With Easter arriving in just a few weeks, Joonbug looks forward to the annual return of the Peeps. Without Peeps would Easter even be Easter?
Peeps came alive in 1953. They start as a mixer called “slurry” and then are whipped into their familiar marshmallow texture. Colored sugar is added. The marshmallow is then shaped into the many varieties they now create—from the classic Peep to the snowman for the winter holidays. After they receive their final decorations, they're packed and sent off to our homes via the Easter Bunny.
If you're spending the holidays with your family and need a stronger kick with your Peeps, try this adult-friendly Peep-tini.
Yield: Makes 2 servings
2 tablespoons fluff
1 cup crushed ice
6 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored vodka (3 oz.)
2 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored liqueur (1 oz)
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1. Pour fluff onto a small, rimmed plate. Dip rims into fluff to coat.
2. Place ice in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, liqueur, and lemon juice . Shake until mixture is very cold, about 10 seconds. Strain into glasses. Garnish each with a semi sliced Peep.
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