Kids have the life. Summers off. Santa Claus. They get candy thrown at them all of the time. Halloween? They ask the neighbors for free treats. Easter? A bunny fills a basket full of sugar just for them. I mean, really-has anyone offered you candy just for the heck of it since you hit your 20s? I thought not…
I reject the idea that candy is just for kids. Furthermore, I suggest that we grown-ups have a candy that’s all our own.
Who’s with me?
Candy that’s just for adults? In martini form? That’s right. It’s happening.
A candy martini.
It’s like candy in a martini glass. Instead of eating it, you drink it. It’s only for adults. It’s a like a dream. Except you’re awake. And you’re drinking vodka and stuff…
And by stuff I mean candy. (You didn’t think I was going to tell you to break your fine china or anything, did you? That will happen without anyone doing it on purpose.) Start by taking some fruit flavored hard candy. Put it in a bag and beat it. A hammer? A rolling pin? The hardest head in the house? Whatever you have on hand will work. (It’s a great way to get out any pent up aggression.) Helpful tip: double bag for your protection. If things get out of hand, you‘ll get candy dust everywhere.
Place the candy in a shallow dish. Fill another shallow dish with lime juice or water. Wet the rim of your glass and dip it in the candy. (Easy peasy.) If you have one of those fancy pants glass rimmer things, this is totally the time to use it. And OK, fine. If you really don’t want to mess around with breaking up candy you can use cocktail sugar. It’s almost the same thing. Just not as fun.
Fill your glass with my Sweet Dreams Candy Martini. Instant happiness and super sweet dreams. Guaranteed or your money back.
- 2 ounces fruit punch flavored vodka (substitute any fruit flavored vodka)
- 2 ounces sweet and sour drink mix
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
- 1 ounce grenadine syrup
- fruit flavored hard candy (substitute cocktail sugar)
- lime juice or water
- Combine all ingredients and shake over ice.
- Serve in a martini glass with a candy coated rim. (You can substitute a sugar coated rim if candy isn't available.)
- Create a virgin version of this cocktail by skipping the vodka.
In May, I’ll be hanging out at the coolest slumber party ever thanks to NickMom. I’m a little bit excited. (As in so excited I ordered my super awesome pajamas for the party the day it was announced.) I had the time of my life at SoFabCon last year. That’s why I was the first to buy my ticket this year when they went on sale. Like seriously, it was confirmed. I totally bought the first ticket. I hope you’re planning to go, because I totes want to hang out with you there. It’s going to be super fun. Just like last year. Only funner.
I’d also like to humbly nominate my Sweet Dreams Candy Martini as the signature cocktail for the NickMom PJ Party. (There’s a pretty amazing little contest going on to find the featured drink for the party.) You know you want to try this with 200 of your best friends, right?
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