You know we couldn’t throw a party without a signature cocktail! For each of our five Halloween parties, we’ll be sharing a creative cocktail that works perfectly with the party theme. We clearly had to start with a candy corn martini. The trick to this sweet drink is made with candy corn infused vodka. If you can’t go into sugar shock at Halloween, when else can you? Just remember that you’ll have to make the candy corn vodka a couple of days in advance to give it time to infuse. Let’s get shaking!
– 1/4 cup candy corn
– 1 – 1 1/2 cups vodka
– 1/2 cup honey
– 1/2 cup water
1. To make candy corn infused vodka, combine pour candy corn into a mason jar and fill the jar with vodka. Let sit for five days before straining.
2. To make the honey simple syrup, combine honey and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until combined and let simmer for a few minutes until thickened. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge until ready to use.
3. To make the cocktail, combine one large measure of candy corn vodka with one small measure of honey simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until the shaker is too cold to handle.
4. Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a few candy corn.
The measurements for making the infused vodka aren’t terribly precise. We used about 1/4 cup of candy corn and then filled the mason jar with vodka. If you want to make a bigger batch, you can simply add the candy corn to your vodka bottle.
Letting it “steep” for a week gives the vodka some color. You’ll want to shake it a couple of times throughout the process.
Next up, honey simple syrup! You can make a large or small batch, just use an equal ratio of honey to water.
Now that we have our infused vodka and honey simple syrup, it’s time to get mixing!
Using a jigger, measure out one measure of the candy corn vodka using the larger side. Pour it into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Next measure out a small jigger of the honey simple syrup, and add that to the shaker.
It’s our favorite part—well, second favorite part—time to shake it up!
Add a few candy corns for garnish.
Now it’s our real favorite part—drinking! Cheers!
Have you ever made a candy cocktail? Tell us what it was in the comments!