Hump Day Happy Hour
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With A Candy CocktailBy Julie Fishman
With Valentine's Day around the corner, we've got a case of the sweets that candy hearts just can't cure. To kick our craving, we asked cocktail consultant Joseph Boroski to hand over the recipes for his most in-demand candy concoctions.
Renowned for fresh, organic sips, Boroski creates confectionary creations that look—and, more importantly, taste—outstanding.
Though you'll want to keep your "Choco-Nut Martini," "Ticker Tape Parade" or "Wonderful Cosmo" all to yourself, share a glass with your valentine and we guarantee that your guy will go gaga.
Originally created for The Establishment in Manila, Philippines
Choco-Nuts (available in the Asian food aisle)
1 oz. Choco-Nut vodka*
1/2 oz. bourbon
1 oz. soy milk
1/4 oz. simple syrup
1 shake cocoa powder
*Start with a 2/3-full bottle of vodka. Fill with crushed Choco-Nuts until liquid is to top of bottle. Seal, shake well and allow to sit for one week, shaking daily.
Combine one crushed Choco-Nut with all other ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Stain finely over ice into chilled martini glass.
Note: If Choco-Nuts are not available in your area, then replace with any crunchy chocolate and peanut candy.
"Ticker Tape Parade"
Originally created for Immigrant in Jakarta, Indonesia
1 oz. premium vodka
1/2 oz Chambord
3/4 oz. candy syrup*
1/8 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
*Add small, round, hard candies in a fruity flavor to a sealable, heat-proof glass container. Pour in boiling hot water to just under the top of candies. Stir and let sit for 24 hours.
Pour chilled Chambord into bottom of a V-shaped Champagne flute. Place lollipop firmly in glass over the Chambord. Shake the remaining ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker, and then strain into glass over the lollipop. Add a handful of small, hard candy balls to the glass.
Originally created for W Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan
1 1/2 oz. premium citrus vodka
1/4 oz. premium orange liqueur
3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lime
1/2 oz. Oceanspray cranberry juice
1 cotton candy ball
Combine vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice and cranberry juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and fine strain into a chilled glass with narrow rim. Make a loose cotton candy ball that's bigger than the glass rim. Balance the ball atop the glass with a skewer or fork stuck into it. Before drinking, push the cotton candy into the cocktail.
Sip on a little sweetness this Valentine's Day thanks to the "Ticker Tape Parade" cocktail.Courtesy of Joseph Boroski