Candy Corn
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Candy Corn
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.98 / 5
The Candy Corn cocktail is a festive and visually striking drink that takes inspiration from the iconic tricolored Halloween candy. Its layered appearance mimics the colors of candy corn with ... more The Candy Corn cocktail is a festive and visually striking drink that takes inspiration from the iconic tricolored Halloween candy. Its layered appearance mimics the colors of candy corn with a mix of vivid orange and creamy white hues, achieved through a clever combination of pineapple juice, vodka, sour mix, and cream vodka. The bottom layer gets a pop of deep red color from grenadine syrup, which also imparts a sweet, fruity contrast to the tartness of the sour mix. It is topped with a fluffy dollop of whipped cream to complete the candy corn look and add a touch of sweetness and texture. Served in a cocktail glass, the Candy Corn is a playful and indulgent treat perfect for themed parties and Halloween celebrations.
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Cream vodka
Alcohol content
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11.32% | 3 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Candy Corn captures the spirit of Halloween in a glass, layering tropical pineapple, creamy vodka, and a dash of grenadine to visually and tastefully resemble the iconic treat. Its playful presentation and sweet, tangy taste make it a festive favorite.

Method
How to make a Candy Corn

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the vodka, sour mix and pineapple juice into a shaker with ice
Shake for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass
Slowly pour the grenadine into the glass to it sinks and settles at the bottom
Top up the glass with whipped cream and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Sour  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Candy Corn cocktail?

The Candy Corn cocktail is best served in a cocktail glass, cold. To enhance its visual appeal, consider chilling the glass beforehand to keep the drink colder for longer. It's not meant to be stirred but rather shaken to mix the ingredients well, giving it a smoother taste.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of vodka if I don't have cream vodka for the Candy Corn cocktail?

Yes, if cream vodka is not available, you can substitute it with vanilla vodka for a similar flavor profile. If you're looking for a non-flavored alternative, plain vodka can also work, but you might consider adding a small amount of cream or half-and-half to retain the creamy texture and flavor of the original recipe.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Candy Corn cocktail?

To create a non-alcoholic version of the Candy Corn cocktail, replace the vodka and cream vodka with non-alcoholic vanilla or cream flavored syrup. You can also use a combination of sparkling water or soda to mimic the vodka's texture. Keep the other non-alcoholic ingredients the same, and top with whipped cream as usual.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Candy Corn cocktail?

For garnishing the Candy Corn cocktail, consider using a small skewer of actual candy corn pieces or a rim of orange sugar on the glass to enhance the festive, Halloween-inspired theme. A dollop of whipped cream on top with a sprinkle of orange zest can also add to both the visual appeal and the flavor.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Candy Corn cocktail?

The Candy Corn cocktail, with its sweet flavors and playful presentation, is perfect for Halloween parties, autumn gatherings, or any themed event where a fun, visually striking drink might be appreciated. Its unique look and taste make it an especially good choice for events seeking to offer something a bit different.

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