Below you will find a couple of our favorite Cotton Candy Cosmo recipes. The classic vodka cosmopolitan cocktail has been one of our favorite vodka drink recipes for many years. There is something seductive about the flavor of vodka and cranberry juice in the first place (could it be the vodka? lol) and so variations on that theme, such as cosmo drinks, naturally tend to carry some of that over with them.
The standard Cotton Candy Cosmo recipe is merely a variation of the classic cosmopolitan recipe using Cotton Candy Vodka in place of regular vodka. The “hardcore” recipe, also listed below, was made popular by TGI Fridays and uses real cotton candy rather than flavored vodka (though you can certainly use Cotton Candy Vodka in that recipe if you please – we just find it to be a little bit too much for our taste buds… your results may vary )
Standard Cotton Candy Cosmo:
Into a shaker cup half full of ice, add:
1 oz Cotton Candy Vodka
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Cranberry Juice
Shake vigorously for 5 – 10 seconds
Strain into a martini glass
Garnish with lime and/or orange and/or cherry
Hardcore Cotton Candy Cosmo AKA Cotton Candy Martini (uses real cotton candy):
Into a shaker cup 3/4 full of ice, add:
1-1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz X-rated Fusion Liqueur
1 oz 100% Cranberry Juice
Cover and shake vigorously for 10 seconds
Strain into a martini glass that is stuffed over the top with a baseball sized piece of cotton candy (don’t be scared – the mixture will dissolve the cotton candy like magic as you pour. Do this in front of your guests as it is a great show).
We are quite certain that you will thoroughly enjoy either one of these delicious Cotton Candy Cosmo recipes. If you happen to know if any variations, we’d love to hear about them – just use the contact form.