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Celebrate Easter With This DIY Pink Bunny Peeps® Easter Candy Cocktail Recipe

DIY Easter Candy Cocktail Recipe Made With Peeps
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What is the number one selling non-chocolate Easter candy for over 20 years? Peeps®!

The obsession with these cute and cheerful, brightly-colored, puffy marshmallow bunnies, chicks, and other shapes is far-reaching. They are an edible pop-culture icon. Peeps® are the subject of poems, songs, computer games, award-winning films, fan sites, crafts, paintings, and sculptures such as David Ottogalli's creations. Fans can display their creativity through contests, like those by the company who makes Peeps®. 

Now, Peeps® mania meets the flavored vodka trend with this “Pink Bunny Peeps® Easter Candy Cocktail” or “Peeptini” recipe I created for you — made from just 2 main ingredients!

In this recipe, I share with you how to infuse vodka with Pink Bunny Easter Peeps® treats for a spirited and playful hot pink colored Easter Cocktail which has a dainty vanilla-marshmallow flavor and a pink bunny garnish, which when seated on the sugar-coated rim of the martini glass.

If you are serving it before or during Easter, call it a "Pink Bunny Peeps® Easter Candy Cocktail" or "The Pink Bunny" for short. Or, serve it after Easter as a "Peeptini" — a fun and tasty way to use any leftover Pink Bunny Easter Peeps® from your Easter basket — or Peeps® on sale after Easter.

Pink Bunny Peeps® Easter Candy Cocktail or Peeptini

Make this for somebunny special!

Ingredients:

  • 1½ ounces Pink Bunny Peeps®-infused vodka (recipe follows)
  • colored sugar crystals (available at Supermarket), to decorate Martini glass rim
  • ¾ ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 Pink Bunny Peeps, to garnish 

Directions:

1. To decorate the martini glass rim, gently and carefully (it is glass!) dip the top ¼-inch-rim of glass into a bowl with the 1½ ounces of infused vodka you are using, gently shaking off any excess. Set aside the bowl of vodka. Then gently dip the Martini glass rim into a plate covered with the sugar, and gently and carefully rotate the glass until the rim is evenly covered.

2. Add the infused vodka from the bowl, vermouth, and 3 ice cubes to a shaker and shake. Strain into the sugar-rimmed martini glass.

3. Garnish your cocktail with a Pink Bunny Peeps®. Using scissors, cut the Peeps® halfway up its base (so when slipped onto the rim of the glass the bunny faces you). Then serve!

Makes one Peeptini.

Pink Bunny Peeps® Vodka Infusion Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 Pink Bunny Peeps® marshmallow candy
  • ¾ cup (6 ounces) top-shelf vodka

Directions:

1. Place the 4 Pink Bunny Peeps® into a clean (preferably new) 12-ounce, wide-mouthed, glass jar with an airtight screw top, such as a jam or mason jar, pour in the vodka over the Peeps®, and tightly screw on the jar top.

2. Refrigerate the mixture for 1 day, shaking the jar vigorously 4 to 6 times during the 24-hour-long-period, and return it to the refrigerator. You will notice that after the 1 day, the Peeps® will not be completely dissolved, just partially. That is the goal for this recipe.

3. Strain the mixture through a fine-meshed sieve into a bowl, and discard the contents of the sieve. The infused vodka left behind in the bowl is now ready to serve and to make cocktails like this one here.

4. Clean the jar and screw top well, and pour the infused vodka back into it, store in the freezer up to 2 months.

Makes ¾ cup (6 ounces) Pink Bunny Peeps® marshmallow candy-infused vodka.

Zoe Rogers is a leading culinary and home entertaining expert with a Professional Culinary and Baking Degree, author of nine cookbooks, and founder of GalPalGreet.com — Where Food and Friendship Meet! Zoe is an award-winning author of food and beverage articles, and she writes about the connections between food, drink, love, and friendship. 

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