I received a request from Ellen yesterday on how to make a non-alcoholic Cotton Candy Martini. She had read my post "How To Make Non-Alcoholic Martinis" but wanted more specific instructions on how to convert the Cotton Candy Martini.
NON ALCOHOLIC COTTON CANDY MARTINI
2-1/2 Ounces Raspberry Flavored Soda or Pop
1/2 Ounce Raspberry Flavored Syrup
(the kind you find in a coffee bar - Torani and DaVinci are 2 well known brands)
A splash of Grenadine
The Cotton Candy or the Cotton Candy Jelly Bellies for Garnish
Chill your glass as usual but combine the liquid ingredients in a pitcher with some ice and STIR instead of shake then pour into your martini glass and garnish.
Here's a few additional tips and hints:
- If you are making both alcoholic and non-alcoholic martinis at a gathering garnish them differently so people will know which is which.
- You can change the flavorings of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Cotton Candy Martinis by simply changing the flavors of the sodas, syrups and liquors - replace the raspberry flavored ingredients with cherry or berry or orange, etc., then leave out the Grenadine and use a different colored sugar syrup. Torani and DaVinci both come in a multitude of flavors and colors!
- Soda pop, ginger ale and club soda are good replacements for the effervescense of Champagne or sparkling wines and many of these come in fruit flavors that can replace the fruit flavored vodkas and rums.
Ellen, I hope this helps. Let me know how it works out!
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