X-Rated cotton candy is an easily drinkable, fruity, little bit on the sweet side, Tiki style of drink. This cocktail is all about the presentation; it has to be done before the person you are making it for. It will still taste good if just served at the table, but an important visual effect will be missing from the overall sensory experience. Making the cotton candy is not that hard but a little time-consuming, involving dehydration. I have another post where I made Campari Dust and cotton candy.
X-Rated cotton Candy
- 1¼ oz Blueberry vodka
- ¾ oz Lychee liqueur
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 2 dashes of Pomegranate syrup or grenadine
Place a cotton candy into an empty glass. Shake everything with ice, strain, and pour over the cotton candy.
To make the cotton candy:
Pour half a bottle X-Rated Fusion liqueur onto the food dehydrator tray.
The wait time varies, I have a smaller one, and it took me around 6 hours for all the liquid to vaporize. What you have left is a substance with crystallized texture.
Scrape it, cover it, and store it in the fridge. When it is time to use the powder, you have two options; use a muddler or spice grinder to crush and pulverize it to make it look like fine sugar or “dust.”
Place the cotton candy into an empty cocktail glass and slowly pour the drink on top. It is done in front of the customer.
The amount of liquor to make cotton candy will depend on how much cotton candy you need.
For Pomegranate syrup, see the Syrup recipes post.