The Blow Pop Martini is the cocktail that began my obsession with bubble-gum flavored vodka. It’s a perfect cocktail for spring break, or any kind of warm weather fete. – I will definitely be serving these as a theme cocktail patio-side once the prairie thaws!
As such, the recipe is for a crowd (serves 12). Cut it down to a single cocktail by measuring the proportions of the lemonade concentrate, water, and vodka with your trusty shot glass or cocktail jigger, and adding a splash of the pucker liqueur. Careful with the pucker liqueur – the flavors are potent – too much and will overpower the bubble gum vodka!
Continue the candy-inspired cocktail fun by garnishing each cocktail with a small lollipop immediately before serving.
I know what you’re thinking: “Really? Bubble gum vodka?”
I agree, it’s a bit of an offbeat booze to harbor such an enthusiasm for – but really, I can’t help it. Bubble gum is one of those flavors, like candy corn or cotton candy, that takes me straight back to childhood. However, unlike candy corn or cotton candy, which now taste tooth-splittingly sweet, anything bubble gum flavored still tastes amazing! So, as a grown-up with a bubble gum fetish, this vodka hits all the high notes – I can have my bubble gum and drink it too.
Hope you are enjoying beautiful spring weather somewhere!
Michelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes. Look for her posts here, and check her Tablespoon member profile often to see what she’s already gelled up!