Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hard Candy Fizz

 
My bestie came up with this cocktail while we were hangingout one night.  
I was busy making dinner and I asked her to invent me a drink.
 
What she came up with is super yummy and super simple.
 
what you need:
  • candy infused vodka
  • ginger ale
  • rocks glass or stemless wine glass
optional:
  • watermelon slice
  • raspberries
  • green apple
  • small cookie cutter
  • short bamboo skewer
There are a million and two posts about making Jolly Ranch vodka on Pinterest, you just need Jolly Ranchers, vodka and 12 hours or so. . . for this cocktail we used green apple, watermelon and blue raspberry.

 
So how do you put this simple cocktail together?
 
Pour a shot of the candy infused vodka into your chosen glass, then top with a small ice cold 8 ounce can of ginger ale. . . that's it for the cocktail part. . . really, that's it. . .
 
Now comes the fun part - the GARNISH!

 
  • For the green apple fizz just cut a slit into a slice of green apple and place on the edge of the glass.
  • For the watermelon fizz just use a small (around an inch or so) cookie cutter to punch out a shape out of a slice of watermelon, cut a slit into the shape and place on the edge of the glass.
  • For the blue raspberry fizz just place 4 or 5 raspberries onto a short bamboo skewer and them drop into the cocktail.
And that is how you make a Hard Candy Fizz!

Shhh. . . don't tell the others, but my favorite in the watermelon.

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Photos by Kelly Coulson Photography for Laurendy Home