Caramel Popcorn Martini

This unusual cocktail tastes just like caramel popcorn. It’s made with liquid popcorn, butterscotch schnapps and vodka. The Poprocks on the rim put the pop back into the popcorn. Here’s the formula for 3 drinks. For the liquid popcorn: 4 c. water 1/4 c. sugar 2 tsp. salt 5 cups popcorn, f...

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Caramel Popcorn Martini

This unusual cocktail tastes just like caramel popcorn. It’s made with liquid popcorn, butterscotch schnapps and vodka. The Poprocks on the rim put the pop back into the popcorn. Here’s the formula for 3 drinks.

For the liquid popcorn:

  • 4 c. water
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 5 cups popcorn, fresh

 

For Martini:

  • 8 oz liquid popcorn
  • 3 oz butterscotch schapps
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • honey, as needed
  • Poprocks, as needed

To make the popcorn liquid, bring the water, sugar and salt to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the popcorn and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain through cheesecloth, pushing gently on the popcorn to push out most of the liquid. Discard the kernels, chill the liquid and remove any excess fat.

For the martini, combine the liquid popcorn, schnapps, vodka, and cream and shake in a martini shaker. Spread a bit of honey on the rim of a three chilled martini glasses and dip into some Poprocks. Carefully pour the caramel popcorn martinis and enjoy.

Photo by Justin Kern

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