The Best Cotton Candy Martini Recipe

Updated on March 18, 2016
The finished product!
The finished product!

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.

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)

The 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.

Video Demonstration

Bonus Cocktail: Appletini With Flying Martini Shaker

3.2 stars from 92 ratings of Cotton Candy Martini

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        Dawn 22 months ago

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

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        Tracey Norris 23 months ago

        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

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        Kim 5 years ago

        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 :)

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        Mike Fuller 5 years ago from Indiana

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

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        Diana 5 years ago

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

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        Melissa 6 years ago

        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!

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        cindy 6 years ago

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

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        Tom Caton 7 years ago from The Desk

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

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        MLF22 7 years ago

        Nice Recipe, Pinnacle Cotton candy vodka, yummy

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        sackboy4 7 years ago

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

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        Mike Fuller 7 years ago from Indiana

        Thanks a bunch. now check out my pineapple upside down cake martini.

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        Dan T  7 years ago

        Awesome !

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        Lisa  7 years ago

        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.

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        Drick 7 years ago

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