That being said I decided to join in on Twitter's #wineparty because that's what all the *cool* kids do, ring in the new year while online with a glass of wine. And by 'wine' I, of course, mean 'cotton candy martini', my new favorite drink. And how do you make a cotton candy martini? I thought you'd never ask! After all, it's Magically Delicious!!!
Here's what you'll need:
- Apple flavored vodka
- Raspberry Sourpuss
- Cranberry Juice
- A Shot Glass (or, if in a bind, a baby bottle with ounces on it... just remember to wash it after, for obvious reasons)
- A martini shaker
- Cotton Candy(I get mine at the bulk barn, you Americans are on your own for this one)
Start by adding 2 ice cubes to your martini shaker. Yes, this is an arbitrary number. And if you've had your cranberry juice in the fridge you probably don't need ice at all but it's really not as fun to shake a martini if there's no ice inside to make noise. And if you're like me you have a single-serve martini maker because a) you like to make things more difficult and b) it's pink. If you're also like me you have ice cube trays from Tupperware because a) you're tired of ice cubes tasting like the inside of your freezer and b) you're cheap but, after years of wanting them, finally bought them making them, quite possibly, your best purchase ever.
Next add some (ie a lot) of cotton candy to a martini glass. Any color/flavor will do although, let's be honest, yellow candy sucks and should be reserved for poor children in underdeveloped countries and/or homeless people (sorry, but it's true). I got Mike 'n Ike cotton candy for Christmas because a) apparently everyone is now aware of my cotton candy martini addiction and b) friends now gives gifts accordingly, which is a-o-k with me. Yum!
In the martini shaker, add equal parts vodka...
And equal parts raspberry sourpuss. The original recipe says an ounce and a half of each but I usually do an ounce of each because a) any more and you'll get tipsy in a hurry (where's the fun in that?!?) and b) any less and it'll just taste like cranberry juice and, let's face it, nobody likes cranberry juice. A cranberry juice blend? Fine. But cranberry juice straight-up? That's just wrong
Now add cranberry juice. I don't know how much because I just fill my single-serve shaker (see, it has it's perks!) but I'm guessing maybe 2 ounces... because every one knows what makes a really good drink is a 50% alcohol content. And remember... cranberry juice is good for you so the more of martinis you have the more your urinary tract will thank you! Your liver, on the other hand, may not.
Now shake (not stir... because I am *so* James Bond). Word of warning... put the cap on last. If you put the cap on the top before putting the shaker together the pressure will shoot it clear across the room. I know this because it happened. In the store. Wherein I could not find the lid that had shot across Pier 1. But don't worry... another customer found it under a table. I totally bought a different martini shaker too because, hello, that one's lid was on the floor. Have I mentioned lately how cool I am?
And for the piece de resistance... take the lid off (seems self explanatory but I make no assumptions) and pour the liquid goodness over the cotton candy and watch what happens, ignoring the fact it sounds like someone peeing (not me, of course, but 'someone'):