A Classy Delight: Tempting Cotton Candy Martini Recipes

Cotton Candy Martini Recipe
Martinis are easy to make, look exceptionally stylish and are very versatile. This one, for example, is for the oh so classy ladies out there. Therefore, if you're looking for a recipe that is a little less run of the mill, this may just be the one for you.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Sep 8, 2018
Cocktail Glasses
A classic martini cocktail made with 4 parts gin and 1 part vermouth, garnished with an olive, and served in a martini glass, though over years, there have been many variations to this original.
There's no better brand ambassador for the martini than the legendary James Bond, with his preference for a 'Vodka martini, shaken, not stirred.' Cocktail recipes for martinis, as all things classic, have evolved over the years to vary not only in ingredients and mixing techniques, but garnishes and glasses as well.
Most current and popular martini recipes are now made with vodka rather than gin or vermouth, probably because, the flavor (or rather lack of flavor) in vodka makes it a good base for most cocktails, as opposed to gin which has its own unique and very characteristic flavor.
The Pink Delight
A popular version is the cotton candy martini, which is a pink version of the dry martini cocktail.
Ingredients:
  • Raspberry flavored vodka - 2 oz.
  • Raspberry liqueur - 1 oz.
  • Grenadine, a splash
  • Champagne, a splash
  • Pink cotton candy
  • Crushed ice
  • Castor/powdered sugar
Equipment:
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Martini glass
Method:
  • Chill your martini glasses, then moisten the rims.
  • Spread the sugar onto a plate and then invert the glass onto it to get an evenly sugared rim. Set aside.
  • Place the ice in a cocktail shaker, then pour over the vodka and raspberry liqueur.
  • To this, add a generous splash of grenadine and champagne.
  • Shake well for at least 10 - 15 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into the martini glasses over the cotton candy, taking care to avoid the sugared rim.
  • Your pink cotton candy martini is ready to drink!
The Virgin Version
Cotton Candy Martini
Ingredients:
  • Raspberry flavored soda, 2 oz.
  • Raspberry syrup, 1 oz.
  • Grenadine, a splash
  • Castor/powdered sugar
  • Lemon juice, of ½ a lemon
  • Cotton candy, to garnish
  • Ice cubes
This virgin version of the recipe made of raspberry flavored soda is a great hit at kids' parties. Its pretty pink color and sugary sweetness will have the children clamoring for more, so make sure you have enough for seconds and thirds!
Equipment:
  • Pitcher
  • Stirrer
  • Glasses
Method:
  • Chill the glasses, and sugar the rims.
  • Place all the ingredients in the pitcher and stir well.
  • Pour out into the chilled glasses, float the cotton candy on top, and serve immediately, as the cotton candy would start melting as soon as you place it on top of your drink.
Out of the Blue
Ingredients:
  • Vanilla flavored vodka, 2 oz.
  • Blue curacao, 1 oz.
  • Crushed ice
  • Castor/powdered sugar
  • Blue cotton candy, a generous chunk
Equipment:
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Martini glasses
This is a pretty variation of the pink version, using the color of blue curacao to add character. Complement this with different ingredients, like blue cotton candy and you're all set!
Method:
  • Chill the martini glasses and sugar the rims.
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice, mix the blue curacao and vodka, and shake well to mix.
  • Place the blue cotton candy in your martini glass, then pour over the vodka mixture, taking care to avoid the sugared rim.
  • Serve immediately.
A cotton candy martini is perfect for a fun evening out, though it's easy enough to make at home. Vary the ingredients and measures to come up with your own custom blend and have fun experimenting.
Kids will love the non alcoholic version, so you can make two batches, just make sure you keep the garnishes separate! These are also fairly strong, so make sure you enjoy your drink responsibly.