Creative cocktail alert! This Cotton Candy Cosmopolitan is fun to make, fun to serve and fun to drink. Really, mix up this treat in front of your guests and it will become your new favorite party trick. Basically, all you do is make a cosmo and then pour it over cotton candy. Easy!
Serve at a summer event, birthday parties, a circus or carnival themed party... this cosmo will be sure to be a hit at any occasion. Tip: pour slowly so you can get the full effect of the cotton candy melting into the drink.
Cotton Candy Cosmopolitan
Recipe: Yields 2
3 oz vodka
1 oz orange liqueur
2 oz cranberry juice
½ oz fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
First, set out 2 glasses—we went with champagne coupes—and place a generous pull of cotton candy in the bottom of each glass. Set aside.
Next, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and then add the vodka, liqueur and fruit juices. Shake well to chill and combine. Strain chilled drink over the cotton candy. Watch the magic happen! Garnish with a lime spiral. We also kept with the candy theme and added cute spiral marshmallows as an additional garnish, held perfectly with a custom stir stick.