Recipe for Grape Jolly Rancher Martini:
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz grape Jolly Rancher syrup
- 1 oz lime juice
- Splash of triple sec
- Grape Jolly Rancher candies for garnish
- In a shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, grape Jolly Rancher syrup, lime juice, and triple sec.
- Shake vigorously until well combined and chilled.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with a few grape Jolly Rancher candies.
What makes Grape Jolly Rancher Martini cocktail special: Grape Jolly Rancher Martini is a sweet and tangy cocktail that combines the flavors of grape Jolly Rancher candies with the kick of vodka. It’s a playful and fun drink that’s perfect for parties or a night in with friends.
History of the drink: There’s no clear history of the Grape Jolly Rancher Martini cocktail, but it likely originated in the early 2000s when Jolly Rancher candies became a popular ingredient in cocktails.
- Can I use a different flavor of Jolly Rancher candy syrup? Yes, you can use any flavor of Jolly Rancher candy syrup to create different variations of the cocktail.
- Can I substitute the vodka with a different spirit? Yes, you can substitute the vodka with a different clear spirit, such as gin or white rum.
- Can I make the Jolly Rancher candy syrup at home? Yes, you can make the syrup at home by melting down Jolly Rancher candies with a little water until it forms a syrup consistency.
- Can I use fresh lime juice instead of bottled lime juice? Yes, you can use fresh lime juice if you prefer.
- Can I make this cocktail in advance for a party? Yes, you can mix the ingredients together in a large batch and keep it chilled until ready to serve.
- Can I make this cocktail without triple sec? Yes, you can omit the triple sec, but it adds a nice citrus flavor and helps balance the sweetness of the Jolly Rancher syrup.
- Can I make this cocktail without a shaker? Yes, you can stir the ingredients together in a mixing glass if you don’t have a shaker.
- Can I make this cocktail without garnish? Yes, you can skip the Jolly Rancher candy garnish if you prefer.
- Can I serve this cocktail in a different glass? Yes, you can serve it in a different type of glass if you prefer, but a martini glass is traditional.
- Is this cocktail gluten-free? Yes, this cocktail is gluten-free as long as the vodka and triple sec used are gluten-free.