Jolly Rancher Martinis are one of my favourite martini cocktails. Sweet, a bit tart, and really do taste like candy. The rim is extra fun!
Originally Posted July 17, 2012. Updated 01/05/2021
In yesterday's Candied Rims for Cocktails post, I mentioned that I was leading up to a post.
Look at this! I followed through in a timely manner!
This is my own recipe for Jolly Rancher Martinis... and an excellent excuse to smash up candy and rim your glass with it!
Use a solid flavor - Apple, Cherry, or Watermelon work best for this, on their own - or use one each of a few flavors of candy for an even more colorful rim.
We used individual flavours for this post, but used one each - Apple, Cherry, Grape, and Blue Raspberry Jolly Rancher candies - for the tutorial on the “Candied Rims for Cocktails” post.
As I mentioned in an earlier entry on Candy Apple Martinis & Some Martini Trivia, this drink is properly called a "Martini Cocktail", as it's not a true "Martini".
The use of cranberry juice gives this a perfect amount of sweet/tart, yielding a VERY drinkable cocktail. Enjoy!
This is my own recipe for Jolly Rancher Martinis, the way I like them.
They vary slightly from what I was taught: 1 oz unflavored vodka, ½ oz Sour Puss Apple, ½ oz Sour Puss Raspberry, 2-3 oz cranberry juice, splash of bar lime mix.
Hey, it’s my blog, I’ll mess with recipes if I want to!
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Jolly Rancher Martini Cocktail
- Jolly Rancher candies optional
- 1 oz Watermelon Flavored Vodka**
- 1 oz Sour Apple Pucker / Sour Puss Apple
- 1 oz Sour Raspberry Pucker / Sour Puss Raspberry
- ½ oz Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice
- 4 oz Cranberry Juice
- If doing a candied rim, use the candies and follow the instructions here.
- Measure remaining ingredients into a shaker.
- Add a handful of ice, shake a few times, strain into a prepared martini cocktail glass (~8 oz size).