Awhile back, one of my best friends told me about a couple that she knew that owned a cotton shop that was organic, fair-trade, and made amazing flavors. I thought that was the coolest thing and figured I would have to wait until the day I finally get myself out to Tucson, Arizona to try it. Then, Alyson called me asking if I could do a few cocktails and feature the Fluff It Up cotton candy on my site, and I died of happiness.
I got my bag of cotton candy flown from Tucson to Cincinnati, and it traveled back in a car with us back to Pennsylvania, so this is some well traveled cotton candy! And, despite the fact I had to leave it sit in my house for a week while we were in Florida, it stayed delicious - and uneaten, much to my dismay, because I seriously wanted to eat it. The pains of being a blogger and having to photograph my food.
So here's to the first flavor and cocktail - apple pie!
What You'll Need
1.5 Ounce Sour Apple Pucker
1.5 Ounce Licor 43 or Butterscoth Schnapps (Similar, Licor 43 is more vanilla-y and pie like)
Splash of Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey
Pour all ingredients over ice into a strainer. Shake well for 30 seconds, strain into a martini glass. Carefully garnish with Fluff It Up cotton candy in apple pie - and enjoy!
When you serve, dip the cotton candy into the drink and swirl! It adds a bit more of a sugary taste. I say leave a bit for yourself to enjoy pure as well - I ate what is in my hand here promptly after taking this photo.