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Recipe: Celebrate Easter with a 'Peeps-tini' cocktail

March 26, 2013|By Noelle Carter
  • Noelle Carter demonstrates making a Peeps-tini on 'Forkin Amazing.'
Noelle Carter demonstrates making a Peeps-tini on 'Forkin Amazing.'

It was Peeps-o-rama on the latest episode of Forkin' Amazing on TradioV! Hosts Jenn Harris and Dominic Riley were so sweet to have me on their Internet radio show again, and I was happy to dish on all things Peeps.

We talked about Food's current story on homemade "peeps," as well as all the things you can do with Peeps. We even talked about what Peeps do on their own (the "secret life" of Peeps -- sounds just like a Bravo show).

But probably the best part was when I plugged in a blender to demonstrate a "peeps-tini." Yes, Peeps and alcohol do play well together.

VIDEO LINK: Forkin Amazing episode: Passover, Peeps-tini and more! (the "peeps-tini" is about 15 minutes into the show)

Back to that cocktail. I promised I'd share the recipe, and you can find it below.

Cheers!

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Peeps-tini

Total time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Note: The cocktail will take on whatever fabulous shade of Peeps you use in the recipe -- so make them in all shades of pastel! The cocktail can be adapted to brighten almost any holiday occasion using whatever themed Peeps are in season. 

4 Peeps, any color

2 ounces vodka

1 ounce creme de cacao

1/2 ounce hazelnut liqueur

1/2 ounce coffee liqueur

2 ounces heavy cream

1. In a blender, combine three Peeps, the vodka, creme de cacao, hazelnut and coffee liqueurs and cream. Blend the mixture until smooth.

2. Pour the mixture into a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass.

3. Garnish with the remaining Peep and serve immediately.

*Feeling extra celebratory? Rim the martini glass with colored sugar before serving to really impress your guests.

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