|Photo Credit Katherine Good|
Summer always brings back memories of enjoying cotton candy on the boardwalk, chasing the ice cream truck and licking vibrant pinwheel lollipops at the fair. Labor Day is around the corner and many of us are busy planning some end of summer festivities. Wouldn't it be fun to add a whimsical and sweet candy-inspired cocktail to your line up? Summer is all about indulging in childhood favorites--so adult beverages made from your favorite candy that even taste just like your childhood favorite with a little something extra would be a perfect addition to a summer party!
|Pictured: Bubble Gum Mojito; Credit: Steve Legato|
I had a chance to check out Flannery and Katherine's new book, Candy Cocktails: Fun and Flirty Drinks with a Sugar-Kissed Twist. I was not sure what to expect before receiving the book but once I opened it, how could I resist making a cocktail? The recipes are pretty inventive, using candies that I would never thought could be melded into a drink--Pop Rocks, Lemon Drops, Nerds, the dust from a Sour Patch Kids package--truly imaginative! The book lays out everything you need to know to craft these tasty beverages from showing pictures of glassware needed to instructions for crafting tempting candy rims and garnishes to measuring tips to candy-liquor infusion preparations.
|Photo: Chocolate Covered Cherry; Photo Credit: Steve Legato|
Shake, shake, shake and let it set for at least 24 hours.
The next day, my husband and I mixed our drinks. In addition to the infusion, we needed mint, fresh lime juice and soda water. Pretty easy! **My husband and I split one Mojito, so normally the glass would be full.**
Yummy cocktails, indeed! We certainly enjoyed our Sour Lemon Drop Mojitos and loved the novelty of using Lemonheads in our cocktails!
Festive, yummy and like a trip to a summer carnival without leaving the house! Love it! No matter the theme of your summer party, I am sure that you can find one of Katherine and Flannery's particularly enticing. Summer is definitely the time to be a bit playful and these drinks fit the bill!
You can order Candy Cocktails over at Amazon. Great for hosting parties and an awesome gift for your favorite hostess!