Jelly beans in martini glass

Because candy is much more fun to drink!

Easter is all about candy, candy and more candy! Why not liven things up a bit and drink it too? With candy cocktail recipes like these, the adults may have more fun than the kids this year.

Stores have been stocking Easter candy for weeks, and chances are, some of it has already found its way into your home. If you’ve been waiting for Easter morning to fill those baskets up, here’s a good reason to sneak into the Easter Bunny’s stash: Martinis! You can always restock before the kids ever find out what happened to their candy.

Sparkling jelly bean martini recipe

Jewel-colored jelly beans make a stunningly bright infused vodka. Try flavors like cherry or strawberry for a fruity and refreshing cocktail.

Sparkling Jelly Bean Martini

Makes 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce jelly bean-infused vodka*
  • 3 ounces Champagne
  • 1 lemon wedge

Directions:

  1. Put vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to chill.
  2. Add Champagne and squeeze lemon wedge into shaker.
  3. Stir gently and strain into glass.

*To make jelly bean-infused vodka, place 1/2 cup vodka and 1/4 cup jelly beans in a glass jar for about 48 hours. Strain. Makes four ounces. (Use one color of jelly beans for best results.)

Marshmallow Peep martini recipe

Even though we all have a love/hate relationship with those brightly colored marshmallow bunnies, you'll have nothing but love for this martini.

Marshmallow Peep Martini

Makes 1

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces fluffed marshmallow vodka
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla syrup, plus extra for rim
  • 1 ounce cream
  • Sugar

Directions:

  1. Pour a small amount of vanilla syrup onto one plate and sprinkle sugar onto another plate. Dip rim of glass in syrup and then into sugar to coat.
  2. Put vodka, syrup and cream in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake.
  4. Strain into glass.

Caramel Cadbury Egg martini recipe

Skip dessert and head straight for this chocolaty martini. You'll feel like you bit into a Caramel Cadbury Egg.

Caramel Cadbury Egg Martini

Makes 1

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces Baileys Irish Cream with Caramel
  • 1/2 ounce crème de cacao
  • 1 ounce caramel syrup
  • 1 ounce cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon Hershey’s chocolate syrup, plus extra for rim

Directions:

  1. Drizzle chocolate syrup around inside rim of glass.
  2. Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake until chocolate syrup is completely incorporated.
  4. Strain into glass.

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Comments on "3 Easter candy martini recipes"

Levi Andersen March 31, 2014 | 2:32 PM

DaVinci Gourmet syrups are more flavor, rather than sweet, forward.

Food Editor March 26, 2013 | 8:52 PM

@Martha - Yes, the caramel syrup is the same kind you use in coffee. We used Torani and you can find it at most grocery stores.

Martha March 26, 2013 | 7:25 PM

These look AMAZING! Is the caramel syrup the kind you would use in coffee? Or where do you find it?

Traci April 03, 2012 | 9:33 AM

Started my jelly bean infused vodka today. Using cherry jelly beans and raspberry vodka. :)

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