Peeps... You either love 'em or hate 'em. (Seriously, I've never met anyone who is ambivalent about the colorful marshmallow treats.)
My take? They're adorable little pillow-y bunnies of sugar—really, what's not to like?
Okay, fine, they sort of taste like nothing and have a weird granulated texture, but the cuteness factor trumps everything else. And they make for some super-fun holiday projects and edible crafts. Like these and these and this (oh, Pinterest, we heart you!).
But my favorite use for those neon nuggets of sweetness: cocktails! (Where my Peeps-lovin' peeps at now?) Who wouldn't want to sip a bright and potent Peep-a-Booze cocktail on Easter Sunday (or, you know, today?). I'm just saying—this recipe could convert even the most avid party pooper into a hard-core party peeper!
You can find multiple variations of a Peep martini online, but here's how I made mine:
- 2 parts marshmallow vodka (I used Pinnacle Marshmallow Vodka, but you can make your own Peeps-infused vodka too--just follow this recipe, but, of course, replace your candy hearts with Peeps!)
- 1 part champagne (or you can also use a flavored sparkling water--I just like the bubbles!)
- Splash of grenadine for color (and extra sweetness!)
- Cut a slit into the bottom of your bunny Peep (or two! or three!) for garnishing your glass
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