The Best Cotton Candy Martini Recipe

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Cotton candy martinis are a delicious treat.

Cotton candy martinis are a delicious treat.

You can call this delightful cocktail what you want, but the truth is that it's down right sinful. O'Charley's calls it the cotton candy cosmo, but we are twisting the recipe a splash with cotton candy vodka from Pinnacle.

I have whipped together what I think is the best cotton candy martini recipe, but I'm going to let you be the judge of that. So grab your ID's (only over 21 please), and let's go nuts with this twisted version of a carnival classic.

The finished product!

The finished product!


Ingredients and Supplies

Gather the following items:

  • Cotton Candy (Sold year-round at many stores)
  • Pinnacle Cotton Candy Vodka
  • X-Rated Fusion Liquor
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Martini Shaker
  • Martini Glass
  • Ice
  • Sugar
  • Circus Tent (Optional)

Cotton Candy Martini Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz Pinnacle Cotton Candy Vodka
  • 1/2 oz X-Rated Fusion Liquor
  • 1 oz Cranberry juice (100% pure)
  • A nice size handful of cotton candy
  • Sugar for rimming the glass.

Please note this is for one martini. If you would like to make a whole shaker, multiply the ingredients.

TIP: This is a strong drink. Add more cranberry to dilute the alcohol content. The flavor will still be a carnival ride for your taste buds.


  • In a martini shaker, add ice, cotton candy vodka, X-Rated, and cranberry juice.
  • Shake until well-mixed and chilled.
  • Rim your martini glass in sugar or rub cotton candy around it.
  • Take a heaping handful of cotton candy and place in your martini glass and slowly pour the contents of the shaker directly over it.
  • OMG watch the cotton candy just disappear and crystallize at the bottom of the martini glass. (see pictures below)
Ingredients all ready

Ingredients all ready

Martini glass full of cotton candy

Martini glass full of cotton candy

Pouring the alcohol onto the cotton candy

Pouring the alcohol onto the cotton candy

Sweet Yet Powerful

This martini is a sweet treat, yet it is extremely powerful. As I stated before, you can add more cranberry to dilute it but the problem is it goes down so quick and tastes so good, it will have you feeling like you got thrown off the tilt-a-whirl.

Feel free to make this martini your own. Play around with the ingredients and always drink responsibly.


Dawn on June 15, 2016:

Thoughts on a substitute for cranberry juice? I'm allergic to cranberries...

Tracey Norris on May 16, 2016:

I love cotton candy Martin my brother makes it for my birthday I am going to have a party for my 30th in June this and we are going to have it I hope my cousin like it he got the resapie. From a restrunt

Kim on November 07, 2012:

Hi! I love your recipes! If you are on Twitter, what is your handle? If your not I would highly suggest it. Would be such an easy and convenient way for us to see your latest concoctions :)

Mike Fuller (author) from Indiana on April 25, 2012:

Thank you for loving the cotton candy martini. Hubpages has lots of good stuff.

Diana on April 25, 2012:

Okay, this is my new favorite site! Love the Cotton Candy Martini!

Melissa on April 13, 2012:

Had to go to 2 different stores to find the pinnacle cotton candy vodka and 4 different stores to find cotton candy, but I am so excited to try this tomorrow!

cindy on September 01, 2011:

Great video!! Can't wait to try it at my daughters 1st Birthday Party...it's a carnival theme!!

Tom Caton from The Desk on December 16, 2010:

wow I'd say that sends you through the roof! Going to give it a go! See ya's on the moon :)

MLF22 on October 28, 2010:

Nice Recipe, Pinnacle Cotton candy vodka, yummy

sackboy4 on October 28, 2010:

mike would like to try one off these drinks with you soon looks awsume

Mike Fuller (author) from Indiana on October 27, 2010:

Thanks a bunch. now check out my pineapple upside down cake martini. https://delishably.com/beverages/The-Best-Pineappl...

Dan T on October 26, 2010:

Awesome !

Lisa on October 25, 2010:

Mike this piece is really well done. I love it. It sounds like a perfect party drink. I want to try it next time around.

Drick on October 23, 2010:

Looks guud Micheal, but where you at? I think I saw a thumb!lol Really though it looks good I will be tryin this!

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