My Sparkling Lemon PEEP Mojito is fresh and light for Easter entertaining – giving the adults a perfect excuse for reliving their childhood with a sunny yellow PEEP marshmallow chick as a garnish.
I’d searched Pinterest several times for a cocktail recipe with Peeps because I like sharing fun cocktail recipes on my Facebook fan page. Surprisingly, at least to me, there weren’t a ton of great options. I’m pretty picky in my drink preferences though. I don’t like any that are cloyingly sweet. I prefer cocktails I can sip for the long-haul… gin and tonics, mojitos and mules are favorites when it gets to be Spring. And while I think Peeps are super-fun and I love to use them as a garnish, I think overall, adults don’t particular enjoy eating them. I know I’d rather spend my calories on on a cocktail.
Anyway, I pretty much guarantee that after your little Peep takes a bath in this lemony mojito, you’ll enjoy him. The mojito idea came about because, finally, our mint is starting to sprout. We have a crap-load too. And every year, I say I’m going to rip it out and put it in a container so it’s more, well, CONTAINED, but I still haven’t gotten around to it.
I was pretty sure I’d heard of marshmallow vodka and wouldn’t you know, Smirnoff makes a fluffed marshmallow flavored vodka. And let me tell you, just a taste by itself, holy cow it’s awesome! I’m really not a huge marshmallow flavor fan, but it’s seriously tasty. Add my favorite store-brand of lemonade and my favorite brand of club soda and we have ourselves a tasty, refreshing, festive and perfect for Spring cocktail! Let me know how you like them, and if you were actually able to stop at one…
- 2 oz. Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka
- 4 oz. Simply Lemonade
- splash of club soda (I prefer Fever Tree brand)
- 1 slice lemon, halved
- 1 t. sugar
- 5 - 6 fresh mint leaves
- yellow Peep for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, combine one half a lemon slice, the mint leaves and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Muddle together. Add a few ice cubes, and the 4 oz. of lemonade. Shake well and pour over a cocktail glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with the other half slice of lemon and the yellow Peep marshmallow.