Every year, I co-chair a big fundraiser for my children’s school. It’s a Ladies’ Night Out event with shopping, spa services, games, raffles and food. And what Ladies’ Night Out would be complete without girly drinks? You know, the pink, foufy kind that no self-respecting male would be caught dead drinking? Well this year, I think we outdid ourselves: Bubblegum Martinis. You can’t get much pinker or girlier than a Bubblegum Martini!
I found the recipe here, at A Cozy Kitchen. We liked the way the gum looked in its marinating jars so much that we decided to sell them that way. The secret is in flavoring the vodka with the bubblegum. We soaked the gum overnight, 2 pieces in 2 ounces of vodka in mini-mason jars. When a patron of our martini-bar ordered one, we added four ounces of chilled lemonade (pink, of course) and then handed over a jar and a sugar-rimmed glass. Our Bubblegum Martinis received rave reviews and were actually quite tasty (I did try one). One caveat, though, and it’s a major one: I do not recommend chewing that gum! Oh, and don’t forget to keep out of the reach of passing children . . .0