Thursday, June 30, 2011

Swedish Fish Martini

Yahoo! It's Thirsty Thursday once again!  Hope all of you had a great week so far and are getting ready for the 4th of July!  This week's concoction is the Swedish Fish Martini.  Delicious!  Its red hue is perfectly festive for starting the 4th of July weekend off right!

You are sure to adore this super cute and sweet drink.  Everybody loves Swedish fish, just ask Justin Bieber!  Here's how you make it.


2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Lime Juice
1 oz. Triple Sec
2 oz. Cranberry Juice


Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with Swedish Fish candy.

Have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend! Cheers to America!

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Yogurt Inspired Bouquet

Do you hear wedding bells ringing?  Ever considered a candy & yogurt inspired bouquet to hold as you walk down the aisle?  Take a look at the photo above and you may reevaluate your previous decisions.

This idea is super sweet, super cute, and super unique!  How can you go wrong with a Waffle cone stem, pink marshmallows, starbursts, colorful gumdrops, and sprinkles!  This bouquet is definitely one that will get millions of sweet compliments and is undeniably unforgettable!  

All of the sweet toothed wedding guests will be salivating when they first set their eyes on this sweet bouquet.  If you are a sweet tooth, and are getting married soon, definitely consider this cute idea.  And if your best friend is getting married and has a sweet tooth, tell her to forget the flowers and go edible instead!  I may strongly consider this myself someday! :)

Photos and idea courtesy of

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum Martini

Do you love that flavor your taste buds get from chewing a big piece of
Bubble Gum? Ever thought of sipping a Hubba Bubba Martini?  If not, it's a perfect idea that you need to try this Thirsty Thursday!  

You'll love this sweet drink so much that you'll be singing to all your friends, "Bubble Gum, bubble gum, in a dish, how many cocktails do you wish!"  You will try to blow bubbles while drinking this because it tastes just like chewing a piece of Hubba Bubba Bubble gum.  The pink hue is super cute, fun, and extra girly! 


3 oz Three Olives Bubble Gum Vodka
1 oz Peach Schnapps
Pop Rocks
Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape


Cover rim of martini glass with pop rocks.  Mix ingredients over ice in a shaker.  Pour into martini glass. Rip off a piece of Bubble Tape, stick in on a skewer and set it on top of the glass for garnish.

The Hubba Bubba martini is easy to make and even easier to enjoy!  Happy Thirsty Thursday to all and to all, bottoms up!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

Fourth of July is right around the corner and people all over the country will be wearing Red, White, and Blue bows and clothes and BBQ-ing all day!  

Need the perfect dessert?  I got you covered.  Introducing.....Corn on the Cob Cupcakes!  

This sweet treat is sure to "wow" all your guests.  If you look closely, you'll see this isn't real corn, it's of course cupcakes with jelly beans on top :) Y U M!!!!


Vanilla Frosting
Yellow liquid food coloring
24 Vanilla cupcakes, baked in white paper liners
3 1/2 cups small yellow, cream, and white Jelly Belly Jelly beans
4 pieces yellow Starbursts
1 Tbsp. black decorating sugar
1 Tbsp. white decorating sugar
8 sets of corn holders


1. Bake cupcakes
2. Color the frosting pale yellow with food coloring.
3.  Working with 3 cupcakes at a time, frost cupcakes with yellow frosting.  Arrange 5 rows of jelly beans, close together, on each cupcake.  Place the 3 cupcakes side by side on a corn dish or serving platter to resemble an ear of corn.  Repeat process with remaining cupcakes, frosting, and jelly beans.
4.  Cut the Starbursts into eight 1-inch squares.  Soften the edges by hand so they look like melted butter.  Place 1 square on top of each ear of corn.  Sprinkle with sugars.  Insert a corn holder in the end of each ear of corn.

Makes 24 cupcakes or 8 "ears" of corn

This sweet dessert is definitely one all your guests will remember because it is SUCH a cute idea!!! Enjoy!!!

Recipe and photos courtesy of &

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chocolate Martini

Happy Thirsty Thursday!  It's been quite awhile since we at the Sweetest Temptations have blogged about a chocolate concoction.  In that case, you can bring the chocolate factory to you one sip at a time by drinking the Chocolate Martini.  Get ready to rejoice chocolate lovers!  

I wonder if the chocolate river that Augustus Galoop got stuck in was made up of a huge mix of Chocolate martinis?  Maybe that would explain why he couldn't stay afloat.

Here are the ingredients for making this sweet sensation.

2 oz. Vanilla flavored Vodka
1/2 oz. Chocolate Liqueur
1/2 oz. White Creme de Cacao
Chocolate syrup


Drizzle chocolate syrup inside glass and on the glass rim.  Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into martini glass.

Enjoy this drink with friends and perhaps you can watch Willy Wonka (the original version) as well!  It's super easy to make, tastes sweet, and is fun to sip! :)

Have a wonderful Thirsty Thursday!!!!
Recipe and photo courtesy of and

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Gobstopper Martini

One of the best movies any sweet tooth can watch is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  One of the first things that always comes to mind when thinking about that movie is the Everlasting Gobstopper.  Luckily, we have the opportunity to get a little taste of the chocolate factory any day we want by popping a colorful Gobstopper in our mouth.  

Can't get enough of that everlasting taste a Gobstopper gives off?  This Gobstopper Martini will give you that extraordinary, everlasting taste.  So get up and make yourself one, because it is afterall, THIRSTY THURSDAY!

Here's the ingredients:

1 oz Vodka
1 oz Watermelon Pucker
1 oz Hpnotiq
1 oz Sweet & Sour mix


Mix all ingredients in martini shaker.  Add ice and shake, shake, shake, then pour.  Embellish your drink with Gobstoppers in the glass.

This drink is delectable.  It is also very dangerous because it tastes so good.  It's very sweet and melts in your mouth just like the Gobstopper candies.  Definitely try it.  Bottoms up!  Happy Thirsty Thursday!!
Gobstopper photos courtesy of,

Monday, June 6, 2011

Candy Poems

Do you like poetry?  I know all of you have written a poem once in your life.  Just think back to third grade when your teacher made you write a Haiku or Sonnet.  But have you ever written a poem about Candy?
About 2 months ago, I put my sweet thinking cap on, grabbed a pen and paper, and tried this myself for the first time.  I got this genius idea when I found out that The Sweet Factory, a huge company that provides smiles everyday to their loyal sweet toothed customers, had a contest going on to see who could write the best Candy poem.  

I of course, really wanted to win, and my scrumptious poem sure did make me a winner!  The only requirements were to use candy names in the poem.  Here's my winning masterpiece that won me $50 to The Sweet Factory. I ran straight to this place as soon as my prize arrived! Yum!

Every time I see my love my face gets Red Hot, my hands become Butterfingers and my Conversation Heart beats a whole lot. 

I can't help but give out Kisses and Hugs as we gaze at the Milky Way and Starbursts when we're all snug. 

To me my love's sweeter than a Sweettart, but some say he's a Sour Patch Kid at heart.

We love to travel to the Watchamacallit place
you have to had heard, don't Laffy Taffy at us but we are really big Nerds

Some may Snicker some may think we're Nutrageous, but just know our love is worth more than 100 grand and is very contagious!

If you have yet to put your poetry skills to use by writing about your all time favorite candy, you need to try it, it's so fun!  Just think of a storyline, throw in a few rhymes, and include all your favorite candies!  Feel free to share your poems!  Thanks to The Sweet Factory for making me a winner! 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

S'mores Martini

Is it really Thirsty Thursday already?!  Start your weekend off right by gathering all your friends and enjoying a bonfire on the beach.  This time let's do things a little bit differently though.  Instead of eating a S'more, try sipping a S'mores Martini!

It's fun, and delicious, and ever so chocolatey!  It truly does taste like eating a warm and gooey S'more.  Definitely a fan favorite!  Do you remember all the times you ate S'mores as a kid when dusk hit those warm summer nights?

Here's what you need to whip up this chocolate marshmallowy delight:

2 oz. Chocolate flavored Vodka
2 oz. White Chocolate liqueur
Chocolate Syrup
Marshmallow Creme

Drizzle chocolate syrup in a martini glass.  Shake vodka and liqueur over ice and pour into glass.  Dip the rim of the glass with marshmallow creme then coat with crushed graham crackers.  Place marshmallow on skewer in cocktail.

Trust me, everyone you know will love this martini and you absolutely must all cheers to Thirsty Thursday with this glass of delight!  One, two, three, CHEERS!
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