Fairy Floss Martini. A delicious cocktail that adds a bit of theatre to your night! This has a mixture of tart fruit and sweet sugar. Making it a delicious twist on your normal cocktail, plus it is fun. A bit of bar theatre without the need to throw bottles in the air!!!
This isn't quite up with Heston Blumenthal but I still think it is fun to make.
Check out the video 🙂
So pretty, and the wonderful thing about this cocktail is you could easily adapt it, say if you were having a hen party or bridal shower. You could switch up the colour of the fairy floss (and even use a different base) and totally change the colour.
This isn't as sweet as you would think. Initially I tried this with a white grape juice. I wanted the cocktail to change colour as it hit the coloured floss. It sort of worked! But it was very sweet. I liked it, but I wasn't sure you could drink many of them ( 😳 )
So I switched out for cranberry juice and a squeeze of lemon. Perfect!
And as for the name. Who knew that this spun sugar was called so many things!! Growing up in the UK we knew it as candy floss, here in Australia it is known as fairy floss. But my three cousins who lives in the states calls it cotton candy.
So is this a Candy Floss Martini??? Is it a Cotton Candy Martini? Or should it be called Fairy Floss Martini?
Whatever you call your spun sugar enjoy the theatre of your ______ martini (Insert word as required) 😉
Have a great weekend 🙂
For more cocktail recipes why not try:
Fairy Floss Martini
- 1.5 fl oz vodka (vanilla vodka is a good option if you have it!)
- 5 fl oz cranberry juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- handful of fairy floss cotton candy/candy floss
- Mix the vodka, cranberry juice and lemon juice together in a shaker with plenty of ice.
- Add the fairy floss (cotton candy/candy floss) to your martini glass.
- Strain the martini over the fairy floss and watch the instant magic
DAVID WOODS says
Hi, what size martini glass would you recommend for the fairy floss martini, do you think a 7 1/2 oz glass would be big enough??
Claire McEwen says
Hi David, the cocktail makes just over 6 1/2 fl oz so I think a 7 1/2 oz glass would be perfect 😀
The Fairy Floss/candy floss/cotton candy dissolves into the cocktail so it doesn't take up any extra volume.
I hope you enjoy them
Dorothy Dunton says
Hi Claire! You make the most colorful martinis! Gary would be appalled by this as he is a purist when it comes to martinis. Me, on the other, not! I haven't had cotton candy since I was a kid and what a playful drink! After all, shouldn't drinks be playful?
Claire McEwen says
I have tried a traditional martini and it was just a little strong and astringent for me. If I am drinking a cocktail and want them to be fruity and easy to drink!!! 😉
I was given a fairy floss (as they call it here) machine for Christmas by our neighbours. It is so much fun to see the floss form!!!