Jolly Rancher Martinis

In yesterday’s Candied Rims for Cocktails post, I mentioned that I was leading up to a post. Look at this! I followed through in a timely manner!

This is my own recipe for Jolly Rancher Martinis… and an excellent excuse to smash up candy and rim your glass with it! Use a solid flavor – Apple, Cherry, or Watermelon work best for this, on their own – or use one each of a few flavors of candy for an even more colorful rim. (We used one each – Apple, Cherry, Grape, and Blue Raspberry Jolly Rancher candies for the tutorial on that entry).

As I mentioned in an earlier entry on Candy Apple Martinis & Some Martini Trivia, this drink is properly called a “Martini Cocktail”, as it’s not a true “Martini”. The use of cranberry juice gives this a perfect amount of sweet/tart, yielding a VERY drinkable cocktail. Enjoy!

A disclaimer: This is my own recipe for Jolly Rancher Martinis, the way I like them. They vary slightly from what I was taught: 1 oz unflavored vodka, 1/2 oz Sour Puss Apple, 1/2 oz Sour Puss Raspberry, 2-3 oz cranberry juice, splash of bar lime mix. Hey, it’s my blog, I’ll mess with recipes if I want to!

Jolly Rancher Martini Cocktail

Jolly Rancher candies (optional)
1 oz watermelon flavored vodka**
1 oz Sour Apple Pucker / Sour Puss Apple
1 oz Sour Raspberry Pucker / Sour Puss Raspberry
1/2 oz Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice
4 oz cranberry juice

If doing a candied rim, use the candies and follow the instructions here.

Measure remaining ingredients into a shaker. Add a handful of ice, shake a few times, strain into a prepared martini cocktail glass (~8 oz size).

*For the purposes of this blog entry, we picked up appropriately shaped/sized glasses at IKEA for about $3 each 🙂

** You can substitute “99 Watermelons”, if feeling particularly ballsy 🙂

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