Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you are having a wonderful day surrounded by loved ones. For my part, I have been cooking all day long and dealing with a sick toddler so I think I deserve a cocktail or two…
As you can see I have been playing around with marshmallows again – turns out they create an awesome flavoured vodka (thanks, Buzzfeed) and even nicer cocktails.
I used a cheap vodka here as I wasn’t sure whether this experiment would be worth it. I think it worked very well – the marshmallows lend a subtle, slightly sweet, edge. I made vanilla marshmallows from scratch but expect store-bought ones would work as just as well.
You will need
This cocktail is the result of some happy experimentation. It’s a good way of using any leftover, slightly flat, sparkling wine but works well without it too. I would advise you taste before pouring – if the vodka is too sweet you may want to add a bit more lemon (or lime) juice to balance it out. This is very easy to drink but rather strong – you have been warned.
100ml | 3.3 fl oz marshmallow vodka (or use plain or vanilla)
100ml | 3.3 fl oz passion fruit juice
60ml | 2 fl oz coldrpress (clear) apple juice
80ml | 2.7 fl oz pasteurised egg white*
*optional – this creates the foamy head on the cocktail
Juice of half a lemon
_____Chilled Prosecco to top up (optional)
1. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Chill two martini or coupe glasses.
2. Add all the ingredients, apart from the Prosecco, to the shaker and shake vigorously.
3. Pour into the glasses and top up with the Prosecco, if using.
8. Shake most of the coating off before adding to the vodka.