To finish off ghost week I present to you a cocktail. If you’re throwing a party tomorrow add this martini to your bar menu. Or, maybe you want something with a little kick to sip on while you’re handing out candy to the little ghosts and goblins knocking on your door.
Do kids really dress up as ghosts and goblins anymore? These days it’s all about wanting to be their favorite movie character – I challenge you to count the number of Elsas and Olafs. (Hey, this cocktail could easily be redone in the winter as a melted snowman!)
- 2 parts vodka
- 1 part vanilla simple syrup
- 1 part cream
- 2 parts seltzer
- Combine martini ingredients in a large pitcher and gently stir. Pour into martini glasses. If only making one, 1 part = 1 ounce.
*This recipe is adapted from Janelle at http://www.hgtv.com/entertaining/liquefied-ghost-cocktail-recipe/index.html *
This month’s Crazy Ingredient Challenge reveal day falls on Easter so our host Dawn of Spatulas on Parade picked the ever popular Easter candy Peeps to be paired up with Lemons!
If you’re wondering where last month’s edition of CIC was, I posted instead my first #BundtBakers recipe on March 20th.
But back to April’s CIC post. The biggest challenge with this month was using an already finished product.
Leave it to the preggo to come up with a cocktail! (Please don’t call child services, but I did taste a sip so I could validate that the recipe works!) I present to you the perfect cocktail for your Easter Sunday – Marshmallow Peeps Lemon Drop Martini. This is definitely what adults want in their Easter basket. If we can’t hunt for eggs, then we might as well sip on something fun!
Marshmallow Peeps Lemon Drop Martini
- 3 yellow peeps (any color will do, but a yellow lemon cocktail looks best)
- 3/4 C vodka
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/2 C water
- 3/4 C lemon juice
- sprinkles (optional)
- In a jar soak peeps in vodka for at least 4 days. Remove Peeps from vodka (strain if they’ve fallen apart).
- In a small saucepan dissolve sugar in water over medium-high heat. Allow to cool.
- Place sprinkles on a flat plate. Run a slice of lemon along the rim of the martini glass and gently twist the glass in the sprinkles.
- In a cocktail shaker with ice combine equal parts lemon juice, simple syrup, and Peeps vodka. Pour into martini glasses.
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