Candy adds a fun and youthful feel to parties, whether it’s incorporated into the party decor, a lavish sweets table or a take home wedding favor. Personally, I like to use candy in fun, unexpected ways. Like in this bubblegum-inspired cocktail, the Bubblegum-tini! And, go figure, it’s pretty easy to make too! Just mix some fresh orange juice with banana and melon liqueurs to give the martini the true fruity flavor of bubblegum. Here’s the recipe so you can sweeten up your own party:
MAKES ONE DOZEN DRINKS
- 6 cups fresh orange juice (estimate 18-20 oranges)
- 3 cups chilled vanilla-flavored vodka
- 1 cup banana liqueur
- 3/4 cup melon liqueur
- Plenty of Ice
- 1 orange, halved and thinly sliced
In a large pitcher, whisk together the orange juice, vodka and both liqueurs. Fill twelve of your favorite glasses with ice and place a slice of orange in each. Then simply pour the Bubblegum-Tini mixture in each glass and serve!
For an extra fun serving presentation, we use our signature lucite trays filled with gumballs as a playful nod to the candy. But if you can’t find something similar, you can serve shot glasses or small bowls of gumballs on the serving tray.