Peep Week 2014 - Day 6

peepnado In years past, I have done a peep cocktail as Peep Week winds down - probably because I want a cocktail by that point. This year, however, I decided to do a non-alcoholic cocktail because I have a lot of sober friends and because I knew my kids would love a chance to try a Peep Week signature drink!

So, last night, I made Peep Mai Tais! I got the recipe from Peeps: Recipes and Crafts to Make with Your Favorite Marshmallow Treat by Charity Ferreira.

The recipe is for one drink so I doubled it because I have two kids. MATH!


  • 1 wooden skewer
  • 1 peeps of your choice
  • pineapple wedges
  • maraschino cherries
  • 1 paper umbrella
  • ice
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 2 tbs lime juice
  • 1 tbs almond syrup (I omitted this because of the sweetness)
  • splash of grenadine


  1. Spear peep, cherry and pineapple on skewer. I used two pineapple wedges instead of one because my kids love pineapple.
  2. Insert paper umbrella into peep.
  3. Fill glass with ice.
  4. The recipe calls for the liquids to be shaken in a cocktail shaker but I served it over ice without shaking because I like the way it looks when the grenadine settles to the bottom. The presentation is more dramatic that way.
  5. Add the skewer and serve. The skewer can be used as a stirring stick.
  6. The recipe did say that you could add 1/4 cup light rum and 2 tbs dark rum to make an alcoholic cocktail but I didn't try that because rum. Blech.

The kids absolutely loved these!