Celebrate Halloween in style by mixing up a Candy Corn Martini! This festive martini features homemade candy corn-infused vodka, ginger beer, pineapple juice and tonic water before it’s garnished with cotton candy, which dissolves into the drink. Strong on candy corn flavors, this cocktail is perfect for anyone who enjoys a sweet drink. Make the infused vodka a few days before Halloween, and then serve to friends while you celebrate the holiday!
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For those of you who love to indulge on Halloween, I’ve got a treat for you.
However, instead of creating a candy-centric dessert, I’ve gone the cocktail route.
Because I don’t know about y’all, but I kind of adore the idea of drinking my Halloween candy. 😉
Turns out, it fares wonderfully (if not a little strongly) and creates a delightfully ORANGE infused spirit for us to enjoy.
Then I went about mixing several iterations of this martini until we settled upon one that was balanced. Because—spoiler alert—the infused vodka is strong and can be overwhelming.
This Candy Corn Martini is somethin’ else… and if you like sweet drinks, I have a feeling this will be your go-to for All Hallows Eve.
The key is making the infused vodka a few days in advance of Halloween so it’s ready to go when you’re ready to mix drinks for the celebration.
Whether you’re handing out candy (and will need a little boozy goodness to get through your dog barking her head off every time the doorbell rings) or hosting pals for a Halloween get together, this martini is festive and goes down easy!
Candy Corn Martini Essentials
- Candy Corn.
- 16 oz. mason jars.
- A cocktail shaker (like the Cresimo 24 oz. Cocktail Shaker & Jigger, Kate Spade New York Gold-Dot Cocktail Shaker or Cambridge Silversmith’s Copper-Etched 24. oz. Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker.)
- Ginger beer.
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Need some more ghoulish cocktail inspiration? Head over to Drizly to discover more Halloween candy recipes. (You can also find this recipe there, as well as my recommended tools and products! It’s my first contribution to the cocktail-centric website, and I am so excited about it!)
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Candy Corn Martini
Celebrate Halloween in style by mixing up a Candy Corn Martini! This festive martini features homemade candy corn-infused vodka, ginger beer, pineapple juice and tonic water before it's garnished with cotton candy, which dissolves into the drink. Strong on candy corn flavors, this cocktail is perfect for anyone who enjoys a sweet drink. Make the infused vodka a few days before Halloween, and then serve to friends while you celebrate the holiday!
Candy Corn Vodka
- 1 cup candy corn
- 1 cup vodka
Candy Corn Martini (Makes 1)
- 2.5 oz. Candy Corn Vodka (recipe above)
- 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
- 1/2 oz. ginger beer
- 3 oz. tonic water
- White cotton candy , for garnish
Make the Candy Corn Vodka
In a 16 oz. mason jar, measure out the candy corn, then top with vodka.
Shake, then let sit for 1-2 days until the candy corn have all dissolved. Shake occasionally to mix the particles. (There will be sediment once everything has dissolved, and that's OK. Just be sure to shake it up again before you serve drinks.)
Store at room temperature until it’s time to make drinks!
Make the Martinis
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the candy corn vodka, pineapple juice and ginger beer.
Shake until chilled, then pour into chilled martini glasses.
Top with tonic water.
Garnish with cotton candy, which will melt into the drink almost immediately, and enjoy!
Please note that the Candy Corn Vodka takes 1-2 DAYS and that the drink takes about 5 minutes to mix up. Prepare accordingly.