Looking for a theme cocktail for your bachelorette gathering or bridal shower that incorporates two girl-tested and approved favorites, i.e. weddings and martinis?
How about a Wedding Cake Martini, a sweet little cocktail “wrapped” with decorative rim.
The cocktail combines a little amaretto (yum, always a good idea!), a little orange juice or pineapple juice and just a touch of vanilla vodka. Fresh squeezed OJ is absolutely worth the effort here (particularly if you cheat like I do and used the fresh squeezed by the grocer version). Pineapple juice from the can, however, works just fine.
Take the nuptial theme a bit further by adding a fun sugared rim. (I just returned from London, and came back with a case of royal wedding fever, and as such couldn’t resist a little sugared rim rhapsody in blue when I photographed this cocktail for Tablespoon!).
In a shallow bowl, mix three tablespoons of vanilla sugar and two tablespoons of colored sugar in wedding colors.
Dip the rims of the martini glasses in a little juice, and shake gently to remove any excess moisture (this will keep the sugar as bright and crisp as possible!) and dip into the sugar mixture.
Michelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes.