thought we’d give you some excellent candy-infused cocktails to serve at your upcoming parties.  The great thing about these cocktails is that you can also add a splash of color to your drink table by including bowls full of the featured candy as extra snacks for guests to nibble on!

Jelly Bean Martini (recipe from www.mymansbelly.com)


What a great way to get rid of your leftover jelly beans from Easter!  Or, since this recipe calls for single color/flavor jelly beans, you can order them in bulk from our website: SweetCityCandy.com.  We recommend trying the green apple, strawberry or caribbean punch flavors!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Single Flavor of Jelly Beans (heaping cup)
  • 1 Cup of Vodka
  • Peeps (or marshmallow bunnies)
  • Sugar
  • Food Coloring

Instructions

  1. In a glass jar, add the jelly beans and vodka.
  2. Cover and shake the jar vigorously and set aside.
  3. Keep shaking the jelly bean/vodka jar every few hours.
  4. Let sit overnight.
  5. Using a funnel and dampened coffee filter, filter the infused vodka into a new jar. (wetting the filter before putting it into the funnel and straining allows you to retain more of the vodka).
  6. Place strained vodka into the refrigerator to chill.
  7. Pour desired amount of infused vodka into a chilled and sugar rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a Peep and serve.

Additional Notes:

  • As an alternative, you can mix 1 part jelly bean infused vodka with 1/2 part Chambord. Mix, pour and serve in the same method.
  • I also found that this infused vodka tastes pretty good if you add it to lemon lime soda. I don’t have a measurement guide for this because it really would be to taste.

Blue Cotton Candy Cocktail (recipe from www.cocktail-guru.com)

This cocktail uses blue rock candy as a garnish, but a cherry flavored rock candy would also work well.  Additionally, rock candy would be an excellent table top display for your bar area.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Hpnotiq
  • 1 oz vodka
  • splash of pineapple juice
  • blue raspberry or cherry rock candy

Instructions

Glass: Tall, Highball, or Martini Glass

  • Step 1: Put ice in your shaker
  • Step 2: Add the alcohol ingredients
  • Step 3: A nice splash of that pineapple juice
  • Step 4: Shake it!
  • Step 5: Fill the glass with ice
  • Step 6: Strain the cocktail in the glass over the ice
  • Garnish: Garnish with rock candy
  • You can also use: a splash of cranberry juice for a bit more acidity in the flavor zone.

Additional Notes: Also works great with gin!

Gummy Worm Shooters (recipe: original)


This is a new take on the classic jello shots, but is way easier to make.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fill a freezable container with gummy worms. Pack snugly, but not too tight.
  • Cover gummy worms with vodka and freeze 24-48 hours. The worms will absorb the vodka and get really plump, but there will be some excess vodka that doesn’t get absorbed.
  • Scoop 1-2 worms into individual plastic shooter cups and serve!

Additional Notes: This can work with gummy bears too, but they don’t plump up as big as the gummy worms do.

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