Here is an awesome Cotton Candy Vodka Martini recipe we learned about from a correspondent named Tiffany – thus we call it the Tiffany Martini. We have always enjoyed vodka and cranberry juice because it is quite delicious for such a simple drink. Given that, it’s not surprising to find cranberry juice playing a supporting role in other popular vodka drinks, such as the standard Cosmopolitan, the Bay Breeze and the Sea Breeze. Still, you never quite know how a flavored vodka is going to work with mixers that normally go quite well with unflavored vodka. However, we were quite surprised to find out just how well the flavor of the Cotton Candy Vodka plays against cranberry juice as a mixer. Tiffany’s martini recipe adds lemon lime soda to, as she says, “cut it a little” and make it a little less syrupy. She says the flavor reminds her of a mix between cotton candy and candy apple. We can’t really confirm the candy apple part because it has been too many years since either one of us has actually tasted a classic candied apple, but one thing we can confirm is that this drink is absolutely delightful – so DO try this at home.
Into a shaker cup 3/4 full of ice, add:
1 oz of Cotton Candy Vodka
1-1/2 oz of Cranberry Juice
Cover and shake vigorously for 10 seconds
Strain into a martini glass
Add 1 oz of chilled Lemon Lime Soda and stir (because it is not a good idea to put soda into a shaker cup )
Garnish with a thin slice of apple
Tiffany also says that another good ratio for this drink is 2 oz Cotton Candy Vodka, 2 oz of Cranberry Juice, and 1-1/2 oz of Lemon Lime Soda. We thought that was pretty darned good as well – though it does fill up a martini glass a bit more than you might want it to be if your are starting to get tipsy!
If you like Cotton Candy Vodka, we are pretty sure you are going to love this drink. Give it a try and enjoy! Cheers!