Cotton Candy Cocktail
This summer we have hosted several events at my brick and mortar boutique, Spruced. And nothing says partay like a festive cocktail!
Owning a boutique is so fulfilling and brings me a tremendous amount of joy. Not only do I get to help women feel good inside and out but it also allows me to stretch my party planning skills. We host all kinds of events for lots of different types of groups, from Yelp Elites, Craft Parties, and recently celebrating our store’s 1st Birthday!
A favorite cocktail that has been our favorite and has gotten rave reviews is this super simple cotton candy cocktail recipe. When we have someone walk into our store and we give them the deets on this cocktail their eyes get huge and they make a beeline for the serving bar!
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this fun and festive drink.
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A few things about the type of champagne you will want to use for this particular mixer. Get the CHEAP, livin’ la vida college budget champagne. Don’t go for the fancy pants price tags. Since you are mixing your champagne with other ingredients it compromises the quality of a rockstar champagne.
Also, you will be mixing your champs with super sweet cotton candy. Select a Brut versus a Spumante. A Brut will cut the sweetness and give you a light, airy, puff of confectionary perfection in your mouth.
If you are serving a large crowd keep your cotton candy selections simple by offering 2 flavors. For our in-store events we order our cotton candy from Amazon in packs of 12. Pink Vanilla and Blue Raspberry were definitely our favorites. You can order it on Amazon here.
We used iridescent pearls for our topping but go crazy and add whatever tickles your fancy. Sanding sugar, pixie dust, and super fun Unicorn Candyfetti, are all good options to make your champs dance.
If you choose to use disposable drink cups a fun way to personalize them is to create your own stickers to attach to each glass. I used these ones from Avery, and customized them with our store’s logo using their easy templates from their website.
If I was hosting an event in my home for a small group I would probably opt for the proper stemware, but for a larger crowd I don’t feel like hand washing glasses until 2 a.m., so disposable cups are perfectly acceptable in my book.
Just don’t invite Dorit from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Fill your cup up with your cotton candy and sprinkles and let your guests pour their own champagne.
Now watch the magic happen!
This cocktail feels like such a treat and never disappoints. Your guests will be raving about these for months to come. It’s the perfect touch to making your get together unforgettable!