I really enjoy discovering new cocktails, so when I came across this cotton candy cocktail, I knew I had to try it. I mean, this is the Sweet Ladi Jane blog, after all. 😉 I actually found the recipe on Wayfair, where they have a whole list of cocktails you can make with cotton candy. In the summertime, my family often makes our own cotton candy using our Nostalgia Cotton Candy machine (which we love!) for our movie nights. So, naturally, this cocktail will be perfect for our next film! I could also see this being a fun drink to serve at a party because it definitely has that fun “wow” factor. This drink will take the color of whatever cotton candy you use, so could even color-coordinate to match a theme!
Note that I did replace the gin for vodka, but that’s just my personal preference. Do you have a cocktail recipe you want to share? I’d love to try it out! On a side note, what movies are you loving this summer? I’ve got a movie night to plan!
1 oz gin
3 oz champagne (or other sparkling wine)
1 T lemon juice
1 small pinch cotton candy
Lemon peel to garnish (optional)
Place a small pinch of cotton candy at the bottom of your champagne flute, and top with gin, champagne and lemon juice. Give it a quick stir to ensure all ingredients are incorporated, and garnish with a twist of lemon peel. I actually opted to just use the cotton candy as the garnish because I liked the look of it!
Fun Fact: The French 75 was first developed in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris, and is a bar staple across the world.