My Life is GrUV: Candy Mocktails

 

Halloween is coming up which means it's time to take a trip to Rite Aid and restock your candy supply. Here are a few candy-flavored mocktail recipes to try, so grab a friend or have a party- they're all fun to make and to taste! 

 

Reese's Virgin Martini

  • Chocolate syrup for drizzle
  • 3 scoops chocolate ice cream
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 6 mini Reese's (crush 4)

Add the crushed Reese's into a blender along with the milk and ice cream. Blend on high until everything is smooth. Use the extra two mini Reese's for decoration, putting them on a tooth-pick to add to the martini look. Drizzle the chocolate syrup on top for extra “chocolate-y” goodness.

 

Magic Perrier (The Simple One)

  • 30 grams of pink cotton candy
  • One can of sparkling mineral water, such as Perrier (33 centiliters)

Put the cotton candy into a glass and poor the sparkling water into the glass, watch as the cotton candy disappears making a pretty pink drink. You can use any flavor cotton candy for this drink but strawberry flavored cotton candy works best. 

 

The Sparkler

  • Lime soda
  • Pop Rocks- any red or blue flavor
  • One can of Sprite
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh raspberries

First, spread out a package of Pop Rocks on a plate. On a different plate, pour some grenadine or water to dip the rim of the glass in. Then dip the glass in the pop rocks to have them stick to the rim. This adds a great sparkle to the drink. Being careful not to ruin the candy rim, add some raspberries to the bottom then drizzle a little grenadine over them. Next, slowly add about 6 oz, or enough to fill the glass, of Sprite. Add a handful of blueberries on top and get ready for fireworks in your mouth!

 

Good luck with these tasty treats and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

Photo and recipe credit: Reese's Virgin Martini (http://bbalacarte.files.wordpr...), Sparkler (http://cdna.tid.al/02f6bb1f479...), Magic Perrier (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...)