…from the Perspectives’ Happy Hour Bar
How you doin’? I was driving back from Flagstaff, Arizona a week ago and we were already four days into spring, but you’d never have known it. We drove through snow, sleet, rain, hail, lightning and high winds for miles and miles. We stopped in at a convenience store to get out of the worst of the weather and there we saw a bright spot sitting right on the front counter—a Peeps display—letting us know that spring was really here and that Easter was just around the corner.
I’ve loved Peeps since I was just a child, but I’m here to tell you that Peeps are not just an Easter candy or just for kids! You can do all kinds of recipes with Peeps… one of my favorites is a happy hour Peeptini—perfect for a spring party or Easter brunch. Try one, and you might just find yourself making this adorable cocktail all spring long. And, by the way the Peeps folks make Peeps for the end-of-year holidays as well.
Marshmallow vodka (yes, that’s a thing—Google it) provides the Peeptini with that classic Peep flavor. You can go an easier way by adding vanilla to plain vodka. You can also use store-bought vanilla syrup or make your own by adding vanilla beans to a simple syrup recipe (Lesson #48) and let it steep for an hour or so.
Garnish the Peeptini in order to demonstrate your creativity, add a little fun and a smile. I like to add a sparkling sugared rim, but you can do it your way. Just remember you need a floating yellow or pink Peep to make the cocktail a complete masterpiece.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail
1/2 ounce vanilla syrup, plus more for the glass rim
1 tablespoon sparkling pink sanding sugar
1 tablespoon sweetened shredded coconut processed into a powder
1-1/2 ounce marshmallow vodka
1 ounce heavy cream
1/2 ounce grenadine (adds a pink color)
1 yellow Peep chick or bunny
ChefSecret: Peeps are owned and made by Just Born Inc, a candy company located in Bethlehem, PA.
Quip of the Day: Easter's just a hop, skip and a jump away and we couldn't be more egg-cited.
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To you and everyone dear to you, be strong, be positive, stay well, stay safe and be kind. Take a breath and count your blessings, and if you have a little extra to share with others, please consider donating to Feeding America and/or American Red Cross.
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