Type: Theme, Double
Planned By: Dani
Who doesn't love jelly beans? Well, my husband but that didn't stop me from creating a date night based on one of my favorite types of candy!
Sarah and Bryan invited us over for game night. I let them know I was planning this Jelly Bean date for sometime this weekend and if they wanted to participate and make it a double date that we would be happy to include them. Sarah accepted!
1. Sparkling Jelly Bean Martini
Prep for this cocktail started on Wednesday. For this recipe I needed Jelly Bean infused vodka. So I purchased a bottle of Pinnacle vodka and a bag of Starburst Jelly Beans. I sorted the different colors and picked the four with the most. I put about 1/2 cup of each color of jelly bean (Strawberry, Green Apple, Cherry and Grape) in to a mason jar. Then I topped the jelly beans with a little less than a cup of vodka. I left them alone to infuse for the next 48 hours - swirling them around everyone once in awhile.
The Martini is made with 2 oz of your favorite jelly bean infused vodka, topped with champagne or lemon lime soda.
|Team Toasted Marshmallow|
|Team Juicy Pear|
I made up this game mostly based off the card game Kings. Each color/flavor of a jelly bean had a drinking rule. We used the Life Saver jelly beans that Sarah & Bryan provided. The peach jelly bean was for pet name. We each had to pick a common pet name to call each other. I was Fluffy, Adam was Lucky, Bryan was Spot and Sarah was Mocha (also the name of one of their cats). It was a fun game and got us drinking those jelly bean martinis pretty quickly.
Then we got a group photo and ate lots and lots of jelly beans and lived happily ever after!
Having some issues figuring out how to use my Nikon camera app. Practice makes perfect.
If you like this date go check out our Peep Date!