Jellybean Infused Vodka Martini – Week #12

_IMG_5760And who are you supposed to be? Those are the words that ended last week’s episode of Mad Men. So, who are you supposed to be, really… are you the Don Draper, debonair Madison Avenue ad guy or Dick Whitman, unwanted son of a prostitute and hillbilly escapee. Betty knows, the other Mrs Draper knows, Bertam Cooper knows something – and thank goodness the increasingly vindictive Roger Sterling doesn’t know (yet).

We’re only a few hours away from a new episode of Mad Men, the time change is here, Halloween is over. There’s nothing we can do about the time change, hopefully you were able to gain some sleep or maybe even party a little longer on your Saturday night.

The day after Halloween means one thing, candy is on special. So, let’s take advantage of that fact and add a little candy to this week’s cocktail. This recipe originally called for candy-corn. After an exhaustive search of local stores, candy corn was nowhere to be found, but jellybeans were.

Recipe (Makes 2 Drinks)

Ingredients

Add to the infused vodka:
1/2 cup jellybeans (I used the white to prevent weird coloring)
1 1/2 cups vodka

For the rest of the cocktail:
1 3/4 ounces orange juice
1/4 triple sec
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 large egg white
Black and orange Jellybeans for garnish

Directions

1. To infuse the vodka: Combine the white jellybeans and vodka in an airtight container; set the container aside for at least 3 hours, then strain
2. Make the rest of the cocktail: Add 4 ounces of the jellybean-infused vodka, the orange juice, triple sec, lemon juice and egg white to a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes
3. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Strain the mixture into 2 chilled martini glasses and garnish with the black and orange jellybeans

As always, cheers from Madtini World Headquarters. Hope you had a great Halloween and good luck in November.

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