Pop Rocks Cosmopolitan

Photo: Chelsea Cavanaugh
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 drinks

Our favorite April Fool's Day pranks are as sweet as they are surprising. To wit: a cocktail rimmed with not sugar, but explosive Pop Rocks candy.


  • 2 packets watermelon- or strawberry-flavored Pop Rocks candy

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime wedge for rim

  • 3 ounces cold vodka

  • ¼ cup unsweetened pomegranate juice

  • 1 ounce Cointreau


  1. Put candy between sheets of parchment and lightly crush with a rolling pin or mallet. Moisten the rims of 2 chilled coupes with lime wedge, then dip them into the candy. Fill a shaker with ice. Add vodka, lime juice, pomegranate juice, and Cointreau, and shake well; divide between glasses.

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