While scrolling through Pinterest the other day (instead of doing something productive like laundry) I came across a recipe for a jelly bean martini. With all the delicious varieties or Easter candy available you would think there would be tons of Easter themed cocktails but I have only seen a few. I thought of all the different types of jelly beans, coconut eggs, peanut butter eggs, Cadbury Creme Eggs…
There had to be a Cadbury Creme Egg Cocktail! I did a search. I found a recipe for a Cadbury Caramel Cream Martini. While that sounds delicious, in my opinion nothing beats the taste of the original Cadbury Creme Egg.
Since I couldn’t find a recipe I decided to invent my own! I got some Cadbury Creme Eggs at the drugstore (buy one get one free – yes!) and then headed to the liquor store. I didn’t really know what type of liquor I wanted to use but came upon the vodka section first.
PB&J vodka, cucumber vodka, bacon vodka (breakfast martini anyone?), a vodka flavor called Dude that is the color of Mountain Dew…there are so many bizarre vodka flavors out there that I was half hoping to spot one called Cadbury Creme Egg. Alas, I did not, so I headed to the next aisle. I was considering the Baileys when I saw something called RumChata – a rum cream.
I had never heard of this before but I thought – cream, Creme Egg, sounds good! I brought it home and as soon as I opened it I knew it wasn’t going to work. All I could smell was cinnamon. Definitely not an ingredient I want to mix with my chocolate egg. Since I opened it, I tried a little nip of the RumChata and it is REALLY GOOD stuff. I will definitely be experimenting with that in the future, but I had a Cadbury Creme Egg Cocktail to concoct.
I decided to try to use some of the Pinnacle Chocolate Whipped I had on the shelf. I poured a shot of that into my trusty Magic Bullet, then added a splash of chocolate milk (I used chocolate soy milk since that was all I had). Next I chopped up a Cadbury Creme Egg (messy!), dumped that in there with some ice and blended. I think adding the ice before I blended the creme egg might not have been the best idea because the creme filling got a little hard from the cold and I had to chop at it quite a bit with a spoon to break it down. So if you want to make this I’d suggest blending the egg and the liquids first, then adding ice and you definitely want to make this because it was AWESOME! I rimmed my martini glass with some of the leftover yellow sanding sugar I had from making Peeps Bunny Cookies, poured in my mixture and voila! The Cadbury Dream was born…
Cheers to the Easter Bunny!