Cotton Candy Vodka by Pinnacle

Cotton Candy Martini

If you are looking for a great Cotton Candy Martini recipe, then you have come to the right place. Those who are absolutely devoted to the more traditional gin and vermouth martini recipes may find the drinks featured here a little hard to swallow. These days however, even the purists have to admit that vodka martinis are by far the more popular of the two mixed drinks. Even so, it is true that about the only thing the Cotton Candy Martini has in common with the original recipe for a martini is the glass (and perhaps the shaker cup depending on who you ask).

Below are a couple of great Cotton Candy Martini recipes and I have to say that these represent two of our favorite vodka drinks because they are quick and easy, they have very delightful complex flavors and they are absolutely wonderful on those days when you have a sweet tooth.

For both of these drink recipes, it is best to have the glasses chilled. If you want to get fancy it is a nice touch to coat the rims of the glasses with some ordinary table sugar. We are actually inclined to favor the first recipe over the second as it is a tad less sweet and of course we are a bit partial to the main ingredient in the first (though you can still use cotton candy vodka in the second Cotton Candy Martini recipe as well – we just think it is a little bit overkill – but judge for yourself, of course!).

Basic Cotton Candy Martini:
Into a shaker cup 3/4 full of ice, add:
2 oz of cotton candy vodka
1 oz of pineapple juice
Splash of grenadine
Cover and shake vigorously for 10 seconds
Strain into a martini glass
Garnish with cherry

Hardcore Cotton Candy Martini AKA Cotton Candy Cosmo (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 – an awesome spectacle so do this in front of your guests ;-) ).

Whichever one of these you decide to try we know that you and your friends will be delighted with the result. If you happen to run into any alternative Cotton Candy Martini cocktail recipes, we’d love it if you would share them with us through the contact form.

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