DIY candy cocktails to try at home

March 1, 2018 , In: Blog, Recipes , With: No Comments
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When it comes to enjoying a little drink or two at home, you’ll often find me turning to simple cocktails like a brandy lemonade with bitters, a good old Bailey’s or if I’m feeling a little bubbly, prosecco with elderflower syrup.

A delicious drink that doesn’t take hours to prepare, or a mixing madness that’s the equivalent of an arm workout.

Having recently had a box full of American goodies arrive home, I thought I’d give myself the challenge to reinvent some classic drinks with candy from the States.As part of a US sweetie subscription, my Taffy Mail box was full of goodies, and had two key themes going on inside.

Fresh and fruity green apple and the heavenly combo of chocolate and peanut.

A refreshing appletini sprung to mind, but instead of relying on apple schnapps for the flavours, I wanted to see how well Skittle flavours could be extracted. This, alongside a cake-like garnish thanks to the Pop Tart, created a perfect recipe for an apple pie.For a more comforting chocolate overload, I wanted to create an atomic shake for those of you with a sweet tooth using the Snickers, Cookie ‘N’ Creme Pretzels and Peanut Butter M&M’s.

Just that combination makes my mouth water.

Two tastes, two drinks.

Choccy-woccy Peanut Shake
Serves 2
A heavenly combination of chocolate and peanut butter, but be warned, it may be death by sweetness.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. Snickers Peanut Butter Squared from the Taffy box
  2. Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme Dipped Pretzels from the Taffy box
  3. M&M's Peanut Butter from the Taffy box
  4. 500ml milk
  5. 1 tbs chocolate spread
  6. 1 tbs peanut butter
  7. 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
  8. Caramel sauce
Instructions
  1. Set aside one Snickers bite and a handful of pretzels and M&M’s. These will become part of the milkshake garnish.
  2. In a blender, pour in the milk, followed by the other Snicker bite, M&M’s and the rest of the pretzels.
  3. Blend lightly to blitz together the ingredients.
  4. Scoop in the chocolate spread and peanut butter, and give your choco drink another whizz.
  5. Fancy a boozy shake? Add a splash of rum or vodka.
  6. Pour your mix into a glass and add a dollop of ice cream.
  7. Garnish with your leftover Snickers bite (quartered), scattered M&M’s and crushed pretzels.
  8. For a final touch, drizzle with caramel sauce.
  9. Voila, your choccy-woccy heavenly peanut butter delight is complete and ready for your enjoyment.
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Apple-pie-tini
Serves 1
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 45ml Vodka
  2. 15ml Cointreau
  3. 15ml Lemonade
  4. Jolly Rancher Green Apple Pop Tarts from the Taffy box
  5. Skittles Sweets and Sours from the Taffy box
  6. Apple sherbet from the Taffy box
Instructions
  1. Pick out the green Skittles from the packet and place them in a glass.
  2. Pour the lemonade into the same glass.
  3. Pour the sherbet on to a flat plate.
  4. Using a martini glass, wet the rim and roll the glass into your plate of sher-bet to coat the edge.
  5. Once the colour and the favouring of the Skittles have absorbed into the lemonade, using a filter, pour into your shaker.
  6. Add the Vodka and Cointreau into the shaker and shake.
  7. Strain into your martini glass.
  8. Garnish with layered slices on the apple Pop Tart.
  9. And enjoy! Cheers.
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What kind of cocktails do you enjoy drinking, and have you ever tried combining your favourite sweets into a tipple?

Lots of love,
Charlotte xox

*This post was inspired by Taffy Mail who kindly sent a selection box to review in return for a post. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I was ecstatic to have these sweeties on my doorstep.
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