I know, I know. I just said in my last post that I wasn't turning this into a cocktails-only blog. And here I am with the third cocktail post in a row. Contrary to what it may look like, I swear I don’t just sit around in a drunken stupor...I truly do cook (and eat) real food.
Actually, I made these martinis weeks ago for an article, and now that the article is live, I just had to share. These are too fun not to share…I mean, it’s candy in drink form. What’s not to love about that?
Originally, my thought was to make all of these cocktails with candy-infused vodka. I knew jelly beans would work, but I wasn’t sure about other candy. Since nothing says Easter like
disgusting marshmallow Peeps, I threw a few bunnies into a jar of vodka and crossed my fingers. A few days later after the vodka had turned neon yellow, I removed the grossly gelatinous Peeps and took a tiny sip, which I immediately spit into the sink. Horrendous doesn’t even begin to describe it…it tasted nothing like marshmallow and more like window cleaner mixed with gasoline. Also worth noting: the Peep's eyes and noses stayed completely intact through the infusion process, which I find incredibly disturbing. What is this stuff made of that vodka doesn't dissolve it?? In conclusion, if forced to, I’d rather eat a Peep than drink Peep vodka, which says a lot. My infusing stopped there and I decided to just mimic the flavors of the other candy instead.
So I called on my dad and his bartending skills, and in a crazy test kitchen session, we came up with these Easter martinis…click here to jump to the recipes.
Now this is the way to get your Easter candy fix!