Friday night cocktail: Lazy cotton candy cosmopolitan

Long Lunch 19/10/2018
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The team at the Vodka Room in Ponsonby specialise in vodka and are masters of infusions, creating exciting new vodka flavours without any of the nasty additives.

They have provided today's cocktail along with some top tips for you to infuse your own delicious creations (it’s surprisingly easy)

Lazy Cotton Candy Cosmopolitan

Infusion Ingredients

  • 200ml unflavoured Vodka
  • 50g of Pink cotton candy

Infusion Method:

  1. Add all ingredients into a 400ml jar.
  2. The cotton candy will dissolve straight away.
  3. It can be used immediately if in a rush or let it sit for a day for the sugars to mix through.
  4. Shake before use.

Cocktail Method:

  1. In a shaker full of ice add 45ml of the cotton candy vodka
  2. Add 15ml of Cointreau
  3. Add 15ml of fresh lime juice.
  4. Shake and strain into a martini or champagne coupe glass

Tips on infusing vodka:

  • Choose your vodka. You’re looking for a decent neutral, unflavoured vodka to absorb the flavours of the ingredients you use.

  • Infusion times vary based on the ingredients used. Fruits take longer in comparison to tea which builds a flavour profile very quickly.

  • Infuse and shake. Give your infusions a little shake daily to help them along.

  • Taste! Have a nip to see how flavours develop and progress.

  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter to remove any sediment, re-bottle and store in the fridge or freezer.

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