If there were ever three things to get you excited for the weekend, it’s bubble gum + cotton candy meeting the martini. These Bubble Gum Cotton Candy Martinis feature homemade bubble gum cotton candy and DIY bubble gum flavored vodka. They should come with a warning, however. They are highly addictive!!
As I mentioned, my cotton candy is bubble gum flavored so the idea to make a bubble gum flavored cocktail began nearly instantly. I didn’t, however, have any bubble gum vodka (do they make that??) so I needed to make some.
You can find just about anything on the internet and the same is true for googling bubblegum vodka. Sadly, you’re going to need to get this going several days prior to indulging in your cocktail. I’m sorry. Don’t throw things.
The silver lining is that it’s incredibly easy to make.
You’ll need about 15-20 pieces of Hubba Bubba or Double Bubble chewing gum. You’ll unwrap and cut each piece in half, put them into an 8 ounce mason jar, and fill the jar with vodka. Put it in a dark corner, shake every couple of days, and watch the science fair type experiment happen before your very eyes. Ok, ok- nothing really happens but your vodka will start to turn dark pink and that’s sort of fun!
While you’re waiting for your vodka to do its thing, get yourself some cotton candy. This is when you’ll need to make the big decision of store bought cotton candy, or purchasing yourself a cotton candy maker. Before you even think about saying an at home cotton maker of your very own is impractical, let me propose the following:
A carnival themed birthday party….with homemade cotton candy.
Flavored cotton candy at your disposal not to be limited by store inventory….at home.
Cotton Candy inspired cocktails for your bestie’s birthday…..like these Bubble Gum Cotton Candy Martinis.
I just convinced myself that I need a cotton candy maker and I’ve already gotten one. Gracious. You can find a cotton candy maker of your own on the Wayfair website. From inexpensive and practical, to full on get- ready- to- start- your- own- cotton- candy making business, there’s a little something for everyone there!
Even the flavor selections is enough to get your engines revving, in my opinion. I’ve got pina colada in my shopping cart as we speak.
Back to the cocktails…..
- ½ cup whipping cream
- ½ cup milk
- 3 ounces Bubble Gum Vodka
- Gumballs for garnish
- Sanding sugar for rimming your glass
- Add ingredients (minus garnishes) to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish by dipping rim of glass into water, and then into plate of sprinkles. Add gumballs to a skewer and place into martini glass. Helpful Tip: Heat the gumballs for a few seconds in the microwave and they will slide onto your skewers easier- no more than 10 seconds.
They are so incredibly delicious. You know how when you first start chewing your bubble gum, it’s the best….and then it just goes tasteless? That’s not going to happen when you drink your bubble gum!
These little babies stay delicious until the very last drop.
Cheers to the weekend, friends!