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October 6, 2017

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!
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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. 😉

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Quite honestly, today’s recipe was born of me loving to infuse all the spirits and wondering how candy corn would fare in vodka.

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.

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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!

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Get the look!

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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!)

Want to learn how to make these?

Scroll on down to learn how!

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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!

Course Cocktail, Drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 days
Total Time 2 days 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

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

Instructions

Make the Candy Corn Vodka

  1. In a 16 oz. mason jar, measure out the candy corn, then top with vodka.

  2. 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.)

  3. Store at room temperature until it’s time to make drinks!

Make the Martinis

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the candy corn vodka, pineapple juice and ginger beer.

  2. Shake until chilled, then pour into chilled martini glasses.

  3. Top with tonic water.

  4. Garnish with cotton candy, which will melt into the drink almost immediately, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Please note that the Candy Corn Vodka takes 1-2 DAYS and that the drink takes about 5 minutes to mix up. Prepare accordingly.

Have you ever infused a spirit before?

Would you like to try a sip of this Candy Corn Martini?

5 Comments

  1. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    I love making infused vodka! I can’t wait to try this martini

    • Erin

      I just adore making infused vodka, too! I hope you enjoy this one!

  2. Yvonne

    Halloween is usually mostly about the themed desserts for me….but I like your way of thinking 🙂 The flavours in this martini sound amazing, and I love the colour too!

    • Erin

      It’s the same for me, Yvonne, and I’m excited that you like the sound and color of this martini! If you give it a shot, I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

    Infused vodka is pretty brilliant. I love this! I’ve never added more than fruit or vanilla to my vodka. HALLOWEEN PARTYYYYYY!!!

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