Ghostly Spirits & Halloween Peeps
I went in search of Halloween PEEPS®
but these apparitions were nowhere to be found. . .
I searched my favorite haunts~ Target, the grocery store, Walmart. . .it wasn’t that they had disappeared, rather that they had never made an appearance at all~
I was happily able to scare up some at CVS this year!
With PEEPS® in hand, I thought some
Ghostly Spirits were in order. . .
A S’mores Peep-Tini~ a spirited adult beverage and
a martini version of S’mores with a
PEEPS® Ghost marshmallow stirrer!
I found several recipes for a S’mores Martini.
The combination of Marshmallow Fluff Vodka, Chocolate Liqueur, and Half & Half, in a graham cracker-rimmed glass sounded frightfully delicious for dessert-in-a-glass for after dinner!
I found a mini bottle of Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka~ a convenient sample size to try, that I mixed with Vanilla Vodka I already had on hand.
~2 parts Marshmallow Vodka (I used half vanilla vodka/half marshmallow vodka)
~1 part Chocolate Liqueur (I used Godiva)
~Splash Half & Half (or more depending on how spirited you want your cocktail :)
~Rim glass with graham cracker crumbs and drizzle with chocolate syrup. (I used Duncan Hines Amazing Glazes~ magically stays on the side of the glass.)
Shake with ice and strain into prepared glass.
Add a Peeps swizzle stick.
For a more powerful potion,
I infused some vodka with candy corn~
You can find the directions and details
for infusing your candy corn vodka here.
Candy Corn Peep-Tini
~2 parts candy corn-infused vodka
~1 part orange liqueur (I used Grand Marnier)
~Powdered eggs whites (equivalent for 1 large egg white, following directions on package)
~Juice of ½ lemon
Infuse the vodka: Combine the candy corn and vodka in an airtight container; set aside for at least 3 hours* then strain.
Add the strained candy corn vodka, the orange liqueur, lemon juice and mixed powdered egg white to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds.
*(I found last year, the candy corn provides more color than flavor, whether you infuse for 3 days or 3 hours. I mixed this batch and let it infuse 6 hours. Shake your jar or bottle periodically to speed up the infusing process.)
Strain into a chilled black sugar-rimmed glass
and garnish with a Peeps stirrer/candy skewer
for grown-up goblins :)
The dried egg whites added to your cocktail shaker ingredients, will rise to the top like a ghostly apparition and stay frothy when poured into your glass!
Younger ghosts and goblins might enjoy
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OMGOODNESS….A PEEP-TINI! How cute!!! I love your ideas, Mary. I just bought tons of Peeps for my older daughter yesterday because she loves them! :D
Marshmallow vodka?!??!?!! Really? I had no idea! I just learn new things every day!
I was able,to,locate peeps ghosts and pumpkins at Jo Ann fabrics and Walgreens.
Love the peep-tini! the ghost stirrer is such a perfect touch! You always inspire me to kick it up a notch! Sooo cute! I had trouble finding peeps too…good idea to check the drug store
I want to party at your place on Halloween! Hope I make it through Hurricane Sandy, I may need to go get some vodka today and make these drinks. xo
Absolutely love all your posts !!! You have such a wonderful photographic eye. Keep um coming !!!!
Hick! Boo! I’ve had too many Peep-tinis …. (Now that you mention it — I haven’t seen any Halloween peeps.)
Not sure what is happening but this year we had a hard time finding Easter peeps…we went all over town and found them finally in one place – but we used to see them in all stores for a month before Easter…The same thing has happened with the Halloween peeps! I haven’t found any yet!
Ghostly peeps and S’mores Martinis. Sounds perfectly wonderful to me!
Yum! This will be at our party!
TGIF and it’s Happy Hour!!! Since I’m not sure which adult beverage I’d like to try more… I’ll have one of each! Come to think of it, I am trying to find more uses for the black sugar I picked up this year:@)
This is fabulous!!!! A PEEP_TINI! Your ideas are amazing. I don’t know how you come up with all your ideas, but I sure am glad you do. I am going on a search for the peeps and vodka today so when this STORM hits I can at least DRINK:):):) XO, Pinky
You had vanilla vodka on hand? Good grief, woman, is there anything that you don’t have on hand? You never cease to amaze me. What a fun post. I always learn something knew when I pay you a visit.
Awk! I meant “new” NOT “knew”. Coffee! Get me COFFEE!!
What a lot of fun! I’ve never, ever heard of Marshmallow Vodka – but why not? – it sounds delicious!
OH my goodness! A marhsmallow vodka! I’ve never heard of vanilla vodka! Your picture made me think of hot choclate….adding peeps on a stick to that would be cool too!
This is absolutely inspired. I love it! Can’t wait to duplicate this!!
Susan and Bentley
What cute ideas! Will tweet.
I love your Ghostly Spirits and Halloween Peeps, just adorable! Thanks for sharing and have a good day.
Pinky sent me!!!! She said you made these to0. Yours are so cute and your post is wonderful!!!!!!! Love all your photos. Just gorgeous. Love the cocktail stirrers.
What cute, clever ideas, Mary. I’m going to file away several of these for next Halloween. Thanks! ~ Sarah
I don’t even like peeps, but this post makes me want to run out and buy cases…just to make these festive drinks!
So, so, so cute!